The amazing names of Kentucky Derby horses, ranked

Only a fool would pick "Danzing Candy" or "Exaggerator" — actual odds be damned

Kentucky Derby horse names for 2016.
(Image credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Let's get this out of the way upfront: You could spend hours and hours earnestly studying which horse actually has the best chance of winning the Kentucky Derby on Saturday. Or you could spend five minutes looking at the names and just pick the one you like best.

If that's your M.O., then grab a mint julep and get prepared for the big day with The Week's Kentucky Derby odds, determined solely based on the quality of each horse's name.

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