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Location: Churchill Downs

Inaugural Race: 1875

TV Coverage: NBC, TwinSpires.comiOS App, Android App or Roku

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

Non-Restricted Stakes Earnings
RTKD Races Won
Sierra Leone
Risen Star Stakes, Blue Grass Stakes
Breeders' Cup Juvenile, Florida Derby
Catching Freedom
Smarty Jones Stakes, Louisiana Derby
Sunland Derby, Santa Anita Derby
Forever Young (JPN)
UAE Derby
Jeff Ruby Steaks
Remsen Stakes, Fountain of Youth Stakes
Just a Touch
Track Phantom
Gun Runner Stakes, Lecomte Stakes
West Saratoga
Iroquois Stakes
Just Steel
Honor Marie
Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes
Domestic Product
Tampa Bay Derby
Society Man
Mystik Dan
Southwest Stakes
John Battaglia Stakes, Lexington Stakes
Grand Mo the First
Epic Ride
T O Password (JPN)

Watch the 2024 Kentucky Derby

Where can I WATCH the Kentucky Derby?

  • TwinSpires
    • Register for free at TwinSpires to access our LIVE Simulcast Show and global horse racing offerings.
  • Kentucky Derby works show
    • Almost two weeks of LIVE streaming workouts and listening to industry experts analyze the 20+ possible Derby contenders.
  • NBC & Peacock

Where can I LISTEN to the Kentucky Derby?

Mystik Dan
Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr. / Kenneth G. McPeek
$39.22 / $16.32 / $10.00
Sierra Leone
Tyler Gaffalione / Chad C. Brown
$6.54 / $4.64
Forever Young (JPN)
Ryusei Sakai / Yoshito Yahagi
Catching Freedom
Flavien Prat / Brad H. Cox
T O Password (JPN)
Kazushi Kimura / Daisuke Takayanagi
Junior Alvarado / William I. Mott
Antonio Fresu / Philip D'Amato
Honor Marie
Ben Curtis / D. Whitworth Beckman
Umberto Rispoli / Michael W. McCarthy
Luis Saez / Danny Gargan

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

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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