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In the Winner's Circle with Nutonian - Kentucky Derby Recap

Posted by Jess Lin

5/7/15 9:30 AM

The roses have been picked, the hats have been thrown, and just like that, the most exciting two minutes in sports are over. The 141st Kentucky Derby had one of the most talented fields of all time, leading experts to chime in with opinions ranging all across the spectrum of contenders. So with no horse racing experience of our own, a few days for analysis, and our virtual data scientist Eureqa® - how did our predictions do at the 141st Kentucky Derby?

As it turns out, Eureqa did great! Not only did Eureqa correctly predict American Pharoah as the winner, Eureqa also correctly identified three of the top five horses across the wire:

      Predicted Actual
1 American Pharoah           American Pharoah
2 Dortmund Firing Line
3 Materiality Dortmund
4 Danzig Moon Frosted
5 Tencendur Danzig Moon

Kentucky Derby 2015

Victor Espinoza rides American Pharoah to victory. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

With American Pharoah expected to run in the Preakness Stakes on May 16th, the world is ready for the Triple Crown drought to be broken. While American Pharoah will face new horses and challenges on his way there, Eureqa will help us discover the underlying factors that determine whether this audacious colt has what it takes to become only the 12th winner of the Triple Crown.

Want to join us on the ride? Try out Eureqa yourself and let us know what you find!

Topics: Eureqa, Kentucky Derby

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