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2006 Kentucky Derby Contenders
Graded Stakes Earnings

Updated: 04/27/2006

With the Kentucky Derby less than a month away, the list of possible entrants is starting 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 22th. 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 or have far to few earnings to get in. The Lexington Stakes next Saturday is the last chance to get earnings to qualify.

Kentucky Derby Poll
Who will win the Kentucky Derby?

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

  1. Brother Derek ... $1,114,980
  2. Lawyer Ron ... $940,800
  3. Barbaro ... $750,000
  4. Bob and John ... $590,370
  5. Sinister Minister ... $465,000
  6. Private Vow ... $417,888
  7. A. P. Warrior ... $323,185
  8. Sweetnorthernsaint ... $320,000
  9. Sharp Humor ... $280,000
  10. Bluegrass Cat ... $275,480
  11. Steppenwolfer ... $230,000
  12. Keyed Entry ... $205,000
  13. Showing Up ... $201,500
  14. Point Determined ... $200,000
  15. Cause to Believe ... $192,500
  16. Deputy Glitters ... $163,750
  17. Jazil ... $150,000
  18. Storm Treasure ... $150,000
  19. Seaside Retreat ... $125,807
  20. Superfly ... $112,700 (unlikely)
  21. Mister Triester ... $112,000 (unlikely)
  22. Flashy Bull ... $109,000
  23. Sunriver ... $100,000
  24. Sacred Light ... $97,300
  25. Red Raymond ... $93,120
  26. Malameeze ... $81,080
  27. Strong Contender ... $75,000

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