Kentucky Derby 2024: Fierceness Horse Racing Profile

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Written By Brett Gibbons | Last Updated

Fierceness is one horse many will be afraid to bet against in 2024 Kentucky Derby odds come May 4. He closed a 5-2 favorite in the final Kentucky Derby Futures Pool after securing a big victory in the Florida Derby. Perhaps the fastest horse in the field, his career-high 112 Brisnet Speed Figure is unrivaled by challengers in this race. Expect Fierceness and Sierra Leone to battle for the favorite spot.

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

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Fierceness Horse Racing Profile

Record: 3-0-1 (5)

Owner: Repole Stable

Jockey: John Velazquez

Trainer: Todd Pletcher

Color: Bay

Kentucky Derby points (standing): 136 (2nd)

Running Style: Front Runner

Last race: Won Florida Derby (G1)

Sire/Dam: Sire of Light/Nonna Bella

Post position: 17

Morning line odds: 5-2

Fierceness Past Performances

DateRaceLengthBrisnet Speed FigureFinish
3/30/24Florida Derby (G1)1 1/8 miles1061st
2/3/24Holy Bull (G3)1 1/16 miles893rd
11/3/23Breeders Cup Juvenile (G1)1 1/16 miles1121st
10/7/23Champagne Stakes1 mile777th
8/25/23MSW6 furlongs1011st

The Word On Fierceness

Mar. 30: Went off as an even favorite in the Florida Derby (G1). Took an early lead and never relinquished it. Held a one-length lead going into the second turn before widening the gap to four lengths and eventually ran away without another contender in sight.

Apr. 7: Closed as a 5-2 favorite in the Futures Pool 6, nudging out Sierra Leone.

Apr. 27: Opened a 5-2 favorite on the morning line, running out of Post 17.

*Quotes courtesy of Churchill Downs Communications

Kentucky Derby Odds 2024

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

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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