Wait until this year

Updated: April 18, 2011, 4:08 PM ET
By Jay Cronley | Special to ESPN.com

This Kentucky Derby requires special attention. It used to be much harder to lose money on this race.

Here is what I've heard since the favorites started running poorly.

Question: How do you handicap excuses?

Answer: Uncle Mo had a bad stomach, The Factor swallowed his pride -- reasons for a person not to fold on the thought of bidding $1 billion for breeding rights are already flying. And not all the excuses come from the horses or their connections. It is already a common ...

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