Kentucky Derby 2024 Dates, List of Horses, Ticket Price and Where to watch?

The Kentucky Derby event is just around the corner, and the excitement for this year’s race is tenfold as we celebrate the 150th anniversary. If you are looking forward to the thrill of horse racing and want to know more about this event, keep reading the article to get every detail of the 150th Run For the Roses.

Kentucky Derby 2024 Dates

Woodford Reserve presents one of the most exciting sports in America, the Kentucky Derby. Every year the race takes place on the first Saturday of May, hence this year the race will commence on 4 May 2024 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. 

The event is also known as the Run for the Roses as the winning horse is decked in a blanket of roses. This year marks the 150th anniversary, which has made this year’s race bigger than ever. The race comes before the two-week-long Kentucky Derby festival attracting many people from all over the world. 

Thousands of people gather around to witness the thrill and relish the immersive experience every year. The Run For the Roses is more than a race for people, it’s an event to showcase fashion, ceremonies, and other attractive events. 

The 2024 Kentucky Derby will have 14 races beginning from 10:30 AM and the actual Kentucky Derby race no.12 will begin at 6:57 PM. You will witness the horse racing excitement when the three-year-old thoroughbreds run for the roses.

Event  Kentucky Derby 2024
Date  4 May 2024
Races  14 
Venue  Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky
Race 1 Begins at 10:30 AM
Kentucky Derby Race 6:57 PM
Official website

List of Horses at Kentucky Derby 2024

According to the reports, 20 participants will participate in the 2024 Kentucky Derby race, here’s the following horses, Jockeys, and the odds:

Horse Jockey  Odds
Sierra Leone  Tyler Gaffalione  3-1
Catching Freedom  Flavien Prat  8-1
Just Steel Keith Asmussen  20-1
Dornoch  Luis Saez 20-1
Catalytic Jose Ortiz 30-1 
Honor Marie  Ben Curtis  20-1
Track Phantom  Joel Rosario  20-1
Mystic Dan  Brian Hernandez  20-1
Just a Touch  Florent Geroux 10-1
Forever Young  Ryusei Sakai  10-1
West Saratoga  Jesus Castanon 50-1
T O Password Kazuhi Kimura 30-1
Endlessly  Umberto Rispoli  30-1
Domestic Product  Irad Ortiz Jr  30-1
Epic Ride  Adam Beschizza 30-1
Grand Mo the First  Emisael Jaramillio  50-1
Resilience  Junior Alvarado  20-1
Society Man  Frankie Dettori  50-1
Fierceness John Velazquez 5-2
Stronghold Antonio Fresu  20-1

Predictions for Kentucky Derby 2024

From the last 5 editions of the Derby, the favorites have not won the race, it’s the unexpected that has turned the course of the event. Let’s see what the predictions say for this year’s winner:

Stronghold, fierceness, and Sierra Leone will be the center of attention as Stronghold is a Grade 1 winner and has won nine of 11 races of his career and Fierceness has just won the Florida Derby. 

Fierceness throughout his career has seen many wins and losses as well, the horse is trained for this, and he has the most experienced trainer among all the participants. 

Another winner, people are betting on is Dornorch, the horse has won at Gulfstream Park, Keeneland, and Aqueduct showcasing its ability to win. He has shown immense talent on fast and muddy tracks, he even overtook Leone for his win at Remsen Stakes in December. 

Donorch, Stronghold, Sierra Leone, and Fierceness could be the favorites of the upcoming Kentucky Derby as predicted by Demling.  

Ticket Price of the Kentucky Derby 2024

Horse racing enthusiasts can buy the ticket from the official website of the Kentucky Derby mentioned above. The tickets are available at for general admission, reserved seating, premier dining, and plaza seats. 

According to reports, the frontside plaza walkaround seats are sold out, so you can buy the following tickets at the below price:

  • Reserved Seating: $975 with $1160 fees
  • Infield General Admission: $130 with $135 fees
  • Infield Final turn General admission: $320 with $387 fess
  • Premier dining: $5814 with $7304 fees.
  • Dining: $1786 with $2125 fees. 

Where to watch Kentucky Derby 2024?

If you wish to enjoy the Kentucky Derby race from the comfort of your home, you can watch the race on the NBC network, USA TV Network, and FanDuel TV. You can also watch the live stream on Peacock,, and the NBC Sports app. 

On Saturday, the thunderstorm of horses would begin at Churchill Downs taking you into a thrilling world of the fastest two minutes horse racing. The annual Kentucky Derby is among the most popular events in America, and the tradition has continued for many decades.  

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