The 2019 Kentucky Derby is here, and we have the full list of horses, jockeys and post positions for today’s race. The week has been far from boring with scratches and inclement weather. Favorite Omaha Beach was scratched earlier in the week followed by Haikal a little later.
Just hours before the race started, Maximum Security and Improbable were listed as co-favorites. Bob Baffert has three horses in the field with Roadster, Game Winner and Improbable. Baffert is looking to notch back-to-back wins after Justify won the Kentucky Derby and went on to win the Triple Crown in 2018. Baffert called this year’s race “wide open” and is unsure of which of his horses has the best chance to win.
“One day I like one and then I’ll change my mind. I think Improbable, we don’t know if he’ll get the mile-and-a-quarter — but that Game Winner he’s tough,” Baffert told CNN. “I don’t know how good Roadster is. I don’t care which one wins as long as one does. I think this is a tough Derby, it’s wide open. There’s really nice horses in there.”
Maximum Security Has Soared in the Kentucky Derby Odds
Maximum Security started the week with double-digit odds but has now emerged as one of the favorites. Trainer Armando De La Cerda believes there is a lot to be excited about when it comes to the horse.
“He does everything so easy. He beat us by nine or 10 that day, and then he hasn’t really been challenged in any of his races,” De La Cerda explained to Blood Horse. “The Florida Derby was a little closer, but he really ran the same race he’s been running each time. It was about as easy as you see a horse win that kind of race.”
Here is a look at this year’s field of horses and jockeys. Each horse is listed by their post position. The number on each horse during the race is also their post position.
Kentucky Derby 2019: Horses, Jockeys & Post Positions
|1.||War of Will||Tyler Gaffalione|
|3.||By My Standards||Gabriel Saez|
|4.||Gray Magician||Drayden Van Dyke|
|5.||Improbable||Irad Ortiz Jr.|
|7.||Maximum Security||Luis Saez|
|9.||Plus Que Parfait||Ricardo Santana Jr.|
|10.||Cutting Humor||Mike Smith|
|13.||Code of Honor||John Velasquez|
|14.||Win Win Win||Julian Pimental|
|15.||Master Fencer||Julien Leparoux|
|16.||Game Winner||Joel Rosario|
|18.||Long Range Toddy||Jon Court|
|20.||Country House||Flavien Prat|