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Kentucky Derby Post Position Winners Since 1900

Post positions for the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby were set on Tuesday, giving horse bettors more to work with for handicapping Saturday’s race. Position #5 has historically performed the best as horses starting from that gate have won the race 14 times since 1900. It just so happens that one of this year’s top contenders, Audible, drew that position, perhaps providing the horse with an additional edge.

Justify, who’s shared time on top of the oddsboard leading up to the race with Mendelssohn, will start in position #7. Horses starting from that gate have won the race eight times since 1900. Right next to Justify in position #6 is another top contender in this year’s race, Good Magic, while Bolt d’Oro, who has the sixth-best odds to win the race, isn’t too far off at position #11.

Here’s the complete order and information for each horse. Below you’ll find the complete history of how many winners each position has produced since 1990. Updated odds and analysis from our horse betting expert Mike Dempsey can be found here.

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2018 Kentucky Derby Post Position and Odds
Post Position Horse Jockey Trainer Odds (as of May 4)
1 Firenze Fire Paco Lopez Jason Servis +6600
2 Free Drop Billy   Robby Albarado Bill Mott +3500
3 Promises Fulfilled Corey Lanerie Dale Romans +5000
4 Flameaway Jose Lezcano Mark Casse +4500
5 Audible Javier Castellano Todd Pletcher +650
6 Good Magic Jose Ortiz Chad Brown +800
7 Justify Mike Smith Bob Baffert +350
8 Lone Sailor James Graham Tom Amoss +5000
9 Hofburg Irad Ortiz Jr. William I. Mott +1500
10 My Boy Jack Kent Desormeaux Keith Desormeaux +1800
11 Bolt d’Oro Victor Espinoza Mick Ruis +850
12 Enticed Junior Alvarado   Kiaran McLaughlin +2500
13 Bravazo Luis Contreras D. Wayne Lukas +6000
14 Mendelssohn Ryan Moore   Aidan O’Brien +350
15 Instilled Regard Drayden Van Dyke Jerry Hollendorfer +6000
16 Magnum Moon Luis Saez Todd Pletcher +750
17 Solomini Flavien Prat Bob Baffert +2200
18 Vino Rosso John Velazquez   Todd Pletcher +1200
19 Noble Indy   Florent Geroux Todd Pletcher +3000
20 Combatant Ricardo Santana Jr. Steve Asmussen +6600

Odds as of May 2 at Bovada

Post Position Winners Since 1900
Post Position Wins
1 12
2 9
3 8
4 11
5 14
6 6
7 8
8 11
9 4
10 10
11 3
12 3
13 5
14 2
15 5
16 4
17 0
18 1
19 1
20 2