The final line-up for the Derby is now set and a full field of 20 horses has been entered. Since the field was capped at 20 in preference of graded stakes earnings several horses had to be eliminated, including Rock Hard Ten who was favored by many people. There is no also eligible list for the Kentucky Derby, so no additional horses can get in the race at this point. Post positions have been selected and morning line odds assigned with The Cliff's Edge a narrow favorite at 4-1 over Smarty Jones at 9-2.
Below is the list of entrants in post position order odds until they become available. Be sure to click the link on each horse's name to view full info, stats, and a photo where available. A star next to the dosage index indicates a dual qualifier. Now that the entrants are know, more profiles links should be added over the next day or two, so check for updates on your favorite horses. As always, the distance is 1 1/4 miles with a purse of $1 million and all horses carry 126 pounds. The list of all the contenders, including those who didn't make it in the race, is here.
Update: Wimbledon scratched with a leg injury. St. Averil has also just been scratched due to sore feet. This means the one and two holes will say empty and the horses in posts 1 to 8 will move over to fill the gaps while posts 10 and outward will remain in the same places. Program numbers will remain unchanged.
Triple Crown quick links:
- Analyzing the top Derby Contenders - trying to pick a winner
- Free Past Performances - from DRF
- Kentucky Oaks Entries - with odds and past performances
- Derby Weather - several forecasts for Louisville. Currently rain is expected.
- Latest NTRA 3-year-old Poll
- Kentucky Derby Future Wager - final odds for all the pools
- Triple Crown Trail - results for all the preps
- Kentucky Derby official site
- Louisville Courier Journal coverage - one of your best news sources for the Derby
- Blood Horse Triple Crown Mania
- DRF Derby Special
- Thoroughbred Times Triple Crown special
- Derby News from Churchill Downs
- Triple Crown Trivia Quiz - test your knowledge of the Derby, Preakness, and Belmont and compete with others.
- Triple Crown Index - the master list with even more info
|1||Limehouse||Todd Pletcher||Jose Santos||30-1|
|2||Song of the Sword||Jennifer Pedersen||Norberto Arroyo||30-1|
|3||Lion Heart||Patrick Biancone||Mike Smith||10-1|
|4||Action This Day||Richard Mandella||David Flores||30-1|
|5||Wimbledon||Bob Baffert||Jerry Bailey||scratched|
|6||Friends Lake||John Kimmel||Richard Migliore||15-1|
|7||Minister Eric||Richard Mandella||Pat Day||30-1|
|8||Master David||Bobby Frankel||Alex Solis||12-1|
|9||St. Averil||Rafael Becerra||Tyler Baze||scratched|
|10||Imperialism||Kristin Mulhall||Kent Desormeaux||15-1|
|11||The Cliff's Edge||Nick Zito||Shane Sellers||4-1|
|12||Borrego||Beau Greely||Victor Espinoza||20-1|
|13||Birdstone||Nick Zito||Edgar Prado||50-1|
|14||Read the Footnotes||Richard Violette||Robby Albarado||12-1|
|15||Smarty Jones||John Servis||Stewart Elliott||9-2|
|16||Castledale||Jeff Mullins||Jose Valdivia Jr.||15-1|
|17||Pollard's Vision||Todd Pletcher||John Velazquez||20-1|
|18||Tapit||Michael Dickinson||Ramon Dominguez||8-1|
|19||Pro Prado||Bob Holthus||John McKee||30-1|
|20||Quintons Gold Rush||Steve Asmussen||Corey Nakatani||20-1|