I look forward to the running of the Kentucky Derby every year. Having been to the Belmont Stakes in New York, I crave that drama of the last leg of those big horse races. And Saturday there are some beautiful creatures ready to dominate Churchill Downs. But you know I'm picking based on their names as much as their odds.

Enjoy those traditional Mint Juleps everyone!

  • WIN

    Frosted (15-1)

    Owner: Godolphin Racing LLC; Jockey: Joel Rosario

    Frosted is a Tapit colt fresh off a stellar 2014 in which he smashed the North American record with more than $16.8 million in progeny earnings for a single season, according to KentuckyDerby.com.


    American Pharoah (5-2)

    Owner: Zayat Stables, LLC; Jockey: Victor Espinoza

    American Pharoah likely inherits speed from his dam, Littleprincessemma, who is a daughter of stakes-winning sprinters Yankee Gentleman and Exclusive Rosette.

  • SHOW

    Carpe Diem (8-1)

    Owner: WinStar Farm, LLC & Stonestreet Stables LLC; Jockey: John Velazquez

    As a son of English/Irish champion and leading international sire Giant's Causeway, Carpe Diem promises to handle the Derby distance.

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    Heather's Honorable Mention--Dortmund (3-2)

    Owner: Kaleem Shah, Inc.; Jockey: Martin Garcia

    Dortmund is sired by champion Big Brown, the 2008 Kentucky Derby and Preakness star who looked set for an elusive sweep of the Triple Crown.