Fields set for Kentucky Derby Future Wager, Sire Future Wager


Fans will have their second of six opportunities to bet on the 2024 Kentucky Derby Thursday through Sunday, with Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Fierceness the 15-1 individual betting favorite.

The pari-mutuel field of all other 3-year-old colts and geldings from the 2021 foal crop not listed within the 38 individual betting interests was tabbed as the heavy 4-5 choice.

The four-day pool, which features $2 win and exacta wagering, will open Thursday at noon EST and close Sunday at 6 p.m. Pool 2 will run concurrent with the lone Kentucky Derby Sire Future Wager, where fans can bet horses sired by 39 individual sires and an option for all other sires that were not listed. Horses from the 2021 foal crop sired by Into Mischief were made the 8-1 individual favorite, and “all other sires” was the 6-1 overall favorite.

In the Kentucky Derby Future Wager, Fierceness, trained by Hall of Famer Todd Pletcher, has won two of three career starts, including his recent 6 1/4-length romp in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. The talented son of City of Light has banked $1,102,750 in purse earnings and is the heavy favorite to become champion 2-year-old.

Other intriguing prospects that were included in the second pool are Breeders’ Futurity (G1) winner Locked, runaway maiden special weight winner Nash and Kentucky Jockey Club (G2) morning-line favorite Risk It.

As was the case last year, pool 2 will assume that horses under the care of trainers suspended from competing in the 2024 Kentucky Derby will not be under consideration. Instead, they will be included within the pari-mutuel field.

In total, there are 12 new entrants in Pool 2: Awesome Road, Carbone, Copper Tax, Kitty Hawk, Knightsbridge, Merit, Mystik Dan, Parchment Party, Real Men Violin, Sierra Leone, Stolen Magic and Where’s Chris.

Here is the complete field.

  KDFW pool 2  Trainer  Sire  Morning line
  1. Awesome Road Brad Cox Quality Road 80-1
  2. Bentornato Jose D’Angelo Valiant Minister 30-1
  3. Bergen Brad Cox Quality Road 80-1
  4. Billal Bill Mott Street Sense 99-1
  5. Booth Steve Asmussen Mitole 50-1
  6. Carbone Steve Asmussen Mitole 80-1
  7. Catching Freedom Brad Cox Constitution 50-1
  8. Copper Tax Gary Capuano Copper Bullet 50-1
  9. Dancing Groom Antonio Sano Vino Rosso 99-1
10. Domestic Product Chad Brown Practial Joke 80-1
11. Dornoch Danny Gargan Good Magic 30-1
12. Drum Roll Please Brad Cox Hard Spun 80-1
13. Fierceness Todd Pletcher City of Light 15-1
14. Glengarry Doug Anderson Maximus Mischief 80-1
15. Informed Patriot Steve Asmussen Hard Spun 80-1
16. Kitty Hawk Vickie Oliver Not This Time 99-1
17. Knightsbridge Bill Mott Nyquist 50-1
18. Liberal Arts Robbie Medina Arrogate 30-1
19. Lightline Brad Cox City of Light 99-1
20. Locked Todd Pletcher Gun Runner 30-1
21. Merit Saffie Joseph Jr. Mastery 99-1
22. Moonlight Todd Pletcher Audible 99-1
23. Mystik Dan Kenny McPeek Goldencents 80-1
24. Nash Brad Cox Medaglia d’Oro 20-1
25. Nutella Fella Gary Contessa Runhappy 50-1
26. Otto the Conqueror Steve Asmussen Street Sense 99-1
27. Parchment Party Bill Mott Constitution 99-1
28. Private Desire Todd Pletcher Constitution 99-1
29. Real Men Violin Kenny McPeek Mendelssohn 99-1
30. Risk It Steve Asmussen Gun Runner 30-1
31. Sierra Leone Chad Brown Gun Runner 80-1
32. Stolen Magic Linda Rice Good Magic 99-1
33. Stretch Ride Dale Romans Street Sense 80-1
34. Stronghold Phil D’Amato Ghostzapper 99-1
35. The Wine Steward Mike Maker Vino Rosso 60-1
36. Timberlake Brad Cox Into Mischief 40-1
37. West Saratoga Larry Demeritte Exaggerator 99-1
38. Where’s Chris Richard Dutrow Twirling Candy 80-1
39. All 2yo fillies     80-1
40. All other 2yo males       4-5

Fans will have the opportunity to see several of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 2 entrants run Saturday at Churchill Downs for Stars of Tomorrow II which features exclusively 2-year-old races. The featured event is the $400,000 Kentucky Jockey Club (GII), worth 10 points to the winning horse on the Road to the Kentucky Derby.

In the Kentucky Derby Sire Future Wager, horses sired by Into Mischief were made favorite. To date, some of Into Mischief’s top earners (through Nov. 16) are Timberlake ($475,000), Mirhamadi ($89,840) and Spirit Mischief ($68,575).

Here is the complete field for the Kentucky Derby Sire Future Wager.

 Sire  Morning-line odds
  1. American Pharoah 40-1
  2. Arrogate 25-1
  3. Audible 50-1
  4. Bernardini 80-1
  5. Bolt d’Oro 20-1
  6. Cairo Prince 50-1
  7. Candy Ride 30-1
  8. City of Light 30-1
  9. Classic Empire 99-1
10. Constitution 60-1
11. Curlin 15-1
12. Flameaway 90-1
13. Ghostzapper 20-1
14. Good Magic 30-1
15. Gun Runner 15-1
16. Hard Spun 50-1
17. Into Mischief 8-1
18. Justify 15-1
19. Liam’s Map 50-1
20. Malibu Moon 99-1
21. Maximus Mischief 99-1
22. Medaglia d’Oro 80-1
23. Mitole 80-1
24. More than Ready 99-1
25. Munnings 80-1
26. Not This Time 50-1
27. Nyquist 80-1
28. Omaha Beach 80-1
29. Practical Joke 30-1
30. Quality Road 50-1
31. Runhappy 20-1
32. Speightstown 80-1
33. Street Sense 50-1
34. Tapit 20-1
35. Uncle Mo 25-1
36. Union Rags 99-1
37. Vino Rosso 80-1
38. Violence 25-1
39. War Front 99-1
40. All other sires   6-1

All told, six Future Wager pools are scheduled in advance of the 2023 Kentucky Derby: Pool 1 ran Oct. 31-Nov.2; pool 2 is Nov. 23-26; pool 3 is Jan. 19-21; pool 4 is Feb. 16-18; pool 5 is March 15-17; and pool 6 is April 4-April 6. The lone Kentucky Oaks Future Wager will coincide with Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 5.

There are no refunds in the Kentucky Derby Future Wager or Kentucky Derby Sire Future Wager. Should Churchill Downs officials determine during the duration of this week’s four-day pool that one of the wagering interests has experienced an injury, illness or other circumstance that would prevent the horse from participating in the Kentucky Derby or Oaks, betting on the individual horse will be suspended immediately.

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