2019 Kentucky Derby Preview

2019 kentucky derby preview

 

Horse racing is popular for three weekends a year–led off with the Kentucky Derby. Whether you are placing a bet, drinking mint juleps, or wearing funky hats–MFST has everything you need to know…

The Derby

Purse: $3 million

Length: 1.25 miles

Time: 6:50 p.m. approx

Channel: NBC

The Horses

1. War of Will (15-1)

Jockey: Tyler Gaffalione

Trainer: Mark Casse

Owner: Gary Barber

Career record: 8 starts – 3 wins – 1 second – 1 third

Career earnings: $501,569

Earnings per start: $62,696

Top Equibase Speed Figure: 107

2. Tax (20-1)

Jockey: Junior Alvarado

Trainer: Danny Gargan

Owners: R. A. Hill Stable, Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Hugh Lynch, and Corms Racing Stable

Career record: 5 starts – 2 wins – 2 seconds – 1 third

Career earnings: $326,300

Earnings per start: $65,260

Top Equibase Speed Figure: 105

3. By My Standards (15-1)

Jockey: Gabriel Saez

Trainer: Bret Calhoun

Owner: Allied Racing Stable

Career record: 5 starts – 2 wins – 2 seconds – 1 third

Career earnings: $653,710

Earnings per start: $130,742

Top Equibase Speed Figure: 96

4. Gray Magician (50-1)

Jockey: Drayden Van Dyke

Trainer: Peter Miller

Owners: Wachtel Stable, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, and Gary Barber

Career record: 8 starts – 1 win – 3 seconds – 2 thirds

Career earnings: $584,140

Earnings per start: $73,018

Top Equibase Speed Figure: 98

5. Improbable (5-1)

Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr.

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Owners: WinStar Farm, China Horse Club, and Starlight Racing

Career record: 5 starts – 3 wins – 2 seconds – 0 thirds

Career earnings: $619,520

Earnings per start: $123,904

Top Equibase Speed Figure: 109

6. Vekoma (15-1)

Jockey: Javier Castellano

Trainer: George Weaver

Owners: R. A. Hill Stable and Gatsas Stables

Career record: 4 starts – 3 wins – 0 seconds – 1 third

Career earnings: $788,850

Earnings per start: $197,213

Top Equibase Speed Figure: 110

7. Maximum Security (8-1)

Jockey: Luis Saez

Trainer: Jason Servis

Owners: Gary and Mary West

Career record: 4 starts – 4 wins – 0 seconds – 0 thirds

Career earnings: $649,400

Earnings per start: $162,350

Top Equibase Speed Figure: 109

8. Tacitus (8-1)

Jockey: Jose Ortiz

Trainer: Bill Mott

Owner: Juddmonte Farms

Career record: 4 starts – 3 wins – 0 seconds – 0 thirds

Career earnings: $653,000

Earnings per start: $163,250

Top Equibase Speed Figure: 106

9. Plus Que Parfait (30-1)

Jockey: Ricardo Santana Jr.

Trainer: Brendan Walsh

Owner: Imperial Racing

Career record: 7 starts – 2 wins – 1 second – 2 thirds

Career earnings: $1,590,400

Earnings per start: $227,200

Top Equibase Speed Figure: 96

10. Cutting Humor (30-1)

Jockey: Mike Smith

Trainer: Todd Pletcher

Owner: Starlight Racing

Career record: 6 starts – 2 wins – 2 seconds – 1 third

Career earnings: $516,967

Earnings per start: $86,161

Top Equibase Speed Figure: 103

Horses 11 (Haikal) and 12 (Omaha Beach) were scratched prior to the race 

13. Code of Honor (12-1)

Jockey: John Velazquez

Trainer: Shug McGaughey

Owner: W.S. Farish

Career record: 5 starts – 2 wins – 1 second – 1 third

Career earnings: $478,820

Earnings per start: $95,764

Top Equibase Speed Figure: 111

14. Win Win Win (12-1)

Jockey: Julian Pimentel

Trainer: Michael Trombetta

Owner: Live Oak Plantation

Career record: 6 starts – 3 wins – 2 seconds – 1 third

Career earnings: $367,300

Earnings per start: $61,217

Top Equibase Speed Figure: 113

15. Master Fencer (50-1)

Jockey: Julien Leparoux

Trainer: Koichi Tsunoda

Owner: Katsumi Yoshizawa

Career record: 6 starts – 2 wins – 2 seconds – 0 thirds

Career earnings: $234,392

Earnings per start: $39,065

Top Equibase Speed Figure: N/A

16. Game Winner (9-2)

Jockey: Joel Rosario

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Owners: Gary and Mary West

Career record: 6 starts – 4 wins – 2 seconds – 0 thirds

Career earnings: $1,846,000

Earnings per start: $307,667

Top Equibase Speed Figure: 111

17. Roadster (5-1)

Jockey: Florent Geroux

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Owner: Speedway Stable

Career record: 4 starts – 3 wins – 0 seconds – 1 third

Career earnings: $706,200

Earnings per start: $176,550

Top Equibase Speed Figure: 106

18. Long Range Toddy (30-1)

Jockey: Jon Court

Trainer: Steve Asmussen

Owner: Willis Horton

Career record: 8 starts – 4 wins – 1 second – 1 third

Career earnings: $854,459

Earnings per start: $106,807

Top Equibase Speed Figure: 109

19. Spinoff (30-1)

Jockey: Manny Franco

Trainer: Todd Pletcher

Owners: Wertheimer & Frere

Career record: 4 starts – 2 wins – 1 second – 1 third

Career earnings: $260,000

Earnings per start: $65,000

Top Equibase Speed Figure: 101

20. Country House (30-1)

Jockey: Flavien Prat

Trainer: Bill Mott

Owners: Mrs. J. V. Shields Jr., E. J. M. McFadden, and LNJ Foxwoods

Career record: 6 starts – 1 win – 2 seconds – 1 third

Career earnings: $260,175

Earnings per start: $43,363

Top Equibase Speed Figure: 99

21. Bodexpress (also-eligible, 30-1)

Jockey: Chris Landeros

Trainer: Gustavo Delgado

Owners: Top Racing, Global Thoroughbred, and GDS Racing Stable

Career record: 5 starts – 0 wins – 3 seconds – 0 thirds

Career earnings: $208,700

Earnings per start: $41,740

Top Equibase Speed Figure: 103

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