Happy Kentucky Derby Week!

One of the biggest weekends of the year is upon us. Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby days provide some of the best wagering opportunities in racing. The huge crowds make for a lot of "stupid money" in the pools. That's not belittling the bettors, but there are bucket listers, sporting enthusiasts and tourists from all over the world, many who have never even been to a horse race, that show up in Louisville for Derby week. They shove millions of dollars through the windows, betting on birthdays, jockey silks, lucky numbers and horse names. A few of them will win, most will lose. The beauty of the pari-mutuel system is that we can grab some of that free money with informed and inspired handicapping.