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What are the best Kentucky Derby post positions for winning?

If you plan on betting on the 2017 Kentucky Derby you will need some valuable data, of course — like what post positions win most of the time at the race.

First, let’s cover the basics, like when is the Kentucky Derby 2017? Below that, you can find historical data of post positions and how they fare in the Kentucky Derby.

2017 Kentucky Derby Details

Where: Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky

Post Time: Saturday, May 6, at 6:34 p.m. ET

Watch: NBC

Live Stream: NBC Sports Live

Post position finishes in the Kentucky Derby since the use of a starting gate in 1930:

POST NO W P S
1 87 8 4 5
2 87 7 5 13
3 87 5 6 8
4 87 5 6 4
5 87 9 8 3
6 87 2 7 3
7 86 6 6 5
8 86 8 5 4
9 83 4 5 8
10 80 9 6 9
11 76 2 5 3
12 72 3 3 3
13 70 5 5 7
14 62 2 5 5
15 55 5 2 1
16 46 4 3 3
17 38 0 1 2
18 30 1 4 0
19 25 1 1 0
20 15 1 0 1
21 2 0 0 0
22 1 0 0 0
23 1 0 0 0

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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 — 9: California Chrome (2014); 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 — 5: Nyquist (2016); Smarty Jones (2004); Forward Pass (1968); Jet Pilot (1947); Burgoo King (1932)

14 — 2: Carry Back (1961); Middleground (1950)

15 — 5: American Pharoah (2015); Orb (2013); Fusaichi Pegasus (2000); Grindstone (1996); Swale (1984)

16 — 4: Animal Kingdom (2011); Monarchos (2001); Charismatic (1999); Thunder Gulch (1995)

17 — None.

18 — 1: Gato Del Sol (1982)

19 — 1: I’ll Have Another (2012)

20 — 1: Bib Brown (2008)