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Location: Churchill Downs

Inaugural Race: 1875

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Current Distance: 1 & 1/4 miles (10 furlongs)

Track Type: Left-Handed Dirt

Age Qualification: Three-year-olds

Purse: $5 million

Race Date: Saturday, May 4th

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2024 Kentucky Derby 150 Contenders, Entries and Odds

Points
Horse
Non-Restricted Stakes Earnings
RTKD Races Won
155
Sierra Leone
$871,250
Risen Star Stakes, Blue Grass Stakes
136
Fierceness
$1,646,100
Breeders' Cup Juvenile, Florida Derby
125
Catching Freedom
$802,000
Smarty Jones Stakes, Louisiana Derby
125
Stronghold
$742,800
Sunland Derby, Santa Anita Derby
110
Resilience
$416,000
100
Forever Young (JPN)
$1,769,919
UAE Derby
100
Endlessly
$658,000
Jeff Ruby Steaks
75
Dornoch
$475,375
Remsen Stakes, Fountain of Youth Stakes
75
Just a Touch
$247,500
70
Track Phantom
$300,000
Gun Runner Stakes, Lecomte Stakes
67
West Saratoga
$363,640
Iroquois Stakes
65
Just Steel
$628,295
65
Honor Marie
$448,455
Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes
60
Domestic Product
$260,500
Tampa Bay Derby
50
Catalytic
$186,000
50
Deterministic
$180,000
Gotham Stakes
50
Society Man
$141,875
46
Mystik Dan
$550,050
Southwest Stakes
40
Encino
$323,136
John Battaglia Stakes, Lexington Stakes
40**
T O Password (JPN)
$120,474
40
Grand Mo the First
$164,250
37
Common Defense
$253,450
35
Epic Ride
$198,315
30
Hades
$193,550
Holy Bull Stakes
30
Uncle Heavy
$167,500
Withers Stakes
27
Seize the Grey
$113,163
25
Le Dom Bro
$131,000
25
Tuscan Gold
$100,000
25
Protective
$75,000
19
Liberal Arts
$230,825
Street Sense

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PostHorseJockey / TrainerWin / Place / Show
8
Mage
Javier Castellano / Gustavo Delgado
$32.42 / $14.58 / $9.08
3
Two Phil's
Jareth Loveberry / Larry Rivelli
$10.44 / $6.52
14
Angel of Empire
Flavien Prat / Brad H. Cox
$4.70
11
Disarm
Joel Rosario / Steven M. Asmussen
1
Hit Show
Manuel Franco / Brad H. Cox
17
Derma Sotogake (JPN)
Christophe Lemaire / Hidetaka Otonashi
5
Tapit Trice
Luis Saez / Todd A. Pletcher
16
Raise Cain
Gerardo Corrales / Ben Colebrook
18
Rocket Can
Junior Alvarado / William I. Mott
4
Confidence Game
James Graham / J. Keith Desormeaux

Exotic Payouts:

  • $2 Exacta (8-3): $330.44
  • $0.50 Trifecta (8-3-14): $491.18
  • $1 Superfecta (8-3-14-11): $15,643.65

Kentucky Derby History

The Run for the Roses. The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports. No matter what moniker you care to use, the Kentucky Derby has become an American institution. Its date – the first Saturday in May – is unforgettable, its location – Churchill Downs with its Twin Spires – iconic.

First run in 1875 and patterned after the English Derby at Epsom Downs, the inaugural Kentucky Derby was won by Aristides over 1 1/2 miles, which remained the Derby distance until 1896 when it was shortened to 1 1/4 miles.

“I do not care if she never wins another race, nor if she ever starts in another race, she has won the greatest race in America and I am satisfied,” owner Harry Payne Whitney remarked when Regret became the first filly ever to win the Kentucky Derby in 1915. In so doing, he validated Churchill Downs president Col. Matt Winn’s efforts to make the Derby the most important and prestigious brand in American racing, a position it’s held for more than a century.

The starting point of the Triple Crown, the Kentucky Derby, has witnessed all 13 of the series’ winners, from Sir Barton in 1919 to Justify in 2018. The Derby counted as one of the mighty Citation’s 16 consecutive victories, while Secretariat, who many consider the greatest Thoroughbred ever seen on the American turf, maintains the Derby race record of 1:59.40.

For the non-Triple Crown winner, a victory in the Kentucky Derby nonetheless ensures a spot in the sport’s pantheon. It’s counted among the highlights in the careers of such Hall of Fame performers as Exterminator, Swaps, Northern Dancer, Spectacular Bid, Alysheba, and Sunday Silence, plus the fillies Genuine Risk and Winning Colors.

The human element is also woven deeply into the Derby fabric. The father-son trainer combo of Ben and H.A. “Jimmy” Jones graced the Derby winner’s circle a collective eight times from 1938 through 1958. Among jockeys, the legendary Eddie Arcaro and Bill Hartack each captured the classic five times. Among Arcaro’s quintet were the Triple Crown winners Whirlaway and Citation.

Befitting its position as the most sought-after prize in racing, the Derby is also well known for its attendance and viewership, as well as the amount of betting it generates. Crowds of more than 150,000 have become commonplace at the hallowed Louisville course, while television ratings exceed those of any other race in the country and nearly all other sporting events on the day.

Betting on the Kentucky Derby Day card hovers around $200 million, a large chunk of it on the Derby itself as the only race throughout the year with as many as 20 starters. Interest on betting the Derby is not only at an all-time high, but begins months beforehand with the Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW) offered four times throughout the winter and spring at various tracks, off-track facilities, and online platforms like TwinSpires.com.

With Derby thoughts immediately swirling at the sight a good-looking two-year-old winner, the Kentucky Derby has truly become a year-round phenomenon.

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