KENTUCKY DERBY 140 Post Positions, Morning Line Odds

The 2014 Kentucky Derby is upon us and, like most years, it presents a tremendous challenge for horseplayers. The question I answer about each entrant: is the horse a contender, a borderline player, or a complete toss? I take numerous factors into account to help answer that question.  Look for this analysis here at on Thursday.

The post positions (and program numbers) were drawn Wednesday for the 20-horse field, and here is how the draw turned out:

1. Vicars In Trouble, 30/1

2. Harry’s Holiday, 50/1

3. Uncle Sigh, 30/1

4. Danza, 10/1

5. California Chrome, 5/2 (Favorite)

6. Samraat, 15/1

7. We Miss Artie, 50/1

8. General A Rod, 15/1

9. Vinceremos, 30/1

10. Wildcat Red, 15/1

11. Hoppertunity, 6/1

12. Dance With Fate, 20/1

13. Chitu, 20/1

14. Medal Count, 20/1

15. Tapiture, 15/1

16. Intense Holiday, 12/1

17. Commanding Curve, 50/1

18. Candy Boy, 20/1

19. Ride On Curlin, 15/1

20. Wicked Strong, 8/1


21. Pablo Del Monte, 50/1

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Rich Nilsen is a 19-time qualifier to the National Horseplayers Championship (NHC), an event he has cashed in four times. He was the first player to finish in the top 10 of the NHC twice. A former executive with and a member of the NHC Players’ Committee, Rich is a graduate of the University of Louisville Equine Business Program and is founder of, a site devoted to horse racing education and promotion.

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