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1:11 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Kentucky Derby Post Draw is This Afternoon; Albarado to Ride Golden Soul

A full field of 20 horses is expected for Saturday’s Kentucky Derby.

The Derby post positions will be drawn later today.

An unexpected addition to the field was announced yesterday when the owners of Giant Finish announced that he would run.

Giant Finish has enough points in the new Derby qualifying system to take the 20th spot in the field, bumping Fear the Kitten from the list of 20 starters.   Fear the Kitten could get into the race if there's  a scratch.  

Also yesterday, trainer Dallas Stewart announced that jockey Robby Albarado  will ride Golden Soul in the Derby.     

Albarado did not have a Derby mount last year.  He was pulled from the 2012 Kentucky Oaks following his arrest on a domestic violence charge.   Albarado was later found guilty of fourth-degree assault and fined $500.

The Kentucky Derby post position draw is at 5:00pm today at Churchill Downs.