Kentucky Derby pedigree profile: Amante Bianco

Wed Nov 29 2023J. Keeler Johnson

When Amante Bianco rallied to victory in the Cattleya at Tokyo Racecourse, the flashy white colt picked up 10 qualification points on the Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby and emerged as a possible contender for the 2024 Kentucky Derby (G1).
Kentucky Derby Maiden Watch: Five graduate at Churchill

Mon Nov 27 2023J. Keeler Johnson

Possible contenders for the 2024 Kentucky Derby (G1) were out in abundance during Thanksgiving week at Churchill Downs.
Kentucky Derby pedigree profile: Honor Marie

Mon Nov 27 2023J. Keeler Johnson

When Honor Marie tackled a two-turn configuration for the first time in the 1 1/16-mile Kentucky Jockey Club (G2) at Churchill Downs, he rallied strongly to win by two lengths, emerging as a 2024 Kentucky Derby (G1) contender.
Fierceness popular in Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 2

Mon Nov 27 2023J. Keeler Johnson

Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 2 closed on Sunday with runaway Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) winner Fierceness listed as the 8-1 individual favorite.
Fierceness installed at 15-1 in Pool 2 of 2024 Kentucky Derby Future Wager

Tue Nov 21 2023TwinSpires Staff

Fierceness, the presumptive champion two-year-old colt following a dominating performance in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) at Santa Anita earlier this month, was installed at 15-1 on the morning line for Pool 2 of the 2024 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW).
Kentucky Derby Maiden Watch: Carbone finishes fast in debut

Mon Nov 20 2023J. Keeler Johnson

The week before Thanksgiving is typically a quiet one as far as stakes racing goes. But Carbone made enough noise for five stakes horses when he smashed his debut on Sunday at Churchill Downs.
First-Crop Sires: Flameaway making a mark on turf

Wed Nov 15 2023James Scully

Flameaway’s first crop started strong this spring/summer, placing him among the top five freshman sires based on progeny earnings, and the eight-year-old stallion remains prominent.
First-crop sires: Vino Rosso a top-shelf stallion with most progeny earnings by first-crop sires

Tue Nov 14 2023Ashley Anderson

Vino Rosso has created some distance between himself and Maximus Mischief as the top first-crop sire by progeny earnings in North America and Europe.
Kentucky Derby Maiden Watch: Nash dominates for Godolphin

Mon Nov 13 2023J. Keeler Johnson

Possible Road to the Kentucky Derby contenders were out in abundance on Sunday afternoon at Churchill Downs.
Kentucky Derby glory a longshot for major juvenile winners

Wed Nov 08 2023Vance Hanson

The lopsided win by Fierceness in last week's Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) has put the colt in the position of early favorite to repeat that success in the 150th edition of the Kentucky Derby (G1) at Churchill Downs next May.
Kentucky Derby pedigree profile: Fierceness

Wed Nov 08 2023J. Keeler Johnson

A blend of tactical speed and staying power carried Fierceness to a 6 1/4-length triumph against a stellar field in the 2023 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1), stamping the bay colt as the early favorite for the 2024 Kentucky Derby (G1).
Kentucky Derby Maiden Watch: Knightsbridge impresses

Mon Nov 06 2023J. Keeler Johnson

While most racing fans were watching the Breeders’ Cup, a trio of Saturday maiden special weights at tracks around the U.S. produced eye-catching winners with possible 2024 Kentucky Derby (G1) aspirations.
A Classic Connection: How Derby Horses Fare in the Breeders' Cup Classic

Fri Nov 03 2023Jennifer Kelly

At 10 furlongs, the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) stands as the capstone race of the two-day, 14-race world championships. Its distance is the same as the Kentucky Derby (G1).