2016 Kentucky Derby Odds and Post Positions
2016 Kentucky Derby Odds and Post Positions: The 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby takes place at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday, May 7, 2016. Oddsmaker Mike Battaglia declared Nyquist the morning line favorite with 3-1 morning line odds for the 2016 Kentucky Derby followed by Exaggerator. Trojan Nation and Oscar Nominated are tied as long-shots at 50-1. Twenty horses will enter the Churchill Downs starting gate on Saturday and travel 1 ¼ miles to compete for a thrilling $2,000,000 and the prestigious garland made up of more than 400 roses.
Kentucky Derby Odds and Post Positions 2016
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1 Trojan Nation 50-1 Gryder/Gallagher
2 Suddenbreakingnews 20-1 Quinonez/Von Hemel
3 Creator 10-1 Santana, Jr./Asmussen
4 Mo Tom 20-1 Lanerie/Amoss
5 Gun Runner 10-1 Geroux/Asmussen
6 My Man Sam 20-1 Ortiz, Jr./Brown
7 Oscar Nominated 50-1 Leparoux/Maker
8 Lani 30-1 Take/Matsunaga
9 Destin 15-1 Castellano/Pletcher
10 Whitmore 20-1 Espinoza/Moquett
11 Exaggerator 8-1 Desormeaux/Desormeaux
12 Tom’s Ready 30-1 Hernandez, Jr./Stewart
13 Nyquist 3-1 Gutierrez/O’Neill
14 Mohaymen 10-1 Alvarado/McLaughlin
15 Outwork 15-1 Velazquez/Pletcher
16 Shagaf 20-1 Rosario/Brown
17 Mor Spirit 12-1 Stevens/Baffert
18 Majesto 20-1 Jaramillo/Delgado
19 Brody’s Cause 12-1 Saez/Romans
20 Danzing Candy 15-1 Smith/Size, Jr.
Kentucky Derby 2016 Picks and Odds
Drawing the number one post position is extremely challenging in a twenty-horse Kentucky Derby field. Since 1930, eight horses have won the Kentucky Derby from post position number one including Ferdinand (1986), Chateaugay (1963), Needles (1956), Hill Gail (1952), Citation (1948), Gallahadion (1940), Lawrin (1938) and War Admiral (1937).
In most recent years, Kentucky Derby winners have mostly won coming out of a gate in the upper teens. American Pharoah won the 2015 Kentucky Derby from post position number eighteen, California Chrome won from post position number five in 2015, Orb finished first in 2014 from the sixteenth position, and I’ll Have Another topped it all off with a win from post position nineteen. A horse has never won from post position number seventeen since the use of a starting gate in the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.
NBC Sports will broadcast coverage from Churchill Downs from 12:00-4:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 7. NBC takes over for pre-race coverage and the 142nd Run for the Roses from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Post time for the 2016 Kentucky Derby is scheduled for 6:34 p.m. ET.