Field Set for 2016 Kentucky Derby

Nyquist goes off as the 3-1 favorite in the 142nd Kentucky Derby, taking place May 7 at Churchill Downs.
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Reddam Racing’s champion 2-year-old of 2015, Nyquist, has been installed as the 3-1 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s 142nd running of the $2,391,600 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands at Churchill Downs, in Louisville, Kentucky.

Post time for the Derby, the 12th of 14 races on Saturday, May 7, is 6:34 p.m. (all times Eastern). Gates open Saturday at 8 a.m. with the first race scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Temperatures are forecast to be in the low 80s with sunny skies. 

The Kentucky Derby will be carried by NBC with a 3½-hour telecast from 4-7:30 p.m. The winner of the 1¼-mile first leg of the Triple Crown with 20 starters will receive $1,631,600. (See the entire field listed below.)

Trained by Doug O’Neill, Nyquist is undefeated in seven starts with four victories coming in Grade I races and two others in Grade II events. Ridden by Mario Gutierrez who has handled the colt in all of his starts, Nyquist enters the Derby off a 3 ¼-length victory in the Florida Derby. Nyquist capped off his 2015 campaign with a triumph in the Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Keeneland Race Course, in Lexington, Kentucky

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