Kentucky Derby 2023: Kingsbarns Horse Racing Profile

Written By Brett Gibbons on May 5, 2023

Kingsbarns is a lightly-run horse this circuit, but has plenty of experience racing against other 2023 Kentucky Derby probables. Undefeated in three races, he recently won the Louisiana Derby – the longest US prep race at 1 3/16 miles. However, the colt has no 100 Beyer speed figures (BSF) recorded, a strong indicator of success at the Kentucky Derby. Regardless, Kingsbarns closed at 10-1 at Churchill Downs, fourth off the top of the odds board. Below, we’ll look at everything you need to know to bet the upcoming Kentucky Derby.

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Kingsbarns Kentucky Derby Profile

Record: 3-0-0 (3)

Owner: Spendthrift Farm LLC

Jockey: TBA

Trainer: Todd A. Pletcher

Color: Bay

Kentucky Derby points (standing): 100 (8th)

Running Style: Frontrunner

Last race: Won Louisiana Derby (G2)

Sire/Dam: Uncle Mo/Lady Tapit

Post position: 6

Morning line odds: 12-1

Kingsbarns Past Performances

DateRaceLengthBrisnet Speed FigureFinish
3/25/23Louisiana Derby (G2)1 3/16 miles981st
2/12/23Alwoc1 mile, 40 yards911st
1/14/23MSW1 mile951st

The Word On Kingsbarns

April 20: “…breezed [five furlongs] in 1:00.80 with Major Dude on Thursday.”

April 29: Worked a half-mile in :48.40 alongside Pletcher-trained horses Tapit Trice and Major Dude. It was their last major workout ahead of the Derby. “Pletcher noted that he was ‘looking for routine half-miles; nothing special.'”
“I’m very pleased,” he stated. “They all did what they were supposed to do.”

May 1: Drew post position 6 and opened with 12-1 morning line odds.

May 5: “In a perfect world, I would have liked to have had one more race for seasoning for Kingsbarns,” [trainer Todd Pletcher] said. (The Uncle Mo colt has only three starts coming into the race.) “But other than that, we’re all good to go.”

*Quotes courtesy of Churchill Downs Communications

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Kentucky Derby Odds 2023

Morning line odds are now available. 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 Position NumberHorse NameKentucky Derby OddsMorning Line OddsClosing Line OddsTrainerJockey
1.Hit Show25-130-124-1Brad CoxManny Franco
2. Verifying15-115-114-1Brad CoxTyler Gaffalione
3. Two Phil's8-112-19-1Larry RivelliJareth Loveberry
4. Confidence Game17-120-121-1Keith DesormeauxJames Graham
5.Tapit Trice9-25-19-2Todd PletcherLuis Saez
6.Kingsbarns10-112-111-1Todd PletcherJose Ortiz
7.Reincarnate13-150-114-1Tim YakteenJohn Velazquez
8. Mage17-115-115-1Gustavo DelgadoJavier Castellano
9.SkinnerSCRSCRSCRJohn ShirreffsJuan Hernandez
10.Practical MoveSCRSCRSCRTim YakteenRamon Vazquez
11.Disarm24-130-127-1Steve AsmussenJoel Rosario
12.Jace's Road31-150-133-1Brad CoxFlorent Geroux
13.Sun Thunder30-150-133-1Kenny McPeekBrian Hernandez Jr.
14.Angel of Empire4-18-14-1Brad CoxFlavien Prat
15.ForteSCR3-1SCRTodd PletcherIrad Ortiz Jr.
16.Raise Cain31-150-133-1Ben ColebrookGerardo Corrales
17.Derma Sotogake8-110-17-1Hidetaka OtonashiChristophe Lemaire
18.Rocket Can27-130-128-1Bill MottJunior Alvarado
19.Lord MilesSCRSCRSCRSaffie Joseph Jr.Paco Lopez
20.ContinuarSCRSCRSCRYoshito YahagiRyusei Sakai
21.Cyclone Mischief29-130-129-1Dale RomansTBA
22.Mandarin Hero20-120-117-1Terunobu FujitaKazushi Kimura
23. King Russell31-150-132-1Ron MoquettRafael Bejarano

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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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