SLIDESHOW: Meet the 2019 Kentucky Derby Contenders

Omaha Beach, left, Improbable, center, and Tacitus, right, are three of the leading contenders for the 2019 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve. (Coady Photography)

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 3-year-olds expected to compete in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve on May 4 at Churchill Downs.

For most of the contenders targeting the first jewel of the Triple Crown, we were able to find a nice mix of photos to show fans their competitive side as well as a little bit about their personality. 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.

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