22 horses entered for Kentucky Derby; field limited to 20

BY foxsports • May 4, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Twenty-two horses have been entered for Saturday's Kentucky Derby, two more than the maximum field of 20.

The entry box closed Wednesday morning, with the draw to determine post positions set for later in the afternoon. The field is limited to the top 20 horses based on points earned in designated prep races.

Leading the way is undefeated Nyquist, winner of the Florida Derby. The colt is trained by Doug O'Neill, who won the race in 2012 with I'll Have Another.

Bob Baffert, who last year trained American Pharoah to the sport's first Triple Crown in 37 years, will saddle Mor Spirit.

Trainer Steve Asmussen has two horses, Gun Runner and Creator. Chad Brown has Shagaf and My Man Sam, while Todd Pletcher will saddle Destin and Outwork.


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