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Top 10: Looking ahead to May 4

Updated: April 24, 2013, 12:13 PM ET
By Gary West | Special To ESPN.com

The Kentucky Derby magnifies everything -- competitors, personalities, events and effects. Everyone and everything appear larger, grander and more significant when viewed through the roseate prism, especially by fans and media that notice the sport for only a week or two each year.

Because these magnified perceptions and impressions endure in the popular culture, the Kentucky Derby has the potential to produce whatever's worst or best for the sport's future. That said, with the Derby ...

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