Kentucky Derby 2019: Post positions and odds for the first race of the Triple Crown

  • The race for the Triple Crown begins Saturday with the running of the Kentucky Derby.
  • Post positions and the morning line were set on Tuesday, finalizing the field for the "Run for the Roses."
  • After Justify dominated his way to a Triple Crown win in 2018, numerous horses look like potential contenders to chase the feat this year.
The race for the Triple Crown begins this Saturday at Churchill Downs with the running of the Kentucky Derby.

Twenty horses will take to the track in the "Run for the Roses," with the winner taking home well over $1 million as well as the potential for immortality should they go on to win the Belmont Stakes and the Preakness to complete the Triple Crown.

Read more: Kentucky Derby 2019: A beginner's guide to betting the biggest horse race of the year

On Tuesday, post positions for the race were drawn. Last year, Justify won the Derby out of post seven.

Horses closer to the rail have performed better historically than those forced to start from the outside, but winners have come from all across the track.

Below you'll find the post position and morning odds for every horse in the 2018 Kentucky Derby. Odds were set by Mike Battaglia, who has established the morning line odds for the Kentucky Derby since 1975 and will change as bets begin to come in on the field.

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20. Country House (30/1)
(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

19. Spinoff (30/1)

(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

18. Long Range Toddy (30/1)

(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

17. Roadster (6/1)

(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

16. Game Winner (5/1)

(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

15. Master Fencer (50/1)

(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

14. Win Win Win (15/1)

(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

13. Code of Honor (15/1)

(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

12. Omaha Beach (4/1)

(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

11. Haikal (30/1)

(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

10. Cutting Humor (30/1)

(Photo by Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports via Reuters)

9. Plus Que Parfait (30/1)

(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

8. Tacitus (10/1)

(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

7. Maximum Security (10/1)

(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

6. Vekoma (20/1)

(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

5. Improbable (6/1)

(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

4. Gray Magician (50/1)

(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

3. By My Standards (20/1)

(Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

2. Tax (20/1)

(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

1. War of Will (20/1)

(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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