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2019 Kentucky Derby Post Positions

Kentucky Derby

The May 4th running of the 2019 Kentucky Derby will be the landmark 145th time that the race has been held since the first derby horses raced down the track in Louisville in 1875.

Post positions were chosen on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 with the official list of horses, positions, trainers, jockeys, and morning line odds when the field was chosen to enter this year's Run for the Roses.

2019 Kentucky Derby post positions

Horse & Post Position Trainer Jockey ML Odds
1. War of Will Mark Casse Tyler Gaffalione 20-1
2. Tax Danny Gargen Junior Alvarado 20-1
3. By My Standards W. Bret Calhoun Gabriel Saez 20-1
4. Gray Magician Peter Miller Drayden Van Dyke 50-1
5. Improbable Bob Baffert Irad Ortiz Jr 6-1
6. Vekoma George Weaver Javier Castellano 20-1
7. Maximum Security Jason Servis Luis Saez 10-1
8. Tacitus William Mott Jose Ortiz 10-1
9. Plus Que Parfait Brendan Walsh Ricardo Santana Jr. 30-1
10. Cutting Humor Todd Pletcher Corey Lanerie 30-1
11. Haikal Kiaran McLaughlin Rajiv Maragh 30-1
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12. Code of Honor Claude McGaughey III John Velasquez 15-1
13. Win Win Win Michael Trombetta Julian Pimentel 15-1
14. Master Fencer Koichi Tsunoda Julien Leparoux 50-1
15. Game Winner Bob Baffert Joel Rosario 5-1
16. Roadster Bob Baffert Florent Geroux 6-1
17. Long Range Toddy Steve Asmussen Jon Court 30-1
18. Spinoff Todd Pletcher Manny Franco 30-1
19. Country House William Mott/ Flavien Prat 30-1
20. Bodexpress Chris Landeros Gustavo Delgado 30-1

Picking a Derby winner

To choose the winner you need to know the pedigree of the horse and his past history in the Stakes races. How the horse handles various track conditions can mean the difference between a win or an also-ran.

Who trains and rides the colt is another fact that handicappers look at. Pros can also look back on patterns of past Kentucky Derby winners and use that knowledge to predict the outcome.

Since 2000, only three of the horses who were favorites at the start of the Kentucky Derby finished in the money. In 2000 Fusaichi Pegasus won and in 2004 Smarty Jones won. Empire Maker placed in 2003. Harlan's Holiday (2002), Bellamy Road (2005) and Sweetnorthernsaint (2006) all heavy favorites finished seventh.

The sweetheart of the odds makers in 2001, Point Given, ended his race in fifth place. In spite of all of the best guesses from odds makers, the final verdict can only be decided by the horse and rider when the winner crosses the finish line.

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