Offlee Wild's Connections Get First Shot, Will Select Post 7

Offlee Wild's Connections Get First Shot, Will Select Post 7
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Churchill Downs racing personnel, media, and representatives of Derby horses await draw.
The Azalea Stable connections of Kentucky Derby starter Offlee Wild will get first shot at selecting their preferred post position 7 when the draw is conducted later Wednesday.

When 17 horses were entered Wednesday for Saturday's $1-million Derby, Churchill Downs racing officials also conducted a draw to determine the order in which connections of the starters will get to pick their preferred post position. The second part of the draw process, the actual selection of a post position, will take place at 5 p.m. (ET) Wednesday.

An Azalea Stable representative on hand for the draw was in touch with trainer T. V. Smith and said they would select post 7 for the Wild Again colt. The connections of Supah Blitz will draw 17th and last.

The complete selection for Derby positions will be, from 1 to 17: Offlee Wild, Funny Cide, Outta Here, Lone Star Sky, Buddy Gil, Brancusi, Empire Maker, Peace Rules, Indian Express, Atswhatimtalknbout, Ten Cents a Shine, Domestic Dispute, Eye of the Tiger, Ten Most Wanted, Sir Cherokee, Scrimshaw, Supah Blitz.

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