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Steve Haskin's Derby Report: Post Trauma

It was 11:15, and the 11 a.m. post position selection draw at the racing office still had not begun, as owners and trainers of Kentucky Derby horses paced back and forth or just stood anxiously waiting to see if all their hard work was about to be nullified by some random, ominous-sounding number.

Trainers Cite Load Time as Reason for Post Position Picks

When choosing post positions at Wednesday's Kentucky Derby draw, trainers of this year's Derby entrants seemed to focus on minimizing the amount of time their horses would have to spend in the starting gate while the bulky field loads for Saturday's 128th renewal of the 1 1/4-mile classic.

Derby Favorite Point Given Will Start From Outside Post

The Thoroughbred Corp.'s Point Given will start from the outside post position as the 9-5 favorite in Saturday's Kentucky Derby. With no surprises, there were 17 horses entered for the season's first classic. This Derby will be the first since 1980 in which trainer D. Wayne Lukas has not had a starter in the race. Lukas had 21 horses nominated for the Visa Triple Crown series.

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