The 2011 Kentucky Derby will be held on May 7, with a post time of 6:24 p.m. Here are all 20 post positions for this year's race.
No. 1: Archarcharch (Jon Court)
Archarcharch is in a tough spot on the rail. It can easily be boxed in, ruining its chances of winning.
No. 2: Brilliant Speed (Joel Rosario)
Rosario will be making his second appearance in the Derby after finishing fourth a year ago with Make Music for Me.
No. 3: Twice The Appeal (Calvin Borel)
Borel might be the most well-known jockey in the sport. He has been a part of two straight Derby wins and three of four overall. He doesn't have a great horse this year and another win would be a surprise.
No. 4: Stay Thirsty (Ramon Dominguez)
With 20-1 odds, Stay Thirsty having the fourth position doesn't help or hurt. Much like Twice The Appeal, a win would be a surprise.
No. 5: Decisive Moment (Kerwin Clark)
This is another horse that is just here hoping to pull off the upset. Clark is a veteran jockey, but will be making his first Derby appearance.
No. 6: Comma to the Top (Patrick Valenzuela)
This horse won two races in late 2010 and has an experienced jockey. Valenzuela won two legs of the Triple Crown in 1989.
No. 7: Pants on Fire (Anna Napravnik)
Napravnik become a known commodity in 2005 and will race in her first Kentucky Derby. The horse won the Louisiana Derby in March but is still at 20-1 odds.
No. 8: Dialed In (Julien Leparoux)
The odds on favorite is in a great position in the eight spot. At 4-1 odds, this Nick Zito trained horse is looking to win it all.
No. 9: Derby Kitten (Javier Castellano)
Derby Kitten is the first of four straight long shots in the race.
No. 10: Twinspired (Mike Smith)
Smith won the 2005 Derby, but doesn't have as talented a horse as he did then (Giacomo).
No. 11: Master Of Hounds (Garrett Gomez)
Gomez has appeared in nine Derby's but has not finished higher than second.
No. 12: Santiva (Shaun Bridgmohan)
This Jamaican jockey has experience, but Santiva was last seen finishing ninth at the Toyota Blue Grass in April.
No. 13: Mucho Macho Man (Rajiv Maragh)
Maragh is a son of a jockey and could have a long career. The horse is at 12-1 odds and finished third at the Louisiana Derby in March. This is a good post for him to make a move.
No. 14: Shackleford (Jesus Castanon)
Castanon is making his Derby debut and has won numerous races over his career. This post is one that could work well for the horse with 12-1 odds.
No. 15: Midnight Interlude (Victor Espinoza)
The horse won it's only race of the year at the Santa Anita Derby and has a favorable post position to move towards the front.
No. 16: Animal Kingdom (Robby Albarado)
This veteran has won over 4,200 races in his career, but his horse is a long shot to win.
No. 17: Soldat (Alan Garcia)
Garcia is a third generation jockey making his second Derby appearance. At 12-1 odds, Garcia has a chance to win the big race.
*No. 18: Uncle Mo (John Velasquez)
It was announced on May 6 that Uncle Mo will not run in the Derby.
No. 19: Nehro (Corey Nakatani)
At 6-1, this horse also has the speed to get where it needs to go and will give Uncle Mo and Dialed In a run for their money.
No. 20: Watch Me Go (Rafael Bejarano)
The Peruvian will be making his Derby debut on who finished sixth in its last race in April.
Written By Rana G on Thursday, May 5, 2011 | 11:15 AM
Posted by Rana G at 11:15 AM