Kentucky Derby 2018 Post Positions, Race Start Time, Live Stream Info and More

Gianni Verschueren@ReverschPassFeatured ColumnistMay 1, 2018

LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 01: Horses head to the track and get baths on a busy Tuesday morning during Kentucky Derby week at Churchill Downs on May 1, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Scott Serio/Eclipse Sportswire/Getty Images)
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Kentucky Derby favourite Justify will start the Run for the Roses from the seventh stall, while Mendelssohn and Magnum Moon will be further outside, drawing stall Nos. 14 and 16, respectively.

This year's Derby will take place Saturday, with the post time at 6:50 p.m. ET. NBC will provide full coverage of the event.

Here's a look at the post positions, via Matt Shifman of Horse Racing Nation:

Matt Shifman @AndyScoggin

The 2018 Kentucky Derby draw ... https://t.co/dnz6vPqRdu

Here's a look at the morning lines, via Alicia Wincze Hughes of BloodHorse:

Alicia Wincze Hughes @BH_AHughes

Full field with ML for KY Derby https://t.co/Mhkp4wgsR2

Trainer Bob Baffert will be more than satisfied with the draw, as Stall 7 has historically been a solid one to break from. Per Christina Moore of America's Best Racing, it has produced six winners in 86 starts, with the last coming in 2007.

Justify and Magnum Moon will both try to break the Curse of the Apollo by becoming the first horse to win the Derby without running as two-year-olds since 1882.

Magnum Moon drew Stall 16, while Mendelssohn will break from the stall that was home to last year's favourite. Classic Empire finished in fourth place.

Bolt d'Oro drew Stall 11, which has only produced two winners and no victories since 1988. The San Felipe Stakes winner is seen as an outside contender after finishing second to Justify in the Santa Anita Derby.


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