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Kentucky Derby Horses and Contenders 2017

kentucky derby horses 2017

Kentucky Derby 2017 horses are specially trained horses which race to win the American Derby. Here is the list of Top 8 Kentucky derby horses and contenders of 2017 Kentucky derby live at Louisville on 6 May 2017.

Kentucky Derby Horses 2017 List:

1. Classic Empire

classic empire

Classic Empire is widely popular American thoroughbred racing Kentucky derby horse. He is also known as Pioneer of the Nile on the racing track. He made his debut on 4th May ridden by jockey Julien Leparoux at Churchill Downs. He is among the top then Kentucky Derby 2017 Contenders and listed as grade "A" derby horse. He won the Breeders' Cup World Championships 2016 by defeating Syndergaard in the last 30 seconds of the entire race. The owner John Oxley won the best Kentucky derby horse trophy and lots of $$.

2. McCracken

McCracken derby horse

McCracken is the second best Kentucky derby horse popular among the masses. A great grooming and training made the derby horse the star of horse racing. According to the Churchill Down, the unbitten MacCracken is expected to make a clean sweep this year's Kentucky derby race at Louisville.
I. Wilkes and B. Hernandez Jr. are its trainer and jockey respectively.

3. Churchill 


Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith and Sue Magnier are respected owners of this Churchill Kentucky derby house. He is trained and jockeyed by A. O'Brien and R. Moore respectively. He is an Irish derby horse and was one of the best two-year-old colts in Europe in 2016. So far the Kentucky derby 2017 is concerned, Jockey says he is very much ready to challenge the top contenders participating in the racing.  

4. Gormley


On the number fourth position of our list of Kentucky derby horses 2017, is a Grade I winning-American Thoroughbred racehorse. Gormley sire is Malibu Moon, best known as the sire of Kentucky Derby winner Orb. He is among those colt derby horses who has the potential of changing the face of the race in the precious last moments. 

5. Practical Joke 


At the number fifth spot is of our Kentucky derby horses list is Practical Joke derby horse. He has earned nearly 739,800 US Dollars till now and has been a multiple Grade I-winning American Thoroughbred racehorse. He won Hopeful Stakes (2016) and Champagne Stakes (2016) horse racing cup by defeating many of the premier derby horses. Trained by Chad C. Brown and jointly owned by Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence, Practical Joke is among one the most desirable Kentucky derby horse in 2017.

6. Oscar

Oscar derby horse

Oscar better known Oscar Whisky is a Kentucky derby horse participating this year at Churchill Downs. He is British-trained Thoroughbred racehorse who competed in National Hunt racing. In the lifetime participation, he has managed to earn £500,606 for the owner. 

7. Caravaggio

Caravaggio Derby Horse

Caravaggio is another colt breed derby horse who has been widely popular among derby fans. He is a distinct black colour and sturdy body frame which allows him to flow with the wind. This Kentucky derby horse not only has the potential to win the race but also to the course of Kentucky derby results 2017.

8. Mastery

Mastery derby horse

The last but not the least on our list of Kentucky derby horses 2017 is "Mastery". In a racing career which lasted from October 2008 until 2010, he ran thirteen times and won five races. As a three-year-old in 2009, he won the Derby Italiano and the St Leger. In 2010 he won the Hong Kong Vase. In this year's Kentucky derby, he has bright chances of winning too.

So which one is your favourite Kentucky derby horse? Let us know in comment section down below. 


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