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2006 Kentucky Derby Entries

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Twin Spires
Updated May 04, 2006

Entries were taken and post positions drawn today for the 132nd Kentucky Derby to be held on May 6, 2006. A full field of 20, the maximum size allowed, was entered along with 3 additional horses who were excluded due to lack of graded stakes earnings. As is the usual practice, a post selection order was drawn at random and the connections of each horse were allowed to pick their post position. For the first time, this part of the draw was held in downtown Louisville at 4th Street Live and was open to the public.

As expected, Santa Anita Derby winner Brother Derek was named the 3-1 morning line favorite, and trainer Dan Hendricks chose post 18. He said, "We want to be out where it's a little clearer. From the inside, we felt we would have to send and use him a lot more." Lawyer Ron (post 17) and the undefeated Barbaro (post 8) are the second choices at 4-1. John Shirreffs, trainer of A.P. Warrior, was fortunate to get the first pick and took post 10, the same post used by last year's winner Giacomo, who Shirreffs also trains. He said, It was so lucky for us last year. It's a good spot." At the other extreme, Kiaran McLaughlin had the worst luck of all, as his horses will be the bookends in this maximum-capacity field. Flashy Bull (50-1) takes the far outside 20 post and Jazil (30-1) got stuck with the rail.

Be sure to click the link on each horse's name to view full info, stats, and a photo where available. A star by the dosage indicates a dual qualifier

Triple Crown quick links:

NumberHorseTrainerDosageJockeyM/L Odds
1JazilMcLaughlin 3.00 Jara 30-1
2SteppenwolferPietz 1.46 Albarado30-1
3Keyed Entry Pletcher 2.60 Valenzuela 30-1
4Sinister Minister Baffert 4.00 Espinoza 12-1
5Point Determined Baffert 3.00 Bejarano 12-1
6Showing Up Tagg 3.31 Velasquez 20-1
7Bob and John Baffert 3.00 Gomez 12-1
8Barbaro Matz 1.81 Prado 4-1
9Sharp Humor Romans 1.64 Guidry 20-1
10A.P. Warrior Sherriffs 3.33 Nakatani 15-1
11Sweetnorthernsaint Trombetta 1.33 Desormeaux 10-1
12Private Vow Asmussen 1.11 *Bridgmohan 50-1
13Bluegrass Cat Pletcher 3.80 Dominguez30-1
14Deputy Glitters Albertrani 3.00 Lezcano 50-1
15Seaside Retreat Casse2.33 Husbands50-1
16Cause to Believe Hollendorfer 3.00 Baze 50-1
17Lawyer Ron Holthus 4.14 McKee 4-1
18Brother Derek Hendricks 2.33 *Solis 3-1
19Storm Treasure Asmussen 2.20 Flores 50-1
20Flashy Bull McLaughlin 3.00 Smith50-1

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