Kentucky Derby 2017 post positions: Classic Empire in Gate 14

Here's the 2017 Kentucky Derby draw and post positions.
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Horses and jockeys learned their respective post position draws for the 2017 Kentucky Derby, which takes place on Saturday at Churchill Downs.

The draw took place on Wednesday for the 143rd running of the race.

Always Dreaming, Classic Empire and McCraken are considered the top horses to watch entering the weekend.

The race takes place on Saturday evening, with a posting time of 6:34 p.m. ET.

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Nyquist won last year's Kentucky Derby from Gate 13.

Here are the starting positions for each horse:

Gate 1: Looking at Lee 

Gate 2: Thunder Snow

Gate 3: Fast and Accurate

Gate 4: Untrapped 

Gate 5: Always Dreaming

Gate 6: State of Honor

Gate 7: Girvin

Gate 8: Hence

Gate 9: Irap

Gate 10: Gunnevara

Gate 11: Battle of Midway

Gate 12: Sonneteer

Gate 13: J Boys Echo

Gate 14: Classic Empire

Gate 15: McCracken

Gate 16: Tapwrit

Gate 17: Irish War Cry

Gate 18: Gormley

Gate 19: Practical Joke

Gate 20: Patch