Kentucky Derby post time, betting odds, lineup (3/6/2017)
Published 11:04 am Wednesday, May 3, 2017
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Classic Empire has been made the early 5-1 favorite for the Kentucky Derby, with just four of the 20 horses listed at single digits.
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2017 Kentucky Derby Post Time: Saturday, May 6, at 6:34 p.m. ET
Live Stream: NBC Sports Live
The colt Classic Empire will break from the No. 14 post on Saturday. Just two horses have won the Derby out of there. The last was Carry Back in 1961.
Trained by Mark Casse, Classic Empire won the Arkansas Derby and was last year’s champion 2-year-old.
Always Dreaming and McCraken are the co-second choices at 5-1. Trained by Todd Pletcher, Always Dreaming drew the No. 5 post, which has produced nine Derby winners, most recently California Chrome in 2014. Blue Grass Stakes winner McCraken will break from the No. 15 hole.
Irish War Cry is listed at 6-1 odds and drew the No. 17 post. No horse has ever won from that post.
Field for Saturday’s 143nd Kentucky Derby, with post position, horse’s name, jockey’s name and opening odds:
|1. Lookin At Lee||Corey||Lanerie||20-1|
|2. Thunder Snow||Christophe||Soumillon||20-1|
|3. Fast and Accurate||Channing||Hill||50-1|
|5. Always Dreaming||John||Velazquez||5-1|
|6. State of Honor||Jose||Lezcano||30-1|
|11. Battle of Midway||Flavien||Prat||30-1|
|13. J Boys Echo||Luis||Saez||20-1|
|14. Classic Empire||Julien||Leparoux||4-1|
|17. Irish War Cry||Rajiv||Maragh||6-1|
|19. Practical Joke||Joel||Rosario||20-1|
|AE. Royal Mo||Gary||Stevens||20-1|
|AE. Master Plan||John||Velazquez||50-1|
Trainers (by post position): 1, Steve Asmussen. 2, Saeed bin Suroor. 3, Michael Maker. 4, Steve Asmussen. 5, Todd Pletcher. 6, Mark Casse. 7, Joe Sharp. 8, Steve Asmussen. 9, Doug O’Neill. 10, Antion Sano. 11, Jerry Hollander. 12, Keith Desormeaux. 13, Dale Romans. 14, Mark Casse. 15, Ian Wilkes. 16, Todd Pletcher. 17, Graham Motion. 18, John Shirreffs. 19, Chad Brown. 20, Todd Pletcher. AE1, John Shirreffs. AE2, Todd Pletcher.
Owners (by post position): 1, L and N Racing, Inc. 2, Godolphin. 3, Kendall Hansen. 4, Michael Langford. 5, Brooklyn Boyz Stables. 6, Conrad Farms. 7, Brad Grady. 8, Calumet Farm. 9, Reddam Racing LLC. 10, Peacock Stables LLC. 11, Fox Hill Farms, Inc. 12, Calumet Farm. 13, Albaugh Family Stables LLC. 14, John Oxley. 15, Whitham Thoroughbred LLC. 16, Bridlewood Farm, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Robert LaPenta. 17, Isabelle de Tomaso. 18, Mr. & Mrs. Jerome Moss. 19, Klaravich Stables Inc. and William Lawrence. 20, Calumet Farm. AE1, Mr. & Mrs. Jerome Moss. AE2, Al Shaqab Racing, WinStar Farm LLC and China Horse Club.
Weights: 126 pounds. Distance: 1 1-4 miles. Purse: $2,000,000. First place: $1,631,000. Second place: $400,000. Third place: $200,000. Fourth place: $100,000. Fifth place: $60,000. Post time: 6:34 p.m. EDT