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Kentucky Derby 2024 post positions, odds, preview

The 2024 Kentucky Derby is less than a week away and excitement is in the air.

The post positions were drawn on Saturday — one week before the 150th running of the annual horse race — for the first time in its history. The drawing for each horse’s respective starting gate took place at the newly renovated paddock at Churchill Downs. While these positions don’t guarantee success, some (Post 5 and Post 10) have produced more winners than others. The 2023 winner, Mage, began the race from Post 8.

The Kentucky Derby kicks off the triple crown as the annual first leg. The festivities at Churchill Downs are followed by the Preakness Stakes on May 18 and the Belmont Stakes shortly after in early June.

Here are the post positions for each horse, their jockeys and the race odds:

2024 Kentucky Derby post positions and odds

1. Dornoch, Luis Saez (+2000)

2. Sierra Leone, Tyler Gaffalione (+300)

3. Mystik Dan, Brian Hernandez Jr. (+2000)

4. Catching Freedom, Flavien Prat (+800)

5. Catalytic, Jose Ortiz (+3000)

6. Just Steel, Keith Asmussen (+2000)

7. Honor Marie, Ben Curtis (+2000)

8. Just a Touch, Florent Geroux (+1000)

9. Encino, Axel Concepcion (+2000)

10. T O Password, Kazushi Kimura (+3000)

11. Forever Young, Ryusei Sakai (+1000)

12. Track Phantom, Joel Rosario (+2000)

13. West Saratoga, Jesus Castanon (+5000)

14. Endlessly, Umberto Rispoli (+3000)

15. Domestic Product, Irad Ortiz Jr. (+3000)

16. Grand Mo the First, Emisael Jaramillo (+5000)

17. Fierceness, John Velazquez (+250)

18. Stronghold, Antonio Fresu (+2000)

19. Resilience, Junior Alvarado (+2000)

20. Society Man, Frankie Dettori (+5000)

The 150th annual Kentucky Derby takes place on Saturday, May 4, at 5:57 p.m. CT. It’ll stream live on NBC and Peacock with coverage starting at 1:30 p.m. CT.

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