Run for the Roses!

May 3, 2005 3:37 AM

This Saturday’s 128th running of the Kentucky Derby promises to be one of the most contentious in years. A full field of 20 horses are expected to draw into the field, and no clear-cut favorite has emerged.

The absence of a "super horse" stems from a rash of injuries to some of the top 3-year-olds, and a lack of consistency in races leading up to the Derby.

In Las Vegas, sports books and casinos will feature parties and promotions surrounding the Derby. Check out our expanded section beginning on page 5 for complete analysis of the race with predictions, as well as a recap of all of the Derby Day festivities in Las Vegas.