Top 30 Horses and Jockeys to Watch in 2023-2024

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The world of thoroughbred racing is always exciting, with new talent emerging every season. This article will examine the top 30 horses and jockeys who have made a name for themselves in the 2023-2024 season. From seasoned champions to up-and-coming stars, these horses and jockeys have proven themselves the best in the business.

Our comprehensive guide includes a table of the top 30 horses and jockeys and their notable wins, features, and locations. Whether you’re a seasoned racing fan or just starting to get into the sport, this guide is a must-read for anyone looking to stay up-to-date on the latest developments in thoroughbred racing.

So, who are the top horses and jockeys to watch in the 2023-2024 season? Let’s dive in and find out! The table below provides a detailed look at the top 30 horses and jockeys, including their wins, features, and notable races.

HorseJockeyWinsFeaturesNotable RacesLocationDate Won
ForteIrad Ortiz Jr.42x Gr.1Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, Hopeful StakesKeeneland, Saratoga11/4/23, 9/4/23
Cave RockJuan Hernandez31x Gr.1Del Mar FuturityDel Mar9/10/23
National TreasureJohn Velazquez31x Gr.1Breeders’ Cup JuvenileKeeneland11/4/23
FaustinFlavien Prat31x Gr.1Santa Anita DerbySanta Anita4/8/23
Geaux Rocket RideJoel Rosario31x Gr.1Haskell StakesMonmouth Park7/22/23
Hit ShowManny Franco31x Gr.1Travers StakesSaratoga8/26/23
ArcangeloJose Ortiz31x Gr.1Belmont DerbyBelmont Park7/8/23
Spun SugarJoel Rosario31x Gr.1Santa Anita OaksSanta Anita4/8/23
Tapit TriceLuis Saez31x Gr.1Blue Grass StakesKeeneland4/8/23
Pretty MischievousTyler Gaffalione31x Gr.1Ashland StakesKeeneland4/7/23
Wild On IceFlorent Geroux31x Gr.1United Nations StakesMonmouth Park7/22/23
InterstatedaydreamIrad Ortiz Jr.31x Gr.1Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare SprintKeeneland11/4/23
Good MagicJunior Alvarado31x Gr.1Whitney StakesSaratoga8/5/23
GulfportFlavien Prat31x Gr.1Del Mar OaksDel Mar8/20/23
Echo ZuluRicardo Santana Jr.31x Gr.1Frizette StakesBelmont Park10/2/23
Hoosier PhillyLuis Saez31x Gr.1Frizette StakesBelmont Park10/2/23
Julia ShiningJoel Rosario31x Gr.1Del Mar DebutanteDel Mar9/10/23
Champions DreamJose Ortiz31x Gr.1Pat Day MileChurchill Downs5/6/23
NagirrocTyler Gaffalione31x Gr.1Pat Day MileChurchill Downs5/6/23
Red Route OneFlorent Geroux31x Gr.1Oaklawn ParkOaklawn Park4/1/23
Two Phil’sJunior Alvarado31x Gr.1Oaklawn ParkOaklawn Park4/1/23

Note: The table only includes horses and jockeys who have won Grade 1 races in 2023 and 2024. The “Features” column refers to the number of Grade 1 races won by each horse. The “Notable Races” column lists some of the most notable wins for each horse, and the “Location” and “Date Won” columns provide the corresponding information for each notable race.

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