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Top Horses You Should Watch Out For In The Triple Crown

It's the time of the year once again, folks, as the Triple Crown Leg Series is starting to form. Last year Triple Crown Leg started in a very unexpected and unfortunate way. However, things were being pushed through, and even though no horse was able to own the infamous Triple Crown trophy, the entire event was still considered a success after everything it went through.

This year as no changes are mentioned, the Triple Crown Leg Series is expected to follow its regular racing series schedules. The remaining anticipation from every horse racing enthusiast is which horses will be making their way into the Triple Crown field.

There are many top-class racing horses, and it would be exciting to know which of them will make it. It isn't easy to rank them, but here are the few top potentials we have come up with.

Life is Good trained by Bob Baffert.

Last year Triple Crown was a hit and miss for Bob Baffert. After he proudly declared Authentic's great potential to win 2 out of the three races of the Triple Crown, Swiss Skydiver just came out of nowhere and snatched the Preakness Stakes 2020 away from Authentic. This time, Bob Baffert will be racing with Life is Good with the same merits as Authentic, who went 2-0 in their early career and looking forward to a great Triple Crown race.

A lot of racing enthusiasts are looking forward to every horse trained by Baffert, and it is prevalent that there will be a lot of expectations for Life is Good to run its best this first week of May for the Kentucky Derby. If everything goes well, we might see Baffert wave his first win in the Triple Crown Series.

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Prime Factor trained by Todd Pletcher

Another seasoned and decorated horse trainer will have his horse run in the upcoming Triple Crown Series. After Todd Pletcher and Prime Factor won the Gulfstream Park debut race last December 2020, there's a lot of anticipation that Prime Factor will be ready and possibly be a tough contender for the upcoming Kentucky Derby. And if quality and professional jockey such as Irad Ortiz Jr will ride Prime Factor, it might spark a great challenge during race day.

Essential Quality trained by Brad Cox

According to the 2021 Road to the Kentucky Derby Point Standings of Bloodhorse.com, it seems like Brad Cox trained horse Essential Quality is dominating the board. As of the recent record, Essential Quality already accumulated 30 points with $1,335,144 career earnings.

Following the Woodford Reserve regulation, the one that represents Kentucky Derby 2021, the top 19 or 20 horses with the highest accumulated points will make it to the starting gate for the 147th running of the Kentucky Derby.

And it seems that Essential Quality has its eyes on the prize and getting ready for the Kentucky Derby. No wonder the horse is nominated among the 300 horses to compete in the upcoming Triple Crown.

Midnight Bourbon trained by Steven Asmussen

Bought at a fair price at Keeneland's September sale in 2019, Midnight Bourbon was slowly making its way in the world of horse racing. The horse is owned by Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC and trained by Steven Asmussen, one of the nominated trainers alongside Bob Baffert and Brad Cox.

Before all the Triple Crown Series races take place, preparation races are as important to these horses. And for someone like Midnight Bourbon, winning the Grade 3 Lecomte Stakes at Fair Grounds is an incredible feat. Midnight Bourbon garnered additional 10 points on the qualifying leaderboard for the Kentucky Derby and climbed his way up in the ranking with this win.

Keepmeinmind trained by Robertino Diodoro

Just like we have told you, this year is filled with top-class racing horses, and Keepmeinmind is just one of them. After winning the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (G2), Keepmeinmind worked his way up into the qualifying leaderboard for the Kentucky Derby and currently sitting in second place with 18 points. There's no doubt that Keepmeinmind will be one of the tough contenders to race for the famous Triple Crown.

Not to mention, he was running closely behind Essential Quality during the Breeders' Futurity (G1) at Keeneland. There will be a tight race that we're all going to witness.


The Triple Crown Series is one of the most highlighted and anticipated horse racing events of the year. It's a coming together of all the best and the finest racehorses, talented jockeys, and quality trainers. This is why it's not surprising that every horse racing enthusiast is looking forward to it. But it's not just only to watch the race but also to try their luck in betting. Triple Crown Series 2021 will be as exciting as ever, especially now that many potentials are coming into the track all at once. Do you have an early favorite now?