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2014 Kentucky Derby Entries


The 2014 Kentucky Derby trophy

Kentucky Derby Poll
Who will win the 2014 Kentucky Derby?

California Chrome
Candy Boy
Chitu
Commanding Curve
Dance With Fate
Danza
General A Rod
Harry's Holiday
Hoppertunity
Intense Holiday
Ride On Curlin
Samraat
Social Inclusion
Tapiture
Uncle Sigh
Vicar's in Trouble
Vinceremos
We Miss Artie
Wicked Strong
Wildcat Red
Other

Updated: 05/02/2014

On Wednesday at 5pm, final entries were taken and post positions were drawn for the 139th 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 Pablo Del Monte 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 a couple of years ago. After the numbers were drawn, handicapper Mike Battaglia announced the morning line. As expected, West Coast invader California Chrome is the 5-2 favorite out of post 5, coming to Kentucky off a 4 race winning streak including the San Felipe (G2) and Santa Anita Derby (G1). Regular rider Victor Espinoza gets the call for trainer Art Sherman. In to challenge him include 6-1 second choice Hoppertunity out of the 11 hole, second in the Santa Anita Derby (G1) after winning the Rebel (G2) for trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Mike Smith, and 8-1 third choice Wicked Strong, who drew the far outside 20 post and won the Wood Memorial (G1) for his final prep. Rajiv Maragh gets the call for trainer Jimmy Jerkens.

Update: Hoppertunity was scratched on Thursday morning due to a bruised left front foot which allowed Pablo Del Monte in the race. His trainer ultimately decided not to let him start, so only a field of 19 now. Everyone from post 12 and out will move in one space. The morning line was changed after this and I have updated it below.

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 will be available here. (scroll down to find the Derby horses for the link) The Kentucky Derby goes off at 6:24pm ET, carded as Race 11 of a 14-race card on Saturday May 3rd.

Triple Crown quick links:

PostHorseTrainerDosageJockeyM/L Odds
1Vicar's in TroubleMike Maker5.00  Rosie Napravnik30-1
2Harry's HolidayMike Maker2.00  Corey Lanerie50-1
3Uncle SighGary Contessa3.00  Irad Ortiz Jr.30-1
4DanzaTodd Pletcher3.00  Joe Bravo8-1
5California ChromeArt Sherman3.40  Victor Espinoza5-2
6SamraatRick Violette Jr.1.22  Jose Ortiz15-1
7We Miss ArtieTodd Pletcher3.00   *Javier Castellano50-1
8General A RodMike Maker2.00  Joel Rosario15-1
9VinceremosTodd Pletcher7.00  Joe Rocco Jr.30-1
10Wildcat RedJose Garrofalo5.67  Luis Saez15-1
11HoppertunityBob Baffert2.64  Mike SmithSCR
12Dance With FatePeter Eurton1.91  *Corey Nakatani20-1
13ChituBob Baffert2.56  Martin Garcia20-1
14Medal CountDale Romans2.13  Robby Albarado20-1
15TapitureSteve Asmussen3.00   *Ricardo Santana Jr.12-1
16Intense HolidayTodd Pletcher3.80  John Velazquez8-1
17Commanding CurveDallas Stewart2.14  Sean Bridgmohan50-1
18Candy BoyJohn Sadler1.67  Gary Stevens15-1
19Ride On CurlinBilly Gowan3.44  Calvin Borel15-1
20Wicked StrongJames Jerkens2.27  Rajiv Maragh6-1
21Pablo Del MonteWesley Ward1.29  Jeffrey SanchezSCR

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