Kentucky Derby by the Speed Numbers

Or, Who'll Get to the Eighth Pole First; Who Can Run on An Off Track?

By Dick Downey

In 54 of the last 58 runnings of the 1 1/4-mile Kentucky Derby, the winner was either on the lead with an eighth of a mile to go in the race, within a length of the lead, or running second although more than a length off the leader. Here's a look at this year's Kentucky Derby entries and how they performed in 1 1/8-mile races. More