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Kentucky Derby 2015

Mubtaahij in action

Mubtaahij in action

The 141st running of the Kentucky Derby will be held on Saturday 2 May 2 at the famous Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Twenty-eight horses are vying for the 20 berths in the final field.

Early favourites include American Pharaoh (4/1 odds) and Dortmund (6/1). South Africa will be supporting Mike De Kock;s UAE Derby winner Mubtaahij.

The first leg of the Triple Crown has a total purse of $2 million with the winner taking $1.425 million.

Costs

Horses born in 2012 can be made eligible to run in the 2015 Kentucky Derby and Triple Crown with a $600 early payment due by Jan. 17, 2015.

A late period for nominations at $6,000 each will be open Jan. 18, 2015 through March 23, 2015. In addition to the Triple Crown nomination fee, owners must pay $25,000 to enter the Derby by 10 a.m. ET on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, and an additional $25,000 to start. A horse not nominated to the Triple Crown with sufficient points may be supplemented for $200,000.

Draw

The Kentucky Derby post position draw – a traditional “pill pull” in which horses’ entry blanks are pulled simultaneously with a numbered pill to determine what stall a horse will break from the starting gate – will be held at Churchill Downs on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at 5:30 p.m. ET (live on NBCSN).

Up to 24 horses may enter the race and four horses can be listed as ‘also eligible’ and would be ranked in order accordingly; they could draw into the field should any horse(s) be scratched before scratch time on Friday, May 1, 2015 at 9 a.m. ET.

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