Kentucky Derby order of finish

LOUISVILLE — Complete order of finish for the 141st Kentucky Derby:

  1. American Pharoah
  2. Firing Line
  3. Dortmund
  4. Frosted
  5. Danzig Moon
  6. Materiality
  7. Keen Ice
  8. Mubtaahij
  9. Itsaknockout
  10. Carpe Diem
  11. Frammento
  12. Bolo
  13. Mr. Z
  14. Ocho Ocho Ocho
  15. Far Right
  16. War Story
  17. Tencendur
  18. Upstart
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Updated Kentucky Derby odds

LOUISVILLE — Kentucky Derby odds as of 4:15 p.m.

  • 1-Ocho Ocho Ocho 24-1
  • 2-Carpe Diem 7-1
  • 3-Materality 14-1
  • 4-Tencendur 52-1
  • 5-Danzig Moon 20-1
  • 6-Mubtaahij 12-1
  • 7-El Kabeir scratched
  • 8-Dortmund 4-1
  • 9-Bolo 31-1
  • 10-Firing Line 8-1
  • 11-Stanford scratched
  • 12-International Star scratched
  • 13-Itsaknockout 28-1
  • 14-Keen Ice 40-1
  • 15-Frosted 9-1
  • 16-War Story 40-1
  • 17-Mr. Z 31-1
  • 18-American Pharoah 3-1
  • 19-Upstart 21-1
  • 20-Far Right 37-1
  • 21-Frammento 78-1

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Recent history of Kentucky Derby post positions


LOUISVILLE — With the Kentucky Derby now down to 18 horses, thanks to the Saturday morning scratch of International Star, let’s look at the recent history of the post positions.

Over the last 20 years, the No. 5 post and the No. 16 post have produced the most Kentucky Derby winners with four each.

Out of the No. 5 hole, Silver Charm won in 1997, War Emblem in 2002, Funny Cide in 2003 and California Chrome last year. Danzig Moon has the No. 5 post this year.

Out of the No. 16 hole, Thunder Gulch won in 1995, Charismatic won in 1999, Monarchos won in 2001 and Animal Kingdom won in 2011. Upstart has the No. 16 post this year.

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Kentucky Derby down to 18 horses

LOUISVILLE — Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s International Star, winner of the Louisiana Derby, has scratched from the Kentucky Derby because of a quarter crack.

The No. 1 post will remain open and the horses on the outside will slide down one spot. Program numbers will remain the same. This will be the first Kentucky Derby with less than 19 horses since Smarty Jones beat 17 challengers in 2004.

Update: Ramsey comments on International Star scratch

Related: International Star could be cherry on top for Ramsey

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Kentucky Derby links for Kentucky Derby 141


Kentucky Derby links for Saturday:

Dortmund edges American Pharoah in the Herald-Leader’s Derby predictions.

A changed Bob Baffert appreciates it more, says my column. “”I’ve become a big baby,” Baffert said. “I told Jill, ‘What’s happening to me?’ I think when they put those stents in me they put something else in there.”

Martin Garcia is the one man who may know how this duel plays out, writes Alicia Wincze Hughes of the Herald-Leader. “Jockey Martin Garcia won’t publicly crack either on the debate over who is better, the reigning juvenile champion or his unblemished stablemate. It is his hands and seat, however, that have the greatest insight into the most debated topic leading up to the first leg of the Triple Crown.”

It’s a world class field for this Kentucky Derby, reports the Courier-Journal.

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Kentucky Derby odds after Friday’s wagering

LOUISVILLE — Here are the Kentucky Derby odds after Friday’s advanced wagering.

  • 1-Ocho Ocho Ocho 28-1
  • 2-Carpe Diem 7-1
  • 3-Materality 17-1
  • 4-Tencendur 61-1
  • 5-Danzig Moon 19-1
  • 6-Mubtaahij 16-1
  • 7-El Kabeir scratched
  • 8-Dortmund 9-2
  • 9-Bolo 48-1
  • 10-Firing Line 10-1
  • 11-Stanford scratched
  • 12-International Star 19-1
  • 13-Itsaknockout 35-1
  • 14-Keen Ice 29-1
  • 15-Frosted 9-1
  • 16-War Story 43-1
  • 17-Mr. Z 27-1
  • 18-American Pharoah 5-2
  • 19-Upstart 32-1
  • 20-Far Right 42-1
  • 21-Frammento 99-1
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Video: Bob Baffert has his fingers crossed

LOUISVILLE — Bob Baffert is lucky guy. The three-time Kentucky Derby winner trains this year’s top two choices in American Pharoah and Dortmund. Baffert is also on pins and needles. Four more days until the race and he hopes everything continues to go well.

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Video: Carla Gaines on working with horses

LOUISVILLE — It is Kentucky Derby week, which means I’m spending time at Churchill Downs this week. Tuesday morning, I talked with Carla Gaines, trainer of Bolo. Gaines would be the 14th female trainer to enter a horse in the Derby. No female trainer has ever won the race. Shelly Riley came closest with Casual Lies, who finished second to Lil E. Tee in 1992.

Gaines was a psychologist/counselor for two years before taking some time off to work with her first love, thoroughbreds. She never returned to counseling.

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Report: A 30-second shot clock likely for college hoops

NCAA Rules Committee Chairman Rick Byrd told Andy Katz on Monday that the shot clock in college basketball is likely to be reduced from 35 seconds to 30 seconds.

“It’s pretty evident a lot more coaches are leaning that way,” said Byrd, the head coach at OVC member Belmont.

The rules committee is scheduled to meet May 12 to 15 in Indianapolis.

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BBL: Florida avoids sweep with win over UK baseball

Big Blue Links for Monday:

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