Re: Derby 128 (1226 Views)
Posted by: Mark O'Keeffe
Date: April 30, 2002 02:51AM
Prior to 1995, only 3 horses in the history of the Derby ever won from the auxillary gate (post 15 and higher): 1929 Clyde Van Dusen wired the field from post 20 on a muddy track; 1982 Gato Del Sol from post 18; 1984 Swale post 15. Thunder Gulch had post 16 I believe.
Menefee didn't win. Niether did Invisible Ink.
In other words, less than 5% winners from the auxillary gate win.