Derby alumni: Follow horses from the last 5 runs for the roses

Derby alumni: Follow horses from the last 5 runs for the roses
Photo: Scott Serio/Eclipse Sportswire

The Derby Alumni tracker checks in with the horses who raced in the Kentucky Derby, both this year and in previous years, keeping up with what they have done since they ran for the roses.

2023 Kentucky Derby

Mage was the only runner in the 2023 Kentucky Derby who proceeded to the Preakness. He broke better than he had in his previous two starts but nonetheless could not reel in National Treasure and Blazing Sevens. After settling for third in the Preakness, he will get a brief refresher before a summer campaign targeting the Grade 1 Travers.

Belmont Stakes 2023: How is the field shaping up?

Even though Mage will not run in the Belmont, the Kentucky Derby field will be well represented in the final jewel of the Triple Crown. Horses from the run for the roses who may turn up in the test of the champion include Tapit Trice, Raise Cain, Sun Thunder, Reincarnate and Kingsbarns. Forte, who was scratched from the Kentucky Derby on the morning of the race, also is pointed to the Belmont.

Trainer Larry Rivelli is still deciding the next spot for Two Phil's, second in the Kentucky Derby, though possibilities include the Ohio Derby (G3), the Belmont and the Matt Winn (G3).

DerbyHorseLast raceNotes
    1Mage3rd PreaknessAiming for Travers (G1)
    2Two Phil's2nd Kentucky DerbyWorked 4f Sun. at HAW
    3Angel of Empire3rd Kentucky DerbyWorked 4f Sun. at CD
    4Disarm4th Kentucky DerbyWorked 5f May 15 at CD
    5Hit Show5th Kentucky DerbyWorked 4f Sun. at CD
    6Derma Sotogake (JPN)6th Kentucky DerbyNo works since last race
    7Tapit Trice7th Kentucky DerbyWorked 4f Fri. at BEL
    8Raise Cain8th Kentucky DerbyNo works since last race
    9Rocket Can9th Kentucky DerbyNo works since last race
  10Confidence Game10th Kentucky DerbyNo works since last race
  11Sun Thunder11th Kentucky DerbyNo works since last race
  12Mandarin Hero (JPN)12th Kentucky DerbyNo works since last race
  13Reincarnate13th Kentucky DerbyNo works since last race
  14Kingsbarns14th Kentucky DerbyNo works since last race
  15King Russell15th Kentucky DerbyWorked 4f May 15 at CD
  16Verifying16th Kentucky DerbyWorked 4f Sun. at CD
  17Jace's Road17th Kentucky DerbyNo works since last race
  18Cyclone Mischief18th Kentucky DerbyNo works since last race
SCRContinuar3rd UAE Derby (G2)Worked 4f April 26 at CD
SCRForte1st Florida Derby (G1)Worked 4f Sun. at BEL
SCRLord Miles1st Wood (G1)Worked 4f May 12 at PMM
SCRPractical Move1st Santa Anita Derby (G1)Worked 4f April 28 at SA
SCRSkinner3rd Santa Anita Derby (G1)Worked 5f Sun. at SA

2022 Kentucky Derby

Tiz the Bomb returned Saturday in the Louisville (G3) at Churchill Downs, running fifth behind Foreign Relations. It was his fifth start of the year, all of which have come on turf, and he has yet to finish better than fourth as a 4-year-old.

Happy Jack made his 4-year-old debut May 14 in an allowance optional claiming race at Churchill, going six furlongs on dirt. He rallied late to capture second, a length behind He'smyhoneybadger.

Taiba has not raced since running eighth in the Saudi Cup on Feb. 25, though he is actively working and might race next in the Met Mile (G1) on June 10.

Rattle N Roll, who scratched from the 2022 Kentucky Derby, continues his ascent in the handicap division. He won the Ben Ali (G2) on April 22 and Keeneland, then returned just as sharp when he won the Pimlico Special (G3) on the Black-Eyed Susan undercard.

DerbyHorseLast raceNotes
    1Rich Strike5th Alysheba (G2)No works since last race
    2EpicenterDNF Breeders' Cup ClassicStands for $45,000 at Ashford
    3Zandon2nd Westchester (G3)No works since last race
    4Simplification5th GhostzapperNo works since last race
    5Mo Donegal1st 2022 BelmontStands for $20,000 at Spendthrift
    6Barber Road1st Alw (April 15, KEE)Worked 5f Sun. at KEE
    7Tawny Port7th Ben AliNo works since last race
    8Smile Happy1st Alysheba (G1)No works since last race
    9Tiz the Bomb5th Louisville (G3)No works since last race
  10Zozos1st Knicks Go OvernightNo works since last race
  11Classic Causeway6th Oaklawn Handicap (G2)Worked 4f Sun. at CD
  12Taiba8th Saudi Cup (G1)Worked 6f May 14 at SA
  13Crown Pride5th Dubai World Cup (G1)No works since last race
  14Happy Jack2nd AlwOC (May 14, CD)No works since last race
  15Messier4th San Pasqual (G2)No works since last race
  16White Abarrio1st AlwOC (March 4, GP)Worked 4f Sun. at GP
  17Charge It5th Oaklawn Handicap (G2)Worked 5f Fri. at BEL
  18Cyberknife6th Pegasus World Cup (G1)Stands for $30,000 at Spendthrift
  19Pioneer of Medina3rd Ben Ali (G3)Worked 4f Fri. at CD
  20Summer Is Tomorrow20th Kentucky DerbyNo works since last race
SCREthereal Road5th Alw OC (Nov. 4 at KEE)Worked 4f Jan. 17 at OP
SCRRattle N Roll1st Pimlico Special (G3)No works since last race

2021 Kentucky Derby

Two members of the Kentucky Derby class of 2021 raced recently in allowance company. Hidden Stash contested a 1 1/8-mile race on the Churchill Downs lawn Friday. He set the early pace and dug in to hold third behind Risk Manager and Price Talk. Bourbonic tried the turf in a 1 1/16-mile race at Belmont on May 11. Settled last of five, he had no response when asked, was eased in the lane and walked off.

DerbyHorseLast raceNotes
  1Mandaloun4th San Diego Handicap (G2)Stands for $25,000 at Juddmonte
  2Hot Rod Charlie6th Breeders' Cup ClassicStands for ¥2 million at Shadai Stallion Station
  3Essential Quality3rd 2021 Breeders' Cup ClassicStands for $75,000 at Darley America
  4O Besos5th Breeders' Cup SprintWorked 4f Dec. 17 at FG
  5Midnight Bourbon5th Dubai World Cup (G1)Deceased
  6Keepmeinmind3rd Woodward (G1)Stands for $6,500 at Sequel N.Y.
  7Helium5th AlwOC (April 26, TAM)Worked 4f May 10 at DEL
  8Known Agenda4th 2021 BelmontStands for $10,000 at Spendthrift
  9Highly Motivated2nd Philip H. Iselin (G3)Stands for $7,500 at Airdrie
10Sainthood5th 2021 Belmont Derby (G1)No works since last race
11Like the King5th AlwOC (March 1, TAM)Worked 5f Wed. at WO
12Bourbonic5th AlwOC (May 11, BEL)No works since last race
13Hidden Stash3rd AlwOC (Fri., CD)No works since last race
14Brooklyn Strong4th Starter Alw (April 9, GP)Worked 6f Fri. at GP
15Super Stock2nd, AlwOC (Feb. 11 at OP)No works since last race
16Rock Your World9th 2021 Twilight Derby (G2)Stands for $10,000 at Spendthrift
17Dynamic One6th Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1)Worked 3f March 24 at FAI
18Soup and Sandwich10th Alw OC (Oct. 23 at WO)No works since last race
19Medina Spirit2nd 2021 Breeders' Cup ClassicDeceased

2020 Kentucky Derby

Five horses who raced in the 2020 Kentucky Derby have worked in May. Even though Mr. Big News has not raced since September 2021, he has posted four drills over the last two months including a six-furlong move May 13. Others who have shown up recently on the work tab include Max Player, Major Fed, Necker Island and Ny Traffic.

DerbyHorseLast raceNotes
  1Authentic1st 2020 Breeders' Cup ClassicStands for $70,000 at Spendthrift
  2Tiz the Law6th 2020 Breeders' Cup ClassicStands for $30,000 at Ashford
  3Mr. Big News4th Alw OC (Sept. 17, 2021, CD)Worked 6f May 13 at KEE
  4Honor A. P.4th 2020 Kentucky DerbyStands for $15,000 at Lane's End
  5Max PlayerDNF AlwOC (Feb. 25, OP)Worked 4f May 5 at CDT
  6Storm The Court5th Tokyo City Cup (G3)No works since last race
  7Enforceable8th AlwOC (April 15, 2022, KEE)Worked 4f June 19 at WO
  8Ny Traffic4th John Morrissey HandicapWorked 3f Sun. at GP
  9Necker Island4th AlwOC (April 15, OP)Worked 4f Wed. at CD
10Major Fed8th Alw OC (Nov. 13 at CD)Worked 5f May 11 at CD
11Sole Volante10th Alw OC (Jan. 28 at GP)No works since last race
12Winning Impression3rd Alw (Nov. 12, 2020, CD)Deceased
13Money Moves1st Alw OC (Oct. 23, 2020, BEL)Retrained at New Vocations.
14Attachment Rate7th Alw OC (Feb. 21, 2022 at OP)Worked 3f Dec. 17 at OP
15South Bend5th, Harlan's Holiday (G3)No works since last race

2019 Kentucky Derby

Two runners from the 2019 Kentucky Derby have shown up on the work tab within the last week. Tax, who most recently finished second behind Skippylongstocking in the Challenger (G3) on March 11, has worked three times this month, most recently Saturday at Saratoga. Gray Magician, after a winter-spring campaign at Turf Paradise, worked Thursday at Canterbury Park.

DerbyHorseLast raceNotes
  1Country House1st 2019 Kentucky DerbyStands for $7,500 at Darby Dan
  2Code of Honor5th 2021 Cigar MileDeceased
  3Tacitus4th 2021 Lukas Classic (G3)Stands for $10,000 at Taylor Made
  4Improbable2nd 2020 Breeders' Cup ClassicStands for $25,000 at WinStar
  5Game Winner1st 2019 Los Alamitos Derby (G3)Stands for $30,000 at Lane's End
  6Master Fencer 4th 2021 Hakusan Daishoten 
  7War of Will9th 2020 Breeders' Cup Dirt MileStands for $25,000 at Claiborne
  8Plus Que Parfait10th Jebel Ali Mile (G3) 
  9Win Win Win1st 2020 Forego (G1)Stands for $5,000 at Ocala Stud
10Cutting Humor5th 2020 Mineshaft (G3)Stands for $1,500 at McDowell Farm
11By My Standards5th 2021 Whitney (G1)Stands for $5,000 at Spendthrift
12Vekoma1st 2020 Metropolitan Handicap (G1)Stands for $15,000 at Spendthrift
13Bodexpress1st 2020 Clark (G1)Stands for $5,000 at Barton Thoroughbreds
14Tax2nd Challenger (G3)Worked 4f Sat. at SAR
15Roadster8th 2022 BucklandNo works since last race
16Long Range Toddy9th Commonwealth (G3)No works since last race
17Maximum Security5th 2020 Breeders' Cup ClassicStands for $10,000 at Ashford
18Spinoff4th 2020 Woodward (G1)No works since June 6, 2021
19Gray Magician4th AlwOC (April 24, TuP)Worked 4f Thu. at CBY


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