Kentucky Derby 2024 Post Positions: Complete Listing for Every Horse

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Kentucky Derby 2024 Post Positions: Complete Listing for Every Horse

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY - MAY 06: Javier Castellano celebrates atop Mage #8, after crossing the finish line to win the 149th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 06, 2023 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

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The post positions for the Kentucky Derby have been drawn.

Pre-race favorite Fierceness has the No. 17 post in this year’s Run for the Roses. The Florida Derby winner is listed at 5-2, per the official Kentucky Derby website.

Sierra Leone (3-1) and Catching Freedom (8-1) are the only two other horses with shorter than 10-1 odds. Sierra Leone drew the No. 2 post, with Catching Freedom at No. 4.

Here’s a look at the entire 20-horse list for the 150th running of the Triple Crown’s first leg, which will go down on Saturday with a post time of 6:57 p.m. ET.

Post Positions

1. Dornoch

2. Sierra Leone

3. Mystik Dan

4. Catching Freedom

5. Catalytic

6. Just Steel

7. Honor Marie

8. Just a Touch

9. Encino

10. T O Password

11. Forever Young

12. Track Phantom

13. West Saratoga

14. Endlessly

15. Domestic Product

16. Grand Mo the First

17. Fierceness

18. Stronghold

19. Resilience

20. Society Man

Fierceness is the favorite for good reason after winning the Florida Derby by 13-and-a-half lengths. It also helps to have a trainer like Todd Pletcher, a seven-time winner of the Eclipse Award as Top Trainer.

Fierceness has made five starts over his racing career, winning twice as a two-year-old as well. His biggest win before the Florida Derby was a victory at the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile last fall by six-and-a-quarter lengths.

Keep an eye out for Sierra Leone, though. Trained by two-time Preakness winner Chad C. Brown, Sierra Leone is 2-for-2 this year, winning at the Risen Star Stakes and Toyota Blue Grass Stakes.

Sierra Leone notably defeated second-place Just a Touch, listed at 10-1 odds in the Kentucky Derby, in the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes. He also beat 20-1 Track Phantom and 8-1 Catching Freedom at the Risen Star Stakes.

Catching Freedom bounced back from the third-place finish to win the Louisiana Derby one month later, notably defeating 20-1 Kentucky Derby entrant Honor Marie and Track Phantom. So he’ll be rolling into Churchill Downs on a high note.

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