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The 143th running of the Kentucky Derby commences at 6:24 p.m on Saturday, May 6 at Churchill Downs The Run For The Roses marks the open of the Triple Crown racing season and is one of the most highly-anticipated sporting events of the spring.

The post draw took place on Wednesday afternoon without the usual fanfare Kentucky Derby organizers have, in the past, tried to “liven up” the post draw with gimmicks such as allowing owners to pick their own post or having the draw in primetime But this year’s draw was a quiet affair that took all of five minutes this morning.

Watch 2018 Kentucky Derby Live Stream

2018 Kentucky Derby Live

Date: May 5, 2018

Location: Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky, United States

               The dreaded No 1 slot the rail was bestowed upon Lookin at Lee (20-to-1) Over the past 20 years no horse has started the race from the rail and finished in the money This is a clear disadvantage In fact, seven of the last 20 horses to draw the No 1 post have actually withdrawn from the race.

Patch (30-to-1) drew the No 20 slot, guaranteeing the longest trip on Saturday.

Current favorite Classic Empire (4-to-1) drew the No 14 post.

Tapwrit (20-to-1) was placed in the No 16 gate That has been a fortuitous draw in the recent past, producing five winners in the last 20 years (most recently with AnimalKingdom in 2011) Seven of horses have found the money in the last 20 years from the No 16 position.

Always Dreaming (5-to-1), one of the favorites to win on Saturday, earned a beneficial draw at Post No 5 This post has produced the most winners in Derby history and has had seven horses including three second-place finishers in the past two decades California Chrome was the last horse to win from the No 5 post, pulling the feat in 2014.

The No 8 Post (Hence) and No 13 Post (J Boys Echo) have also been beneficial gates over the last quarter century Hence is currently 15-to-1 and J Boys Echo is at 20-to-1.

Last year’s Kentucky Derby winner, Nyquist, released from the No 13 post.

Only nine horses in the 140-year history of the Kentucky Derby that have won the race starting wider than No 15, and only five horses have claimed the title starting at No 17 or wider That does not bode well for No 17 Irish War Cry (6-to-1) or No 18 Gormley (15-to-1), two horses expected to compete this weekend.

If there is a scratch prior to post time then alternates Royal Mo (20-to-1) and Master Plan (50-to-1) will fill in the field.

The dreaded No 1 slot – the rail – was bestowed upon Lookin at Lee (20-to-1) Over the past 20 years no horse has started the race from the rail and finished in the money This is a clear disadvantage In fact, seven of the last 20 horses to draw the No 1 post have actually withdrawn from the race.

Patch (30-to-1) drew the No 20 slot, guaranteeing the longest trip on Saturday.

Current favorite Classic Empire (4-to-1) drew the No 14 post.

Tapwrit (20-to-1) was placed in the No 16 gate That has been a fortuitous draw in the recent past, producing five winners in the last 20 years (most recently with AnimalKingdom in 2011) Seven of horses have found the money in the last 20 years from the No 16 position.

Always Dreaming (5-to-1), one of the favorites to win on Saturday, earned a beneficial draw at Post No 5 This post has produced the most winners in Derby history and has had seven horses – including three second-place finishers – in the past two decades California Chrome was the last horse to win from the No 5 post, pulling the feat in 2014.

The No 8 Post (Hence) and No 13 Post (J Boys Echo) have also been beneficial gates over the last quarter century Hence is currently 15-to-1 and J Boys Echo is at 20-to-1.

Last year’s Kentucky Derby winner, Nyquist, released from the No 13 post.

Only nine horses in the 140-year history of the Kentucky Derby that have won the race starting wider than No 15, and only five horses have claimed the title starting at No 17 or wider That does not bode well for No 17 Irish War Cry (6-to-1) or No 18 Gormley (15-to-1), two horses expected to compete this weekend.

If there is a scratch prior to post time then alternates Royal Mo (20-to-1) and Master Plan (50-to-1) will fill in the field.

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