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2016 Kentucky Derby

Post by The_Wall_91 on Wed May 04, 2016 6:56 pm

On Saturday, Churchill Downs Race Track will host the 142nd Kentucky Derby. Last year, out of the 18th post position, American Pharoah won the Derby in what eventually became the first Triple Crown Champion in 37 years.

Today, post positions for the Run for the Roses was held. Below, are the horses in their post positions with their odds.

1: Trojan Nation - 50-1
2: Suddenbreakingnews - 20-1
3: Creator - 10-1
4: Mo Tom - 20-1
5: Gun Runner - 10-1
6: My Man Sam - 20-1
7: Oscar Nominated - 20-1
8: Lani - 30-1
9: Destin - 15-1
10: Whitmore - 20-1
11: Exaggerator - 8-1
12: Tom's Ready - 30-1
13: Nyquist - 3-1
14: Mohaymen - 10-1
15: Outwork - 15-1
16: Shagaf - 20-1
17: Mor Spirit - 12-1
18: Majesto - 30-1
19: Brody's Cause - 12-1
20: Danzing Candy - 15-1

Inspired by my F1 posts, here are some numbers for the Kentucky Derby

100: Kentucky has produced 100 race winning horses of the Kentucky Derby

3: 3 winners of the Kentucky Derby have come from foreign countries, 2 from Canada, 1 from England, those 3 were Northern Dancer, Sunny's Halo, and Omar Khayyam

32: 32 races have seen an odds on favorite, only 17 of those 32 have won the race

$184.90: In 1913, Donerail won the Kentucky Derby, a $2 ticket would have payed $184.90

12: Post positions 1 and 5 have produced the most winners in Kentucky Derby history

0: Post positions 17 and 19 has not produced a winner of the Derby

2: 2 jockeys have won 5 Kentucky Derby's, those 2 are Eddie Arcaro and Bill Hartack

8: Calumet farms have owned 8 winners of the Derby, double more than any other owners in history

6: Ben A. Jones has trained 6 Derby winners

2 Again: 2 winners of the Derby have won the race in under 2 minutes, those 2 are Secretariat and Monarchos

12: 12 horses have won the Triple Crown, those 12 are below

1919 - Sir Barton
1930 - Gallant Fox
1935 - Omaha
1937 - War Admiral
1941 - Whirlaway
1943 - Count Fleet
1946 - Assault
1948 - Citation
1973 - Secretariat
1977 - Seattle Slew
1978 - Affirmed
2015 - American Pharoah

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