2012 Kentucky Derby Post Positions

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LOUISVILLE, KY (The Spread) – The post positions for the 2012 Kentucky Derby have been drawn and Daddy Long Legs will own the rail position for Saturday’s race.

Oddsmakers currently list Daddy Long Legs as a 30/1 long shot to win this year’s Kentucky Derby, while Bodemeister is a 4/1 favorite and Union Rags has the next best odds at 7/2. Gemologist is 6/1, Dullahan is 8/1 and Hansen and Take Charge Indy are 10/1 respectively.

While Daddy Long Legs drew the rail on Wednesday, Optimizer will come out of the No. 2 gate and Take Charge Indy will have the No. 3 post. Union Rags will come out of the No. 4 gate, Dullahan out of the No. 5 post, and Bodemeister owns the No. 6 position. Rousing Sermon (No. 7), Creative Cause (No. 8), Trinniberg (No. 9), and Daddy Knows Best round out the top 10.

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Here are the rest of the post positions for Saturday: No. 11 Alpha; No. 12 Perspective; No. 13 Went The Day Well; No. 14 Hansen; NO. 15 Gemologist; No. 16 El Padrino; No. 17 Done Talking; No. 18 Sabercat; No. 19 I’ll Have Another; No. 20 Liaison.

Since 1900, the rail and the No. 5 post positions have won the most Kentucky Derby races. Each post has won 12 times, while the No. 4 post has won 11 Kentucky Derbys. The No. 8 and the No. 10 posts have won 10 times, the No. 2 post has won nine times and the No. 3 and No. 7 positions have won eight times, respectively.

The No. 20 post position won in 1929 and again in 2008 but those are the only two victories that the No. 20 position has posted in the Kentucky Derby. The No. 17 and No. 19 positions have never won a Kentucky Derby, while the No. 18 spot has won only once. The No. 14 post has won twice while the No. 16 position has won as recently as last year when Animal Kingdom emerged victorious at Churchill Downs.

Below is a complete list of post positions and odds for this year’s Kentucky Derby.

1. Daddy Long Legs 30/1

2. Optimizer 50/1

3. Take Charge Indy 10/1

4. Union Rags 7/2

5. Dullahan 8/1

6. Bodemeister 4/1

7. Rousing Sermon 50/1

8. Creative Cause 12/1

9. Trinniberg 50/1

10. Daddy Knows Best 30/1

11. Alpha 15/1

12. Prospective 30/1

13. Went The Day Well 20/1

14. Hansen 10/1

15. Gemologist 6/1

16. El Padrino 20/1

17. Done Talking 50/1

18. Sabercat 30/1

19. I'll Have Another 12/1

20. Liaison 50/1

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