PEOPLE Pets Editors Pick 5 Kentucky Derby ContendersBefore Saturday's big race, we tell you which equine to place your bets on

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As a current New Yorker, how could I not pick the big guy named for one of our city's beautiful bridges? And since this particular structure is the starting point of the New York City marathon – a race full of big winners – I believe that he'll be able to go the distance. – Kate Hogan, Staff Editor