As interesting as I find the early betting on the equine contenders for the 2017 Kentucky Derby, I think the human contenders are even more intriguing.
For example, Bob Baffert has won the Run for the Roses four times. Will 2017 bring him victory number five and put him one win behind the great Ben Jones, who holds the record with six Derby conquests? Will Victor Espinoza win his third Derby in four years? Along a similar vein, will the recently unretired Calvin Borel find the magic he did from 2007-2010, when he won the roses three times on horses paying $11.80, $103.20 and $18.00?
Below is a look at the top five jockey and trainer odds as of Dec. 13, 2016: