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2005 Kentucky Derby Contenders
Graded Stakes Earnings

Date: 04/30/2005

With the Kentucky Derby just three weeks away and many of the serious preps over, the list of possible entrants should start to take shape. Since the Derby field is limited to 20 entrants, some of these contenders are not going to get in the race. Only the top 20 entrants based on graded stakes earnings can draw into the race, and there is no also eligible list for the Derby. With only a few more graded preps remaining, those low on the list will really have to perform well to make the cut.

Below is a list of Triple Crown nominees in order of their graded stakes earnings through April 24th. To make things easier to read, I have dropped out all the horses who are definitely not going to the Derby in addition to horses who are out on injury or retired. There are still a couple with questions marks, but they are more likely to skip the Derby than go. Note that Greeley's Galaxy will be a supplement which means he is last in the priority list regardless of his graded earnings.

 1   Afleet Alex$1,245,000 

Kentucky Derby Poll
Who will win the Kentucky Derby?

A.P. Warrior
Bluegrass Cat
Bob and John
Brother Derek
Cause to Believe
Deputy Glitters
Flashy Bull
Keyed Entry
Lawyer Ron
Point Determined
Private Vow
Seaside Retreat
Sharp Humor
Showing Up
Sinister Minister
Storm Treasure

 2   Wilko$1,004,515
 3   High Fly$796,500
 5   Bellamy Road$570,000
 6   Bandini$525,000
 7   High Limit$510,000
 8    Flower Alley$500,000
 9   Buzzards Bay$480,000
 10   Sun King$402,500
 11   Greater Good$391,344
 12   Greeley's Galaxy (sup)$300,000
 14   Storm Surge$215,140
 15   Coin Silver$201,500
 16   Noble Caseway$190,000
 17   Giacomo$184,300
 18   Closing Argument$165,000
 19 ? Vicarage$162,500
 21   Spanish Chestnut$124,000
 22   Andromeda's Hero$115,000
 23   Sort It Out$65,000
 24   Don't Get Mad$60,000
 25   Going Wild$57,250

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