Kentucky Derby Contenders

2014 Kentucky Derby Contenders

Kentucky Derby contenders and odds for the 2014 Derby.  Saturday May 3th, 2014 Churchill Downs Louisville, Kentucky.

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Follow the Kentucky Derby Prep races here and pick your derby favorite. 2014 Kentucky Derby picks entries, odds, and handicapping.

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Handicapping Software

  Use the interactive software below to handicap the Kentucky Derby. You see a list of all the Derby Contenders and to the right you will see several handicapping factors. As you move the slider for a factor the horses will be ranked based on that factor. As you add in more factors the rankings will change. The more value you give to a factor the more important it is within the rankings. Click here for a detailed tutorial on how to use this handicapping software.

The Kentucky Derby field is limited to 20 horses. If more than 20 horses enter the race, the final entries are determined by the amount of graded stakes earnings each horse has accumulated. When making Kentucky Derby future bets, consider whether or not the horse you are betting on will have the necessary graded stakes earnings to be in the top 20 earners. The Grade 1 races with the higher purses (Santa Anita Derby, Florida Derby, Wood Memorial, Bluegrass Stakes, etc.) are run later in the spring and horses that run well in those prep races will end up with higher graded earnings. To be considered a safe bet, a horse typically needs around $200,000 in graded earnings to make the Derby.

Date Derby Prep Race Distance Race Track Winner Speed
2/22/14 Risen Star 1 1/16M
Fair Grounds
Intense Holiday 97
2/22/14 Fountain of Youth 1 1/16M
Wildcat Red 101
3/1/14 Gotham 1 1/16M
Samraat 96
3/8/14 Tampa Bay Derby 1 1/16M
Tampa Bay Downs
Ring Weekend 94
3/8/14 San Felipe 1 1/16M
Santa Anita
California Chrome 107
3/15/14 Rebel 1 1/16M
Hoppertunity 100
3/22/13 Spiral 1 1/8M (S)
We Miss Artie 85
3/23/14 Sunland Derby 1 1/8M
Sunland Park
Chitu 102
3/29/14 Florida Derby 1 1/8M
Gulfstream Park
Constitution 99
3/29/14 UAE Derby 1 3/16M (S)
Toast of New York N/A
3/29/14 Louisiana Derby 1 1/8M
Fair Grounds
Vicar's In Trouble 97
4/5/14 Wood Memorial 1 1/8M
Wicked Strong 104
4/5/14 Santa Anita Derby 1 1/8M
Santa Anita
California Chrome 107
4/12/14 Arkansas Derby 1 1/8M
Oaklawn Park
Danza 102
4/12/14 Blue Grass 1 1/8M (S)
Dance With Fate 97
4/19/14 Lexington 1 1/16M (S)
Mr Speaker 90