Post Positions (04/26/16)

Kentucky Derby Post Positions - results since the use of the starting gate in 1930.

Some analysts believe that a contenders' chances of winning are partially dictated by where they'll start the race.

American Pharoah was able to best history and win from the 18 post - just the second horse to do so.

Certain post positions produce more winners in the Kentucky Derby. Will this year's winner come from a traditional starting position?

Post Record Win% ITM%
1 86-8-4-5 9.3% 19.8%
2 86-7-5-13 8.1% 29.1%
3 86-5-6-8 5.8% 22.1%
4 86-5-6-4 5.8% 17.4%
5 86-9-8-2 10.5% 22.1%
6 86-2-7-3 2.3% 14.0%
7 85-6-6-4 7.1% 18.8%
8 85-8-5-5 9.4% 21.2%
9 82-4-4-8 4.9% 19.5%
10 79-9-7-9 11.4% 31.6%
11 75-2-4-3 2.7% 12.0%
12 71-3-3-3 4.2% 12.7%
13 69-4-5-7 5.8% 23.2%
14 61-2-5-5 3.3% 19.7%
15 54-4-2-1 7.4% 13.0%
16 45-4-3-3 8.9% 22.2%
17 37-0-1-2 0.0% 8.1%
18 29-2-4-0 6.9% 20.7%
19 25-1-1-0 4.0% 8.0%
20 15-1-0-1 6.7% 13.3%
21 3-0-0-0 0.0% 0.0%
22 2-0-0-0 0.0% 0.0%
23 2-0-0-0 0.0% 0.0%


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