Kentucky Derby 2022: Pioneer of Medina Horse Racing Profile

Written By Brett Gibbons on May 4, 2022
Pioneer of Medina

Pioneer of Medina moved up one spot into the final 20 for the 2022 Kentucky Derby field. Morello pulled out of the Derby late, and Pioneer of Medina was the replacement. We’ve laid out everything you need to know about this horse heading into May 7.

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Pioneer of Medina Kentucky Derby Profile

Record: 2-1-2 (6)

Owner: Sumaya U.S. Stables

Jockey: TBD

Trainer: Todd A. Pletcher

Color: Bay

Kentucky Derby points (standing): 25 (20th)

Running Style: Frontrunner

Last race: Showed in the Louisiana Derby (G2)

Sire/Dam: Pioneer of the Nile/Lights of Medina

Pioneer of Medina Past Performances

DateRaceLengthBeyer Speed FigureFinish
3/26/22Louisiana Derby (G2)1 3/16 miles963rd
2/19/22Risen Star (G2)1 1/8 miles934th
1/22/22AloWC1 1/16 miles801st
12/22/21MSW1 mile, 40 yards661st
10/31/21MSW1 mile, 70 yards693rd
9/6/21MSW6 furlongs452nd

The Word On Pioneer of Medina

April 30: Pioneer of Medina had final prep workouts Saturday alongside stablemate Charge It.

May 3: Trainer Todd Pletcher is happy with Pioneer of Medina’s post position.

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Kentucky Derby Odds 2022

Any bets made on the TVG app will see odds shift based on how much is wagered on each horse until the starting gates open.

PostHorseLatest odds (6:30 p.m. ETMorning Line OddsTrainerJockeyW-P-S (Races)
1Mo Donegal9-110-1Todd PletcherIrad Ortiz Jr.3-0-2 (5)
2Happy Jack20-130-1Doug O'NeillRafael Bejarano0-0-2 (3)
3Epicenter5-17-2Steve AsmussenJoel Rosario4-1-0 (6)
4Summer Is Tomorrow33-130-1Bhupat SeemarMickael Barzalona2-3-0 (7)
5Smile Happy14-120-1Kenny McPeekCorey Lanerie2-2-0 (4)
6Messier (CAN)6-18-1Tim Yakteen*John Velazquez3-3-0 (6)
7Crown Pride (JPN)17-120-1Koichi ShintaniChristophe Lemaire3-0-0 (4)
8Charge It15-120-1Todd PletcherLuis Saez1-2-0 (3)
9Tiz the Bomb27-130-1Kenny McPeekBrian Hernandez Jr.5-1-0 (8)
10Zandon6-13-1Chad BrownFlavien Prat2-1-1 (4)
11Pioneer of Medina53-130-1Todd PletcherJoe Bravo2-1-2 (6)
12Taiba5-112-1Tim Yakteen*Mike Smith2-0-0 (2)
13Simplification35-120-1Antionio SanoJose Ortiz3-1-2 (7)
14Barber Road54-130-1John OrtizRey Gutierrez2-4-1 (8)
15White Abarrio14-110-1Saffie Joseph Jr.Tyler Gaffalione4-0-1 (5)
16Cyberknife15-120-1Brad CoxFlorent Geroux3-2-0 (6)
17Classic Causway75-130-1Brian LynchJulien Leparoux3-1-1 (6)
18Tawny Port74-130-1Brad CoxRicardo Santana Jr.3-1-0 (5)
19Zozos43-120-1Brad CoxManny Franco2-1-0 (3)
21Rich Strike80-130-1Eric ReedSonny Leon1-0-3 (7)

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Brett is an avid sports traveler and former Division-I football recruiter for Bowling Green and Texas State. He’s a graduate of BGSU and works as an auditor for Google content curation products. He’s also contributed to Sports Illustrated and Fansided during his young writing career.

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