ARCADIA, Calif. (April 1, 2017)–Next Wednesday’s post position draw for the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby will be broadcast live on XBTV at 11 a.m. With a field of 11 or more horses in prospect, expert analysis will be provided from the XBTV studios by Aaron Vercruysse and Jeff Siegel. Millie Ball will be on hand to interview trainers and jockeys, while Santa Anita Morning Line Maker Jon White will provide viewers with the complete Santa Anita Derby line as soon as the race is drawn.
Trainers Doug O’Neill and Bob Baffert will both be available for live interviews with XBTV’s Millie Ball. O’Neill, who has won two Santa Anita Derbies, with I’ll Have Another in 2012 and Goldencents in 2013, is expected to enter four horses for Saturday’s Derby, including probable favorite Iliad.
Baffert, a winner of a record seven Santa Anita Derbies; with Cavonnier in 1996, Indian Charlie in 1998, General Challenge in 1999, Point Given in 2001, Pioneerof the Nile in 2009, Midnight Interlude in 2011 and Dortmund in 2015, is expected to enter three horses.
In addition to live coverage on XBTV, fans can also watch the draw via santaanita.com.
For more information on the $1 million Santa Anita Derby Post Position Draw, please visit xbtv.com.