Alumni Report: See the 44 active Kentucky Derby horses

Alumni Report: See the 44 active Kentucky Derby horses
Photo: Eclipse Sportswire

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 Kentucky Derby Horses
2021 DerbyHorseStatus / Last raceNotes
1stMedina Spirit3rd in Preakness (G1)Worked 6/14 at SA
2ndMandalounWon Pegasus StakesProbable for Haskell (G1)
3rdHot Rod Charlie2nd in Belmont (G1)Worked 6f Saturday at SA
4thEssential QualityWon Belmont (G1)Possible for Jim Dandy (G2)
5thO Besos2nd in Matt Winn (G2)Worked 5f Tuesday at CD
6thMidnight Bourbon2nd in Preakness (G1)Possible for Haskell (G1), worked 6/27 at CD
7thKeepmeinmind3rd in Ohio Derby (G3)Raced 6/26
8thHelium3rd in War ChantRaced 6/26
9thKnown Agenda4th in Belmont (G1)Raced 6/5. No next race determined
10thHighly Motivated10th in Ky Derby (G1)Last worked June 6.
11thSainthoodWon Pennine Ridge (G3)Pointed to Belmont Derby (G1) on July 10
12thLike the King2nd in Kent Stakes (G3)Raced Saturday
13thBourbonic5th in Belmont (G1)No works since last race (6/5)
14thHidden StashNo races since DerbyWorked 4f on 6/21 at Kee
15thBrooklyn Strong4th Pegasus StakesWorked 4f Saturday at Parx
16thSuper Stock4th in Iowa DerbyRaced Friday
17thRock Your World6th in Belmont (G1)Worked 4f Friday at SA.
18thDynamic One18th in Ky Derby (G1)Possible for Curlin S. Worked 4f Sunday at BEL
19thSoup and Sandwich19th 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 Horses
2020 DerbyHorseStatus / Last raceNotes
1stAuthenticRetiredStands at Spendthrift ($75,000)
2ndTiz the LawRetiredStands at Ashford Stud ($40,000)
3rdMr. Big News7th in 2020 Preakness StakesWorked 4f Sunday at CD
4thHonor A. P.RetiredStands at Lane's End ($15,000)
5thMax PlayerWon 2021 Suburban Stakes (G2)Raced Saturday
6thStorm The Court5th in 2021 San Carlos (G2)Out for year, will race in 2022
7thEnforceable9th in CD allowance on FridayRaced 6/18
8thNy Traffic2nd in 2021 Salvator Mile (G3)Worked 5f Monday at BEL
9thNecker Island7th in 2021 Stephen Foster (G2)Raced 6/26
10thMajor FedWon CD allowance on 6/25Raced 6/25
11thSole Volante4th in GP allowance on SaturdayRaced 6/20
12thWinning ImpressingDeceased 
13thMoney MovesRetired 
14thAttachment Rate3rd in CD allowance race on 6/4Worked 4f 6/19 at CD
15thSouth Bend4th 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 horses
2019 DerbyHorseStatus / Last raceNotes
1stCountry HouseRetiredStands at Darby Dan Farm ($7,500)
2ndCode of Honor5th in 2021 Pegasus World Cup (G1)Worked 3f 6/29 at Niall Brennan Stables
3rdTacitus7th in 2021 Saudi World Cup (G1)No works since last race (2/6)
4thImprobableRetiredStands at WinStar ($40,000)
5thGame WinnerRetiredStands at Lane's End ($30,000)
6thMaster Fencer11th in 2021 Heian (G3) at Chukyo 
7thWar of WillRetiredStands at Claiborne ($25,000)
8thPlus Que Parfait5th in 2021 Isaac Murphy MarathonNo works since last race (4/27)
9thWin Win WinRetiredStands at Ocala Stud ($5,000)
10thCutting HumorRetiredWill stand at McDowell Farm (Arkansas)
11thBy My Standards2nd in 2021 Met Mile (G1)Raced 6/5
12thVekomaRetiredStands at Spendthrift ($20,000)
13thBodexpressRetiredStands at Barton Thoroughbreds ($5,000)
14thTax10th in 2021 Pegasus World CupLast worked 5/1 at KEE
15thRoadster4th in 2021 AlyshebaNo works since last race (4/30)
16thLong Range Toddy8th in 2021 Kelly's Landing OvernightRaced 6/25
17thMaximum SecurityRetiredStanding at Ashford Stud ($20,000)
18thSpinoff4th in 2020 Woodward (G1)Worked 4f on 6/6 at BEL
19thGray Magician2nd in allowance at SA on June 12Worked 5f Wednesday at SA

Previous years

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.

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