Kentucky Derby Day 2021 is on Monday, May 3, 2021: What day is the Kentucky Derby this year?
Monday, May 3, 2021 is Kentucky Derby Day 2021. Catholic Charities of Central Florida - Kentucky Derby Day Kentucky Derby Day
The Derby is on Saturday, May 7, 2011. The Derby is always held on the first Saturday in May. The Kentucky Oaks is held the day before.
This year the Derby will be on NBC. Coverage will start at 4 p.m. EDT. Post time is generally a little after 6. ESPN will probably broadcast the earlier races in the day (check your listings). Also, the Kentucky Oaks will be shown on the Bravo network on Friday, probably starting at 5.
Who will win the Kentucky Derby in 11 days ?
With 20 horses and still time, it's hard to pick one horse..but I'm getting there...lol! For now, for fun, I have two horses Eskendereya and Ice Box and feel either won (one) can win the Derby...of course, anything can happen in a field of 20. I Look for Horses with good tactical speed and the ability to stalk, they have preference over pure speed or rally from way back types. Proven ability to handle bad traffic situations is also a plus in the Kentucky Derby. Ice Box meets all those. Ice Box - He broke his maiden in October at the Meadowlands, and then followed that up with an allowance win at Gulfstream in January. He made his stakes debut in the Fountain of Youth (G2) on February 20, finishing 5th beaten 12 lengths, and then came back to win the Florida Derby (G1) on March 20 earning a career-best 99 Beyer.
Eskendereya - Won the Pilgrim (G3) at Belmont Park in October, and then was a distant 9th in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita. In his first start of 2010, he won a 1 mile allowance race at Gulfstream Park on January 7. He won the Fountain of Youth (G2) on February 20, earning a career-best 106 Beyer, following that up with a win in the Wood Memorial (G1) at Aqueduct on April 3.
Others to consider:
Reasons..the facts Speak for themselves-
~ Lookin At Lucky -An impressive 5 for 6 last year including the Best Pal (G2), Del Mar Futurity (G1), Norfolk (G1), and then the CashCall Futurity (G1) to close out his 2-year-old campaign. His only defeat was a second place finish in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile, but he still won the Eclipse Award for Champion 2-year-old Male. He shipped to Oaklawn Park to win the Rebel (G2) on March 13, earning a career-best 98 Beyer, then finished 3rd in a troubled trip in the Santa Anita Derby on April 3.
~ Sidney’s Candy - April 3, Grade I Santa Anita Derby, Santa Anita, 1 1/8 Mile. Sidney's Candy duplicated his front-running win from the Grade II San Felipe.
The front end of the race is simple to recap. Sidney's Candy set fractions of :24.00, :48.50 and 1:12.33. From there, he just kept running and finished the 1 1/8-mile race in 1:48 flat, defeating a wide, closing Setsuko by 4 1/2 lengths.
~ Endosement - March 28, Grade III Sunland Derby, Sunland Park, 1 1/8 Mile. Endorsement was the first and only horse to challenge pacesetter--and strong favorite---Conveyance in the early going. At the top of the stretch, the challenge was over, and Endorsement ran off to win by three lengths.
~ Conveyance- is the type of horse that has a lot of speed, and looks like one of those horses who go to the lead and dare you to catch him. Conveyance was not far behind in the above race with Endorsement. The winner was timed in 1:48.46 after Conveyance set early fractions of :23.71, :48.04 and 1:11.91. Endorsement had grabbed the lead shortly before the furlong marker, at which point his time was 1:35.88.
Still studying past performances..there's a lot to consider yet..
Enjoy the race :)
Kentucky Derby cake recipe?
Kentucky Derby Mint Julep Cake Recipe:
With all of the elements of a Southern mint julep cocktail, this cake is perfect for Kentucky Derby Day. The rich pound cake has a white chocolate ganache frosting with a light mint flavor to complement the bourbon butter sauce infused in the cake. Don't wait for Kentucky Derby Day to make this cake. Even without the bourbon butter sauce and/or creme de menthe frosting, the cake will shine with a simple dusting of powdered sugar. For a sheet cake, shorten the cooking time to 35 to 40 minutes.
3 cups cake flour
2 cups white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Bourbon Butter Sauce:
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1/3 cup butter
3 tablespoons water
2 teaspoons Bourbon whiskey
2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) white chocolate chips
1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk)
1 teaspoon white creme de menthe liqueur or 1/2 tsp mint extract
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10-inch bundt pan.
Whisk together flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a large bowl * Make a Well in the center
In a separate smaller bowl, combine buttermilk, butter, vanilla extract, and eggs.
Add wet ingredients to flour mixture. Beat at low speed for 1 minute, then increase to medium speed for 3 more minutes. Pour into prepared pan and smooth evenly around bundt center
Bake for 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Ten minutes before cake is done, prepare Bourbon Butter Sauce.
Bourbon Butter Sauce:
In a saucepan over medium heat, combine 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar, 1/3 cup butter, and 3 tablespoons water. Stir until melted and combined. Do not boil. Remove from heat, continuing to stir for 2 minutes. Then stir in Bourbon.
When cake is done and still warm from the oven, use a skewer to poke holes around the top of the cake. Pour Bourbon butter sauce evenly over the top of the cake. Let cake cool to room temperature in the pan before removing.
Melt chocolate chips with sweetened condensed milk in heavy saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly until chips are melted. Remove from heat and stir in creme de menthe liqueur (or mint extract). Let cool for 10 minutes, then spread evenly over the cooled cake. Garnish with fresh mint leaves. Chill to set chocolate ganache. Take cake out of the refrigerator 30 minutes before cutting to serve.
yield: 12 to 18 servings, depending on slice cut
Note: You may substitute green creme de menthe for the white, however the color may not be appealing. Just add a drop or two of green food coloring.
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