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“Get Ready for the 2023 Kentucky Derby: Latest Horse Odds, Jockeys and Post Positions”

2023 Kentucky Derby: Updated Horse Odds, Post Positions, Jockeys

The 149th edition of the Kentucky Derby will take place on Saturday at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. The race covers a distance of 1ΒΌ miles, and its post time is at 6:57 p.m. ET. The quickest and strongest thoroughbreds in the world participate in this prestigious race.

The Kentucky Derby odds and post positions were released on Monday. Forte, trained by Todd Fletcher, opened as the morning-line favorite, leaving from post position 15 with odds of 3-1. However, Forte was scratched after a morning workout on Saturday. Tapit Trice had the second-shortest morning-line odds at 5-1 from post position 5, while Angel of Empire (8-1) had the third-shortest morning line odds.

Note that several horses, including Skinner, Practical Move, Lord Miles, and Continuar have been scratched, while Cyclone Mischief, Mandarin Hero, and King Russell have been added to the field.

Here is the complete list of updated odds for the 2023 Kentucky Derby in order of post position, with their respective trainers and jockeys. All odds below are updated as of Saturday, May 6, at 10:30 a.m. ET, according to the official Kentucky Derby website.

Strong Contenders for Kentucky Derby 2023

1. Hit Show (33-1)
Trainer: Brad Cox
Jockey: Manny Franco

2. Verifying (19-1)
Trainer: Brad Cox
Jockey: Tyler Gaffalione

3. Two Phil’s (8-1)
Trainer: Larry Rivelli
Jockey: Jareth Loveberry

4. Confidence Game (20-1)
Trainer: Keith Desormeaux
Jockey: James Graham

5. Tapit Trice (6-1)
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
Jockey: Luis Saez

6. Kingsbarns (12-1)
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
Jockey: Jose Ortiz

7. Reincarnate (15-1)
Trainer: Tim Yakteen
Jockey: John Velazquez

8. Mage (20-1)
Trainer: Gustavo Delgado
Jockey: Javier Castellano

9. Skinner (SCRATCHED)

10. Practical Move (SCRATCHED)

11. Disarm (27-1)
Trainer: Steve Asmussen
Jockey: Joel Rosario

12. Jace’s Road (39-1)
Trainer: Brad Cox
Jockey: Florent Geroux

13. Sun Thunder (37-1)
Trainer: Kenny McPeek
Jockey: Brian Hernandez Jr.

14. Angel of Empire (6-1)
Trainer: Brad Cox
Jockey: Flavien Prat

15. Lord Miles (SCRATCHED)

16. Raise Cain (37-1)
Trainer: Ben Colebrook
Jockey: Gerardo Corrales

17. Derma Sotogake (8-1)
Trainer: Hidetaka Otonashi
Jockey: Christophe Lemaire

18. Rocket Can (36-1)
Trainer: Bill Mott
Jockey: Junior Alvarado

19. Continuar (SCRATCHED)

20. Tapit Trice (6-1)
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
Jockey: Luis Saez

21. Cyclone Mischief (39-1)
Trainer: Dale Romans
Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr.

22. Mandarin Hero (26-1)
Trainer: Terunobu Fujita
Jockey: Kazushi Kimura

23. King Russell (39-1)
Trainer: Ron Moquett
Jockey: Rafael Bejarano


The Kentucky Derby is a highly-anticipated horse racing event, and the 2023 edition promises to be as thrilling as ever. This year’s line-up features some of the best thoroughbreds in the sport, including Tapit Trice, Angel of Empire, and Two Phil’s. The Kentucky Derby odds and post positions are subject to change before the race begins, so stay tuned for updates.

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