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The prestigious Triple Crown Series is about to unveil a few days from now. This is a  grand horse racing showdown in the United States attended by more than twenty entries. It is competed by three-year-old thoroughbred horse racers competing in the Grade 1 Stakes category. Surely, this edition of the Triple Crown Series will be attended by an estimated 150, 000 crowd across the country.

The Triple Crown Series is composed of three main racing jewels mainly the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes. The  Kentucky Derby is set to start on 4th of May in Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky. Meanwhile, the Preakness Stakes will start on May 18, 2019, to be held in Pimlico Park, in Baltimore, Maryland, while the Belmont Stakes will stay in Elmont Park, Belmont, New York which will start by June 09, 2019.

Ideally, the Kentucky Derby deems the most exciting kick-off party of the Triple Crown Series which will set the tournament on fire. According to some horse racing experts, this year’s edition of the Kentucky Derby brings the most exhilarating show as this will be attended by the nation’s strongest contenders of thoroughbred racers. That said, let’s meet the top 7 vigorous and tough entries who will give an incredible horse racing showdown in the 14th edition of “Run For The Roses”.

Game Winner

First on the list is Game Winner. He is the most favorite horse racer in today’s edition of the Kentucky Derby. His names have been a buzz in the sports racing industry in the early quarter of this year. Not only that Game Winner is the favorite horse racer to win the Kentucky Derby, but he is also considered to be the best horse racer to clinch the Triple Crown this year.

This horse racer is trained by Bob Baffert, a Hall of Famer horse trainer who has been establishing winning records in different horse racing showdown. Truly, Game Winner will be the one to beat this year.


Earlier this year, Coliseum hasn’t gained any votes from the horse racing fans. His turning point has started when he ran in Del Mar Godolphin Stakes which was his horse racing debut and emerge as the winner. By that time, his trainer considers him to join the Kentucky Derby 2019 which later own his name had been rising in the horse racing industry paving a way to be the early favorite of this year’s toughest contender for Kentucky.

Maximus Mischief

Another excellent horse racer on the list is Maximus Mischief. TVG, the official broadcaster of the Triple Crown Series has made a way for Maximus Mischief to be a tough horse racer to run Kentucky as he ended up with flying colors in the Remsen Stakes where the event was covered and aired by the same broadcaster. He emanates an incredible running speed during this Remsen. That said, his trainer Reid had decided to let him join the 2019 Kentucky Derby showdown.


This horse racer made a very promising win when he made a debut run last September 23 in Grade III Nashua Stakes. Vekoma defeated the strongest contenders by that time in the name of Mihos and Epic Dreamer. By the time he won the Nashua, his trainer George Weaver refused him to be sent to Remsen Stakes, instead, he was sent to Florida to be able to partake in this year’s Kentucky Derby. Given the fact that this horse racer had so much time to train and prepare, he is considered to be another tough entry to grace this year’s “Run For The Roses”.


Breaking a winning maiden record ins Saratoga where he placed, Signalman modestly considered to earn another favorite vote from horse racing community this season. This horse racer also runs in the Kentucky Derby Jockey clubs where he has shown a great running ability that made him be on this list.

Code of Honor

Another incredible and tough contender to run in Churchill Downs on May 4, 2019, is Code of Honor. His trainer Shug McGaughey has conditioned him very well to make sure that they will be able to make it to Kentucky. Code of Honor is also a consistent winner of the pre-season of the Triple Crown Series.

He was last seen in the Belmont Champagne Stakes competition where he placed second. He had shown outstanding performance in Belmont Champagne Stakes, especially in the Grade 1 category.


The last but definitely not the least on the top 7 list is Improbable. He had the most amazing performances of his life this year as he heads out an awesome Breeder’s Cup performance. He had a dominating and smashing win in Street Sense Stakes which made him be one of the favorite contenders for this year’s Kentucky Derby showdown. Improbable is another Baffert’s entry and he is looking for dominance this year as he had Game Winner o-n the top too.