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