Kentucky Derby: Has American Pharoah's Triple Crown created buzz at Churchill Downs?
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Kentucky Derby: Has American Pharoah's Triple Crown created buzz at Churchill Downs?
Saturday May 7th, 2016

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The 2016 Kentucky Derby will be held today at Churchill Downs at 6:43 p.m. ET.

Last year’s winner, American Pharoah, became the first horse since Affirmed in 1978 to win the Triple Crown of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes.

Nyquist, this year’s favorite at 2–1 odds, drew Gate 13, the same position he started from before winning last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. Since 1990, four horses have won from the No. 13 spot with the most recent being Smarty Jones in 2004.

The top challenger is expected to be Exaggerator, who is currently given 5–1 odds. He drew the No. 11 post.

Weather may be a factor as rain is in the forecast for a Saturday.

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Below are the current odds for the horses, according to the Kentucky Derby’s website. Odds current as of 6 p.m. ET

Nyquist: 2–1

Exaggerator: 5–1

Gun Runner: 10–1

​Mohaymen: 12–1

Mor Spirit: 12–1

Creator: 16–1

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My Man Sam: 19–1

Destin: 20–1

Brody’s Cause: 24–1

Mo Tom: 24–1

Suddenbreakingnews: 24–1

Danzing Candy: 26–1

Outwork: 27–1

Lani: 28–1

Whitmore: 30–1

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Trojan Nation: 38–1

Oscar Nominated: 39–1

Tom’s Ready: 45–1

Shagaf: 55–1

Majesto: 56–1

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