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Horse scratched from 139th Kentucky Derby

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Black Onyx won the Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park in Northern Kentucky in March. Black Onyx won the Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park in Northern Kentucky in March.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Black Onyx has been scratched from Saturday's 139th running of the Kentucky Derby because of a chip in his left ankle, according to the horse's trainer. Kelly Breen said the injury is not "catastrophic."

Black Onyx won the #1 post position in Wednesday's post position draw. Darren Rogers, Senior Director of Communications and Media Services said stewards have decided that the #1 slot in the starting gate will be left open and that the remaining 19 horses in the Derby field will start from the post positions they drew. 

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