2024 Triple Crown Race Dates

The Kentucky Derby
Churchill Downs - May 4, 2024
The Preakness Stakes
Pimlico - May 18, 2024
The Belmont Stakes
Belmont Park - June 8, 2024

2017 Kentucky Derby Field, Post Positions, and Odds

The field for the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby has been announced.  At the end of the race on Saturday, May 6th, 2017 only one of these horses will have a chance to become a Triple Crown winner.

The early favorite is Classic Empire at 4-1.  And right behind at 5-1 are McCracken and Always Dreaming.

Post Horse Trainer Jockey Odds
1 Lookin at Lee Steven M. Asmussen Corey J. Lanerie 30-1
2 Thunder Snow Saeed bin Suroor Christophe Soumillon 25-1
3 Fast and Accurate Michael J. Maker Channing Hill 50-1
4 Untrapped Steven M. Asmussen Ricardo Santana Jr. 40-1
5 Always Dreaming Todd A. Pletcher John R. Velazquez 5-1
6 State of Honor Mark E. Casse Jose Lezcano 30-1
7 Girvin Joe Sharp Mike E. Smith 12-1
8 Hence Steven M. Asmussen Florent Geroux 15-1
9 Irap Doug F. O’Neil Mario Gutierrez 20-1
10 Gunnevera Antonio Sano Javier Castellano 8-1
11 Battle of Midway Jerry Hollendorfer Flavien Prat 25-1
12 Sonneteer J. Keith Desormeaux Kent J. Desormeaux 40-1
13 J Boys Echo Dale L. Romans Robby Albarado 30-1
14 Classic Empire Mark E. Casse Julien. R Leparoux 4-1
15 McCracken Ian R. Wilkes Brian Joseph Hernandez Jr. 8-1
16 Tapwrit Todd A. Pletcher Jose L. Ortiz 25-1
17 Irish War Cry H. Graham Motion Rajiv Maragh 8-1
18 Gormley John A. Shirreffs Jose L. Espinoza 15-1
19 Practical Joke Chad C. Brown Joel Rosario 15-1
20 Patch Todd A. Pletcher Tyler Gaffalione 20-1

Trainers Steven Asmussen and Todd Pletcher both have three horses each in the Derby.  My favorite is McCracken.  He is 3 for 3 at Churchill Downs and I expect the streak to continue.  Enjoy the race!