Kentucky Derby 2012 Post Positions and Odds: Fan's Take

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Here are the post positions that have been drawn and corresponding odds for the one hundred and thirty-eighth edition of the Kentucky Derby:

The post positions are:

1. Daddy Long Legs 30-1

2. Optimizer 50-1

3. Take Charge Indy 15-1

4. Union Rags 9-2

5. Dullahan 8-1

6. Bodemeister 4-1

7. Rousing Sermon 50-1

8. Creative Cause 12-1

9. Trinniberg 50-1

10. Daddy Nose Best 15-1

11. Alpha 15-1

12. Prospective 30-1

13. Went The Day Well 20-1

14. Hansen 10-1

15. Gemologist 6-1

16. El Padrino 20-1

17. Done Talking 50-1

18. Sabercat 30-1

19. I'll Have Another 12-1

20. Liaison 50-1

My Adonis (50-1) is also eligible to run if another horse is scratched by 9 a.m. on May 4, 2012.

The odds shown were announced immediately after the post positions had been selected and were current as of 6 p.m. Eastern Standard time on May 2, 2012.

The rising tide

Horse racing is one of the most exciting events to watch live. A quick burst of action that perfectly fits the modern mind and its quest for immediate results.

Most people obviously aren't able to see the race live at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. But, it's easy to enjoy the event with family members and friends at home, a sports bar, a restaurant, an off-track wagering facility or at any other race track in the world.

Here's hoping that this year's race is filled with pleasant surprises that leave the majority satisfied, some rich and everyone ready for the Preakness Stakes on May 19.

Sean O'Brien is based in the Philadelphia region. He has written professionally for over two decades and is currently a Featured Contributor for Yahoo! You can follow him on Twitter @SeanyOB and also read his daily Sports Blog: Insight.

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