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2014 Derby Draw Recap

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Updated: 4/30 7:15 pm
The Derby post position draw is set.

Some of the highlights at some of the key spots include California Chrome...the early 5-2 favorite coming out of the five hole.

Wildcat Red drew the ten spot today.  Statistically, that's the best shot at winning the Run for the Roses.  But the last time a horse won from the 10 was Giacomo back in 2005.

Last year's winner, Orb, came out of the 13 hole.  Chitu will be in that gate this time around for trainer Bob Baffert.

I'll Have Another took home the first leg of the Triple Crown in 2012, the only horse to ever win it from the 19th gate in 23 tries that spot has been filled.

Ride on Curlin will come out of that hole this year with Calvin Borel aboard.

One more quick note...the last horse to win out of the one hole was Ferdinand back in 1986.  Rosie Napravnik will try to make the trip this year from that gate.  The last time a horse in the one hole finished in the money was back in 1988

How does Napravnik feel about her mount, Vicar's in Trouble and the one spot?  That answer in the video.

More notes from Churchill Downs:

The starting gate at Churchill Downs, made by United Pruett, accommodates 14 horses and has a six-stall “auxiliary starting gate” addition that can be attached.

For the Kentucky Derby, the two sections are joined which enables the doors of each division to open simultaneously at the press of a button by Churchill Downs’ starter Scott Jordan.

Once horses and jockeys make it to the starting gate, they’re well-protected. All starting gates at Churchill Downs are outfitted with high-quality foam padding from
Best Pad™, a leading innovator of safety products for the horse racing industry.

This seamless padding is applied to all metal surfaces of the starting gate, including front and rear poles, face plates, handrails, superstructure, and pontoons. The use of safety padding protects both jockeys and horses from injury as they begin each race.

Post positions shall be determined by a nontransferable lot number being drawn for each horse named as a starter at the Closing. The lot number drawn for each
starter shall determine the post position of such starter. Horses having common ties through ownership or training shall each be treated separately for purposes of
determining post position.

In the event of one or more scratches after the determination of post positions and prior to the Scratch Deadline, then (i) starters with post positions higher than
the post position of the scratched starter will be moved to the next lowest empty post position (i.e., toward the inside rail of the race track) and (ii) the Also Eligible
Horse that becomes a starter (if any) will receive the lowest post position available after the post positions of the other starters have been moved as provided above.

In the event one or more scratches occur after the Scratch Deadline, no Also Eligible Horses will be permitted to start and the post positions shall be moved, without changing the order of the starters, as determined by the stewards and CDI to be in the best interests of the safety of the race participants. Post positions shall be moved for each scratch that occurs so that there are no empty post positions in-between horses at the start of the Kentucky Derby. Detailed rules governing the post-position draw process are available from the Racing Secretary’s office and will be distributed prior to the Closing.

Post Positions (since the use of a starting gate in 1930):
Post Record Win% ITM% Avg. Finish Last Winner Last ITM Last Top 5
1 84-8-4-5 9.5% 20.2% 7.99 Ferdinand (1986) Risen Star (3rd, 1988) Sedgefield (5th, 2007)
2 84-7-5-13 8.3% 29.8% 7.60 Affirmed (1978) Revolutionary (3rd, 2013) Revolutionary (3rd, 2013)
3 84-5-6-8 6.0% 22.6% 8.04 Real Quiet (1998) Golden Soul (2nd, 2013) Golden Soul (2nd, 2013)
4 84-5-6-3 6.0% 16.7% 8.36 Super Saver (2010) Super Saver (1st, 2010) Normandy Invasion (4th, 2013)
5 84-8-8-2 9.5% 21.4% 7.49 Funny Cide (2003) Dullahan (3rd, 2012) Mylute (5th, 2013)
6 84-2-7-3 2.4% 14.3% 9.23 Sea Hero (1993) Bodemeister (2nd, 2012) Bodemeister (2nd, 2012)
7 83-6-6-4 7.2% 19.3% 7.52 Street Sense (2007) Street Sense (1st, 2007) Papa Clem (4th, 2009)
8 83-8-5-4 9.6% 20.5% 8.13 Mine That Bird (2009) Mine That Bird (1st, 2009) Creative Cause (5th, 2012)
9 80-4-4-8 5.0% 20.0% 8.55 Riva Ridge (1972) Pleasant Tap (3rd, 1990) Make Music For Me (4th, 2010)
10 77-9-6-9 11.7% 31.2% 7.30 Giacomo (2005) Paddy O’Prado (3rd, 2010) Paddy O’Prado (3rd, 2010)
11 73-2-4-3 2.7% 12.3% 8.82 Winning Colors (1988) Empire Maker (2nd, 2003) Master of Hounds (5th, 2011)
12 69-3-3-3 4.3% 13.0% 9.13 Canonero II (1971) Afleet Alex (3rd, 2005) Afleet Alex (3rd, 2005)
13 67-4-5-7 6.0% 23.9% 8.04 Smarty Jones (2004) Mucho Macho Man (3rd, 2011) Went the Day Well (4th, 2012)
14 59-2-5-5 3.4% 20.3% 8.92 Carry Back (1961) Impeachment (3rd, 2000) Shackleford (4th, 2011)
15 52-4-2-1 7.7% 13.5% 10.17 Orb (2013) Orb (1st, 2013) Orb (1st, 2013)
16 42-4-2-3 9.5% 21.4% 9.17 Animal Kingdom (2011) Animal Kingdom (1st, 2011) Animal Kingdom (1st, 2011)
17 35-0-1-2 0.0% 8.6% 10.54 Forty Niner (2nd, 1988) Don’t Get Mad (4th, 2005)
18 27-1-4-0 3.7% 18.5% 8.70 Gato Del Sol (1982) Nehro (2nd, 2011) Nehro (2nd, 2011)
19 23-1-1-0 4.3% 8.7% 12.17 I’ll Have Another (2012) I’ll Have Another (1st, 2012) I’ll Have Another (1st, 2012)
20 14-1-0-1 7.1% 14.3% 10.57 Big Brown (2008) Big Brown (1st, 2008) Big Brown (1st, 2008)
21 2-0-0-0 0.0% 0.0% 13.50
22 1-0-0-0 0.0% 0.0% 8.00
23 1-0-0-0 0.0% 0.0% 7.00
Post Position Winners (since the use of a starting gate in 1930):
1 8: Ferdinand (1986); Chateaugay (1963); Needles (1956); Hill Gail (1952); Citation (1948); Gallahadion (1940); Lawrin (1938); War Admiral (1937)
2 7: Affirmed (1978); Bold Forbes (1976); Cannonade (1974); Dust Commander (1970); Tim Tam (1958); Ponder (1949) Assault (1946)
3 5: Real Quiet (1998); Alysheba (1987); Spectacular Bid (1979); Foolish Pleasure (1975); Shut Out (1942)
4 5: Super Saver (2010); Seattle Slew (1977); Decidedly (1962); Pensive (1944); Whirlaway (1941)
5 8: Funny Cide (2003); War Emblem (2002); Silver Charm (1997); Strike the Gold (1991); Count Fleet (1943); Johnstown (1939); Bold Venture (1936); Twenty Grand (1931)
6 2: Sea Hero (1993); Iron Liege (1957)
7 6: Street Sense (2007); Pleasant Colony (1981); Proud Clarion (1967); Northern Dancer (1964); Determine (1954); Gallant Fox (1930)
8 8: Mine That Bird (2009); Barbaro (2006); Go for Gin (1994); Unbridled (1990); Majestic Prince (1969); Lucky Debonair (1965); Swaps (1955); Cavalcade (1934)
9 4: Riva Ridge (1972); Venetian Way (1960); Tomy Lee (1959); Count Turf (1951)
10 9: Giacomo (2005); Lil E. Tee (1992); Sunday Silence (1989); Spend a Buck (1985); Sunny’s Halo (1983); Genuine Risk (1980); Secretariat (1973); Dark Star (1953); Omaha (1935)
11 2: Winning Colors (1988); Brokers Tip (1933)
12 3: Canonero II (1971); Kauai King (1966); Hoop Jr. (1945)
13 3: Smarty Jones (2004); Forward Pass (1968); Jet Pilot (1947); Burgoo King (1932)
14 2: Carry Back (1961); Middleground (1950)
15 4: Orb (2013); Fusaichi Pegasus (2000); Grindstone (1996); Swale (1984)
16 4: Animal Kingdom (2011); Monarchos (2001); Charismatic (1999); Thunder Gulch (1995)
17 0
18 1: Gato Del Sol (1982)
19 1: I’ll Have Another (2012)
20 1: Big Brown (2008)
21 0
22 0
23 0
Post Position Winners (since the use of a starting gate in 1930):
Post Record Win% ITM%
Posts 1-14 1,095-73-74-77 6.7% 20.5%
Posts 15-23 (Aux.) 197-11-10-7 5.6% 14.2%
Posts 1-10 827-62-57-59 7.5% 21.5%
Posts 11-23 465-22-27-25 4.7% 15.9%
Posts 1-4 336-25-21-29 7.4% 22.3%
Posts 5-8 334-24-26-13 7.2% 18.9%
Posts 9-12 299-18-17-24 6.0% 19.4%
Posts 13-16 220-14-14-16 6.4% 20.0%
Posts 17-23 103-3-6-3 2.9% 11.7%
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