Those California horses sure love the Kentucky Derby. And there's not a beach anywhere near Churchill Downs — only a winner's circle, a blanket of roses and a place in the history books.
Led by unbeaten and top-rated Nyquist, the AP's latest Run to the Roses Top 10 features four Derby-bound 3-year-olds based at Santa Anita Park. The others are No. 3 Exaggerator, No. 4 Mor Spirit and No. 10 Danzing Candy.
For those who like the trend, there's this: three of the last four Derby winners were based in Southern California — American Pharoah, California Chrome and I'll Have Another.
Nyquist put his hooves in the water in South Florida for one race, and...