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The 146th Kentucky Derby: What you need to know

Just like every other year, only in September.

Kentucky Derby Preview Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

The 146th “Run for the Roses” Kentucky Derby is happening this year, just on September 5th, 2020 (@ 2:30 pm on NBC), instead of in May. This year it is at the Churchill Downs, running on a 1.25 mile course.

Here is how the field is lined up:

Post Position 1

Horse: Finnick the Fierce (Odds: 50-1)
Trainer: Rey Hernandez; Jockey: Martin Garcia

Post Position 2

Horse: Max Player (Odds: 30-1)
Trainer: Steve Asmussen; Jockey: Ricardo Santana Jr.

Post Position 3

Horse: Enforceable (Odds: 30-1)
Trainer: Mark Casse; Jockey: Adam Beschizza

Post Position 4

Horse: Storm the Court (Odds: 50-1)
Trainer: Peter Eurton; Jockey: Julien Leparoux

Post Position 5

Horse: Major Fed (Odds: 50-1)
Trainer: Greg Foley; Jockey: James Graham

Post Position 6

Horse: King Guillermo (Odds: 20-1)
Trainer: Juan Carlos Avila; Jockey: Samy Camacho

Post Position 7

Horse: Money Moves (Odds 30-1)
Trainer: Todd Pletcher (2x Kentucky Derby Winner); Jockey: Javier Castellano

Post Position 8

Horse: South Bend (Odds: 50-1)
Trainer: Bill Mott (1x Kentucky Derby Winner); Jockey: Tyler Gaffalione

Post Position 9

Horse: Mr. Big News (Odds: 50-1)
Trainer: W. Bret Calhoun; Jockey: Gabriel Saez

Post Position 10

Horse: Thousand Words (Odds: 15-1)
Trainer: Bob Baffert (5x Kentucky Derby Winner); Jockey: Florent Geroux

Post Position 11

Horse: Necker Island (Odds: 50-1)
Trainer: Chris Hartman; Jockey: Miguel Mena

Post Position 12

Horse: Sole Volante (Odds: 30-1)
Trainer: Patrick Biancone; Jockey: Luca Panici

Post Position 13

Horse: Attachment Rate (Odds: 50-1)
Trainer: Dale Romans; Jockey: Joe Talamo

Post Position 14

Horse: Winning Impression (Odds: 50-1)
Trainer: Dallas Stewart; Jockey: Joe Rocco Jr.

Post Position 15

Horse: Ny Traffic (Odds: 20-1)
Trainer: Saffie Joseph Jr.; Jockey: Paco Lopez

Post Position 16

Horse: Honor A.P. (Odds: 5-1)
Trainer: John Shirreff; Jockey: Mike E. Smith (2x Kentucky Derby Winner)

Post Position 17

Horse: Tiz the Law (Odds: 3-5)
Trainer: Barclay Tagg (1x Kentucky Derby Winner); Jockey: Manuel Franco

Post Position 18

Horse: Authentic (Odds: 8-1)
Trainer: Bob Baffert (5x Kentucky Derby Winner); Jockey: John Velazquez (2x Kentucky Derby Winner

A few reminders: Post position 1-4 and 17-20 are notoriously unlikely to prevail but 5-6 and 15-16 do quite well.

And finally, here are my picks for the race. I have Tiz the Law winning, Max Player placing and Authentic showing.