2020 Kentucky Derby Contenders

Click on the individual profiles below to learn more about the top hopefuls in contention for the 2020 Kentucky Derby!

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TIZ THE LAW

Maxfield - 2020 Kentucky Derby Contender

MAXFIELD

Dennis' Moment - 2020 Kentucky Derby Contender

DENNIS' MOMENT

Storm the Court - 2020 Kentucky Derby Contender

STORM THE COURT

Eight Rings - 2020 Kentucky Derby Contender

EIGHT RINGS

Innisfree

INNISFREE

Royal Dornoch - 2020 Kentucky Derby Contender

ROYAL DORNOCH

Thousand Words - 2020 Kentucky Derby Contender

THOUSAND WORDS

Silver Prospector - 2020 Kentucky Derby Contender

SILVER PROSPECTOR

Shotski - 2020 Kentucky Derby Contender

SHOTSKI

Shoplifted - 2020 Kentucky Derby Contender

SHOPLIFTED

Independence Hall - 2020 Kentucky Derby Contender

INDEPENDENCE HALL

Authentic - 2020 Kentucky Derby Contender

AUTHENTIC

Enforceable - 2020 Kentucky Derby Contender

ENFORCEABLE

Max Player - 2020 Kentucky Derby Contender

MAX PLAYER

Sole Volante - 2020 Kentucky Derby Contender

SOLE VOLANTE

Azul Coast - 2020 Kentucky Derby Contender

AZUL COAST

Modernist - 2020 Kentucky Derby Contender

MODERNIST

Mr. Monomoy - 2020 Kentucky Derby Contender

MR. MONOMOY

Cafe Pharoah - 2020 Kentucky Derby Contender

CAFE PHAROAH

Crossfirehurricane - 2020 Kentucky Derby Contender

CROSSFIREHURRICANE

Ete Indien - 2020 Kentucky Derby Contender

ETE INDIEN

Chares - 2020 Kentucky Derby Contender

CHARES

Mischievious Alex - 2020 Kentucky Derby Contender

MISCHIEVIOUS ALEX

King Guillermo - 2020 Kentucky Derby Contender

KING GUILLERMO

Nadal - 2020 Kentucky Derby Contender

NADAL

Field Pass - 2020 Kentucky Derby Contender

FIELD PASS

Wells Bayou - 2020 Kentucky Derby Contender

WELLS BAYOU

Herrschaft - 2020 Kentucky Derby Contender

HERRSCHAFT

Charlatan - 2020 Kentucky Derby Contender

CHARLATAN


Keeler Johnson's Top 10 Derby Rankings

Each week during the Road to the Kentucky Derby, check out our top ten rankings for the leading contenders for the "Run for the Roses" by J. Keeler Johnson, a horse racing writer, blogger, videographer, handicapper, and all-around enthusiast. 

Read some of Keeler's recent Kentucky Derby analysis:

Kentucky Derby Top 10: Uncharted waters - Apr. 1, 2020

Kentucky Derby Top 10: Californians are cream of the crop - Mar. 17, 2020

Kentucky Derby Top 10: Lose the battle, win the war - Mar. 10, 2020

Kentucky Derby Top 10: The winds of change - Mar. 3, 2020

Kentucky Derby Top 10: Fountain of Youth is can't-miss TV - Feb. 27, 2020

Kentucky Derby Top 10: Baffert is loaded for 2020 - Feb. 19, 2020

Kentucky Derby Top 10: Tiz the Law! Thousand Words! Max Player! - Feb. 4, 2020

Kentucky Derby Top 10: Change is coming - Jan. 27, 2020

Kentucky Derby Top 10: Baffert unveils potential star - Jan. 20, 2020

Kentucky Derby Top 10: Each contender in a single word - Jan. 14, 2020



Learn more about past Kentucky Derby editions and contenders

2019 Kentucky Derby Profiles

Cairo Cat - 2019 Kentucky Derby Hopeful

CAIRO CAT

Gunmetal Gray - 2019 Kentucky Derby Hopeful

GUNMETAL GRAY

Improbable - 2019 Kentucky Derby Hopeful

IMPROBABLE

Long Range Toddy - 2019 Kentucky Derby Hopeful

LONG RANGE TODDY

Maximus Mischief - 2019 Kentucky Derby Hopeful

MAXIMUS MISCHIEF

Mind Control - 2019 Kentucky Derby Hopeful

MIND CONTROL

Signalman - 2019 Kentucky Derby Hopefu

SIGNALMAN

War of Will - 2019 Kentucky Derby Hopeful

WAR WILL

Omaha Beach - 2019 Kentucky Derby Hopeful

OMAHA BEACH

Master Fencer - 2019 Kentucky Derby Hopeful

MASTER FENCER


Performance of Keeler's Top Ranked Kentucky Derby Hopefuls in 2018

If you're a betting man or woman, you'll be interested to know that 3 of Keeler's top 4 horses in his final installment of 2018 (April 18th) finished 1-2-3 atop the leaderboard at last year's Derby.

If you'd played a boxed Trifecta using Keeler's final top 4 contenders at $2 a wager (24 possible combinations) in last year's Kentucky Derby, you'd have won $282.80 on a $48.00 bet. While past performance is never a guarantee of future results, we hope you enjoy this quality analysis of the top horses contending for the 2019 Derby each week as we get closer and closer to the big day.