LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky Derby officials have announced that Ethereal Road has been scratched out of the 148th Kentucky Derby.
Ethereal Road's exit has opened the door for RED TR-Racing's Rich Strike to take the field on Saturday, officials said in a press release Friday morning.
Rich Strike will start from post position 20 under jockey Sonny Leon for trainer Eric Reed.
Officials did not say why Ethereal Road was removed from "the fastest two minutes in sports."
Here's an updated list of what horses will be running in the Kentucky Derby.
For more information on this year's Derby, click here.
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