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2024 Kentucky Derby Odds & Post Positions

Kentucky Derby

The May 4th running of the 2024 Kentucky Derby will be the landmark 150th time that the race has been held since the first thoroughbreds tore down the track in Louisville in 1875.

This year, post positions were officially announced on Saturday, April 27, 2024 as morning line odds, horses, trainers and jockeys were revealed for the 2024 Run for the Roses.

2024 Kentucky Derby post positions & morning line odds

1. Dornoch Danny Gargan Luis Saez 20-1
2. Sierra Leone Chad Brown Tyler Gaffalione 3-1
3. Mystik Dan Kenny McPeek Brian Hernandez Jr. 20-1
4. Catching Freedom Brad Cox Flavien Prat 8-1
5. Catalytic Saffie Joseph Jr. Jose Ortiz 30-1
6. Just Steel D. Wayne Lukas Keith Asmussen 20-1
7. Honor Marie Whit Beckman Ben Curtis 20-1
8. Just a Touch Brad Cox Florent Geroux 10-1
9. Encino scratched Brad Cox Axel Concepcion 20-1
10. T O Password (JPN) Daisuke Takayanagi Kazushi Kimura 30-1
11. Forever Young (JPN) Yoshito Yahagi Ryusei Sakai 10-1
12. Track Phantom Steve Asmussen Joel Rosario 20-1
13. West Saratoga Larry Demeritte Jesus Castanon 50-1
14. Endlessly Michael McCarthy Umberto Rispoli 30-1
15. Domestic Product Chad Brown Irad Ortiz Jr. 30-1
16. Grand Mo the First Victor Barboza Jr. Emisael Jaramillo 50-1
17. Fierceness Todd Pletcher John Velazquez 5-2
18. Stronghold Phil D'Amato Antonio Fresu 20-1
19. Resilience Bill Mott Junior Alvarado 20-1
20. Society Man Danny Gargan Frankie Dettori 50-1
AE 21 Epic Ride John Ennis Adam Beschizza 50-1
AE 22 Mugatu Jeff Engler Joe Talamo 50-1

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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