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Picking A Winner (Historical Derby Picking Help)

By: Jeff Archer
By: Jeff Archer

If you want some help picking a Derby winner, then this Blog is for you.

The 136th Running of the Kentucky Derby takes center stage this Saturday. Many people will no doubt be trying to pick a winner. If you happen to be one of those people, here is a helping hand.

What’s in a name?
Words per name for Derby Winners
1 Word – 57, 2 Words – 70, 3 Words – 8
Words per name for Place
1 Word – 60, 2 Words – 68, 3 Words – 7
Words per name for Show
1 Word – 61, 2 Words – 68, 3 Words – 6
It’s not where you start… or is it?
Winners by post position since 1900
1, 5 – 12
4, 8, 10 – 10
2 – 9
3, 7 – 8
6 – 6
9, 13 – 4
11, 12, 15, 16 – 3
14, 20 – 2
18 – 1
17 & 19 – Never had a winner
Blue looks good on you
Color Combo of the winning silks:
Blue & White – 11 wins
Blue & Red – 10 Wins
Red & White – 9 Wins
Green & White – 9 Wins
Blue and Orange – 6 Wins
Listen to the Experts
Percentage that the Derby Favorite has ended up in the money since 1875:
1st – 38.52%
2nd – 20.74%
3rd – 7.40%
Also-Ran – 33.30%
Longest shot of them all:
The biggest long shot to win the Kentucky Derby was Donerail in 1913 who went off at 91-1.
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