Equine writer Bill Doolittle | Photo by John Nation

Just six weeks to the Kentucky Derby and the top 3-year-old thoroughbreds have been training up a storm across the country — pointing to the 143rd Run for the Roses on May 6 at Churchill Downs.

This week, Inside the Kentucky Derby takes a video look at two top Kentucky Derby preps races — the Florida Derby and the Louisiana Derby, both to be run Saturday, April 1.

Just three Derby winners have come out of New Orleans, but the Florida Derby has produced 23 — and our current top-rated horse is in this edition Saturday.

We’ll also tab a possible surprise longshot from way, way off the beaten path. Check back here for more Inside the Kentucky Derby and a report from the Wellspring Derby Preview Party on April 25 at Churchill Downs.

Inside the Kentucky Derby — Episode 1

 

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