Like the King, second in the Kent Stakes (G3), and Super Stock, fourth in Iowa Derby, both raced over the weekend. Sainthood is set to return Saturday in the Belmont Derby (G1).
Those three are among 44 out of the 113 horses in the last six runnings of the Kentucky Derby that remain active. Here's an update on those still racing.
|2021 Derby||Horse||Status / Last race||Notes|
|1st||Medina Spirit||3rd in Preakness (G1)||Worked 6/14 at SA|
|2nd||Mandaloun||Won Pegasus Stakes||Probable for Haskell (G1)|
|3rd||Hot Rod Charlie||2nd in Belmont (G1)||Worked 6f Saturday at SA|
|4th||Essential Quality||Won Belmont (G1)||Possible for Jim Dandy (G2)|
|5th||O Besos||2nd in Matt Winn (G2)||Worked 5f Tuesday at CD|
|6th||Midnight Bourbon||2nd in Preakness (G1)||Possible for Haskell (G1), worked 6/27 at CD|
|7th||Keepmeinmind||3rd in Ohio Derby (G3)||Raced 6/26|
|8th||Helium||3rd in War Chant||Raced 6/26|
|9th||Known Agenda||4th in Belmont (G1)||Raced 6/5. No next race determined|
|10th||Highly Motivated||10th in Ky Derby (G1)||Last worked June 6.|
|11th||Sainthood||Won Pennine Ridge (G3)||Pointed to Belmont Derby (G1) on July 10|
|12th||Like the King||2nd in Kent Stakes (G3)||Raced Saturday|
|13th||Bourbonic||5th in Belmont (G1)||No works since last race (6/5)|
|14th||Hidden Stash||No races since Derby||Worked 4f on 6/21 at Kee|
|15th||Brooklyn Strong||4th Pegasus Stakes||Worked 4f Saturday at Parx|
|16th||Super Stock||4th in Iowa Derby||Raced Friday|
|17th||Rock Your World||6th in Belmont (G1)||Worked 4f Friday at SA.|
|18th||Dynamic One||18th in Ky Derby (G1)||Possible for Curlin S. Worked 4f Sunday at BEL|
|19th||Soup and Sandwich||19th in Ky Derby (G1)||Could race at Saratoga. No works since Ky Derby|
It was a big weekend for one of the horses from the 2020 Derby, Max Player, who won the Suburban (G2) at Belmont Park. Major Fed also recently returned to action, winning an allowance race at Churchill Downs.
Attachment Rate is entered in next week's Fasig-Tipton horses of racing age sale.
|2020 Derby||Horse||Status / Last race||Notes|
|1st||Authentic||Retired||Stands at Spendthrift ($75,000)|
|2nd||Tiz the Law||Retired||Stands at Ashford Stud ($40,000)|
|3rd||Mr. Big News||7th in 2020 Preakness Stakes||Worked 4f Sunday at CD|
|4th||Honor A. P.||Retired||Stands at Lane's End ($15,000)|
|5th||Max Player||Won 2021 Suburban Stakes (G2)||Raced Saturday|
|6th||Storm The Court||5th in 2021 San Carlos (G2)||Out for year, will race in 2022|
|7th||Enforceable||9th in CD allowance on Friday||Raced 6/18|
|8th||Ny Traffic||2nd in 2021 Salvator Mile (G3)||Worked 5f Monday at BEL|
|9th||Necker Island||7th in 2021 Stephen Foster (G2)||Raced 6/26|
|10th||Major Fed||Won CD allowance on 6/25||Raced 6/25|
|11th||Sole Volante||4th in GP allowance on Saturday||Raced 6/20|
|14th||Attachment Rate||3rd in CD allowance race on 6/4||Worked 4f 6/19 at CD|
|15th||South Bend||4th in 2021 Stephen Foster (G2)||Raced 6/26|
With fewer horses active from the 2019 Derby, there was less movement from that group. The exception was Long Range Toddy, who finished eighth on June 25 in the Kelly's Landing Handicap at Churchill Downs.
|2019 Derby||Horse||Status / Last race||Notes|
|1st||Country House||Retired||Stands at Darby Dan Farm ($7,500)|
|2nd||Code of Honor||5th in 2021 Pegasus World Cup (G1)||Worked 3f 6/29 at Niall Brennan Stables|
|3rd||Tacitus||7th in 2021 Saudi World Cup (G1)||No works since last race (2/6)|
|4th||Improbable||Retired||Stands at WinStar ($40,000)|
|5th||Game Winner||Retired||Stands at Lane's End ($30,000)|
|6th||Master Fencer||11th in 2021 Heian (G3) at Chukyo|
|7th||War of Will||Retired||Stands at Claiborne ($25,000)|
|8th||Plus Que Parfait||5th in 2021 Isaac Murphy Marathon||No works since last race (4/27)|
|9th||Win Win Win||Retired||Stands at Ocala Stud ($5,000)|
|10th||Cutting Humor||Retired||Will stand at McDowell Farm (Arkansas)|
|11th||By My Standards||2nd in 2021 Met Mile (G1)||Raced 6/5|
|12th||Vekoma||Retired||Stands at Spendthrift ($20,000)|
|13th||Bodexpress||Retired||Stands at Barton Thoroughbreds ($5,000)|
|14th||Tax||10th in 2021 Pegasus World Cup||Last worked 5/1 at KEE|
|15th||Roadster||4th in 2021 Alysheba||No works since last race (4/30)|
|16th||Long Range Toddy||8th in 2021 Kelly's Landing Overnight||Raced 6/25|
|17th||Maximum Security||Retired||Standing at Ashford Stud ($20,000)|
|18th||Spinoff||4th in 2020 Woodward (G1)||Worked 4f on 6/6 at BEL|
|19th||Gray Magician||2nd in allowance at SA on June 12||Worked 5f Wednesday at SA|
From the 2018 Derby, only four horses remain active. On Sunday, Firenze Fire finished second in the John A. Nerud Stakes (G2) at Belmont Park.
Noble Indy worked four furlongs Saturday at Palm Meadows. At Santa Anita, Combatant also put in a four-furlong breeze. My Boy Jack remains active as well.
There are no active horses from the 2017 Derby, but Whitmore, who ran in 2016 worked June 26 at Churchill Downs. The champion sprinter, now an 8-year-old, has won 15 races, more than any other horse from the 2016 field.