22 horses entered for Kentucky Derby; post position draw at 5:30 p.m. (EDT)

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TwinSpires Staff

May 4th, 2016

Through various sources, the Churchill Downs communications team has confirmed that 22 horses are known to have been entered in Saturday’s $2 million Kentucky Derby (G1).

The horses known to be entered in the Kentucky Derby are (in order of preference by points earned on the Road to the Kentucky Derby and with jockeys): 

Gun Runner (Florent Geroux); Nyquist(Mario Gutierrez); Exaggerator (Kent Desormeaux); Outwork (John Velazquez); Brody’s Cause (Luis Saez); Creator (Ricardo Santana Jr.); Lani (Yutaka Take); Mor Spirit (Gary Stevens); Mohaymen (Junior Alvarado); Danzing Candy (Mike Smith); Destin (Javier Castellano); Suddenbreakingnews (Luis Quinonez); Oscar Nominated (Julien Leparoux); Shagaf (Joel Rosario); Whitmore (Victor Espinoza);Tom’s Ready (Brian Hernandez Jr.); My Man Sam (Irad Ortiz Jr.); Majesto (Emisael Jaramillo); Trojan Nation (Aaron Gryder) and Mo Tom (Corey Lanerie).

Laoban (Cornelio Velasquez) and Cherry Wine (Robby Albarado) are on the “also eligible” list. Fellowship was not entered.

The “also eligible” horses could draw into the field should any horse(s) be scratched before Friday’s scratch time at 9 a.m. (EDT).

The Kentucky Derby post position draw will be televised on NBCSN at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.