Kentucky Derby picks…

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I’ve been away for a couple of days and haven’t had a chance to write about the Kentucky Derby.

So, an hour before the race, I needed to vent as a I sit here watching a flawless looking day at Churchill Downs. I’ve been to 7 Kentucky Derbies and it’s by FAR my favorite sports event to attend.

If you’ve never been, you should go. It’s accessible, fun and fits almost any travel budget (you don’t need to spend a lot of money to get in…).

The television coverage (as usual) has been sensational.

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I’m insanely jealous right now because I wish I were there today. Did I mention how much I love the Kentucky Derby?

Here are my usual bad picks:

Exacta box: Adriano & Z Fortune.

I’d also box and a trifecta of Adriano, Z Fortune, Eight Belles and Big Brown.

I think it’ll be VERY hard for Big Brown to win outta the 20 hole. It hasn’t been done in 75 years.

Back to the great Tom Hammond…


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Baltimore Positive is the vision and the creative extension of four decades of sharing the love of local sports for this Dundalk native and University of Baltimore grad, who began his career as a sportswriter and music critic at The News American and The Baltimore Sun in the mid-1980s. Launched radio career in December 1991 with Kenny Albert after covering the AHL Skipjacks. Bought WNST-AM 1570 in July 1998, created in 2007 and began diversifying conversations on radio, podcast and social media as Baltimore Positive in 2016.