LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–US Racing (www.usracing.com), an international online horse racing service, today announced the updated odds of the 145th Kentucky Derby following the scratch of the favorite, Omaha Beach.
Omaha Beach was diagnosed with entrapped epiglottis after a cough and scope, according to trainer Richard Mandella.
“This is a game changer and we express our deep sorrows for Mandella and all his connections,” said Kevin Turnbull, Director of Operations at US Racing. “Per the rules of racing, all entries will shift gates inward and Bodexpress will run from Gate 20. For Roadster, this means he is no longer in Gate 17—the only gate to have never produced a Kentucky Derby winner,” said Turnbull.
“Will Bob Baffert make a call to Mike Smith? Big Money Mike won the Triple Crown with Justify. Bob and Mike have history. But it’s anybody’s guess who will ride Roadster. Either way, I’m looking forward to a wonderful and exciting race card on Saturday.”
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2019 Kentucky Derby Odd and Post Positions*
|Post||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||M / L|
|1||War of Will||Mark E. Casse||Tyler Gaffalione||15-1|
|2||Tax||Danny Gargan||Junior Alvarado||20-1|
|3||By My Standards||W. Bret Calhoun||Gabriel Saez||15-1|
|4||Gray Magician||Peter Miller||
Drayden Van Dyke
|5||Improbable||Bob Baffert||Irad Ortiz Jr.||5-1|
|6||Vekoma||George Weaver||Javier Castellano||15-1|
|7||Maximum Security||Jason Servis||Luis Saez||8-1|
|8||Tacitus||William I. Mott||Jose Ortiz||8-1|
|9||Plus Que Parfait||Brendan P. Walsh||Ricardo Santana Jr.||30-1|
|10||Cutting Humor||Todd A. Pletcher||
|11||Haikal||Kiaran P. McLaughlin||Rajiv Maragh||30-1|
|12||Omaha Beach||Richard E. Mandella||Mike Smith||Scratched|
|13||Code of Honor||Claude R. McGaughey III||John Velazquez||12-1|
|14||Win Win Win||Michael J. Trombetta||Julian Pimentel||12-1|
|15||Master Fencer (JPN)||Tsunoda K||Julien Leparoux||50-1|
|16||Game Winner||Bob Baffert||Joel Rosario||9-2|
|17||Roadster||Bob Baffert||Florent Geroux||5-1|
|18||Long Range Toddy||Steven M. Asmussen||Jon Court||30-1|
|19||Spinoff||Todd A. Pletcher||Manny Franco||30-1|
|20||Country House||William I. Mott||Flavien Prat||30-1|
|21||Bodexpress||Gustavo Delgado||Chris Landeros||30-1|
*Post Positions will shift in, per racing rules.
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