Kentucky Derby Post Positions
CHURCHILL DOWNS, KY (The Spread) - The 2013 Kentucky Derby post positions have been drawn and Black Onyx will start along the rail this Saturday, May 4.
Following Black Onyx will be Oxbow, who drew the No. 2 post position at this weekend's Kentucky Derby. Revolutionary will start out the No. 3 post, Golden Soul will start in the No. 4 post and Normandy Invasion will start out of the No. 5 gate. Mylute will start in the No. 6 post, Giant Finish will start in the No. 7 post, and Goldencents will start in the No. 8 post.
Here is the rest of the post positions for the Kentucky Derby: No. 9 Overanalyze; No. 10 Palace Malice; No. 11 Lines of Battle; No. 12 Itsmyluckyday; No. 13 Falling Sky; No. 14 Verrazano; No. 15 Charming Kitten; No. 16 Orb; No. 17 Will Take Charge; No. 18 Frac Daddy; No. 19 Java's War; No. 20 Vyjack.
The rail and No. 5 post position have each produced 12 Kentucky Derby winners, while the No. 4 post position has drawn 11. The No. 8 and the No. 10 post positions have won 10 Kentucky Derby races apiece, while the No. 2 post has won nine times. The No. 3 and the No. 7 post positions have won eight Kentucky Derbys apiece, while the No. 6 post has won six times.
Meanwhile, the No. 9 and No. 13 post positions have each won the Derby four times, respectively, and the No. 11, No. 12 and No. 15 posts have won three times apiece. The No. 14, No. 19 and No. 20 post positions have each won twice, including in 2012 when I'll Have Another won out of the No. 19 post. The No. 18 post has won only once and the No. 17 post has never produced a Kentucky Derby winner.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Verrazano and Orb are both 4/1 favorites to win the 2013 Kentucky Derby. Normandy Invasion is 9/1, Goldencents is 11/2, and Itsmyluckyday is 12/1. Overanalyze and Vyjack are both 14/1, respectively, while Mylute and Java's War are both 16/1, respectively.
Here are the rest of the current Kentucky Derby odds: Black Onyx 50/1; Oxbow 33/1; Revolutionary 10/1; Golden Soul 50/1; Giant Finish 50/1; Palace Malice 25/1; Lines of Battle 33/1; Falling Sky 50/1; Charming Kitten 25/1; Will Take Charge 20/1; Frac Daddy 40/1.