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2004 Kentucky Derby Entries

Updated: 04/30/2004

DERBY RESULTS HERE - Smarty Jones wins!

The final line-up for the Derby is now set and a full field of 20 horses has been entered. Since the field was capped at 20 in preference of graded stakes earnings several horses had to be eliminated, including Rock Hard Ten who was favored by many people. There is no also eligible list for the Kentucky Derby, so no additional horses can get in the race at this point. Post positions have been selected and morning line odds assigned with The Cliff's Edge a narrow favorite at 4-1 over Smarty Jones at 9-2.

Below is the list of entrants in post position order with placeholders for odds until they become available. Be sure to click the link on each horse's name to view full info, stats, and a photo where available. A star next to the dosage index indicates a dual qualifier. Now that the entrants are know, more profiles links should be added over the next day or two, so check for updates on your favorite horses. As always, the distance is 1 1/4 miles with a purse of $1 million and all horses carry 126 pounds. The list of all the contenders, including those who didn't make it in the race, is here.

Update: Wimbledon scratched with a leg injury. St. Averil has also just been scratched due to sore feet. This means the one and two holes will say empty and the horses in posts 1 to 8 will move over to fill the gaps while posts 10 and outward will remain in the same places. Program numbers will remain unchanged.

Triple Crown quick links:


1LimehouseTodd Pletcher3.89   Jose Santos30-1
2Song of the SwordJennifer Pedersen1.67   Norberto Arroyo30-1
3Lion HeartPatrick Biancone3.00 *Mike Smith10-1
4Action This DayRichard Mandella1.56 *David Flores30-1
5WimbledonBob Baffert5.00   Jerry Bailey15-1
6Friends LakeJohn Kimmel3.00   Richard Migliore15-1
7Minister EricRichard Mandella4.14   Pat Day30-1
8Master DavidBobby Frankel1.33   Alex Solis12-1
9St. AverilRafael Becerra1.53   Tyler Baze30-1
10ImperialismKristin Mulhall3.00   Kent Desormeaux15-1
11The Cliff's EdgeNick Zito4.00 *Shane Sellers4-1
12BorregoBeau Greely1.40   Victor Espinoza20-1
13BirdstoneNick Zito1.77 *Edgar Prado50-1
14Read the FootnotesRichard Violette Jr.2.00 *Robby Albarado12-1
15Smarty JonesJohn Servis3.40   Stewart Elliott9-2
16CastledaleJeff Mullins1.88   Jose Valdivia Jr.15-1
17Pollard's VisionTodd Pletcher2.33   John Velazquez20-1
18TapitMichael Dickinson1.80   Ramon Dominguez8-1
19Pro PradoBob Holthus1.73   John McKee30-1
20Quintons Gold RushSteve Asmussen3.73   Corey Nakatani20-1

Three-Year-Old Poll 4/26/04
     HORSE                  A-S  STS-1-2-3  PTS  PVS  PROBABLE NEXT START  
 1. Smarty Jones (7)        3-C    4-4-0-0  119   1   5/1 Kentucky Derby   
 2. The Cliff's Edge (3)    3-C    3-1-1-1  104   2   5/1 Kentucky Derby   
 3. Tapit (1)               3-C    2-1-0-0   89   3   5/1 Kentucky Derby   
 4. Master David (1)        3-C    3-1-1-1   58   5   5/1 Kentucky Derby   
 5. Friends Lake (1)        3-C    2-1-0-1   55   4   5/1 Kentucky Derby   
 6. Lion Heart              3-C    2-0-2-0   43   9   5/1 Kentucky Derby   
 7. Imperialism             3-C    4-2-1-0   42   6   5/1 Kentucky Derby   
 8. Borrego                 3-C    3-0-3-0   38   7   5/1 Kentucky Derby   
 9. Read The Footnotes      3-C    2-1-0-0   33  10   5/1 Kentucky Derby   
10. Castledale              3-C    2-1-0-0   28   8   5/1 Kentucky Derby   
Age-Sex: C-colt, G-gelding, F-filly.

Other Horses Receiving Votes: Pollard's Vision-21, Wimbledon-17, Rock Hard Ten-16, Eddington-11, Minister Eric-11, Madcap Escapade-11, Pro Prado-7, Quinton Gold Rush-5, Sinister G-3, Sir Shackleton-2, Limehouse-2

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