Kentucky Derby 2023 Contenders

 

Kentucky Derby 2023Here are the contenders for Kentucky Derby 2023. Is there another Rich Strike or American Pharoah among them?

Check back here often as more potential Derby horses are added. Don't forget to vote for your favorites and watch them move up the leaderboard.

The 148th Kentucky Derby is set for Saturday, May 6, 2023 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.

 

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RankRatingSilksHorse / SireTrainer / JockeyLast Start / Next Start
1
7.27
Cave Rock
Arrogate
B. Baffert
J. Hernandez
1st, Dmr MSW (8/13/2022-R7)
Sep 11 - Del Mar Futurity (G1)
2
6.92
Damon's Mound
Girvin
M. Lovell
G. Saez
1st, 2022 Saratoga Special (G2) View Video
Sep 5 - Hopeful (G1)
3
6.90
Gulfport
Uncle Mo
S. Asmussen
J. Rosario
2nd, 2022 Saratoga Special (G2) View Video
 
4
6.34
Newgate
Into Mischief
B. Baffert
J. Velazquez
1st, Dmr MSW (7/30/2022-R6)
 
5
6.27
Bourbon Bash
City of Light
D. Lukas
F. Prat
1st, Sar MSW (8/13/2022-R7)
 
6
5.89
Mo Strike
Uncle Mo
B. Cox
F. Geroux
1st, 2022 Sanford (G3) View Video
Sep 5 - Hopeful (G1)
7
5.87
Two of a Kind
Overanalyze
B. Lynch
L. Saez
1st, 2022 Tremont (LS) View Video
 
8
5.84
Lost Ark
Violence
T. Pletcher
F. Prat
1st, Bel MSW (7/3/2022-R1)
 
9
5.84
Arthur's Ride
Tapit
W. Mott
J. Rosario
2nd, Sar MSW (8/6/2022-R6)
 
10
5.59
Regal Kingdom
Animal Kingdom
R. Faucheux
 
 
11
5.59
Morethanreadyeddie
More Than Ready
T. Pletcher
F. Prat
1st, Bel MSW (6/9/2022-R5)
 
12
5.59
Acoustic Ave
Maclean's Music
C. Clement
M. Franco
1st, Sar MSW (7/29/2022-R6)
 
13
5.47
Havnameltdown
Uncaptured
B. Baffert
J. Hernandez
1st, 2022 Best Pal (G3) View Video
 
14
5.47
Tyler's Tribe
Sharp Azteca
T. Martin
K. Jordan
1st, 2022 Iowa Stallion Futurity (RS)
 
15
5.47
Forte
Violence
T. Pletcher
I. Ortiz, Jr.
4th, 2022 Sanford (G3) View Video
 
16
5.45
Little Big Bear
No Nay Never
A. O'Brien
R. Moore
1st, 2022 Phoenix Stakes (G1) View Video
Aug 21 - Prix Morny (G1)
17
5.45
Blackbeard
No Nay Never
A. O'Brien
I. Mendizabal
1st, 2022 Prix Robert Papin (G2) View Video
Aug 21 - Prix Morny (G1)
18
5.45
Bradsell
Tasleet
A. Watson
H. Doyle
4th, 2022 Phoenix Stakes (G1) View Video
 
19
5.45
Shartash
Invincible Spirit
J. Murtagh
B. Coen
3rd, 2022 Phoenix Stakes (G1) View Video
 
20
5.45
I'm Very Busy
Cloud Computing
C. Brown
F. Prat
1st, Sar MSW (8/13/2022-R1)
 
21
5.45
Persian Force
Mehmas
R. Hannon, Jr.
R. Ryan
2nd, 2022 Phoenix Stakes (G1) View Video
Aug 21 - Prix Morny (G1)
22
5.34
Capture the Flag
Quality Road
C. McGaughey III
L. Saez
1st, Sar MSW (7/30/2022-R1)
 
23
5.34
Lachaise
Oscar Performance
J. Abreu
F. Prat
1st, Sar MSW (8/4/2022-R6)
 
24
5.34
Top Recruit
Midshipman
M. Maker
G. Corrales
1st, 2022 Ellis Park Juvenile (LS)
 
25
5.27
The Big Wam
Mr Big
L. Mendez
J. Hernandez
1st, 2022 Graduation (RS) View Video
 
26
5.27
Power Attack
War Dancer
J. Sweezey
J. Vargas
2nd, 2022 Tyro (LS) View Video
 
27
5.12
Jace's Road
Quality Road
B. Cox
J. Talamo
1st, ElP MSW (8/6/2022-R3)
 
28
5.12
Blazing Sevens
Good Magic
C. Brown
M. Franco
1st, Sar MSW (7/24/2022-R1)
Sep 5 - Hopeful (G1)
29
5.12
Arman
Bolt d'Oro
S. Callaghan
M. Garcia
8th, 2022 Best Pal (G3) View Video
 
30
5.12
Jackstown
Speightstown
B. Baffert
J. Hernandez
1st, Dmr MSW (7/31/2022-R1)
 
31
5.12
American Blaze
American Freedom
B. Colebrook
C. Hernandez
1st, ElP MSW (7/30/2022-R2)
 
32
5.12
Stud Lovin
Nyquist
M. Maker
R. Gutierrez
1st, ElP MSW (8/12/2022-R6)
 
33
5.09
Straighten Up
Straight Fire
J. Hollendorfer
M. Smith
2nd, 2022 Graduation (RS) View Video
 
34
5.09
Agency
Bolt d'Oro
M. Glatt
M. Smith
2nd, 2022 Best Pal (G3) View Video
 
35
5.09
Sharp Aza Tack
Sharp Azteca
D. O'Neill
J. Rendon
1st, 2022 Tyro (LS) View Video
Sep 8 - Kentucky Downs Juvenile Sprint (LS)
36
5.09
Man Child
Creative Cause
R. Hanson
R. Vazquez
3rd, 2022 Best Pal (G3) View Video
 
37
5.07
Major Dude
Bolt d'Oro
T. Pletcher
J. Velazquez
6th, 2022 Sanford (G3) View Video
 
38
5.05
Curly Jack
Good Magic
T. Amoss
E. Morales
2nd, 2022 Ellis Park Juvenile (LS)
 
39
4.89
Inspeightoftrainer
Speightster
C. Davis
J. Lopez
4th, ElP MSW (8/5/2022-R6)
 
40
4.89
Tahoma
Justify
D. O'Neill
J. Hernandez
2nd, 2022 Fasig-Tipton Futurity (LS) View Video
 
41
4.84
Bring Theband Home
Into Mischief
M. Casse
D. Davis
1st, Sar MSW (7/23/2022-R6)
 
42
4.84
Mister Iceman
Girvin
P. Miller
R. Vazquez
1st, Dmr MSW (8/6/2022-R5)
 
43
4.84
Poulin In O T
Reload
S. Owens
L. Contreras
1st, 2022 Victoria (LS) View Video
 
44
4.84
Apache Outlaw
Churchill
J. O'Brien
D. McDonogh
5th, 2022 Phoenix Stakes (G1) View Video
 
45
4.84
Ninetyfour Expos
Outwork
M. Casse
K. Kimura
1st, WO MSW (5/29/2022-R2)
 
46
4.84
Cadillac Candy
Twirling Candy
G. Arnold II
T. Gaffalione
1st, CD MSW (5/19/2022-R1) View Video
Aug 19 - Skidmore (LS)
47
4.84
The Antarctic
Dark Angel
A. O'Brien
R. Moore
1st, 2022 Prix de Cabourg (G3) View Video
 
48
4.79
Victory Dance
Dubawi
C. Appleby
W. Buick
2nd, 2022 Superlative Stakes (G2) View Video
 
49
4.79
Vietnam Victory
Klimt
W. Calhoun
J. Alvarez
1st, 2022 Texas Thoroughbred Futurity (RS)
 
50
4.79
Stayhonor Goodside
Honor Code
M. Casse
F. Geroux
5th, 2022 Bashford Manor (LS)
 
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