Triple Crown 2023:  Top 10 Winning Horse Names

Mandarin Hero

Mandarin Hero is a 3-year-old Japanese horse who placed second in the Santa Anita Derby and twelfth in the Kentucky Derby.


Continuar, a 3-year-old Japanese colt, started racing in October 2022. He was withdrawn from the Kentucky Derby by his trainer.

Rocket Can

Rocket Can, a gray 3-year-old colt, won the Holy Bull and placed second in the Fountain of Youth.

Angel of Empire

Angel of Empire, winner of the Arkansas Derby, finished third in the Kentucky Derby.

Cyclone Mischief

Cyclone Mischief, a 3-year-old colt, placed third in both the Florida Derby and the Fountain of Youth.


Forte, a 6-for-7 favorite, was scratched from the Kentucky Derby on the morning of the race due to a veterinarian's order. He is also ineligible to run in the Preakness.

Tapit Trice

Tapit Trice lost his first race but won the next four. He finished seventh in the Kentucky Derby.


Skinner, a strong contender for the Kentucky Derby, was scratched due to an elevated temperature.


Verifying, a son of Triple Crown winner Justify, placed second in the Blue Grass Stakes and finished sixteenth in the Kentucky Derby.


Kingsbarns, undefeated in three races, finished 14th in the Kentucky Derby after sitting in third or fourth position early in the race.