There are no shortage of angles and opinions when handicapping the Kentucky Derby. Let our experts help you find picks and great plays for your Kentucky Derby betting with as much as 20 horses leaving the gate on the First Saturday in May. As Soon as You find your favorite character or a pick, head over to to back your pick with a $1 win bet!Joe Kristufek Churchill Downs, Fair Grounds and Racing Analyst Joe Kristufek started his career in his native Chicago, scaling the ladder in the local racing venues. The 1989 competition between his nemesis Easy Goer along with Kentucky Derby winner Sunday Silence got Joe hooked on horse racing. A self proclaimed“horse racing ambassador“, Joe’s industry expertise spans from Dubai to Hong Kong to over 35 tracks across North America. An award winning fan development expert and TV producer, he relishes the challenge of scouting the countries Kentucky Derby and Oaks contenders weeks in advance. In person, Joe has attended 14 Kentucky Derbies In the infield to the paddock and the suites. Follow Joe on Twitter: @JoeyDaKRacingEd DeRosa
Ed DeRosaEd DeRosa is manager of advertising for, the official statistics source of the Kentucky Derby and Ed joined Churchill Downs Inc. in July 2011 following nine years as a writer and editor with Thoroughbred Times. He grew up in Cleveland and also learned to appreciate horse racing while visiting Thistledown (now known as Jack Thistledown) with his grandfather. Before 2015, a Triple Crown winner had never been seen by Ed . Ed horses are Ghostzapper Real Quiet, and Rachel Alexandra. Follow Ed on Twitter: @EJXD2 James Scully
James ScullyJames Scully writes/handicaps for, and He began working for at 1998. A graduate of Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky, James has been a lifelong University of Kentucky and Cincinnati Bengals/Reds enthusiast. He remembers watching Seattle Slew on TV and attended his first Kentucky Derby in 1981 (Pleasant Colony). Follow James on Twitter: @James_Scully111Kellie Reilly
Kellie Reilly
Kellie Reilly, a staff writer in the Editorial Department in, is a regular contributor to the blog and Her articles have also been featured on and at the official Kentucky Derby app. Kellie’s academic background is in history, culminating in an M.A. from the hometown University of New Orleans. A racing enthusiast since childhood, Kellie is especially interested in pedigrees along with the global racing scene. Follow Kellie on Twitter: @GallantFox1930

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