Edit: Here are the 2012 Kentucky Derby post positions.
Kentucky Derby week begins in earnest on Wednesday evening as the post positions for the 2012 version of the race are revealed. As usual, the post positions are essentially drawn out of a hat, with envelopes for all 20 horses picked, along with post numbers. For competitors, it's a bit of a luck-of-the-draw event.
The post positions will be crucial with a full field of 20 horses. The Churchill Downs race is always incredibly crowded, with tons of traffic to navigate through, making it both a test of horse and jockeys. The middle, though counterintuitive, is a good place to be, while the inside and outside make life more difficult for a competitor.
The post draw will be televised live this year, with NBC Sports Network picking up the coverage. Here's all the information you need.
Time: 5 p.m. ET
Channel: NBC Sports Network
We'll be back after the draw with more on the post positions, including analysis of which contenders picked up good and bad draws.