Kentucky Derby 2013: Post Time, TV Schedule, Post Positions Info

Alex KayCorrespondent IApril 29, 2013

LOUISVILLE, KY - APRIL 28:  Orb, riden by Jennifer Patterson, is led to the track during the morning excercise session in preparation for the 139th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on April 28, 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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The 2013 Kentucky Derby is quickly approaching, making this a perfect time to start planning your Saturday around the Triple Crown event and identifying some horses you’d like to bet on.

Fortunately, I’ve put together a helpful primer that includes everything you need to know about the race, including where you can watch it, what time it takes place, a complete race day television schedule, the current field of horses and information on the post position draw and the significance of it.

Keep reading to take it all in and become much more informed about the “Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports.”

 

Where: Churchill Downs, Louisville, Ky.

When: Saturday, May 4

Post Time: 6:24 p.m. ET

Watch: NBC

 

Complete Race Day TV Schedule

Derby Prep: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET, NBC Sports Network

139th Kentucky Derby: 4-7 p.m. ET, NBC

 

Potential Field and Complete Race Information

Kentucky Derby | Churchill Downs, Louisville, Ky. | Purse: $2.18 Million | Grade I | Distance: 10 furlongs | Post Time: 7-7:30 p.m. ET

Horse

Jockey

Trainer

Orb

J. Rosario

C. McGaughey

Verrazano

J. Velazquez

T. Pletcher

Goldencents

K. Krigger

D. O’Neill

Java’s War

J. Leparoux

K. McPeek

Overanalyze

R. Bejarano

T. Pletcher

Revolutionary

C. Borel

T. Pletcher

Lines of Battle

R. Moore

A. O’Brien

Vyjack

G. Gomez

R. Rodriguez

Will Take Charge

J. Court

W. Lukas

Itsmyluckyday

E. Trujillo

E. Plesa

Governor Charlie

M. Garcia

B. Baffert

Black Onyx

J. Bravo

K. Breen

Palace Malice

M. Smith

T. Pletcher

Normandy Invasion

J. Castellano

C. Brown

Frac Daddy

V. Lebron

K. McPeek

Mylute

R. Napravnik

T. Amoss

Oxbow

G. Stevens

D. Lukas

Falling Sky

N/A

J. Terranova II

Charming Kitten

N/A

T. Pletcher

Winning Cause

N/A

T. Pletcher

Info via KentuckyDerby.com

 

Post Position Information

When: Wednesday, May 1

Time: 5-6 p.m. ET

Watch: NBC Sports Network

The post-position draw is an underrated but extremely important aspect of Kentucky Derby betting.

Getting lucky and earning a valuable starting stall will greatly increase a horse's chances of winning. Historically, the No. 1 and 5 spots have seen the greatest success—with 12 winners lining up at each—but No. 2, 3, 4, 7, 8 and 10 haven’t been far behind.

It’s worth noting that I’ll Have Another defied the lessons of the past and became the first winner from the No. 19 post at the Kentucky Derby in 2012.

His success proved that the horse is more important than the post, but it’s still going to factor heavily into serious bettors’ decisions.

A contender that is stuck far to the outside, where only a handful of winners have been able to emerge from, is going to have much lower odds than the thoroughbreds closer to the rail.

Make sure you tune in to the draw on Wednesday and check out the chart below before making a bet.

 

Historical Post Position Wins from 1990-2012

Position

Wins

1

12

2

9

3

8

4

11

5

12

6

6

7

8

8

10

9

4

10

10

11

3

12

3

13

4

14

2

15

3

16

4

17

0

18

1

19

1

20

2