WKU Public Radio News Staff
Thu May 2, 2013
Post Positions Set for 139th Running of the Kentucky Derby
The early favorite for Saturday’s Kentucky Derby is Orb at 7 to 2. Trained by Shug McGaughey, Orb drew post position number 16 Wednesday evening at Churchill Downs.
The second favorite is Verrazano at 4 to 1. He’ll run from post position number 14.
Verrazano is one of five Derby starters trained by Todd Pletcher.
The third choice, at 5-1, is Goldencents, trained by Doug O’Neill, who won last year with I’ll Have Another.
O’Neill says and the horse’s owners are pleased that Goldencents will break from the number eight post.
A full field of 20 horses is entered for Saturday’s Kentucky Derby.