Saturday, May 04, 2002

Kentucky Derby facts and figures

The Associated Press

        Field for Saturday's 128th Kentucky Derby, with post position, horse's name, jockey's name and odds:

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       2. Johannesburg; Stevens; 6-1
       3. Wild Horses; Douglas; 50-1
       4. Perfect Drift; Delahoussaye; 15-1
       5. Lusty Latin; Corbett; 30-1
       6. War Emblem; Espinoza; 20-1
       7. Ocean Sound; Solis; 50-1
       8. Request For Parole; Albarado; 20-1
       9. Essence Of Dubai; Flores; 15-1
       10. Medaglia d'Oro; Pincay; 6-1
       11. Private Emblem; Meche; 20-1
       12. Castle Gandolfo; Bailey; 20-1
       13. Proud Citizen; Smith; 30-1
       14. Harlan's Holiday; Prado; 9-2
       15. Came Home; McCarron; 5-1
       16. Saarland; Velazquez; 15-1
       17. Danthebluegrassman; Desormeaux; 50-1
       18. It'sallinthechase; Martin Jr.; 50-1
       19. Easy Grades; Chavez; 20-1
       20. Blue Burner; Day; 30-1

        Trainers (by post position): 2, Aidan O'Brien. 3, Todd Pletcher. 4, Murray Johnson. 5, Jeff Mullins. 6, Bob Baffert. 7, James Cassidy. 8, Steve Margolis. 9, Eoin Harty. 10, Bobby Frankel. 11, Steve Asmussen. 12, Aidan O'Brien. 13, D. Wayne Lukas. 14, Ken McPeek. 15, Juan Gonzalez. 16, Shug McGaughey. 17, Bob Baffert. 18, Wilson Brown. 19, Ted West. 20, Bill Mott.

        Owners (by post position): 2, Michael Tabor and Mrs. John Magnier. 3, Peachtree Venture. 4, Stonecrest Farm. 5, Joey and Wendy Platts. 6, The Thoroughbred Corp. 7, Jim Ford Pearson and K M Stable. 8, Jeri and Sam Knighton. 9, Godolphin Inc. 10, Edmund Gann. 11, James Cassels and Bob Zollars. 12, Michael Tabor and Mrs. John Magnier. 13, Bob Baker, David Cornstein and Bill Mack. 14, Starlight Stable. 15, Farish, Goodman, McCaffery and Toffan. 16, Cynthia Phipps. 17, Mike Pegram. 18, Darwin Olson. 19, Desperado Stables. 20, Kinsman Stable.

        Weights: 126 pounds. Distance: 1 1/4 miles. Purse: $1,205,000 if 20 start. First place: $905,000. Second place: $170,000. Third place: $85,000. Fourth place: $45,000. Post time: 6:04 p.m. EDT.

        Last crown: Affirmed was the last Triple Crown winner in 1978.

        When: Saturday

        Where: Churchill Downs, Louisville, Ky.

        TV: NBC, 5-6:30 p.m. EDT

        Post time: 6:04 p.m.

        Distance:1 1/4 miles

        Field: 19 horses

        Favorite: Harlan's Holiday, 9-2

        Purse: $1,205,000

        Money to winner: $905,000

        Fastest Derby 1973 Secretariat 1:59 2/5

        Slowest Derby 1908 Stone Street 2:15 1/5

        Winningest post position Post 1 (12 wins) (Johannesburg 2002)

        Number of favorites to win since 1980 1 (Fusaichi Pegasus, 2000)

        Smallest payoff 1948 Citation $2.80, 1943 Count Fleet $2.80

        Trainer in race with most Derby wins D. Wayne Lukas 4 (Proud Citizen 2002)

        Jockey in race with most Derby wins Gary Stevens 3 (Johannesburg)

        All-time leading jockey at Churchill Downs Pat Day (Buddha 2002)

        Distance of Derby stretch 440 yards


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