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2012 Kentucky Derby: Matt Gardner Profiles The Horses And Jockeys

With the 138th Kentucky Derby one day away, let's take a look at the most important part of the race: the participants.

In the below video, SB Nation's Matt Gardner profiles some of the horses, trainers and jockeys you'll be hearing all about on Saturday.

Two horses that are favorites in the race but will have to compete against both the other horses and history are Bodemeister and Hansen.

The most popular jockey Saturday will be Calvin Borel, who has won three of the last five Kentucky Derbys (2007, 2009, 2010). Borel will be riding Take Charge Indy.

Related: Kentucky Derby 2012: Entries, Post Positions and Morning Line Odds

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Atlanta. For more in-depth coverage of the 2012 Kentucky Derby, head over to SB Nation horse racing blog And Down The Stretch They Come. Stay up to date with constant Derby coverage in this StoryStream.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.