Kentucky Derby Contender Workouts 2017


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Always Dreaming

Florida Derby (G1) romper enters Kentucky Derby undefeated in three starts since taking up residence in trainer Todd Pletcher’s shedrow.

Battalion Runner

Impressive maiden winner ran second while making his stakes bow in the Wood Memorial (G2) and is one of many Todd Pletcher trainees in this year’s Kentucky Derby field.

Battle of Midway

Jerry Hollendorfer pupil will try for Kentucky Derby glory after just missing in the Santa Anita Derby (G1).

Classic Empire

Mark Casse-trained champion has had a few setbacks this year on Road to the Kentucky Derby but returned to his winning ways in the Arkansas Derby (G1).

Cloud Computing

Wood Memorial (G3) third-placer will be making his first start outside of Aqueduct in the Kentucky Derby for trainer Chad Brown.

Fast and Accurate

Mike Maker pupil brings a three-race win streak into the Kentucky Derby after taking the Spiral Stakes (G3).


Once-beaten Louisiana Derby (G2) winner is the first Kentucky Derby starter for owner Brad Grady and trainer Joe Sharp.


Santa Anita Derby (G1) victor will try to give trainer John Shirreffs and owners Jerry & Ann Moss their second Kentucky Derby winner following Giacomo’s 50-1 upset in 2005.


It’s Team Venezuela all the way for this multiple Grade 2 conqueror in terms of Kentucky Derby debuting-trainer Antonio Sano and two of his owners.


Trainer Steve Asmussen has the Sunland Derby (G3) romper taking the same New Mexico route to the Kentucky Derby used by 50-1 upsetter Mine That Bird in 2009.


Doug O’Neill trainee landed himself in the Kentucky Derby picture by breaking his maiden at 31-1 in the Blue Grass Stakes (G2).

Irish War Cry

Wood Memorial Stakes (G2) scorer has suffered just one loss thus far for trainer Graham Motion ahead of the Kentucky Derby.

J Boys Echo

Gotham (G3) victor will try to give Churchill Downs-based trainer Dale Romans his first Kentucky Derby winner from his eighth runner.

Local Hero

Trainer Steve Asmussen utilized the Fair Grounds path to get Louisiana Derby (G2) third placer to the Kentucky Derby.

Lookin at Lee

Stakes winner creeped closer to making the Kentucky Derby field for trainer Steve Asmussen when running third in the Arkansas Derby (G1).


Rebel Stakes (G2) hero enters the Kentucky Derby for trainer Todd Pletcher off his first loss when fifth in the Arkansas Derby (G1).

Master Plan

Trainer Todd Pletcher shipped this stakes winner overseas for a third in the U.A.E. Derby (UAE-G2) to try and make the Kentucky Derby field.


Ian Wilkes trainee seeks a return to the winner’s circle in the Kentucky Derby after suffering his first career loss when third in the Blue Grass Stakes (G2).


One-eyed wonder in trainer Todd Pletcher’s barn attracts a lot of attention but proved he has the talent to back it up when second in the Louisiana Derby (G2).

Practical Joke

Two-time Grade 1 winner has finished second in both of his Kentucky Derby preps this year for trainer Chad Brown.

Royal Mo

John Shirreffs-trained Grade 3 winner will be venturing outside of California for only the second time for Kentucky Derby.


Rebel Stakes (G2) second enters the Kentucky Derby still a maiden for trainer Keith Desormeaux.

State of Honor

Grade 1-placed maiden winner will be looking for his first stakes victory in the Kentucky Derby for trainer Mark Casse.


Tampa Bay Derby (G2) romper will attempt to rebound in the Kentucky Derby off a supbar fifth in the Blue Grass Stakes (G2) for trainer Todd Pletcher.

Thunder Snow

Group 1 winner will be making his U.S. debut in the Kentucky Derby for trainer Saeed bin Suroor off a head triumph in the U.A.E. Derby (UAE-G2).


Multiple Grade 2-placed Steve Asmussen charge will try to break through with a first stakes win in the Kentucky Derby.