Derby by the Numbers

There are folks who pick a name out of a hat, favorite color, or employ a complex computation where they ask everyone in their family who they like and toss them out. Either way, everyone has a little Derby madness pulsing through their veins. This Saturday you’ll hear every theory in the world and the method to their madness. Here are a couple of do’s and don’t’s for picking the winner. Breaking from the starting gate going 10 furlongs is a mad dash for cash. So, take this in an add it to your process.

There are two starting gates used for the run for the roses. The regular gate holds 14, and an auxillary gate adding another 6 spots. The 20 slots available for horses have trainers and connections wishing for thier favorite spot. Some like the middle posts from 5-15, and other trainers enjoy the outside draw in the auxillary gate according to America’s Best Racing.

Here’s a little something to think about before plunking down a few bucks or having a family party where names are drawn out of a hat. The Derby is a rite of spring and if you watch one race a year let it be the Kentucky Derby. – As you hear the University of Louisville band play “My Old Kentucky Home;” I’m sure you won’t see a dry eye around. It takes us back in history, the beauty and pageantry, and the long road to get here was nothing short of incredible. – Take a look at the info compiled by America’s Best Racing  for fans who have subscribe to a favorite number theory.


#1 post = The last horse to win was Ferdinand in 1986.

#2 post = Affirmed in 1978

#3 post = Real Quiet in 1998

#4 post = Super Saver in 2010

#5 post = California Chrome in 2014

#6 post = Sea Hero in 1993

#7 post = Street Sense 2007

#8 post = Mine that Bird 2009

#9 post = Riva Ridge 1972

#10 post = Giacomo 2005

#11 post = Winning Colors 1988

#12 post = Cannoero II 1971

#13 post = Nyquist 2016

#14 post = Carry Back 1961

#15 post = American Pharoah 2015

#16 post = Animal Kingdom 2011


#18 post = Gato Del Sol 1982

#19 post = I’ll Have Another 2012

#20 post = Big Brown 2008

The top the winning postions = #10 / 11.3%, #5 / 10.3 % / #8 / 9.3%

The top three ( In the Money) finshes = #10 / 30%, #2 / 28.7 % / #13 / 24.3%

If you’re a number / percentage player from historical data. Make a 3 horse exacta box with #2, #10, and #13. – Bet your $2 to win on #10 as it leads the winning percentage and (ITM).

Or, if you enjoy a data driven process. – You are in the right place. – Download the Winning Ponies E-Z Win Forms and use who they identify in the easy-to-use color coded tier levels. The data is up-to-the minute and everything is in real time. You can see how the E-Z Wins are doing by following the races, and see who won and how the E-Z Win Forms ranked them. – I’ve looked at every type of data out there and Winning Ponies can be used easily by the new player and seasoned professional. – Our data does not tell you who to bet three days in advance. It shows you how the race will take shape, and ranks them in color coded tier selections. There are handy icons to remind you of important bullet point info such as; Fast Workouts, Change of Equipment, and cutting back in distance to name a few. – It is up to you to decide how to use the data as it breaks down the numbers in an easy to use format. – If the weather becomes a factor and you have been handicapping for a fast track; No problem. Winning Ponies will allow you to change the track condition and receive a brand new set of E-Z Win Forms at NO COST – We don’t tell you who to play and walk off. – Winning Ponies takes the runners and breaks them down in a one-of-a-kind format that you’ll find easy to use at first glance. – So what are ya’ waiting for ? The post draw happens on Wednesday afternoon, and shortly after you’ll be able to download the best data a horse player could want. If you’re doing any job you need the right tools, and this is a must for all handicappers to keep in their arsenal. – Best of luck from your friends at Winning Ponies !