(Churchill Downs’ Track Announcer Travis Stone / Photo by Holly M. Smith)

(Derby Draw 2023 / Photo by Coady Media)

From the Churchill Downs Media Team / Darren Rogers & Kevin Kerstein:

KENTUCKY OAKS, DERBY POST POSITION DRAWS TO BE HELD SATURDAY 7:15 P.M.

 

Both Draws to be Held on New Paddock Terrace, Streamed Live on KentuckyDerby.com

 

What: The Post Position Draw for the 150th running of the $5 million Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I) and $1.5 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (GI) will be held Saturday, April 27 at 7:15 p.m. ET between Races 3 and 4 on the new Paddock Terrace at Churchill Downs.

          Both post position draws are a traditional “pill pull” in which horses’ entry blanks are pulled simultaneously with a numbered pill to determine what stall a horse will break from the starting gate.

          Preference to America’s greatest race is given to the top point-earners on the “Road to the Kentucky Derby.” Up to 24 three-year-olds may enter the 1 ¼-mile race and four horses can be listed as “also eligible” and would be ranked in order accordingly; they could draw into the field should any horse(s) be scratched before scratch time on Friday, May 3, 2024 at 9 a.m. ET.

          Preference to the nation’s premier race for 3-year-old fillies is given to the top point-earners on the “Road to the Kentucky Oaks.” Up to 18 horses may enter the 1 1/8-mile race and four horses can be listed as “also eligible” and would be ranked in order accordingly; they could draw into the field should any horse(s) be scratched before scratch time on Friday, May 3, 2024 at 9 a.m. ET.

Where/When: Saturday from at 7:15-7:45 p.m. ET on the new Paddock Terrace at Churchill Downs.

Host: Churchill Downs’ Track Announcer Travis Stone

Pill Pull: Vice President of Racing Ben Huffman and Assistant Racing Secretary Dan Bork

Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Chief Steward: Barbara Borden

Churchill Downs Racetrack President: Mike Anderson

Bugler: Steve Buttleman

Parking: All parking on property is reserved. Pass holders only. Free parking is available at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Lot N. Walk to the entrance of the West Hall for free shuttle service to and from Churchill Downs.

How to Watch: The Kentucky Derby Post Position Draw will be streamed live on www.KentuckyDerby.comand televised live in Louisville by NBC affiliate WAVE-3 (7-8 p.m.) and other various other local and national outlets.

Video of the Oaks and Derby post position draws will be available on the Kentucky Derby News Feed.