2022 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes Race Betting Preview

By Jeff Stinger

Preparations for next year’s Kentucky Derby never end, as the 2022 running of the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes will grant aspiring Triple Crown winners a shot at greater glory down the line. Exactly what’s in store for horse racing betting fans this Saturday on the fabled grounds of Churchill Downs?

Nitrobetting is here to help get those racebook bets across the finish line. This time, let’s find out more about the 2022 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes and where you can place actual stakes on the action in Lexington this week.

2022 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes

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The Kentucky Jockey Club has been a fixture of the horse racing scene since 1920 and is one of several “Road to the Kentucky Derby races on the calendar. The race takes place every final week of November, with the top four horses to finish the race earning points for a season-long bid at a starting gate spot into the Kentucky Derby in May.

A racehorse winning or making the top four in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes doesn’t guarantee let alone give an advantage to that thoroughbred’s chances of winning The Run for the Roses itself. On the contrary, only five horses that have won the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes also went on to win the Kentucky Derby, with the latest colt to accomplish that feat being Super Saver back in 2010.

Horses to Keep Tabs On

In two races over the past two months, Freedom Trail has thoroughly impressed with back-to-back victories to start its young career; albeit on turf and not on dirt. Nevertheless, being under the guidance of trainer John Terranova, who’s won six of his stable’s last 27 races, speaks highly of Freedom Trail’s chances of staying undefeated after Saturday’s race.

In terms of a horse with more experience under its belt, Red Route One is one of the more appealing options from the field. The Steve Asmussen-trained colt picked up its first-ever win this past September at the neighboring Kentucky Downs race and has finished no worse than fifth place in each of its four career starts against much stiffer competition. Instant Coffee is another name to look out for, as the two-year-old colt won its maiden race at Saratoga in December and finished a strong fourth in Keeneland last month, with both races held on dirt tracks akin to the grounds at Churchill Downs.

Where to Bet on the Horse Racing

2022 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes odds and lines are available on the Nitrobetting Racebook. Create a Nitrobetting account now to start placing stakes on the dozens of daily horse racing events happening all over the world!

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