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2003 Kentucky Derby Contenders
Graded Stake Earnings

Updated: 04/29/2003

The Kentucky Derby preps are over now, so it is time to take a look at the graded stakes earnings for the top contenders. If more than 20 horses enter the Kentucky Derby, the top 20 by graded stakes earnings are the ones who get in the field, so this can be very important for some lightly raced contenders. Below is a list of the current top contenders ranked in descending order by graded stakes earnings. Each horse has a link to his profile for more details and a blue line follows the 20th horse. Updated to include the earnings through 4/20. Although 22 horses are currently listed, several are highly unlikely to enter with a field of 18 currently expected now that Kafwain is out.

Empire MakerBobby Frankel1.88   Jerry Bailey$1,072,000
Peace RulesBobby Frankel4.50   Edgar Prado$1,035,000
Buddy GilJeff Mullins2.38   Gary Stevens$668,730
Hold That TigerAidan O'Brien3.67 *Kieren Fallon$388,651
Lone Star SkyTom Amoss4.60   Shane Sellers$343,935
Ten Most WantedWally Dollase3.00   Pat Day$330,000
Sir CherokeeMichael Tomlinson2.11   Terry Thompson$311,560
Funny CideBarclay Tagg1.53   Jose Santos$303,000
ScrimshawD. Wayne Lukas3.33   Cornelio Velasquez$252,479
Domestic DisputePatrick Gallagher1.57   Alex Solis$227,667
BrancusiPatrick Biancone1.80   Tony Farina$180,000
Outta HereWilliam Currin2.25   Kent Desormeaux$168,660
Indian ExpressBob Baffert2.08   Tyler Baze$150,000
Offlee WildT.V. Smith2.78   Robby Albarado$147,000
Supah BlitzManny Tortora5.67   Rosemary Homeister$133,500
Most FearedRonny Werner1.60   Mark Guidry$113,120
Ocean TerraceRobert Hess Jr.1.53   Kent Desormeaux$110,000
AtswhatimtalknboutRonald Ellis2.20   David Flores$95,000
Saintly LookDallas Stewart1.00   Shane Sellers$79,500
Ministers Wild CatNeil Drysdale2.00   Victor Espinoza$50.910
Ten Cents a ShineD. Wayne Lukas3.00   Calvin Borel$46,240
*  Dual Qualifier

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