05/04/2011 11:21AM

Kentucky Derby: 22 entered; Sway Away, Ruler On Ice excluded

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Barbara D. Livingston
Sway Away (above) and Ruler On Ice were excluded from the Derby field based on their graded earnings.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A total of 22 horses were entered Wednesday morning in Saturday's 137th Kentucky Derby, according to the Churchill Downs communications department.

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Because a maximum of 20 horses are allowed to run in the Derby, two were excluded, based on graded stakes earnings. They are Sway Away and Ruler On Ice.

The 20 for whom post positions will be drawn on Wednesday night are Animal Kingdom, Archarcharch, Brilliant Speed, Comma to the Top, Decisive Moment, Derby Kitten, Dialed In, Master Of Hounds, Midnight Interlude, Mucho Macho Man, Nehro, Pants On Fire, Santiva, Shackleford, Soldat, Stay Thirsty, Twice the Appeal, Twinspired, Uncle Mo, and Watch Me Go.