LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Churchill Downs held its post position draw for the 146th Kentucky Derby this morning. Eighteen horses will break out of the starting gate Saturday.
What You Need To Know
- Post positions determined for 146th Kentucky Derby
- Derby to run Saturday, Sept. 5
- Positions for Oaks drawn yesterday
- No fans at either race
The positions are as follows:
At post 17, Tiz the Law is the morning line favorite with 3-5 odds. Honor A.P. and Authentic will flank Tiz the Law at posts 16 and 18, respectively.
"I like being on the outside, I didn’t particularly want to be out that far but he seems to handle everything that’s thrown at him so we’ll just have to leave it up to him. It gives you a chance, if you have any speed at all, it gives you a chance to get a better position, said Tiz the Law's trainer Barclay Tagg.
No horse has won the Derby from post 17.
"I just put those kind of things out of my mind. There are a lot of horses who didn’t win the Derby so frankly I’m not that worried about it," Tagg said.
To determine each horse's position, Churchill Downs conducted a traditonal "pill pull" where entry blanks are pulled along with a numbered pill. Post positions for the Longines Kentucky Oaks were determined yesteray morning.
The post position draw is usually a packed event; however, the coronavirus forced the draw to only allow owners and trainers inside this year.
The Kentucky Derby will run at a near-empty Churchill Downs Saturday, Sept. 5 with a post time of 7:01 p.m.