Kentucky Derby 2021 Contenders

 

The 2021 Kentucky Derby is set for Saturday, May 1 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.

Kentucky Derby 2021Here are the top ranked 2-year-old contenders for the 2021 Kentucky Derby.

The ranking of contenders updates every day, based on votes from Horse Racing Nation readers.

Come back often as new horses join the Derby trail and move up the rankings.


Related: 

  - 8 Impressive 2-year-olds from Saratoga

  - 7 Eye-catching juveniles from Del Mar

  - 2-year-old filly rankings

 

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RankRatingSilksHorse / SireTrainer / JockeyLast Start / Next Start
1
7.12Trending Up
Reinvestment Risk
Upstart
C. Brown
I. Ortiz, Jr.
2nd, 2020 Champagne (G1) View Video
Nov 6 - Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1)
2
6.97Trending Down
Jackie's Warrior
Maclean's Music
S. Asmussen
J. Rosario
1st, 2020 Champagne (G1) View Video
Nov 6 - Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1)
3
6.94
Essential Quality
Tapit
B. Cox
L. Saez
1st, 2020 Breeders' Futurity (G1) View Video
Nov 6 - Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1)
4
6.80
Greatest Honour
Tapit
C. McGaughey III
J. Ortiz
3rd, Bel MSW (10/11/2020-R8)
 
5
6.74
Eagle Orb
Orb
R. Rodriguez
J. Ortiz
5th, 2020 Bertram F. Bongard (RS) View Video
Oct 24 - Sleepy Hollow (RS)
6
6.67
Sittin On Go
Brody's Cause
D. Romans
C. Lanerie
1st, 2020 Iroquois (G3) View Video
Nov 6 - Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1)
7
6.48
Dr Schivel
Violence
M. Glatt
F. Prat
1st, 2020 Del Mar Futurity (G1) View Video
 
8
6.47
Brooklyn Strong
Wicked Strong
D. Velazquez
E. Cancel
3rd, 2020 Bertram F. Bongard (RS) View Video
Oct 24 - Sleepy Hollow (RS)
9
6.36
Founder
Upstart
C. Brown
J. Rosario
5th, 2020 Breeders' Futurity (G1) View Video
 
10
6.34
Freedom Fighter
Violence
B. Baffert
D. Van Dyke
1st, Dmr MSW (8/1/2020-R3) View Video
 
11
6.27
Whiskey Double
Into Mischief
S. Asmussen
R. Santana, Jr.
1st, CD MSW (6/27/2020-R4)
 
12
6.27
Team Merchants
Nyquist
D. O'Neill
K. Carmouche
1st, Sar MSW (9/7/2020-R9)
 
13
6.26
Calibrate
Distorted Humor
S. Asmussen
R. Santana, Jr.
6th, 2020 Breeders' Futurity (G1) View Video
 
14
6.23
Upstriker
Upstart
R. Moquett
J. Talamo
4th, 2020 Breeders' Futurity (G1) View Video
Nov 6 - Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1)
15
6.23
Vittorio
Ghostzapper
S. Callaghan
M. Smith
1st, Dmr MSW (8/29/2020-R6) View Video
 
16
6.19
Midnight Bourbon
Tiznow
S. Asmussen
J. Ortiz
3rd, 2020 Champagne (G1) View Video
 
17
6.17
Gretzky The Great
Nyquist
M. Casse
K. Kimura
1st, 2020 Summer (G1) View Video
Nov 6 - Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (G1)
18
6.17
Likeable
Frosted
T. Pletcher
L. Saez
1st, Bel MSW (9/19/2020-R6)
Nov 6 - Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1)
19
6.15
Golden Pal
Uncle Mo
W. Ward
I. Ortiz, Jr.
1st, 2020 Skidmore (LS) View Video
Nov 6 - Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (G2)
20
6.12Trending Up
Biko
Orb
H. Motion
P. Morales
7th, Pid MSW (10/20/2020-R3)
 
21
6.12
Starburst
Upstart
M. Stidham
T. McCarthy
1st, Lrl Mcl (10/10/2020-R5)
 
22
6.09
Real Talk
Gemologist
R. Nicks
E. Jaramillo
1st, GP MSW (9/6/2020-R4)
 
23
6.09
Game Day Play
Violence
W. Calhoun
R. Eramia
1st, LS MSW (8/4/2020-R1)
 
24
6.07
Credit River
More Than Ready
B. Hayes
E. Wilson
6th, 2020 Cup and Saucer (RS) View Video
 
25
6.07
Thin White Duke
Dominus
P. Gleaves
J. Rosario
1st, 2020 Funny Cide (RS) View Video
Oct 26 - New York Breeders' Futurity (RS)
26
6.07
Waist Deep
Oxbow
A. Farrior
J. Vargas
4th, 2020 Smoke Glacken (LS) View Video
 
27
6.07
Olympiad
Speightstown
W. Mott
J. Alvarado
1st, Sar MSW (9/5/2020-R5)
 
28
6.07
Tiger
Dialed In
J. Alvarado
E. Jaramillo
3rd, GPW AlwOC (10/4/2020-R6)
 
29
6.07
Caddo River
Hard Spun
B. Cox
M. Franco
2nd, Bel MSW (10/11/2020-R8)
 
30
6.07
Huntsinger
Cinco Charlie
D. Pish
L. Luzzi
1st, 2020 Kip Deville Stakes (LS)
 
31
6.07
Ten for Ten
Frosted
C. McGaughey III
J. Ortiz
1st, Bel MSW (10/16/2020-R8)
 
32
6.06
County Final
Oxbow
S. Asmussen
J. Ortiz
4th, 2020 Futurity (G3) View Video
 
33
6.06
Wyfire
Dominus
P. Miller
F. Prat
2nd, 2020 Speakeasy (LS) View Video
Nov 6 - Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (G2)
34
6.06
Nautilus
Cairo Prince
B. Cox
F. Geroux
6th, 2020 Laurel Futurity (LS) View Video
 
35
6.06
Breeze On By
Cajun Breeze
R. Nicks
E. Jaramillo
2nd, 2020 Florida Sire In Reality (RS)
 
36
6.06
Newyearsblockparty
New Year's Day
A. Pecoraro
B. Pedroza
8th, 2020 First State Dash (RS)
 
37
6.06
Positivity
Paynter
P. Gallagher
D. Van Dyke
1st, 2020 Graduation (RS) View Video
 
38
6.06
Medicine Tail
Kantharos
D. Kobiskie
J. Rocco, Jr.
2nd, 2020 Ellis Park Juvenile (LS)
 
39
6.06
Therideofalifetime
Candy Ride
I. Correas
F. Geroux
4th, 2020 Iroquois (G3) View Video
 
40
6.05
Momos
Distorted Humor
C. Clement
M. Franco
3rd, 2020 Futurity (G3) View Video
 
41
6.05
Super Stock
Dialed In
S. Asmussen
T. Gaffalione
3rd, 2020 Breeders' Futurity (G1) View Video
 
42
6.05
Isolate
Mark Valeski
K. Ritvo
C. Torres
1st, GP AlwOC (9/12/2020-R10)
 
43
6.05
Speaker's Corner
Street Sense
W. Mott
J. Alvarado
1st, Bel MSW (10/11/2020-R8)
 
44
5.97
Polished Chrome
California Chrome
E. Kenneally
C. Lanerie
6th, CD MSW (9/24/2020-R9)
 
45
5.94
Weston
Hit It A Bomb
R. Hanson
D. Van Dyke
3rd, 2020 Del Mar Futurity (G1) View Video
 
46
5.92
Good With People
Curlin To Mischief
P. Miller
L. Saez
4th, 2020 Indian Summer (LS) View Video
 
47
5.92
Get Her Number
Dialed In
P. Miller
F. Prat
1st, 2020 American Pharoah Stakes (G1) View Video
 
48
5.91
Prisoner
Violence
T. Pletcher
I. Ortiz, Jr.
1st, Bel MSW (6/3/2020-R3)
 
49
5.89
Girther
Brody's Cause
P. Miller
R. Gonzalez
2nd, 2020 Best Pal (G2) View Video
 
50
5.89
Hot Blooded
Declaration of War
C. David
E. Jaramillo
1st, 2020 Proud Man (LS)
 
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