Kentucky Derby 2023: Skinner Horse Racing Profile

Written By Brett Gibbons on May 3, 2023 - Last Updated on May 5, 2023
Skinner Kentucky Derby profile

Skinner found himself in the 2023 Kentucky Derby probable field, but had to withdraw due to elevated temperature. This colt was trending in the right direction, with improved speed figures in his recent races, but will have to wait to run in the Preakness. Below, we’ll look at everything you need to know to bet this horse in upcoming Triple Crown races.

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Skinner Kentucky Derby Profile

Record: 1-0-3 (6)

Owner: C R K Stable LLC

Jockey: Victor Espinoza

Trainer: John Shirreffs

Color: Bay

Kentucky Derby points (standing): 45 (21st)

Running Style:

Last race: Showed at Santa Anita Derby (G1)

Sire/Dam: Curlin/Winding Way

Post position: 9

Morning line odds: 20-1

Skinner Past Performances

DateRaceLengthBrisnet Speed FigureFinish
4/8/23Santa Anita Derby (G1)1 1/8 miles993rd
3/4/23San Felipe (G2)1 1/16 miles983rd
2/21/23MSW1 mile961st
10/8/22American Pharoah (G1)1 1/6 miles746th
9/11/22Del Mar Futurity (G1)7 furlongs923rd
9/3/22MSW5 furlongs755th

The Word On Skinner

April 29: “…breezed six furlongs in 1:14” at Santa Anita. “

“This was the first time [exercise rider] Juan was on him and he came back and said he really liked him, that he was ‘very professional,'” the conditioner said. “I asked him to finish the work just like the one we’d done last week and he did; he finished up his last eighth in :11 and 2.”

April 30: Shipped to Churchill Downs from California.

May 1: Draws post position 9 and opened at 20-1 morning line odds.

May 5: Withdrew from Kentucky Derby field.

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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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