The serious runs at the immortality a win in the Kentucky Derby brings are about to begin. Over the next three weeks, races like the Louisiana Derby, Jeff Ruby Steaks, Florida Derby, Arkansas Derby, Santa Anita Derby, Wood Memorial, and Bluegrass Stakes will separate contenders and pretenders. The road that leads to the first Saturday in May can be treacherous. Navigating a path to the starting gates at Churchill Downs is always a challenge. Winning the world’s most famous race is one of the toughest achievements in all of sports… but getting there is the first step. Stay tuned as the real fun is about to begin.