A Who’s Who of 2018 Kentucky Derby Trifecta Picks

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Fans at Churchill Downs celebrate a winner on May 3. (Penelope P. Miller/America's Best Racing)

America's Best Racing reached out to some well-known racing fans to get their top three selections for the 144th  Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve on Saturday at Churchill Downs.  

Find out which Derby runners these friends of ABR landed on for the first jewel of the Triple Crown.


Jeannine Edwards

Longtime ESPN analyst/reporter

Follow on Twitter: @jeanninee12

1. Good Magic
2. Justify
3. My Boy Jack


Tabitha Lipkin

On-air talent for Fox5 San Diego

Follow on Twitter: @TabithaLipkin

1. Lone Sailor
2. Good Magic
3. Magnum Moon 


Darren Rovell

Sports business reporter, ESPN 

Follow on Twitter: @darrenrovell

1. Vino Rosso
2. Free Drop Billy
3. Bolt d’Oro


Neema Ghazi

Vice President of sports content and distribution strategy, Showtime Sports

1. Good Magic
2. Bolt d’Oro
3. My Boy Jack


Matt Bernier

Daily Racing Form, "The Matt Bernier Show"

Follow on Twitter:  @bernier_matt

1. Mendelssohn
2. Hofburg
3. Justify


Debbie Arrington

Senior writer, Sacramento Bee

Follow on Twitter: @debarrington

1. Justify
2. Good Magic
3. My Boy Jack


Jonathon Kinchen

Former NHC Tour Champion

Follow on Twitter: @Utbighair

1. Justify
2. Bolt d’Oro
3. Good Magic


Christine A. Moore

New York City hat designer, founder Christine A. Moore Millinery

Follow on Twitter: @camhatsNYC

1. Justify
2. Mendelssohn
3. Audible


Blake Siedel

Director of Marketing, Christine A. Moore Millinery

Follow on Twitter: @Camhats_Blake

1. Audible
2. Justify
3. Bolt d'Oro


Gabby Gaudet

NYRA on-air racing analyst

Follow on Twitter: @Gabby_Gaudet_

1. Vino Rosso
2. Mendelssohn 
3. Justify 



Tom Durkin

Retired NYRA racecaller, Thoroughbred owner

Follow on Twitter: @TomDurkin14

1. My Boy Jack
2. Mendelssohn 
3. Good Magic


Joel Stein

Author, “Man Made: A Stupid Quest For Masculinity” 

Follow on Twitter: @thejoelstein

1. Mendelssohn
2. Justify
3. Audible


Brian Zipse

Derby Day Racing Managing Partner

Follow on Twitter: @Zipseatthetrack

1. Vino Rosso
2. Good Magic
3. Bolt d'Oro


Keith Jones

NBC Sports hockey analyst

1. Good Magic
2. Audible       
3. Justify 


Bonnie-Jill Laflin

Reporter for FOX Sports and BBC, former NBA scout

Follow on Twitter: @BJLaflin

1. Justify
2. Magnum Moon
3. My Boy Jack


Matt Jones

Founder of Kentucky Sports Radio

Follow on Twitter: @KySportsRadio

1. Justify 
2. Audible
3. My Boy Jack


Britney Eurton 

On-air host/reporter, TVG

Follow on Twitter: @BritneyEurton

1. Bolt d’Oro
2. Justify
3. Good Magic


Bram Weinstein

Host of "The Bram Weinstein Show" and ABR's "The Winner's Circle" 

Follow on Twitter: @RealBramW

1. Justify
2. Audible
3. Good Magic 


Fred Gaudelli

Executive producer, NBC's Sunday Night Football

Follow on Twitter: @NBCSNF

1. Vino Rosso
2. Magnum Moon
3. Justify


Nick Ferrara

Kentucky Derby Red Carpet emcee

Follow on Twitter: @rinickulous1

1. Justify
2. Bolt d’Oro
3. Vino Rosso


Scott Hazelton

On-air host/reporter, TVG

Follow on Twitter: @ScottTVG

1. Audible 
2. Justify
3. Good Magic


Pat Cummings

Executive manager, public affairs, Hong Kong Jockey Club 

Follow on Twitter: @PatCummingsHK

1. Mendelssohn
2. Justify
3. Bolt d’Oro



Gene Kershner

Turf writer, The Buffalo News

Follow on Twitter: @EquiSpace

1. Mendelssohn
2. Justify
3. Audible 


Ramiro Restrepo

Thoroughbred Acquisition Group

Follow on Twitter: @RamiroRestrepo

1. Hofburg
2. Justify
3. Magnum Moon 


Bob Ehalt

Sports/Turf writer

Follow on Twitter: @BobEhalt

1. Good Magic
2. Audible
3. Mendelssohn



Bill Finley

Thoroughbred Daily News  columnist

Follow on Twitter: @BillFinley3

1. Mendelssohn
2. Bolt d'Oro
3. Good Magic


Justin Nicholson and Kathryn Sharp

Co-founders, Equestricon

Follow on Twitter: @EQconvention

1. Justify
2. Good Magic
3. Vino Rosso


Jeff Duncan

Columnist for The Times-Picayune/NOLA.com

Follow on Twitter: @JeffDuncan_

1. Audible
2. Hofburg
3. Mendelssohn


Jim Chairusmi

Sportswriter, Wall Street Journal

Follow on Twitter: @jimchair

1. Justify
2. Vino Rosso
3. My Boy Jack


Bob Ike

Partner and vice president of HorseBills.com, radio host

Follow on Twitter: @bobike1

1. Justify
2. Hofburg
3. Audible


Tom Pedulla

Horse racing/sports writer

1. Hofburg
2. Justify
3. Solomini


Stephanie Abrams

Meteorologist, The Weather Channel

Follow on Twitter: @StephanieAbrams

1. Good Magic 
2. Magnum Moon 
3. Bolt d’Oro  


Shannan Siemens

CNBC senior producer

Follow on Twitter: @ShannanSiemens

1. My Boy Jack
2. Justify 
3. Audible 


Neil Everett

ESPN SportsCenter L.A. host

1. Bolt d'Oro
2. My Boy Jack
3. Audible


Michael H. Joyce

Host and reporter for TVGNetwork

Follow on Twitter: @TVGMike

1. Good Magic
2. Audible
3. Mendelssohn 


Chris “Bear” Fallica

ESPN College GameDay

Follow on Twitter: @chrisfallica

1. Justify
2. Bolt d’Oro
3. Combatant


Dave Hill

Comedian, writer for America's Best Racing/The Ringer

Follow on Twitter: @davehill77

1. Bolt d’Oro
2. Justify
3. My Boy Jack


Jason Avila

Horseplayer

Follow on Twitter: @jasonavila_

1. Bolt d'Oro
2. My Boy Jack
3. Audible


Monique Vág

Journalist/prop queen for Covers; handicapper for America's Best Racing

Follow on Twitter: @ParlayQueen

1. Justify
2. Free Drop Billy
3. Magnum Moon


Michael Mulvihill

Executive vice president, research, league operations, and strategy, FOX Sports

Follow on Twitter: @mulvihill79

1. Mendelssohn 
2. Bolt d'Oro
3. Justify


Monti Carlo

Celebrity Chef

Follow on Twitter: @TheMontiCarlo

1. Bolt d'Oro
2. Justify
3. Magnum Moon


Jim Wilson

Oscar Award-winning producer of “Dances with Wolves”

1. Magnum Moon
2. Justify
3. Bolt d'Oro 


Peter Lurie

Horse Racing analyst, TVG

Follow on Twitter: @Peterlurievo

1. Good Magic
2. Audible
3. Bolt d’Oro 


2018 Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve
May 5th, 2018

Winning Time: 2:04.20
  • Purse: $2,000,000
  • Distance: 1 1/4 Miles
  • Age: 3 yo
  • Surface: Dirt
  • Winning Time: 2:04.20
Results
Win
Place
Show
1st
7 Justify
$7.80
$6.00
$4.40
2nd
6 Good Magic
$9.20
$6.60
3rd
5 Audible
$5.80
4th
15 Instilled Regard
6th
13 Bravazo
7th
9 Hofburg
8th
8 Lone Sailor
  • Owner / G M B Racing
  • Breeder / Alexander - Groves - Matz, LLC.
9th
18 Vino Rosso
10th
17 Solomini
11th
1 Firenze Fire
12th
11 Bolt d'Oro
13th
4 Flameaway
14th
12 Enticed
15th
3 Promises Fulfilled
16th
2 Free Drop Billy
17th
19 Noble Indy
19th
16 Magnum Moon
20th
14 Mendelssohn
Scratches
Payoff
Pick 3
4-9-7
4-9-7
$3,275
Pick 3
OAK/FRSTR/DBY-14-9-7
OAK/FRSTR/DBY-14-9-7
$104
Pick 4
10-4-9-7/21
10-4-9-7/21
$69,885
Pick 5
7-10-4-9-7/21
7-10-4-9-7/21
$620,828
Pick 6 Jackpot
6-7-10-4-9-7/21
6-7-10-4-9-7/21
$17,117
Daily Double
OAKS/DERBY-14-7
OAKS/DERBY-14-7
$17
Daily Double
9-7
9-7
$44
Exacta
7-6
7-6
$70
Consolation Pick 3
OAK/FRSTR/DBY-14-1-7
OAK/FRSTR/DBY-14-1-7
$6
Future Wager
POOL 4 EXACTA12-8
POOL 4 EXACTA12-8
$81
Future Wager
POOL 4-12
POOL 4-12
$8
Future Wager
SIRE EXACTA 15-4
SIRE EXACTA 15-4
$505
Future Wager
POOL 2-24
POOL 2-24
$7
Future Wager
POOL 3-12
POOL 3-12
$14
Future Wager
POOL 3 EXACTA 12-10
POOL 3 EXACTA 12-10
$246
Future Wager
POOL 2 EXACTA 24-10
POOL 2 EXACTA 24-10
$70
Future Wager
SIRE-15
SIRE-15
$55
Future Wager
OAKS/DERBY EXACTA 14-12
OAKS/DERBY EXACTA 14-12
$36
Future Wager
POOL 1-24
POOL 1-24
$4
Future Wager
POOL 1 EXACTA 24-10
POOL 1 EXACTA 24-10
$52
Superfecta
7-6-5-15
7-6-5-15
$19,618
Super High Five
7-6-5-15-10
7-6-5-15-10
$183,580
Trifecta
7-6-5
7-6-5
$71
Race Replay
Play
Payoff
Pick 3
4-9-7
4-9-7
$3,275
Pick 3
OAK/FRSTR/DBY-14-9-7
OAK/FRSTR/DBY-14-9-7
$104
Pick 4
10-4-9-7/21
10-4-9-7/21
$69,885
Pick 5
7-10-4-9-7/21
7-10-4-9-7/21
$620,828
Pick 6 Jackpot
6-7-10-4-9-7/21
6-7-10-4-9-7/21
$17,117
Daily Double
OAKS/DERBY-14-7
OAKS/DERBY-14-7
$17
Daily Double
9-7
9-7
$44
Exacta
7-6
7-6
$70
Consolation Pick 3
OAK/FRSTR/DBY-14-1-7
OAK/FRSTR/DBY-14-1-7
$6
Future Wager
POOL 4 EXACTA12-8
POOL 4 EXACTA12-8
$81
Future Wager
POOL 4-12
POOL 4-12
$8
Future Wager
SIRE EXACTA 15-4
SIRE EXACTA 15-4
$505
Future Wager
POOL 2-24
POOL 2-24
$7
Future Wager
POOL 3-12
POOL 3-12
$14
Future Wager
POOL 3 EXACTA 12-10
POOL 3 EXACTA 12-10
$246
Future Wager
POOL 2 EXACTA 24-10
POOL 2 EXACTA 24-10
$70
Future Wager
SIRE-15
SIRE-15
$55
Future Wager
OAKS/DERBY EXACTA 14-12
OAKS/DERBY EXACTA 14-12
$36
Future Wager
POOL 1-24
POOL 1-24
$4
Future Wager
POOL 1 EXACTA 24-10
POOL 1 EXACTA 24-10
$52
Superfecta
7-6-5-15
7-6-5-15
$19,618
Super High Five
7-6-5-15-10
7-6-5-15-10
$183,580
Trifecta
7-6-5
7-6-5
$71

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