Preparing for the derby


22 horses entered for Kentucky Derby; field limited to 20

LOUISVILLE (AP) — Twenty-two horses have been entered for Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, two more than the maximum field of 20.

The entry box closed Wednesday morning, with the draw to determine post positions set for later in the afternoon. The field is limited to the top 20 horses based on points earned in designated prep races.

Leading the way is undefeated Nyquist, winner of the Florida Derby. The colt is trained by Doug O’Neill, who won the race in 2012 with I’ll Have Another.

Bob Baffert, who last year trained American Pharoah to the sport’s first Triple Crown in 37 years, will saddle Mor Spirit.

Trainer Steve Asmussen has two horses, Gun Runner and Creator. Chad Brown has Shagaf and My Man Sam, while Todd Pletcher will saddle Destin and Outwork.

The also eligibles are Laoban and Cherry Wine, who would need defections by early Friday morning to get into the 1 1/4-mile race.

Owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey paid the $200,000 supplemental fee to make Oscar Nominated eligible to the Triple Crown. The colt was not an early nominee on Jan. 16, which would have cost $600, or a late nominee on March 21, which would have cost $6,000. Oscar Nominated is just the third horse to be a supplemental nominee since the practice began in 1996.

The extra money as a result of Oscar Nominated’s supplemental entry raises the Derby purse to $2,391,600, if 20 horses start. It would be the second-richest purse in the race’s 142-year history, behind the $2,399,600 awarded in 2005. The winner would earn $1,631,600.

The Kentucky Derby begins at 6:34 p.m.

___

KENTUCKY DERBY ODDS

Field for Saturday’s 142nd Kentucky Derby, with post position, horse’s name, jockey’s name and opening odds:

1. Trojan Nation, Aaron Gryder, 50-1

2. Suddenbreakingnews, Luis Quinonez, 20-1

3. Creator, Ricardo Santana Jr., 10-1

4. Mo Tom, Corey Lanerie, 20-1

5. Gun Runner, Florent Geroux, 10-1

6. My Man Sam, Irad Ortiz Jr., 20-1

7. Oscar Nominated, Julien Leparoux, 20-1

8. Lani, Yukata Take, 30-1

9. Destin, Javier Castellano, 15-1

10. Whitmore, Victor Espinoza, 20-1

11. Exaggerator, Kent Desormeaux, 8-1

12. Tom’s Ready, Brian Hernandez Jr., 30-1

13. Nyquist, Mario Gutierrez, 3-1

14. Mohaymen, Junior Alvarado, 10-1

15. Outwork, John Velazquez, 15-1

16. Shagaf, Joel Rosario, 20-1

17. Mor Spirit, Gary Stevens, 12-1

18. Majesto, Emisael Jaramillo, 30-1

19. Brody’s Cause, Luis Saez, 12-1

20. Danzing Candy, Mike Smith, 15-1

Trainers (by post position): 1, Patrick Gallagher. 2, Donnie Von Hemel. 3, Steve Asmussen. 4, Tom Amoss. 5, Steve Asmussen. 6, Chad Brown. 7, Michael Maker. 8, Mikio Matsunaga. 9, Todd Pletcher. 10, Ron Moquett. 11 Keith Desormeaux. 12, Dallas Stewart. 13, Doug O’Neill. 14, Kiarin McLaughlin. 15, Todd Pletcher. 16, Chad Brown. 17, Bob Baffert. 18, Gustavo Delgado. 19, Dale Romans. 20, Clifford Sise Jr.

Owners (by post position): 1, Julie Gilbert and Aaron Sones. 2, Samuel F. Henderson. 3, WinStar Farm LLC. 4, G M B Racing. 5, Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC and Three Chimneys Farm. 6, Sheep Pond Partners, Newport Stables LLC and Jay W. Bligh. 7, Kenneth L. and Sarah K. Ramsey. 8, Ms. Yoko Maeda. 9, Twin Creeks Racing Stables, LLC. 10, LaPenta, Robert V., Rosenblum, Harry T. and Southern Springs Stables. 11, Big Chief Racing LLC. 12, G M B Racing. 13, Reddam Racing. 14, Shadwell Stable. 15, Repole Stable. 16, Shadwell Stable. 17, Michael Lund Petersen. 18, Grupo 7C Racing Stable. 19, Albaugh Family Stable. 20, Halo Farms.

Weights: 126 pounds. Distance: 1¼ miles. Purse: $2,391,600 if 20 start. First place: $1,631,000. Second place: $400,000. Third place: $200,000. Fourth place: $100,000. Fifth place: $60,000. Post time: 6:34 p.m. EDT.

___

DERBY-BY-THE-NUMBERS

Kentucky Derby by-the-numbers:

• 0 winners from post No. 17

• 1 winner without 2-year-old start (Apollo, 1882)

• 1 1/4 miles from start to finish or 2,011.68 meters or 2,200 yards or 79,200 inches

• 1:59 2/5 is Secretariat’s record-setting time.

• 2.80 is record low payoff for $2 win bet on winner (Count Fleet, 1943; Citation, 1948)

• 3 winning fillies (Regret, Genuine Risk, Winning Colors)

• 3 1/2 pounds is weight of Derby trophy

• 4 wins for trainer Bob Baffert

• 5 wins for jockeys Eddie Arcaro, Bill Hartack

• 6 ¾ length win by Mine That Bird in 2009, largest in 63 years

• 7 unbeaten starters won

• 8 wins for owner Calumet Farm

• 12 Triple Crown winners

• 13 winners started from post No. 5

• 19 winners whose names began with letter S

• 20 horses is maximum field

• 22 wire-to-wire winners

• 26 starters entered unbeaten

• 47 barns at Churchill Downs

• 48 starters for trainer D. Wayne Lukas

• 54 years, oldest winning jockey Bill Shoemaker (Ferdinand, 1986)

• 77 years, oldest winning trainer Art Sherman (California Chrome, 2014)

• 92 years, oldest winning owner Frances Genter (Unbridled, 1990)

• 107 winners born in Kentucky

• 141 previous runnings

• 184.90 is record high payoff for $2 bet on winner (Donerail, 1913)

• 218 imported rolled cigars

• 400 roses comprise garland draped over winner

• 1,234 1/2 feet for stretch, from head of lane to finish line

• 2,000 media credentials

• 5,000 liters of bourbon

• 11,500 workers at Churchill Downs

• 49,000 Derby pies

• 58,654 reserved seats for Derby, Oaks

• 127,000 mint juleps

• 163,000 hot dogs

• 170,513 people attended in 2015

• 522,000 cans of beer

• 1,043,346 pari-mutuel tickets sold in 2015 by Churchill Downs

• 4,000,000 dollars for highest priced winner/starter bought at auction (Fusaichi Pegasus, 2000)

• 17,900,000 million viewers watched NBC from 6:30p-6:45p in 2015.

• 194,000,000 dollars in total wagers (a record) in 2015.

___

KENTUCKY DERBY FAVORITES FARED

How the horse favored in the wagering has fared in the Kentucky Derby (x-part of an entry) with Year, Horse, Odds, Finish:

2015, American Pharoah, 2.50-1, 1st

2014, California Chrome, 2.50-1, 1st

2013, Orb, 5.40-1, 1st

2012, Bodemeister, 4.20-1, 2nd

2011, Dialed In, 5.20-1, 8th

2010, Lookin At Lucky, 6.30-1, 6th

2009, Friesan Fire, 3.80-1, 18th

2008, Big Brown, 2.40-1, 1st

2007, Street Sense, 4.90-1, 1st

2006, Sweetnorthernsaint, 5.50-1, 7th

2005, Bellamy Road, 2.60-1, 7th

2004, Smarty Jone,s 4.10-1, 1st

2003, Empire Maker, 2.50-1, 2nd

2002, Harlan’s Holiday, 6.00-1, 7th

2001, Point Given, 1.80-1, 5th

2000, Fusaichi Pegasus, 2.30-1, 1st

1999, Excellent Meeting-x, 4.80-1, 5th

1998, Indian Charlie, 2.70-1, 3rd

1997, Captain Bodgit, 3.10-1, 2nd

1996, Unbridled’s Song, 3.50-1, 5th

1995, Serena’s Song-x, 3.40-1, 16th

1994, Holy Bull, 2.20-1, 12th

1993, Prairie Bayou, 4.40-1, 2nd

1992, Arazi, .90-1, 8th

1991, Hansel, 2.50-1, 10th

1990, Mister Frisky, 1.90-1, 8th

1989, Easy Goer-x, .80-1, 2nd

1988, Private Terms, 3.40-1, 9th

1987, Demons Begone, 2.20-1, DNF

1986, Snow Chief, 2.10-1, 11th

1985, Chief’s Crown, 1.20-1, 3rd

1984, Life’s Magic-x, 2.80-1, 8th

1983, Marfa-x, 2.40-1, 5th

1982, Air Forbes Won, 2.70-1, 7th

1981, Proud Appeal-x, 2.30-1, 18th

1980, Rockhill Native, 2.10-1, 5th

1979, Spectacular Bid, .60-1, 1st

1978, Alydar, 1.20-1, 2nd

1977, Seattle Slew, .50-1, 1st

1976, Honest Pleasure, .40-1, 2nd

1975, Foolish Pleasure, 1.90-1, 1st

1974, Cannonade, 1.50-1, 1st

1973, Secretariat, 1.50-1, 1st

1972, Riva Ridge, 1.50-1, 1st

1971, Unconscious, 2.80-1, 5th

1970, My Dad George ,2.80-1, 2nd

1969, Majestic Prince, 1.40-1, 1st

1968, Forward Pass, 2.20-1, 1st

1967, Damascus, 1.70-1, 3rd

1966, Kauai King, 2.40-1, 1st

1965, Bold Lad, 2.00-1, 10th

1964, Hill Rise, 1.40-1, 2nd

1963, Candy Spots, 1.50-1, 3rd

1962, Ridan, 1.10-1, 3rd

1961, Carry Back, 2.50-1, 1st

1960, Tompion, 1.10-1, 4th

1959, First Landing, 3.60-1, 3rd

1958, Jewel’s Reward-x, 2.00-1, 4th

1957, Bold Ruler, 1.20-1, 4th

1956, Needles, 1.60-1, 1st

1955, Nashua, 1.30-1, 2nd

1954, Correlation 3.00-1, 6th

1953, Native Dancer, .70-1, 2nd

1952, Hill Gail, 1.10-1, 1st

1951, Battle Morn, 2.80-1, 6th

1950, Your Host, 1.60-1, 9th

1949, Olympia, .80-1, 6th

1948, Citation-x, .40-1, 1st

1947, Phalanx, 2.00-1, 2nd

1946, Lord Boswell, 1.10-1, 4th

1945, Pot o’Luck, 3.30-1 2nd

1944, Stir Up, 1.40-1, 3rd

1943, Count Fleet, .40-1, 1st

1942, Shut Out, 1.90-1, 1st

1941, Whirlaway, 2.90-1, 1st

1940, Bimelech, .40-1, 2nd

1939, Johnstown, .60-1, 1st

1938, Fighting Fox, 1.40-1, 6th

1937, War Admiral, 1.60-1, 1st

1936, Brevity, .80-1, 2nd

1935, Nellie Flag, 3.80-1, 4th

1934, Cavalcade, 1.50-1, 1st

1933, Ladysman, 1.43-1, 4th

1932, Tick On, 1.84-1, 6th

1931, Twenty Grand-x, .88-1, 1st

1930, Gallant Fox, 1.19-1, 1st

1929, Blue Larkspur, 1.71-1, 4th

1928, Reigh Olga, 2.06-1, 5th

1928, Reigh Count, 2.06-1, 1st

1927, Whiskery-x, 2.40-1, 1st

1926, Bubbling Over, 1.90-1, 1st

1925, Quatrain, 1.95-1, 12th

1924, Black Gold, 1.75-1, 1st

1923, Rialto-x, 2.30-1, 7th

1923, Enchantment-x, 2.30-1, 6th

1922, Morvich, 1.20-1, 1st

1921, Prudery,-x 1.10-1, 3rd

1920, Upset-x, 1.65-1, 2nd

1919, Sailor-x, 2.10-1, 7th

1918, War Cloud, 1.45-1, 4th

1917, Ticket, 1.45-1, 2nd

1916, Thunderer-x, 1.05-1, 5th

1915, Regret, 2.65-1, 1st

1914, Old Rosebud, .85-1, 1st

1913, Ten Point, 1.2-1, 2nd

1912, Worth, .80-1, 1st

1911, Governor Gray, 1-1, 2nd

1910, Donau, 1.65-1, 1st

1909, Wintergreen, 1.96-1, 1st

1908, Sir Cleges, 1.74-1, 2nd

1907, Red Gauntlet, 3-2, 4th

1906, Sir Huon, 11-10, 1st

1905, Agile, 1-3, 1st

1904, Proceeds, 1-1, 3rd

1903, Early, 3-5, 2nd

1902, Abe Frank, 3-5, 4th

1901, Alard Scheck, 7-10, 5th

1900, Lieut. Gibson, 7-10, 1st

1899, Manuel, 11-20, 1st

1898, Lieber Karl, 1-3, 2nd

1897, Ornament, 1-1, 2nd

1896, Ben Brush, 1-2, 1st

1895, Halma, 1-3, 1st

1894, Chant, 1-2, 1st

1893, Lookout-x, 7-10, 1st

1892, Azra, 3-2, 1st

1891, Kingman, 1-2, 1st

1890, Robespierre, 1-1, 3rd

1889, Proctor Knott, 1-2, 2nd

1888, Gallifet-x, 1-1, 2nd

1887, Banburg, 7-5, 4th

1886, Ben Ali, 1.72-1, 1st

1885, Joe Cotton, 1-1, 1st

1884, Audrain, 2-1, 3rd

1883, Leonatus, 9-5, 1st

1882, Runnymede, 4-5, 2nd

1881, Hindoo, 1-3, 1st

1880, Kimball, 3-5, 2nd

1879, Lord Murphy, 11-10, 1st

1878, Himyar, 1-4, 2nd

1877, Leonard, 7-5, 2nd

1876, Vagrant, 9-5, 1st

1875, Aristides-x, 2-1, 1st

1st, 55 times; 2nd, 29 times; 3rd, 11 times; Out of money, 46 times.

___

KENTUCKY DERBY UNDEFEATED STARTERS

Year, Horse Starts Finish:

2016, Nyquist, 7, ???

2015, Dortmund, 6, 3rd

2015, Materiality, 3, 6th

2013, Verrazano, 4, 14th

2012, Gemologist, 5, 16th

2008, Big Brown, 3, Won

2007, Curlin, 3, 3rd

2006, Barbaro, 5, Won

2006, Showing Up, 3, 6th

2004, Smarty Jones, 6, Won

2000, China Visit, 2, 6th

2000, Trippi, 4, 11th

1998, Indian Charlie, 4, 3rd

1990, Mister Frisky, 16, 8th

1988, Private Terms, 7, 9th

1982, Air Forbes, Won, 4, 7th

1978, Sensitive Prince, 6, 6th

1977, Seattle Slew, 6, Won

1969, Majestic Prince, 7, Won

1963, Candy Spots, 6, 3rd

1963, No Robbery, 5, 5th

1953, Native Dancer, 11, 3rd

1948, Coaltown, 4, 2nd

1940, Bimelech, 8, 2nd

1922, Morvich, 11, Won

1916, Thunderer, 3, 5th

1915, Regret, 3, Won

___

KENTUCKY DERBY WINNERS

2015 — American Pharoah

2014 — California Chrome

2013 — Orb

2012 — I’ll Have Another

2011 — Animal Kingdom

2010 — Super Saver

2009 — Mine That Bird

2008 — Big Brown

2007 — Street Sense

2006 — Barbaro

2005 — Giacomo

2004 — Smarty Jones

2003 — Funny Cide

2002 — War Emblem

2001 — Monarchos

2000 — Fusaichi Pegasus

1999 — Charismatic

1998 — Real Quiet

1997 — Silver Charm

1996 — Grindstone

1995 — Thunder Gulch

1994 — Go for Gin

1993 — Sea Hero

1992 — Lil E. Tee

1991 — Strike the Gold

1990 — Unbridled

1989 — Sunday Silence

1988 — Winning Colors

1987 — Alysheba

1986 — Ferdinand

1985 — Spend A Buck

1984 — Swale

1983 — Sunny’s Halo

1982 — Gato Del Sol

1981 — Pleasant Colony

1980 — Genuine Risk

1979 — Spectacular Bid

1978 — Affirmed

1977 — Seattle Slew

1976 — Bold Forbes

1975 — Foolish Pleasure

1974 — Cannonade

1973 — Secretariat

1972 — Riva Ridge

1971 — Canonero II

1970 — Dust Commander

1969 — Majestic Prince

1968 — Forward Pass

1967 — Proud Clarion

1966 — Kauai King

1965 — Lucky Debonair

1964 — Northern Dancer

1963 — Chateaugay

1962 — Decidedly

1961 — Carry Back

1960 — Venetian Way

1959 — Tomy Lee

1958 — Tim Tam

1957 — Iron Liege

1956 — Needles

1955 — Swaps

1954 — Determine

1953 — Dark Star

1952 — Hill Gail

1951 — Count Turf

1950 — Middleground

1949 — Ponder

1948 — Citation

1947 — Jet Pilot

1946 — Assault

1945 — Hoop, Jr.

1944 — Pensive

1943 — Count Fleet

1942 — Shut Out

1941 — Whirlaway

1940 — Gallahadion

1939 — Johnstown

1938 — Lawrin

1937 — War Admiral

1936 — Bold Venture

1935 — Omaha

1934 — Cavalcade

1933 — Brokers Tip

1932 — Burgoo King

1931 — Twenty Grand

1930 — Gallant Fox

1929 — Clyde Van Dusen

1928 — Reigh Count

1927 — Whiskery

1926 — Bubbling Over

1925 — Flying Ebony

1924 — Black Gold

1923 — Zev

1922 — Morvich

1921 — Behave Yourself

1920 — Paul Jones

1919 — Sir Barton

1918 — Exterminator

1917 — Omar Khayyam

1916 — George Smith

1915 — Regret

1914 — Old Rosebud

1913 — Donerail

1912 — Worth

1911 — Meridan

1910 — Donau

1909 — Wintergreen

1908 — Stone Street

1907 — Pink Star

1906 — Sir Huon

1905 — Agile

1904 — Elwood

1903 — Judge Himes

1902 — Alan-a-Dale

1901 — His Eminence

1900 — Lieut. Gibson

1899 — Manuel

1898 — Plaudit

1897 — Typhoon II

1896 — Ben Brush

1895 — Halma

1894 — Chant

1893 — Lookout

1892 — Azra

1891 — Kingman

1890 — Riley

1889 — Spokane

1888 — MacBeth II

1887 — Montrose

1886 — Ben Ali

1885 — Joe Cotton

1884 — Buchanan

1883 — Leonatus

1882 — Apollo

1881 — Hindoo

1880 — Fonso

1879 — Lord Murphy

1878 — Day Star

1877 — Baden Baden

1876 — Vagrant

1875 — Aristides

http://harlandaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_Derby.jpg
22 horses entered for Kentucky Derby; field limited to 20
comments powered by Disqus