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2014 Kentucky Derby Entries

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California Chrome ridden by William Delgado trains on the track

California Chrome ridden by William Delgado trains on the track

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Entries closed on Wednesday morning and post positions were drawn at a ceremony in the Secretariat Lounge at Churchill Downs at 5pm. A field of 21 was entered leaving 20 starters and one also-eligible, Pablo Del Monte, who will draw in the race if anyone scratches by 9am on Friday.

The favorite as expected was Santa Anita Derby winner California Chrome at 5-2, who was fortunate in the post position draw and will break from post 5. Second choice is Santa Anita Derby runner-up Hoppertunity in post 11 at odds of 6-1, while third choice is Wood Memorial winner Wicked Strong at 8-1 who will be in post 20. Oddsmaker Mike Battaglia said he had originally had the two reversed but changed them up after the posts were drawn.

Be sure to click the link on each horse's name to view full info, stats, and charts of all their races. Jockey assignments are starting to firm up but a still are yet to be announced. The Experimental Free Handicap came out in early February which determines the dual qualifiers, and they are marked by an asterisk by the dosage index.

The Kentucky Derby will be televised on NBC from 4-7:00pm EDT but you can watch most of the Derby card on NBC Sports Network from 11:00am-4:00pm. Free past performances for the Kentucky Derby will be available here. The Kentucky Derby goes off at 6:24pm ET, carded as Race 11 of a 14-race card on Saturday May 3rd.

Update: Hoppertunity was scratched on Thursday morning due to a bruised left front foot which allowed Pablo Del Monte in the race. His trainer ultimately decided not to let him start, so only a field of 19 now. Everyone from post 12 and out will move in one space. The morning line was changed after this and I have updated it below.

Triple Crown quick links:

 

Post Horse Trainer Dosage Jockey M/L Odds
1 Vicar's in Trouble Mike Maker 5.00   Rosie Napravnik 30-1
2 Harry's Holiday Mike Maker 2.00   Corey Lanerie 50-1
3 Uncle Sigh Gary Contessa 3.00   Irad Ortiz Jr. 30-1
4 Danza Todd Pletcher 3.00   Joe Bravo 8-1
5 California Chrome Art Sherman 3.40   Victor Espinoza 5-2
6 Samraat Rick Violette Jr. 1.22   Jose Ortiz 15-1
7 We Miss Artie Todd Pletcher 3.00   * Javier Castellano 50-1
8 General A Rod Mike Maker 2.00   Joel Rosario 15-1
9 Vinceremos Todd Pletcher 7.00   Joe Rocco Jr. 30-1
10 Wildcat Red Jose Garrofalo 5.67   Luis Saez 15-1
SCR Hoppertunity Bob Baffert 2.64   Mike Smith SCR
12 Dance With Fate Peter Eurton 1.91  * Corey Nakatani 20-1
13 Chitu Bob Baffert 2.56   Martin Garcia 20-1
14 Medal Count Dale Romans 2.13   Robby Albarado 20-1
15 Tapiture Steve Asmussen 3.00   * Ricardo Santana Jr. 12-1
16 Intense Holiday Todd Pletcher 3.80   John Velazquez 8-1
17 Commanding Curve Dallas Stewart 2.14   Sean Bridgmohan 50-1
18 Candy Boy John Sadler 1.67   Gary Stevens 15-1
19 Ride On Curlin Billy Gowan 3.44   Calvin Borel 15-1
20 Wicked Strong James Jerkens 2.27   Rajiv Maragh 6-1
SCR Pablo Del Monte Wesley Ward 1.29   Jeffrey Sanchez SCR

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