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What Are the Best Post Positions for the Kentucky Derby - 2018

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May/01/2018

What are the best post positions in the Kentucky Derby?  The Post Position Draw will take place at 11 am EST with live streaming online.   SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE and get live odds here

The best post position – or the one with the most wins – is number 5.  Always Dreaming ran from this post position last year and won.

The worst post position – with zero wins – is 17.

1 — 8 winners

Ferdinand (1986); Chateaugay (1963); Needles (1956); Hill Gail (1952); Citation (1948); Gallahadion (1940); Lawrin (1938); War Admiral (1937).

2 — 7 winners

Affirmed (1978); Bold Forbes (1976); Cannonade (1974); Dust Commander (1970); Tim Tam (1958); Pon der (1949) Assault (1946).

3 — 5 winners

Real Quiet (1998); Alysheba (1987) Spectacular Bid (1979); Foolish Pleasure (1975); Shut Out (1942).

4 — 5 winners

Super Saver (2010); Seattle Slew (1977); Decidedly (1962); Pensive (1944); Whirlaway (1941).

5 — 10 winners

Always Dreaming (2017), California Chrome (2014), Funny Cide (2003); War Emblem (2002); Silver Charm (1997); Strike the Gold (1991); Count Fleet (1943); Johnstown (1939); Bold Venture (1936); Twenty Grand (1931).

6 — 2 winners

Sea Hero (1993); Iron Liege (1957).

7 — 6 winners

Street Sense (2007); Pleasant Colony (1981); Proud Clarion (1967); Northern Dancer (1964); Determine (1954); Gallant Fox (1930).

8 — 8 winners

Mine That Bird (2009); Barbaro (2006); Go for Gin (1994); Unbridled (1990); Majestic Prince (1969); Lucky Debonair (1965); Swaps (1955); Cavalcade (1934).

9 — 4 winners

Riva Ridge (1972); Venetian Way (1960); Tomy Lee (1959); Count Turf (1951).

10 — 9 winners

Giacomo (2005); Lil E. Tee (1992); Sunday Silence (1989); Spend a Buck (1985); Sunny’s Halo (1983); Genuine Risk (1980); Secretariat (1973); Dark Star (1953); Omaha (1935).

11 — 2 winners

Winning Colors (1988); Brokers Tip (1933).

12 — 3 winners

Canonero II (1971); Kauai King (1966); Hoop Jr. (1945)

13 — 5 winners

Nyquist (2016); Smarty Jones (2004); Forward Pass (1968); Jet Pilot (1947); Burgoo King (1932).

14 — 2 winners

Carry Back (1961); Middleground (1950).

15 — 3 winners

Fusaichi Pegasus (2000); Grindstone (1996); Swale (1984)

16 — 5 winners

Orb (2013), Animal Kingdom (2011); Monarchos (2001); Charismatic (1999); Thunder Gulch (1995).

17 — 0 winners

18 — 2 winners

American Pharoah (2015); Gato Del Sol (1982).

19 — 1 winner

I’ll Have Another (2012).

20 — 1 winner

Big Brown (2008).

21 — 0 winners

22 — 0 winners

23 — 0 winners

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