30/04/2024. Horse Racing World, Kentucky Derby: tutto quello che volete sapere sui contenders al via (meeting 3 e 4 maggio 2024)


The TDN Writers’ Room:

Kentucky Derby Edition

  In a special edition of the TDN Writers’ Room presented by Keeneland, the team of Bill Finley, Zoe Cadman and Randy Moss discussed all 20 horses entered in this year’s GI Kentucky Derby, focusing on the strengths and weaknesses of each one.


  The consensus pick was Sierra Leone (Gun Runner), the winner of the GI Blue Grass S. He was picked on top by both Cadman and Finley.


  “He’s in great form, seems to be improving and should love the mile-and-a-quarter,” Finley said. “He’ll need a fast pace up front but there’s enough speed in this race that I think he will get it.”


  Moss did not agree, picking Fierceness (City of Light).


  “I’m not going to over think this,” he said. “If all the horses in the race run to their maximum potential he will win,” he said. “He is solidly the best horse in the field.”


  This week’s Green Group Guest of the Week was TDN European Editor Emma Berry. She was brought in to discuss Saturday’s running of the G1 2000 Guineas and the horse who will be the favorite, the remarkably talented City of Troy (Justify). 


  In our breeding spotlight section we took a look at the WinStar stallion Nashville, the Coolmore stallion Tiz the Law and a pair of stallions at Pleasant Acres, Verifying and Magic on Tap. The TDN Writers’ Room podcast is also sponsored by the Pennsylvania Horse Breeders’ AssociationWest Point Thoroughbreds1/ST Racing and XBTV.com.


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To earn a spot in the Kentucky Derby starting gate, horses will need to earn points in the designated Road to the Derby races.




  • 1

    West Paces Racing LLC, R. A. Hill Stable, Belmar Racing and Breeding LLC, Two Eight Racing LLC & Pine Racing Stables

    Danny Gargan



    Dornoch in The Remsen (G2) at Aqueduct
  • 2

    Magnier, Mrs. John, Tabor, Michael B., Smith, Derrick, Westerberg, Rocket Ship Racing, LLC and Brant, Peter M.

    Chad Brown



    Sierra Leone at Aqueduct
  • 3

    Lance Gasaway, 4 G Racing LLC & Daniel Hamby III

    Kenny McPeek



  • 4

    Albaugh Family Stables LLC

    Brad Cox



    Catching Freedom wins the 2023 Smarty Jones S. at Oaklawn Park
  • 5

    Tami Bobo, Julie Davies & George G. Isaacs

    Saffie Joseph Jr.



  • 6

    BC Stables LLC

    Wayne Lukas



  • 7

    Ribble Farms LLC

    Whit Beckman



    Honor Marie winning The Kentucky Jockey Club (G2) at Churchill Downs
  • 8

    Qatar Racing (Sheikh Fahad Al Thani), Resolute Racing & Marc Detampel

    Brad Cox



  • 9

    Godolphin LLC

    Brad Cox



  • 10

    Tomoya Ozasa

    Daisuke Takayanagi



    T O Password(JPN) with jockey Katsuma Sameshima wins, Fukuryu Stakes, Nakayama Racecourse, Japan 3.23.2024 Japan road to kentucky derby.
  • 11

    Susumu Fujita

    Yoshito Yahagi



  • 12

    L and N Racing LLC, Brewster, Clark O., Caroom, Jerry and Breeze Easy, LLC

    Steve Asmussen



  • 13

    Harry L. Veruchi

    Larry Demeritte



  • 14

    Amerman Racing LLC

    Michael McCarthy



  • 15

    Klaravich Stables Inc.

    Chad Brown



    Domestic Product winning at Belmont Big A
  • 16

    Granpollo Stables LLC

    Victor Barboza Jr.



  • 17

    Repole Stable

    Todd Pletcher



  • 18

    Eric M. Waller & Sharon Waller

    Phil D’Amato



  • 19

    Emily Bushnell & Ric Waldman

    Bill Mott



  • 20

    Reeves Thoroughbred Racing; West Paces Racing; GMP Stables; and Carl & Yurie Pascarella

    Danny Gargan



  • 21

    Welch Racing LLC

    John Ennis



    Epic Ride wins at Turfway Park
  • 22

    Average Joe Racing Stables Ltd. & Dan Wells

    Jeff Engler



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