Kentucky Derby 2024: Stronghold Horse Racing Profile

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Written By Brett Gibbons | Last Updated
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From longshot horse to notable, Stronghold grabbed an extremely impressive victory in the Santa Anita Derby and secured his spot in the Kentucky Derby. Once 60-1 in a 2024 Kentucky Derby odds futures pool, this colt should see plenty of movement leading up to May 4. In six starts, Stronghold has never finished worse than second and flashed the top-end speed to be a contender in the 150th Run For the Roses.

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

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Stronghold Horse Racing Profile

Record: 3-3-0 (6)

Owner: Eric M. Waller and Sharon Waller

Jockey: Antonio Fresu

Trainer: Philip D’Amato

Color: Bay

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

Running Style: Stalker

Last race: Won Santa Anita Derby (GI)

Sire/Dam: Ghostzapper/Spectator

Post position: 18

Morning line odds: 20-1

Stronghold Past Performances

DateRaceLengthBrisnet Speed FigureFinish
4/6/24Santa Anita Derby (G1)1 1/8 milesTBA1st
2/18/24Sunland Park Derby (G3)1 1/16 miles951st
12/16/23Los Alamitos Futurity (G2)1 1/16 miles992nd
11/19/23Bob Hope (G3)7 furlongs892nd
10/1/23MSW1 mile871st
8/27/23MSW6 furlongs852nd

The Word On Stronghold

Apr. 27: Opened 20-1 on the morning line, running out of Post 18.

Apr. 7: Closed a 60-1 longshot in the Kentucky Derby futures pool 6, but expect that number to change after a victory in the Santa Anita Derby.

Apr. 7: Jumped out to a lead in the first furlong, but settled in behind the pace setter in the Santa Anita Derby. Went off as at 2-1, made a move off the rail to the outside and raced step for step with Even favorite Imagination. Nudged him out in a near-photo finish for the win.

Dec. 16: Posted a 99 Beyer Speed Figure in a runner-up effort at the Los Alamitos Futurity. He would go on to win next two races.

Check back for more media quotes and updates on Stronghold.

*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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