Great. Now handicappers will most likely have to consider 24 horses in projecting pace scenarios. And then depending on which AEs get in, redoing the work.
Also-eligibles to be allowed for Kentucky Derby – Horse Racing – MiamiHerald.com
Three-year-olds that do not make the initial field for the Kentucky Derby will be allowed to remain possible for the race as “also-eligibles.” The same policy holds for the Derby’s sister race, the Kentucky Oaks.
Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby, announced Friday that up to four additional horses will basically be on standby should there be scratches from either race. The field for the Derby is limited to 20 and 14 for the Oaks.