post position draw

Field Of 20 Set For 137th Kentucky Derby

by Rick Howlett on May 4, 2011

The post positions are set for Saturday’s Kentucky Derby.

The early favorite, at 4-1, is Dialed In, who drew the number eight post position. Uncle Mo is the second favorite, at 9-2, and will break from the number 18 hole. He’s still questionable for the Derby, however because of a lingering gastrointestinal problem.

The third choice is Nehro, at 6-1. He drew the number 19 spot.

Kathy Ritvo (pictured) is the trainer of Mucho Macho Man, who at 12-1 will start from post position 13. That’s fine with Ritvo, who’s looking to become the first female trainer and the first heart transplant recipient to win the Derby.

“Thirteen happens to be a really lucky number for me. I was born on February 13 and I got my heart transplant on November 13, so I knew 13 was the number today,” she said.

Ritvo received her new heart in 2008. She’s been using the Derby spotlight to promote organ donation. [click to continue…]

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