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horse racing kentucky derby2022 Kentucky Derby Entries

Date: 5/6/2022

Results are here!

The 148th running of the $3 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1), the "Run for the Roses" featuring the best 3-year-olds of 2022, is on the first Saturday in May. Fans will be allowed in this year with no capacity limits. Entries closed on Monday May 2 and a full field of 20 was draw with 2 also eligibles. Zandon is the 3-1 morning line favorite off his win in the Blue Grass Stakes (G1) after finishing third in the Risen Star (G2). Flavien Prat, who rode him at Keeneland, gets the call for trainer Chad Brown from post 10.

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Miss Kentucky, Haley Wheeler, hangs the silks during the post position draw
The second choice at 7-2 is Epicenter off wins in the Risen Star (G2) and Louisiana Derby (G2) at Fair Grounds. Regular rider Joel Rosario will be in the irons out of the 3 hole for trainer Steve Asmussen. Messier is the 8-1 third choice off his second place finish in the Santa Anita Derby (G1) after winning the Robert B. Lewis (G3) both at Santa Anita. Regular rider John Velazquez rides out of post 6 for trainer Tim Yakteen who replaced the suspended Bob Baffert just before the Santa Anita Derby. There is no auxiliary gate anymore after the debut of the 20-horse starting gate in 2020, so there is no longer a gap between posts 14 and 15.

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 Cyberknife). 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: Ethereal Road scratched Friday morning, so Rich Strike draws in and Rattle N Roll is out.

Triple Crown quick links:


Kentucky Derby Poll
Who will win the 2022 Kentucky Derby?

Barber Road
Charge It
Classic Causeway
Crown Pride
Ethereal Road
Happy Jack
Mo Donegal
Pioneer of Medina
Rattle N Roll
Rich Strike
Smile Happy
Summer Is Tomorrow
Tawny Port
Tiz the Bomb
White Abarrio

1Mo DonegalTodd Pletcher3.00Irad Ortiz Jr.10-1
2Happy JackDoug O'Neill2.38Rafael Bejarano30-1
3EpicenterSteve Asmussen0.60Joel Rosario7-2
4Summer Is TomorrowBhupat Seemar2.11Mickael Barzalona30-1
5Smile HappyKen McPeek1.91Corey Lanerie20-1
6MessierTim Yakteen3.44John Velazquez8-1
7Crown PrideKoichi Shintani1.55Christophe Lemaire20-1
8Charge ItTodd Pletcher3.00Luis Saez20-1
9Tiz the BombKen McPeek1.86Brian Hernandez Jr.30-1
10ZandonChad Brown2.11Flavien Prat3-1
11Pioneer of MedinaTodd Pletcher2.00Joe Bravo30-1
12TaibaTim Yakteen2.00Mike Smith12-1
13SimplificationAntonio Sano1.22Jose Ortiz20-1
14Barber RoadJohn Alexander Ortiz3.80Reylu Gutierrez30-1
15White AbarrioSaffie Joseph Jr.3.80Tyler Gaffalione10-1
16CyberknifeBrad Cox1.67Florent Geroux20-1
17Classic CausewayBrian Lynch1.43Julien Leparoux30-1
18Tawny PortBrad Cox4.00Ricardo Santana Jr.30-1
19ZozosBrad Cox4.00Manny Franco20-1
20Ethereal RoadD. Wayne Lukas1.91Luis Contreras30-1
21Rich StrikeEric Reed3.36Sonny Leon30-1
AE-22Rattle N RollKen McPeek4.00James Graham30-1

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