2024 Kentucky Derby Odds, Post Positions, Trainers and Jockeys

Kentucky Derby hopeful Sierra Leone.
Kentucky Derby hopeful Sierra Leone. / Pat McDonogh / USA TODAY NETWORK

The annual running of the roses has reached its sesquicentennial celebration, with the 150th edition of the iconic Kentucky Derby horse race taking place this Saturday at Churchill Downs in Louisville.

The betting favorite for this year's race is Fierceness at 5-2 odds. The 3-year-old Kentucky-trained colt won the 2023 Breeders' Cup Juvenile race last year and the Grade-1 Florida Derby in late March. Fierceness drew the 17 post position for the Derby, an inauspicious spot given no horse has ever won from that position in 44 tries.

Sierra Leone is second in the odds at 3-1. He drew the second post position, the last winner from that position coming in 1978. Sierra Leone won the 2024 Grade-1 Blue Grass Stakes and Grade-2 Risen Star.

Catching Freedom, third in the odds and in the eighth post position, won the 2024 Grade-2 Louisiana Derby.

Every other horse in this race has 10-1 odds or greater.

The Kentucky Derby is a 1 1/4 mile race and post time is 6:57 p.m. ET.

Here are the odds for all of the horses currently entered into the race. There are 22 entered, but only 20 will run. The two horses with AE next to their odds are "also-eligible" and will be entered into the race only if one or two horses are scratched.

All odds come from FanDuel Sportsbook.

2024 Kentucky Derby Odds, Post Position, Horse, Trainer and Jockey

Post Position

Horse

Trainer

Jockey

Odds

1

Dornoch

Danny Gargan

Luis Saez

20-1

2

Sierra Leone

Chad Brown

Tyler Gaffalione

3-1

3

Mystik Dan

Kenny McPeek

Brian Hernandez

20-1

4

Catching Freedom

Brad Cox

Flavien Prat

8-1

5

Catalytic

Saffie Joseph, Jr.

Jose Ortiz

30-1

6

Just Steel

D. Wayne Lukas

Keith Asmussen

20-1

7

Honor Marie

Whit Beckman

Ben Curtis

20-1

8

Just a Touch

Brad Cox

Florent Geroux

10-1

9

Encino

Brad Cox

Axel Concepcion

20-1

10

T O Password

Daisuke Takayanagi

Kazushi Kimura

30-1

11

Forever Young

Yoshito Yahagi

Ryusei Sakai

10-1

12

Track Phantom

Steve Asmussen

Joel Rosario

20-1

13

West Saratoga

Larry Demeritte

Jesus Castanon

50-1

14

Endlessly

Michael McCarthy

Umberto Rispoli

30-1

15

Domestic Product

Chad Brown

Irad Ortiz, Jr.

30-1

16

Grand Mo the First

Victor Barboza, Jr.

Emisael Jaramillo

50-1

17

Fierceness

Todd Pletcher

John Velazquez

5-2

18

Stronghold

Phil D’Amato

Antonio Fresu

20-1

19

Resilience

Bill Mott

Junior Alvarado

20-1

20

Society Man

Danny Gargan

Frankie Dettori

50-1

21

Epic Ride

John Ennis

Adam Beschizza

50-1 (AE)

22

Mugatu

Jeff Engler

Joe Talamo

50-1 (AE)

Odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.

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Brian Giuffra

BRIAN GIUFFRA

Brian Giuffra is the VP of Betting Content at Minute Media and has been with the company since 2016. He's a fan of the Knicks, Giants, wine and bourbon, usually consuming them in that order.