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.