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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.

Award-winning BloodHorse senior correspondent Steve Haskin presents his Derby Dozen this week with a look at his leading contenders for the 145th Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve on May 4.

This feature provides a capsule look at three horses who are heating up on the Triple Crown trail and three horses whose chances for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve are not quite as strong as they were a week ago.

In this week’s edition, the focus is the final points standings after last weekend’s concluding two races on the Road to the Kentucky Derby.

Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella has accomplished some of horse racing’s greatest feats. He’s won nine Breeders’ Cup races, including his four wins in 2003 at Santa Anita Park capped by Pleasantly Perfect’s victory in the Breeders’ Cup Classic.

The Triple Crown is one of the most celebrated achievements in sports. If you’re new to horse racing, you probably know that the Triple Crown exists, but you might not know its significance or some of the details about the historic series. You’re in luck: We’ve got a handy guide with everything you need to know.

What is the Triple Crown?

The Triple Crown is a series of three Thoroughbred races each spring, at different tracks and distances over the course of five weeks.

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