Post position is quite important to the Kentucky Derby given the frequent congestion among the 20 horses on the track, and on Wednesday those positions were announced as part of a television special on NBC Sports Network. SB Nation's Brian Floyd explains the low down on the importance of pole positions:
Draw on the rail, and a horse risks being squeezed down the front-stretch, losing position and having to back-off going into the first turn. Draw too far outside, and the race becomes that much longer as everyone breaks for the rail early.
Here's the full drawing for Saturday's race: