Kentucky Derby 2024: Catching Freedom Horse Racing Profile

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Written By Brett Gibbons | Last Updated
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Catching Freedom figures to be one of the favorite horses near the top of 2024 Kentucky Derby odds boards this spring. He enters the Run for the Roses with three wins, among the most in the field. Futures pools also tabbed the Brad Cox horse as a strong contender. Catching Freedom secured his Derby spot with an impressive victory in the Louisiana Derby – just 1/16 of a mile short of the Kentucky Derby’s arduous 1 1/4-mile length. His proven prowess at distance makes this horse an intriguing prospect come May 4’s race.

Below, we’ll look at everything you need to know to bet Catching Freedom in the upcoming Kentucky Derby.

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Catching Freedom Horse Racing Profile

Record: 3-0-1 (5)

Owner: Albaugh Family Stables

Jockey: Flavien Prat

Trainer: Brad Cox

Color: Bay

Kentucky Derby points (standing): 125 (3rd)

Running Style: Closer

Last race: Won Louisiana Derby (GII)

Sire/Dam: Constitution/Catch My Drift

Post position: 4

Morning line odds: 8-1

Catching Freedom Past Performances

DateRaceLengthBrisnet Speed FigureFinish
3/23/24Louisiana Derby (G2)1 3/16 miles1001st
2/17/24Risen Star (G2)1 1/8 miles913rd
1/1/24Smarty Jones (LS)1 1/16 miles891st
11/9/23Alowc1 1/16 miles904th
10/1/23Alowc1 mile831st

The Word On Catching Freedom

Mar. 23: Sat at the back of the back for a majority of the Louisiana Derby before closing down the second turn and final stretch. Made up several lengths to nose out the 2-1 favorite Tuscan Gold.

Apr. 7: Closed with the third-shortest odds (8-1) in the Kentucky Derby futures pool 6 behind Sierra Leone and Fierceness.

Apr. 27: Opened at 8-1 on the morning line, running out of Post 4.

Check back for more media quotes and updates on Catching Freedom.

*Quotes courtesy of Churchill Downs Communications

Kentucky Derby Odds 2024

Unlike fixed odds, the Kentucky Derby odds will continue to move until post time, even if you place your bet days before the race. Most odds movement occurs the day of and minutes prior to post time.

For example, if you bet on Catching Freedom horse racing odds at 10-1 but his adds when the race starts are 8-1, your ticket is at 8-1 odds.

Post PositionHorseMorning line oddsUpdated Kentucky
Derby odds
1.Dornoch20-122-1Danny GarganLuis Saez
2.Sierra Leone3-15-1Chad BrownTyler Gaffalione
3.Mystik Dan20-116-1Kenny McPeekBrian Hernandez
4.Catching Freedom8-18-1Brad CoxFlavien Prat
5.Catalytic30-132-1Saffie JosephJose Ortiz
6. Just Steel20-122-1D. Wayne LukasKeith Asmussen
7.Honor Marie20-113-1Whit BeckmanBen Curtis
8.Just A Touch10-110-1Brad CoxFlorent Geroux
9. EncinoScratchedScratchedBrad CoxAxel Concepcion
10.T O Passowrd (JPN)30-147-1Daisuke TakayanagiKazushi Kimura
11.Forever Young (JPN)10-16-1Yoshito YahagiRyusei Sakai
12.Track Phantom20-140-1Steve AsmussenJoel Rosario
13.West Saratoga50-123-1Larry DemeritteJesus Castanon
14.Endlessly30-147-1Michael McCarthyUmberto Rispoli
15.Domestic Product30-128-1Chad BrownIrad Ortiz
16. Grand Mo The First50-145-1Victor BarbozaEmisael Jaramillo
17.Fierceness5-27-2Todd PletcherJohn Velazquez
18.Stronghold20-135-1Philip D’AmatoAntonio Fresu
19.Resilience20-129-1Bill MottJunior Alvarado
20.Society Man50-146-1Danny GarganFrankie Dettori
21.Epic Ride50-144-1John EnnisAdam Beschizza
22. MugatuScratchedScratchedJeff EnglerJoseph Talamo

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