Kentucky Derby 2019: Post positions and odds for the first race of the Triple Crown

Andy Lyons/Getty ImagesJustify ran away with the Triple Crown in 2018. Which horse will contend for the title this year?
  • The race for the Triple Crown begins Saturday with the running of the Kentucky Derby.
  • Post positions and the morning line were set on Tuesday, finalising the field for the “Run for the Roses.”
  • After Justify dominated his way to a Triple Crown win in 2018, numerous horses look like potential contenders to chase the feat this year.

The race for the Triple Crown begins this Saturday at Churchill Downs with the running of the Kentucky Derby.
Twenty horses will take to the track in the “Run for the Roses,” with the winner taking home well over $US1 million as well as the potential for immortality should they go on to win the Belmont Stakes and the Preakness to complete the Triple Crown.

Read more: Kentucky Derby 2019: A beginner’s guide to betting the biggest horse race of the year

On Tuesday, post positions for the race were drawn. Last year, Justify won the Derby out of post seven.

Horses closer to the rail have performed better historically than those forced to start from the outside, but winners have come from all across the track.

Below you’ll find the post position and morning odds for every horse in the 2018 Kentucky Derby. Odds were set by Mike Battaglia, who has established the morning line odds for the Kentucky Derby since 1975 and will change as bets begin to come in on the field.

  1. War of Will (20/1)
  2. Tax (20/1)
  3. By My Standards (20/1)
  4. Grey Magician (50/1)
  5. Improbable (6/1)
  6. Vekoma (20/1)
  7. Maximum Security (10/1)
  8. Tacitus (10/1)
  9. Plus Que Parfait (30/1)
  10. Cutting Humour (30/1)
  11. Haikal (30/1)
  12. Omaha Beach (4/1)
  13. Code of Honour (15/1)
  14. Win Win Win (15/1)
  15. Master Fencer (50/1)
  16. Game Winner (5/1)
  17. Roadster (6/1)
  18. Long Range Toddy (30/1)
  19. Spinoff (30/1)
  20. Country House (30/1)

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