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2012 Kentucky Derby Entries


The Twin Spires at Churchill Downs

Churchill Downs home of the Kentucky Derby

© Cindy Pierson Dulay
Updated May 13, 2012

Results and photos are here!

Final entries were taken and post positions were drawn for the 138th running of the $2 million Kentucky Derby (G1) on Wednesday afternoon at Churchill Downs. A full field of 20 three-year-olds will go 1 1/4 miles on Saturday at Churchill Downs. There were 21 horses entered, with My Adonis getting in as an also eligible who will draw in to the outside post if someone scratches by 9am Friday. After the posts were drawn, handicapper Mike Battaglia announced the morning line. Arkansas Derby winner Bodemeister was set as favorite at 4-1 with Florida Derby third place finisher Union Rags second choice at 9-2.

Below is the field listed in post position order with morning line odds and jockey assignments. Be sure to click the link on each horse's name to view full info, stats, and a photo where available. The Experimental Free Handicap determines who the dual qualifiers are and they are indicated with an asterisk (*) by the horse's name.

Triple Crown quick links:

PostHorseTrainerDosageJockeyM/L Odds
1Daddy Long LegsAidan O'Brien 2.43  Colm O'Donoghue 30-1
2OptimizerD. Wayne Lukas 3.24  Jon Court50-1
3Take Charge IndyPatrick Byrne 3.00  Calvin Borel 15-1
4Union RagsMichael Matz 2.14 *Julien Leparoux 9-2
5DullahanDale Romans 4.20  Kent Desormeaux 8-1
6BodemeisterBob Baffert 3.00  Mike Smith 4-1
7Rousing SermonJerry Hollendorfer 2.60 *Joe Talamo 50-1
8Creative CauseMike Harrington 1.43 *Joel Rosario 12-1
9TrinnibergBisnath Parboo 3.00  Willie Martinez 50-1
10Daddy Nose BestSteve Asmussen 2.43  Garrett Gomez15-1
11AlphaKiaran McLaughlin 1.67  Rajiv Maragh 15-1
12ProspectiveMark Casse 3.36  Luis Contreras 30-1
13Went the Day WellGraham Motion 1.91  John Velazquez 20-1
14HansenMike Maker 3.50 *Ramon Dominguez 10-1
15GemologistTodd Pletcher 2.73 *Javier Castellano 6-1
16El PadrinoTodd Pletcher 2.60  Rafael Bejarano 20-1
17Done TalkingHamilton Smith 2.33  Sheldon Russell50-1
18SabercatSteve Asmussen 2.73 *Corey Nakatani 30-1
19I'll Have AnotherDoug O'Neill 2.11  Mario Gutierrez 12-1
20LiaisonBob Baffert 3.00 *Martin Garcia50-1
AEMy AdonisKelly Breen 2.67  E.J. Trujillo 50-1

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