Twenty horses are ready for Saturday’s 139th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville.
Track oddsmakers have made Florida Derby winner Orb the early 7-2 favorite. Orb is trained by Shug McGaughey, and will be ridden by Joel Rosario.
Verrazano was listed Thursday at 4-1. Verrazano’s trainer is Todd Pletcher, and John Velazquez will be his rider.
Goldencents, which won the Santa Anita Derby, was at 5-1. Goldencents is trained by Doug O’Neil, and will be ridden by Keith Krigger.
Black Onyx, which was to have been the horse holding the number-1 post was announced Friday morning as a “scratch.”
Saturday’s post time is scheduled for 6:24 PM.