SLIDESHOW: Meet the 2018 Kentucky Derby Contenders

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From left to right: Good Magic, Bolt d’Oro, and Mendelssohn are three of the top contenders for the 2018 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve. See the slideshow at the bottom for images of all 20 Derby contenders. (Eclipse Sportswire)

The old adage goes: a picture is worth a thousand words. With that in mind, America’s Best Racing has put together a comprehensive slideshow of the 20 horses expected to compete in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve on May 5 at Churchill Downs.

For most of the contenders, we were able to find a nice closeup image, a workout photo, and a racing photo to help racing fans get to know each of the 3-year-olds targeting the first jewel of the Triple Crown.

The contenders appear in order by points accumulated within the Road to the Kentucky scoring system that determines the 20-horse field for the 1 1/4-mile classic. For more in-depth information on each of the contenders, please refer to our 2018 Kentucky Derby Cheat Sheet, which is packed with key information.

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