Horses, Jockeys to Run for the Roses in 142nd Kentucky Derby

May 6, 2016

The Kentucky Derby will be run for the 142nd consecutive year Saturday at Churchill Downs.  Two brothers from Louisiana will try to make history as the first trainer-jockey siblings to capture the Run for the Roses. 

Three time Kentucky Derby winning jockey Kent Desormeaux will be aboard Exaggerator, the early second choice in the 20 horse field, with odds of 8 to 1. Exaggerator is trained by Desormeaux’s brother, Keith. 

Kent Desormeux says working with his brother comes naturally,  “We don’t need any conversation. I know what he’s thinking, he doesn’t’ tell me anything. I don’t need to tell him anything. We just understand each other, and it’s like, ‘just go on and do your business.’” 

Kent Desormeaux is looking for his first Derby win since 2008.  

The early Derby favorite is Nyquist. Post time for the Kentucky Derby is just after 6:30pm Eastern.