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Every trainer dreams of winning the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve. Since the first edition in 1875, 114 trainers have won the run for the roses, with Ben Jones and Bob Baffert tied for the most at six wins apiece.

Each week members of the media around the country vote on the nation's top contenders on the Triple Crown trail in the NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. The poll will run weekly through June 5. Find out the latest 2021 top 3-year-old rankings below.


The 147th edition of the Kentucky Derby Presented by  Woodford Reserve returns in 2021 to its rightful place on the horse racing calendar on the first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs.

After a series of qualifying stakes that stretches back to September, the final prep of them all, the $1 million Grade 1 Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park, brought down the curtain on the chase for spots in the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve and left one horse standing tall as a clear-cut favorite for the May 1 opening leg of the

Trainer Ken McPeek picked up enough memories of the Grade 1 Preakness Stakes for a lifetime last year when his filly, Swiss Skydiver, beat the boys in the middle jewel of the Triple Crown.

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