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2012 Kentucky Derby Entries


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Who will win the 2012 Kentucky Derby?

Alpha
Bodemeister
Creative Cause
Daddy Long Legs
Daddy Nose Best
Done Talking
Dullahan
El Padrino
Gemologist
Hansen
I'll Have Another
Liaison
My Adonis
Optimizer
Prospective
Rousing Sermon
Sabercat
Take Charge Indy
Trinniberg
Union Rags
Went the Day Well

Date: 05/02/2012

On Wednesday at 5pm, final entries were taken and post positions were drawn for the 138th running of the $2 million Kentucky Derby (G1). A full field of 20 three-year-olds will go 1 1/4 miles on Saturday at Churchill Downs. 21 horses were entered, with My Adonis getting in as an also eligible who will draw in the race if someone scratches by 9am Friday.

Unlike the "draft draw" held for several years, Churchill Downs reverted back to the traditional double-blind draw last year and again this year. After the numbers were drawn, handicapper Mike Battaglia announced the morning line. Arkansas Derby winner Bodemeister was set as favorite at 4-1 with Florida Derby third place finisher Union Rags second choice at 9-2. There was a bit of drama as the last two post positions to be drawn were 1 and 14 with only Hansen and Daddy Long Legs left. There was a lot of cheering when 1 came up and it went to Daddy Long Legs, giving Hansen the 14 hole. There was no comment from the connections of Daddy Long Legs, as nobody was available.

Below is the field listed in post position order with morning line odds. 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.

The Kentucky Derby will be televised on NBC from 4-7:00pm EDT but you can watch most of the Derby card on NBC Sports Network from 11:00am-4:00pm. Free past performances for the Kentucky Derby are available from BRISnet.com. The Kentucky Derby goes off at 6:24pm ET, carded as Race 11 of a 13-race card on Saturday May 5th.

Triple Crown quick links:

PostHorseTrainerDosageJockeyM/L Odds
1Daddy Long LegsAidan O'Brien 2.43  Colm O'Donoghue 30-1
2OptimizerD. Wayne Lukas 3.24  Jon Court50-1
3Take Charge IndyPatrick Byrne 3.00  Calvin Borel 15-1
4Union RagsMichael Matz 2.14 *Julien Leparoux 9-2
5DullahanDale Romans 4.20  Kent Desormeaux 8-1
6BodemeisterBob Baffert 3.00  Mike Smith 4-1
7Rousing SermonJerry Hollendorfer 2.60 *Joe Talamo 50-1
8Creative CauseMike Harrington 1.43 *Joel Rosario 12-1
9TrinnibergBisnath Parboo 3.00  Willie Martinez 50-1
10Daddy Nose BestSteve Asmussen 2.43  Garrett Gomez15-1
11AlphaKiaran McLaughlin 1.67  Rajiv Maragh 15-1
12ProspectiveMark Casse 3.36  Luis Contreras 30-1
13Went the Day WellGraham Motion 1.91  John Velazquez 20-1
14HansenMike Maker 3.50 *Ramon Dominguez 10-1
15GemologistTodd Pletcher 2.73 *Javier Castellano 6-1
16El PadrinoTodd Pletcher 2.60  Rafael Bejarano 20-1
17Done TalkingHamilton Smith 2.33  Sheldon Russell50-1
18SabercatSteve Asmussen 2.73 *Corey Nakatani 30-1
19I'll Have AnotherDoug O'Neill 2.11  Mario Gutierrez 12-1
20LiaisonBob Baffert 3.00 *Martin Garcia50-1
AEMy AdonisKelly Breen 2.67  E.J. Trujillo 50-1

Triple Crown Index

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