Hofburg entered the Kentucky Derby Points Board as number 12 this week by earning 40 qualifying points for running second, behind Audible, at the Florida Derby. The 40 points might be enough to earn him a starting gate stall. He is trained by Bill Mott and his owner are Juddmonte Farms.

Hofburg is as son of Tapit out of Soothing Touch by Touch Gold. He was bred and raised by Juddmonte Farms.