US Racing Announces Updated Odds of the 145th Kentucky Derby in LouisvilleKy following the Scratch of the Favorite, Omaha Beach

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–US Racing (, an international online Horse racing service, today announced the updated odds of the 145th Kentucky Derby following the scratch of the favorite, Omaha Beach.

Omaha Beach was diagnosed with entrapped epiglottis after a cough and scope, according to trainer Richard Mandella.

“This is a game changer and we express our deep sorrows for Mandella and all his connections,” said Kevin Turnbull, Director of Operations at US Racing. “Per the rules of racing, all entries will shift gates inward and Bodexpress will run from Gate 20. For Roadster, this means he is no longer in Gate 17—the only gate to have never produced a Kentucky Derby winner,” said Turnbull.

“Will Bob Baffert make a call to Mike Smith? Big Money Mike won the Triple Crown with Justify. Bob and Mike have history. But it’s anybody’s guess who will ride Roadster. Either way, I’m looking forward to a wonderful and exciting race card on Saturday.”

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2019 Kentucky Derby Odd and Post Positions*

Post Horse Trainer Jockey M / L
1 War of Will Mark E. Casse Tyler Gaffalione 15-1
2 Tax Danny Gargan Junior Alvarado 20-1
3 By My Standards W. Bret Calhoun Gabriel Saez 15-1
4 Gray Magician Peter Miller

Drayden Van Dyke

5 Improbable Bob Baffert Irad Ortiz Jr. 5-1
6 Vekoma George Weaver Javier Castellano 15-1
7 Maximum Security Jason Servis Luis Saez 8-1
8 Tacitus William I. Mott Jose Ortiz 8-1
9 Plus Que Parfait Brendan P. Walsh Ricardo Santana Jr. 30-1
10 Cutting Humor Todd A. Pletcher

Corey Lanerie

11 Haikal Kiaran P. McLaughlin Rajiv Maragh 30-1
12 Omaha Beach Richard E. Mandella Mike Smith Scratched
13 Code of Honor Claude R. McGaughey III John Velazquez 12-1
14 Win Win Win Michael J. Trombetta Julian Pimentel 12-1
15 Master Fencer (JPN) Tsunoda K Julien Leparoux 50-1
16 Game Winner Bob Baffert Joel Rosario 9-2
17 Roadster Bob Baffert Florent Geroux 5-1
18 Long Range Toddy Steven M. Asmussen Jon Court 30-1
19 Spinoff Todd A. Pletcher Manny Franco 30-1
20 Country House William I. Mott Flavien Prat 30-1
21 Bodexpress Gustavo Delgado Chris Landeros 30-1

*Post Positions will shift in, per racing rules.

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