2024 Kentucky Derby Contenders, and odds

Tiz the Law

For thousands of years, thoroughbred horse racing has been a sport that has captivated many people. Since 1750 when the first horse racing club was established in England, the sport has only steadily grown in popularity. Either way, you look at it, there has also been a multitude of thoroughbred stars who have come and gone since then. Who can forget Secretariat, Seabiscuit, War Admiral, and many others? However, soon there is a good chance that you might be able to add Tiz the Law to that list. Here is some extra information on this fascinating racehorse:


First of all, Tiz the Law is one of the best racehorses to ever come out of the state of New York. He was foaled in 2017 at Twin Creeks Farm. Tiz the Law is also an interesting horse because he is characterized by the fact that he is not only a bay horse but also an animal with a unique tremendously white and blazed design. When Tiz the Law became a yearling in 2018, they consigned him to the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale, and he brought $110,000 at that auction. He was purchased by noted racehorse investor Jack Knowlton, and he was immediately included in the colorful array of the Sackatoga Stable that Knowlton is known for. Of course, they immediately saw the potential of the horse, and so they set him apart for training with the well-known Barclay Tagg. Tagg’s impressive tag record includes preparing Sackatoga’s Funny Cide, who won the Kentucky Derby in 2003.

What is the age limit for horses in the Kentucky Derby?

  • Three-year-old

Tiz the Law has an impressive bloodline, to say the least.

Tiz the Law is the first individual horse from the first foal group from his sire, which was Constitution. His father was a stallion that was bred in Kentucky that notched several wins during his career, including the Donn Handicap and the Florida Derby. However, the dam of Tiz the Law, Tzliz, was equally as successful as the Sire. She notched wins such as the Second-Grade San Gorgonio Handicap along with at least seven other track victories. She had a grand dam named Cathy and Evil that was Favorite Trick’s half-sister. Of course, even talking about Tiz the Law’s champion bloodlines doesn’t even begin to describe the success that he has already had.

Two-Year-Old Season

First of all, Tiz the Law had a remarkable debut season. In his initial race, he took first in Saratoga. He also won an upset victory at the 2019 Champagne Stakes. Finally, at the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes, Tiz the Law underwent a third-place finish. There were a lot of talks that he would be entered into the Breeder’s Cup Juvenile, but his trainer decided against it because he felt it was too close and he didn’t want to push the horse too hard.

Three-Year-Old Season

Tiz the Law started off the 2020 season by winning the Grade III Holy Bull Stakes. He then went on to dominate in the 2020 Florida Derby and he was the favorite to win the Kentucky Derby, but unfortunately, these Triple Crown races were canceled due to the COVID-19 Outbreak. However, he rebounded and he won the 2020 Belmont Stakes.

  • The Kentucky Derby contenders and odds have not been set for the 2024 season.

2023 Kentucky Derby contenders and odds

Rank.HorsesPointsTrainerCurrent Odds
1Forte190Todd Pletcher3-1
2Practical Move160Tim Yakteen10-1
3Angel of Empire154Brad Cox40-1
4Tapit Trice150Todd Pletcher8-1
5Two Phil’s123Larry Rivelli25-1
6Kingsbarn100Todd Pletcher14-1
7Derma Sotogake100Hidetaka Otonashi40-1
8Raise Cain64Ben Colebrook50-1
9Hit Show60Brad Cox30-1
10Rocket Can60Bill Mott32-1
11Confidence Game57Keith Desormeaux22-1
12Verifying54Brad Cox22-1
13Blazing Sevens46Chad Brown35-1
14Disarm46Steve Asmussen38-1
15Reincarnate45Tim Yakteen18-1
16Skinner45John Shirreffs38-1
17Cyclone Mischief45Dale Romans50-1
18Jace’s Road45Brad Cox50-1
19Red Route One33Steve Asmussen20-1
20Instant Coffee32Brad Cox50-1
21National Treasure20Tim Yakteen15-1
22Geaux Rocket Ride20Richard Mandella22-1
23Victory Formation10Brad Cox50-1
24Awesome StrongJorge Delgado40-1
25BanishingBrendan Walsh50-1

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