The Kentucky Derby

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The Kentucky Derby is a prestigious horse racing event held annually in Louisville, Kentucky. Here are some key points about Kentucky Derby horses:

  • The Kentucky Derby is limited to a maximum of 20 horses each year.
  • To earn a spot in the Kentucky Derby starting gate, horses need to accumulate points in designated "Road to the Derby" races.
  • Only 3-year-old Thoroughbred horses are eligible to compete in the Kentucky Derby.
  • The selection process for the Kentucky Derby is highly competitive, with a limited number of spots available for the race.
  • More winning horses have come from Kentucky than any other state in the country, highlighting the rich racing heritage of the region.
  • The cost of owning a Kentucky Derby horse can be significant, including expenses such as purchasing the horse, training, transportation, and entry fees.
  • The Kentucky Derby is not only known for its thrilling races but also for the fashion and tradition of wearing extravagant hats, which adds to the unique atmosphere of the event.

These points provide a brief overview of Kentucky Derby horses, their selection process, and the significance of the event in the world of horse racing.

Kentucky Derby 2023 Top 10 Contenders

Name Age Owner(s) Trainer
Angel of Empire 3 years old - Colt Albaugh Family Stables LLC Brad H. Cox
Disarm 3 years old - Colt Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC Steven M. Asmussen
Tapit Trice 3 years old - Colt Whisper Hill Farm, LLC and Gainesway Stable (Antony Beck) Todd A. Pletcher
Arabian Knight 3 years old - Colt Zedan Racing Stables, Inc. Bob Baffert
Auguste Rodin (IRE) 3 years old - Colt Westerberg, Magnier, Mrs. John, Smith, Derrick and Tabor, Michael B. Aidan O'Brien
Skinner 3 years old - Colt C R K Stable LLC John Shirreffs
Hit Show 3 years old - Colt Gary and Mary West Brad H. Cox
Kingsbarns 3 years old - Colt Spendthrift Farm LLC Todd Pletcher
First Mission 3 years old - Colt Godolphin, LLC Brad Cox
Derma Sotogake 3 years old - Colt Hiroyuki Asanuma Hidetaka Otonashi