A couple of long shot Kentucky Derby contenders are now on their way to the Derby after what happened on Saturday during two of the Derby’s most important prep races. After the Blue Grass Stakes and the Arkansas Derby, Stately Victor and Line of David, surprised everyone and are now headed to the Derby. This is a huge upset for the Derby because one of the horses had never won a graded stakes race, and the other was never even a part of one.
At the Blue Grass Stakes on Saturday with 40-1 odds, Stately Victor was the longest shot of all the horses on the board. Last year he earned sixth place in his only stakes race, but this year he was able to win the stakes race by 4 1/4 lengths.
At the Arkansas Derby, Line of Davis was another long shot, and his odds of winning were 17-1. He made his stakes debut on Saturday at Oaklawn, and pulled off a major and unexpected win.
The next question on everyone’s mind is, do they have a chance in the Run for the Roses? The 2010 Kentucky Derby will be held on Saturday May 1, 2010, and you can see in person if these two longshots can run their way to the front.
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