Nothing but the Derby facts

Updated: April 19, 2013, 1:30 AM ET
By Gary West | Special to ESPN.com

Jockeyology, or the study of jockeys, can preoccupy idle minds this time of year. All the Kentucky Derby contenders have had their final preparatory outings, displayed their talents, earned their points, and the field for America's most famous race is virtually set, but the jockeys are still, well, jockeying.

John Velazquez has decided to ride Verrazano instead of Orb in the Kentucky Derby. Javier Castellano has settled on Normandy Invasion rather than Revolutionary, who will be ridden ...

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