Thursday, April 18, 2019

In the Girl’s Guide to the Kentucky Derby we explored some of the popular methods used to place bets on the horses racing in the first leg of the Triple Crown. Here are my picks for the Kentucky Derby and also a complete run down of all the horses that will running.

*Stiletto Sports’ Top Three Horses based on Name Only:

I thought I’d be mulling this over until Saturday. I mean, it takes me forever to make important decisions —like what to wear to the David Cook concert tomorrow or what to order off my Chinese food menu I’ve been staring atmen-and-chocolate for three hours.

But to my shock, it took all of thirty seconds (or however long it took me to read the whole list of names) to pick my winning horses for the Derby. It was so simple! There were three horses that just jumped right in front because their names are three of my favorite things: hot men, chocolate and reality dancing shows!


  1. Mr. Hot Stuff*
  2. Chocolate Candy*
  3. Join the Dance

*These two are neck and neck  in my top spot as I cannot live without either. I am allowing Hot Stuff to take the lead in my life, knowing that I have Chocolate Candy to console myself with when if he lets me down.

Top Three Horses Based on the Jockey Silks

I’ve already talked about how The Kentucky Derby is launch party for the Race-Track-Fashion Season. But the fans aren’t the only ones donning their Day-At-The-Races Best. The jockeys sport their official silks to represent their owners and farms. Over the years the jockey silks have become almost flamboyant in colors/patterns and are almost as integral to the races as the Race Day Hats!

Mine That Bird–their logo is a hat! Or maybe it’s a UFO……


Musket Man –there are a few other costumes silks that try, and fail, to look like Super Heroes this year. But this one’s definitely worthy of Wonder Woman.


Pioneer of the Nile –because the crazy color combo is just plain fierce!



Kentucky Derby Horses & Jockeys

For a complete list of all the jockeys, owners, trainers and all the facts and figures about the horses, head over to The Official Kentucky Derby Website

  • Pink = my picks
  • Red = other ones I like
  • Green = ones everyone is fussing about, the ones favored to win and all that hoopla
  1. West Side Bernie
    • Stewart Elliot
  2. Musket Man
    • Eibar Coa
  3. Mr. Hot Stuff
    • John Velazquez
  4. Advice
    • Rene Douglas
  5. Hold Me Back
    • Kent Desormeaux
  6. Friesian Fire
    • Gabriel Saez
    • why I like it: not really sure, to be honest. I just do.
  7. Papa Clem
    • Rafael Bejarano
  8. Mind That Bird
    • Calvin Borel
  9. Join the Dance
    • Chris DeCarlo
  10. Regal Ransom
    • Alan Garcia
  11. Chocolate Candy
    • Mike Smith
  12. General Quarters
    • Julien Leparoux
  13. I want Revenge
    • Joe Talamo
  14. Atomic Rain
    • Joe Bravo
  15. Dunkirk
    • Edgar Prado
  16. Pioneer of the Nile
    • Garrett Gomez
  17. Summer Bird
    • Chris Rosier
  18. Nowhere to Hide
    • Shaun Bridgemohan
  19. Desert Party
    • Ramon Dominquez
    • why I like: it reminds me of Las Vegas, the ultimate party in the desert. And also my friends ET & Ashley, who I would love to visit and party with in Arizona.
  20. Flying Private
    • Robby Albarado

*Once again…Stiletto Sports does not endorse or condone the betting on animals. Nor can we guarantee that if you pick horses because we tell you to, that you will win. In other words, if you lose, it’s so not our fault! But if you win, you really should give us half!

About the author: Jennifer Taglione is the owner of this fabulous website Stiletto Sports. Despite writing well over 500 posts, she still maintains that she is not a sports writer! She is however a huge fan of Kurt Warner, Larry Fitzgerald, Mark Sanchez, the Celtics, and totally kicks butt on March Madness brackets! Connect with her by following her on Twitter @StilettoSportsJ and subscribing to her weekly newsletter. For more info check out the About the Editor page!

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