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Kentucky Derby and Horse Racing at The Downey Profile®

Derby Post Position Draw Details


The Post Position Draw for the Kentucky Derby will be held Tuesday, April 30 at 11 a.m. ET in the Aristides Lounge on the second floor of Churchill Downs’ Clubhouse.

The Derby post position draw is a traditional “pill pull” in which horses’ entry blanks are pulled simultaneously with a numbered pill to determine what stall a horse will break from the starting gate.

Preference is given to the top point-earners on the Road to the Kentucky Derby. Up to 24 3-year-olds may enter the 1 1/4-mile race, and four horses can be listed as “also eligible” and would be ranked in order accordingly. They could draw into the field should any horses be scratched before scratch time on Friday, May 3, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

Hosting the event will be Churchill Downs track announcer Travis Stone

Vice President of Racing Ben Huffman, Assistant Racing Secretary Dan Bork and Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Chief Steward Barbara Borden will preside.

How to Watch: The Kentucky Derby Post Position Draw will be streamed live on televised live in Louisville by NBC affiliate WAVE-3 and other various other local and national outlets, as well as at www.KentuckyDerby.com, according to Churchill Downs.

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