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horse racing kentucky derby2021 Kentucky Derby Entries

Date: 4/27/2021

Results are here!

The 147th running of the $3 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1), the "Run for the Roses" featuring the best 3-year-olds of 2021, is back on the first Saturday in May this year after being postponed to September due to the corona virus pandemic last year. Fans will be allowed in this year, although numbers will be limited to 50% capacity. Entries closed on Tuesday April 27 and a full field of 20 was draw with no also eligibles. As expected, undefeated Essential Quality, winner of the Southwest Stakes (G3) and Blue Grass Stakes (G2), was set as the morning line favorite at 2-1 from post 14. Next to him in post 15 is Rock Your World, also undefeated so far and winner of the Santa Anita Derby (G1), who is second choice at 5-1. There is no auxilliary gate anymore after the debut of the 20 horse starting gate in last year's running.
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Drawing the posts for the Kentucky Derby

Below is a list of the entries with their post position, trainer, jockey, morning line odds, and dosage index. Free past performances are available here and here (look for Essential Quality). Each horse names links to a profile with lots of info and a photo. Entries for the entire Kentucky Derby card can be found on Equibase.

Update: King Fury is scratched as of Friday afternoon after spiking a fever.

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Who will win the 2021 Kentucky Derby?

Caddo River
Dynamic One
Essential Quality
Hidden Stash
Highly Motivated
Hot Rod Charlie
King Fury
Known Agenda
Like the King
Medina Spirit
Midnight Bourbon
O Besos
Rock Your World
Soup and Sandwich
Super Stock
Brooklyn Strong

1Known AgendaTodd Pletcher1.44Irad Ortiz Jr.6-1
2Like the KingWesley Ward4.12Drayden Van Dyke50-1
3Brooklyn StrongDaniel Velazque3.00Umberto Rispoli50-1
4KeepmeinmindRobertino Diodoro3.80David Cohen.50-1
5SainthoodTodd Pletcher1.55Cory Lanerie50-1
6O BesosGreg Foley3.57Marcelino Pedroza20-1
7MandalounBrad Cox3.00Florent Geroux15-1
8Medina SpiritBob Baffert2.20John Velazquez15-1
9Hot Rod CharlieDoug O'Neill3.00Flavien Prat8-1
10Midnight BourbonSteve Asmussen2.50Mike Smith20-1
11Dynamic OneTodd Pletcher2.69Jose Ortiz20-1
12HeliumMark Casse3.00Julien Leparoux50-1
13Hidden StashVicki Oliver3.67Rafael Bejarano50-1
14Essential QualityBrad Cox3.00Luis Saez2-1
15Rock Your WorldJohn Sadler2.20Joel Rosario5-1
16King FuryKen McPeek3.00Brian Hernandez Jr.scratch
17Highly MotivatedChad Brown1.67Javier Castellano10-1
18Super StockSteve Asmussen3.00Ricardo Santana Jr.30-1
19Soup and SandwichMark Casse3.67Tyler Gaffalione30-1
20BourbonicTodd Pletcher3.00Kendrick Carmouche30-1

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