2012 Kentucky Derby: Longshot Rousing Sermon Draws 7th Gate

Rousing Sermon, a 50-1 shot, is in the 7th post position.

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2012 Kentucky Oaks Results: Believe You Can Wins, Rosie Napravnik Rides Into History

Believe You Can proved to be a fitting name for the winning horse in the Kentucky Oaks on Friday night. Jockey Rosie Napravnik rode the horse to a win in the $1 million Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks. With the win, Napravnik became the first female jockey to win the race in its 138-year history.

Napravnik's horse battled down the stretch with Broadway's Alibi, ridden by John Velazquez, before pulling away inside the final furlong. Broadway's Alibi finished second, and Grace Hall, morning line and post time favorite, came in third.

Believe You Can is a three-year-old filly by Proud Citizen out of an El Prado (IRE) mare (El Fasto) trained by Larry Jones and owned by former Kentucky Governor Brereton Jones.

Below are the payouts for the 2012 Kentucky Oaks.

Horse Win Place Show
9-Believe You Can $29.60 $11.80 $6.40
6-Broadway's Alibi $6.00 $4.20
2-Grace Hall $3.20
$2.00 Exacta $173.00
$0.50
Trifecta $146.80
$1.00
Superfecta $1,872.70
$1.00 Double $135.50
$0.50 Pick 3 $402.25
$0.50 Pick 4 $774.10
$0.50 Pick 5 $1,595.70

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Jockey Robby Albarado Arrested, WIll Miss Kentucky Oaks

The Kentucky Oaks horse race on Friday will be missing a jockey as Chief State Steward Barbara Borden has announced, as reported by Gregory Hall on twitter, that Robby Albarado has been arrested. His horse for the Kentucky Oaks, Hard Not To Like, will be taken over by Rafael Bejarano.

No details of the arrest have been released as of yet.

Albarado did not have a mount in this year's Kentucky Derby but was the original jockey of last year's winner, Animal Kingdom. He was originally going to ride Mark Valeski, a horse that dropped out of the race on Wednesday. He was also forced to miss the Derby in 2011 after sustaining cuts and bruises to his face after being bucked off his horse in an unrelated event.

Over the years, Albarado has had an up and down but mostly successful horse racing career spending lots of time riding the 2007/2008 Horse of the Year Curlin as well as 2003 Horse of the Year Mineshaft. He has finished third at the Kentucky Derby twice.

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2012 Kentucky Derby Odds: Union Rags Pushed Up To Second Best Odds

With the post positions out for the 2012 Kentucky Derby, there's not a whole lot that can really change about the field since just about everything is known about the horses and jockeys. Of course, the odds are still there to be swapped around for the betting men among us and in the newest batch of odds from KentuckyDerby.com there are some minor swaps before Saturday's event.

The most major of those swaps has Union Rags, picked by several experts to win the whole shebang on the official site, moving to the second place in the odds with a 9/2 clip. With 6/1 odds, Gemologist is in third while Creative Cause has been knocked down to a 12/1 sixth place tie with I'll Have Another.

Bodemeister is still the favorite to win with 4/1 odds.

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2012 Kentucky Derby: Profiles Of All 20 Horses In Saturday's Field

The 2012 Kentucky Derby will be run this weekend and now that the post positions have been set for the field, the clear favorite is Bodemeister to win at 4-1 odds with Union Rags a close second choice at 9-2 odds, Gemologist is third at 6-1 odds and Dullahan rounds out the top four at 8-1 odds.

But what do we know about these horses?

Reuters.com has complete profiles of every horse in the field which includes post position, the horse itself, the jockey and the trainer. Here's the profile on Rousing Sermon:

7. ROUSING SERMON; Jose Lezcano; Jerry Hollendorfer; Has won two of nine starts. Has not won a race this season but finished third in the Louisiana Derby. Hollendorfer was inducted into the Hall of Fame last year after a career in which he has saddled more than 6000 winners.

The race is set for Saturday at 5 ET, although there is a bevy of TV coverage before and after the actual race.

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2012 Kentucky Derby: No Consensus Favorite Among Expert Predictions

The race for the triple crown begins on Saturday with the Kentucky Derby, and this year might be harder to pick than any other. Few analysts can agree on a consensus favorite to win at Churchill Downs.

At KentuckyDerby.com, six experts were asked for their predicted order of finish. Of those six, two chose Union Rags to win, two chose I'll Have Another, one chose Gemologist and one chose Hansen. In the site's power ranking system, Union Rags was picked to win.

Union Rags has the second best odds as of right now. It currently is sitting at 9:2, but that can fluctuate over the next few days.

Interestingly enough, the horse with the best odds at 4:1, Bodemeister, was chosen no higher than fifth by any of the experts.

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2012 Kentucky Derby Post Positions: Longshot Rousing Sermon Draws 7th Gate

Rousing Sermon, a 50-1 shot, is in the 7th post position.

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