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What are the horse numbers in the 2024 Kentucky Derby?

Editor’s note: Follow us ahead live coverage of the 150th Kentucky Derby.

The 2024 Kentucky Derby is almost here.

Race officials determined the post positions for the 20 competitors on Saturday, with each horse officially assigned to the starting gate. The “Greatest Two Minutes in Sports” kicks off for the 150th time in history on Saturday, May 4 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.

On paper, each post out of twenty mathematically has a 5% chance of winning each race. In reality, post 5 has historically been one of the best starting positions, with 10 winners from there. Conversely, post 17 has never produced a winner in 44 races.

Last year’s winner, Mage, started from post 8 and was the ninth winner in Kentucky Derby history to start from there.

Here’s what number each of the 20 horses will wear on Saturday.

Jockey Javier Castellano raises his fist in celebration after he and Mage won the 149th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in 2023.Jockey Javier Castellano raises his fist in celebration after he and Mage won the 149th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in 2023.

Jockey Javier Castellano raises his fist in celebration after he and Mage won the 149th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in 2023.

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2024 Kentucky Derby Horse Numbers

Each horse after No. 8 will wear a different number than its station due to (horse No. 9) Encino’s scratch from the race, announced Tuesday.

Number (item)

Horse

Trainer

Jockey

1 (1)

Dornoch

Danny Gargan

Luis Saez

2 (2)

Sierra Leone

Chad Brown

Tyler Gaffalione

3 (3)

Mystical Dan

Kenny McPeek

Brian Hernandez Jr.

4 (4)

Catching freedom

Brad Cox

Flavien Prat

5 (5)

Catalytic

Saffie Joseph Jr.

Jose Ortiz

6 (6)

Plain steel

D. Wayne Lucas

Keith Asmussen

7 (7)

Honor Marie

Whit Beckman

Ben Curtis

8 (8)

Just a touch

Brad Cox

Florent Geroux

10* (9)

TO Password

Daisuke Takayanagi

Kazushi Kimura

11 (10)

Always young

Yoshito Yahagi

Ryusei Sakai

12 (11)

Follow the phantom

Steve Asmussen

Joel Rosario

13 (12)

West Saratoga

Larry Demeritte

Jesus Castañón

14 (13)

Endless

Michael McCarthy

Umberto Rispoli

15 (14)

Domestic product

Chad Brown

Irad Ortiz Jr.

16 (15)

Great Mo the First

Victor Barboza Jr.

Emisael Jaramillo

17 (16)

Ferocity

Todd Pletcher

Johannes Velázquez

18 (17)

Stronghold

Phil D’Amato

Antonio Fresu

19 (18)

Resistance

Bill Moth

Junior Alvarado

20 (19)

Society man

Danny Gargan

Frankie Dettori

21 (20)

Epic ride

Johannes Ennis

Adam Beschizza

Kentucky Derby 2024: TV, streaming and where to watch

  • When: Saturday May 4

  • Coverage begins: 2:30 PM ET

  • Post time: 6:57 PM ET

  • Where: Churchill Downs, Louisville, KY

  • Cable TV: NBC

  • Streaming: Peacock; YouTube TV; fuboTV

HOW TO WATCH: Watch the 2024 Kentucky Derby with a subscription to Peacock

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Kentucky Derby 2024: Horse numbers for all 20 entries