Owners, trainers, sponsors, and sporting fans gathered at the Steeplechase Barn Thursday morning for the traditional post position drawing and breakfast, sponsored by FarmVet. Enthusiasts of the sport mingled and soaked in the beauty of the morning at Percy Warner Park as the post positions for each of Saturday's seven races were drawn from a leather bag.
The number drawn indicates the starting position for each horse at the beginning of a race. The first post is closest to the rail and the last is furthest.
Nichols Canyon and Shaneshill, two horses from Ireland who have traveled to Nashville to compete in the seventh race, the Iroquois, will take the first and fifth posts, respectively, for the final race of the day.