2012 Kentucky Derby Post Positions of Contenders Announced
The 2012 Kentucky Derby is set to begin on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at the Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.
Horse racing fans will surely be thrilled on who will win this year’s 138th Kentucky Derby who will follow the footsteps of Animal Kingdom, last year’s Kentucky Derby winner who won at a time of 2:02.04.
Also known as “The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports“, this year’s Kentucky Derby horse race will be televised in the US on the NBC with a post time at 6:24pm Eastern Time, as reported by KentuckyDerby.com website.
Gates at the Churchill Downs will be opened at 8am Eastern Time and at around 4 pm in the afternoon, the red carpet will be rolled out for celebrities to walk in.
Last Thursday, May 2, 2012, the field for this year’s 2012 Kentucky Derby was announced which determined the post positions of the contenders. Daddy Long Legs together with jockey Colm O’Donoghue got the top post.
Officially, there are twenty contender horses who will be vying for this year’s 2012 Kentucky Derby.
The list of contenders, and their post positions, corresponding jockeys and trainers are listed below as seen on KentuckyDerby.com:
||Contenders||Horse Jockey||Horse Trainer|
|1||Daddy Long Legs||Colm O’Donoghue||Aidan O’Brien|
|2||Optimizer||Jon Court||D. Wayne Lukas|
|3||Take Charge Indy||Calvin Borel||Patrick Byrne|
|4||Union Rags||Julien Leparoux||Michael Matz|
|5||Dullahan||Kent Desormeaux||Dale Romans|
|6||Bodemeister||Mike Smith||Bobb Baffert|
|7||Rousing Sermon||Jose Lezcano||Jerry Hollendorfer|
|8||Creative Cause||Joel Rosario||Mike Harrington|
|9||Trinniberg||Willie Martinez||Bisnath Parboo|
|10||Daddy Nose Best||Garrett Gomez||Steve Asmussen|
|11||Alpha||Alan Garcia||Kiaran McLaughlin|
|12||Prospective||Luis Contreras||Mark Casse|
|13||Went The Day Well||John Velásquez||H. Graham Motion|
|14||Hansen||Ramon Dominguez||Mike Maker|
|15||Gemologist||Javier Castellano||Todd Pletcher|
|16||El Padrino||Rafael Bejarano||Todd Pletcher|
|17||Done Talking||Sheldon Russell||Hamilton Smith|
|18||Sabercat||Corey Nakatani||Patrick Byrne|
|19||I’ll Have Another||Mario Gutierrez||Doug O’Neill|
|20||Liaison||Martin Garcia||Bob Baffert|