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What You Need to Know About the Kentucky Derby 2022

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What You Need to Know About the Kentucky Derby 2022

May 7, 2022
What You Need to Know About the Kentucky Derby 2022
The 148th Run for the Roses is here! It’s one of the biggest days in North American racing. Ontario Racing has fans covered with all you need to know about Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve. Grab your fascinator, and let's go!

WHO SHOULD I CHEER FOR?

Messier! No not the hockey player, the horse. Messier is a three-year-old bay colt, born in Milton, Ont., at Sam-Son Farm.

He’s never finished worse than second in six career starts, including two graded stakes wins. He’s owned by a group called The Avengers. It's headed by bloodstock agent Tom Ryan.

Tom Ryan’s wife's father is Pat Hughes, who played with Mark Messier on the Edmonton Oilers, which is the genesis of the name.

WHEN IS IT?

Post time is 6:57 p.m.

WHERE CAN I WATCH IT?

TSN has various levels of coverage from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Champions Teletheatres across Ontario will be showing racing all day long, including the Derby. Find one near you here.

Ontario Racetracks with open simulcast rooms. Find one here.

HPIBet where you can wager as well.

HOW CAN I BET ON IT?

HPIBet for race fans with a basic understanding of horse racing. You can make all exotic bets, and play multi-leg tickets with other races on the Derby card.

Dark Horse Bets if you’re a new horse racing fan. Download the app, receive computer generated advice and make simple bets on whether a horse will win, place (finish top-2), or show (finish top-3).

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