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Derby fever 101

Updated: February 21, 2013, 1:46 PM ET
By Amanda Duckworth | Special to ESPN.com

The days left on the official Kentucky Derby countdown clock are now down to double digits. Shanghai Bobby, the champion 2-year-old of 2012, has made his first start of 2013, even though it wasn't a winning one. New names are emerging every week, and as we work our way out of winter, Derby Fever is slowly spreading throughout the horse racing industry.

Try as they might to deny it, it is rare to find a fan of horse racing who is completely immune to the power of Derby Fever. For some it ...

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