Kentucky Derby: A Look at the Historically Best Post Positions

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Kentucky Derby: A Look at the Historically Best Post Positions
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A lot is made over the post position a horse draws in the Kentucky Derby, but how important is it when determining who will win? 

Securing a position in the first 10 gates greatly increases your chance of victory—it's happened 90 times, in fact.

Conversely, a horse starting in the next 10 gates has only crossed the finish line 20 times. 

Whereas the No. 9 post is the worst in the top 10 with only four victories, the four wins from the No. 13 gate are the best for post positions 11 to 20.

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