LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A total of 22 horses have been entered for Saturday's Kentucky Derby, two more than the maximum allowed field of 20.
The entry box closed Wednesday morning, with the draw to determine post positions set for later in the afternoon. The field is limited to the top 20 horses based on earnings in graded stakes races.
Leading the way is Uncle Mo, who is being treated for a gastrointestinal infection. Owner Mike Repole has said if the colt isn't sufficiently recovered, then he won't run in the 1¼-mile Derby.
Uncle Mo galloped Wednesday and later stood in the starting gate to familiarize himself with the surroundings.
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