The horses of the 2018 Kentucky DerbyArguably, the biggest and most important race of all the races, the Kentucky Derby aka “The Run for the Roses” aka “The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports” aka “The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports” at Churchill Downs officially began on Tuesday morning. Post positions for all twenty horses, along with morning line odds for the race have been released. It is time to get set for this years 145th running of the 2019 Kentucky Derby, folks.

 

There’s plenty to look forward to, but with post positions set there’s a ton to speculate on in the meantime. The favorite to win the race, Omaha Beach got a very favorable draw at No. 12.

POST NUMBER HORSE MORNING LINE ODDS
1 War of Will 20-1
2 Tax 20-1
3 By My Standards 20-1
4 Gray Magician 50-1
5 Improbable 6-1
6 Vekoma 20-1
7 Maximum Security 10-1
8 Tacitus 10-1
9 Plus Que Parfait 30-1
10 Cutting Humor 30-1
11 Haikal 30-1
12 Omaha Beach 4-1
13 Code of Honor 15-1
14 Win Win Win 15-1
15 Master Fencer 50-1
16 Game Winner 5-1
17 Roadster 6-1
18 Long Range Toddy 30-1
19 Spinoff 30-1
20 Country House 30-1

 

If you need a refresher on the twenty horses, you can find them here along with info on the jockeys and trainers. Omaha Beach is the odds-on favorite.

Omaha Beach

  • Jockey: Mike Smith
  • Trainer: Richard E. Mandella

Roadster

  • Jockey: Florent Geroux
  • Trainer: Bob Baffert

Improbable

  • Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr.
  • Trainer: Bob Baffert

Maximum Security

  • Jockey: Luis Saez
  • Trainer: Jason Servis

Game Winner

  • Jockey: Joel Rosario
  • Trainer: Bob Baffert

Tacitus

  • Jockey: Jose Ortiz
  • Trainer: William I. Mott

By My Standards

  • Jockey: Gabriel Saez
  • Trainer: W. Bret Calhoun

War of Will

  • Jockey: Tyler Gaffalione
  • Trainer: Mark E. Casse

Code of Honor

  • Jockey: John Velasquez
  • Trainer: Claude R. McGaughey III

Vekoma

  • Jockey: Javier Castellano
  • Trainer: George Weaver

Spinoff

  • Jockey: Manny Franco
  • Trainer: Todd A. Pletcher

Win Win Win

  • Jockey: Julian Pimentel
  • Trainer: Michael J. Trombetta

Haikal

  • Jockey: Rajiv Maragh
  • Trainer: Kiaran P. McLaughlin

Long Range Toddy

  • Jockey: Jon Court
  • Trainer: Steven M. Asmussen

Cutting Humor

  • Jockey: Unknown as of Monday morning
  • Trainer: Todd A. Pletcher

Tax

  • Jockey: Junior Alvarado
  • Trainer: Danny Gargen

Country House

  • Jockey: Flavien Prat
  • Trainer: William I. Mott

Gray Magician

  • Jockey: Unknown as of Monday morning
  • Trainer: Peter Miller

Master Fencer

  • Jockey: Julien Leparoux
  • Trainer: Koichi Tsunada

Plus Que Parfait

  • Jockey: Ricardo Santana Jr.
  • Trainer: Brendan P. Walsh

 

 

There is a lot to pay attention in this race. There is potential history that can take place.

  • Bob Baffert can tie the record for most career Kentucky Derby wins by a trainer. This year, he has three strong contenders who can win this race.

 

  • Baffert, who has won five Derbies, one shy of the record set by Ben Jones. He saddles three of the four favorites in the latest 2019 Kentucky Derby odds. Breeders’ Cup Juvenile champ Game Winner (5-1), Arkansas Derby runner-up Improbable (6-1) and Santa Anita Derby winner Roadster (6-1).
  • The 2019 Kentucky Derby favorite is Richard Mandella-trained Omaha Beach, who has won three straight races. Omaha Beach, who will be ridden by Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith.

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