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2017 Road to the Kentucky Derby and Oaks Points

Updated: 2/25/2017

The Kentucky Derby is on May 6, and the contenders have only just begun earning points in the prep races across the country. Since the Derby field is limited to 20 entrants, there has to be a method for determining which of the many horses who want to enter can get in the race. In the past, graded stakes earnings were used to determine who will get in the field when entries are taken, but many people disliked this system since one good race as a 2-year-old could get a sub-par horse in over a more talented late bloomer. Since 2013, a new points system called the "Road to the Kentucky Derby" where a specific series of 36 prep races each worth a specific amount of points has decided which horses get in the Derby. A similar system is also in place for the Kentucky Oaks, but fillies who want in the Derby will have to compete in with the colts for Derby points. While those Derby points earned by fillies will also count toward the Oaks, Oaks points will not count towards the Derby.

Below is a list of horses in order of points earned for both the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks as of February 25. Also included for comparison are their earning in non-restricted stakes races which also serve as a tie-breaker. There is also a separate Japan Road to the Derby (now complete) which guarantees a spot to one horse from Japan, if they opt to come for the Kentucky Derby.

Kentucky Derby Poll
Who will win the 2017 Kentucky Derby?

American Anthem
Bonus Points
Classic Empire
Dangerfield
El Areeb
Girvin
Gormley
Guest Suite
Gunnevera
Hot Sean
Irap
Irish War Cry
Lookin at Lee
Mastery
McCracken
Mo Town
No Dozing
Pne Liner
Practical Joke
Syndergaard
Uncontested
Untrapped
Wild Shot
Other

ROAD TO THE KENTUCKY DERBY

  1. Girvin ... 50 ... $249,800
  2. Classic Empire ... 32 ... $1,493,820
  3. Untrapped ... 24 ... $120,000
  4. El Areeb ... 20 ... $300,000
  5. McCraken ... 20 ... $285,048
  6. Gormley ... 20 ... $260,000
  7. Guest Suite ... 15 ... $144,040
  8. Gunnevera ... 14 ... $807,200
  9. Practical Joke ... 14 ... $690,000
  10. Lookin at Lee ... 12 ... $325,600
  11. Uncontested ... 11 ...$100,729
  12. One Liner ... 10 ... $300,000
  13. Irish War Cry ... 10 ...$272,660
  14. Mastery ... 10 ... $240,000
  15. Mo Town ... 10 ... $188,000
  16. Royal Mo ... 10 ... $90,000
  17. Local Hero ... 10 ...$40,000
  18. Petrov ... 8 ...$150,000
  19. Irap ... 8 ... $90,000
  20. One spot in the Kentucky Derby starting gate is for the top horse in the Japan Road to the Derby (below), should one enter.
  21. Wild Shot ... 7 ... $97,200
  22. True Timber ... 6 ... $65,000
  23. No Dozing ... 5 ... $89,000
  24. Bonus Points ... 5 ... $52,500
  25. Klimt ... 4 ... $380,000
  26. Hot Sean ... 4 ... $180,000
  27. Dangerfield ... 4 ... $171,500
  28. Syndergaard ... 4 ... $160,000
  29. Tapwrit ... 4 ... $85,570
  30. American Anthem ... 4 ... $20,000
  31. J Boys Echo ... 3 ... $75,000
  32. Warrior's Club ... 3 ... $27,528
  33. Recruiting Ready ... 2 ... $52,025
  34. State of Honor ... 2 ... $49,564
  35. Rowdy the Warrior ... 2 ... $34,429
  36. Takaful ... 2 ... $31,500
  37. Win With Pride ... 2 ... $22,500
  38. Takeoff ... 2 ... $20,000
  39. Sheer Flattery ... 2 ...$18,000
  40. Big Hit ... 2 ... $12,000
  41. Term of Art ... 1 ...$71,000
  42. Midnight Pleasure ... 1 ... $54,000
  43. Talk Logistics ... 1 ...$41,100
  44. Big Gray Rocket ... 1 ... $25,000
  45. Silver Dust ... 1 ... $25,000
  46. Ann Arbor Eddie ... 1 ...$24,000
  47. Bobby Abu Dhabi ... 1 ... $18,000
  48. Arklow ... 1 ... $8,000

JAPAN ROAD TO DERBY

  1. Epicharis (JPN) .. 50 .. $451,195
  2. Mont Saint Legame (JPN) ... 40 ... $90,154
  3. Adirato (JPN) .. 20 .. $155,278
  4. Caucus (JPN) ... 16 ... $35,850
  5. Foggy Night (JPN) ... 5 ... $23,922

ROAD TO THE KENTUCKY OAKS

  1. Farrell ... 70 ... $333,407
  2. Yorkiepoo Princess ... 50 ...$210,286
  3. Nomorerichblondes ... 50 ... $200,000
  4. Champagne Room ... 23 ... $1,298,000
  5. Daddys Lil Darling ... 20 ... $336,240
  6. Unique Bella ... 20 ... $240,000
  7. Midnight Chica ... 20 ... $50,000
  8. Majestic Quality ... 20 ... $40,000
  9. Full House ... 20 ... $30,000
  10. Valadorna ... 18 ... $360,000
  11. Shane’s Girlfriend ... 12 ... $268,000
  12. Chanel’s Legacy ... 11 ... $206,000
  13. Miss Sky Warrior ... 10 ... $300,000
  14. Dancing Rags ... 10 ... $260,000
  15. Yellow Agate ... 10 ... $240,000
  16. Noted and Quoted ... 10 ... $218,000
  17. Abel Tasman ... 10 ... $180,000
  18. Tequilita ... 10 ... $179,040
  19. Lockdown ... 10 ...$60,000
  20. Complementi ... 10 ... $37,500
  21. Tiz Rae Anna ... 10 ... $35,000
  22. Libby’s Tail ... 9 ... $125,000
  23. Wicked Lick ... 9 ... $38,428
  24. American Gal ... 8 ... $240,000
  25. No Sweat ... 7 ... $17,500
  26. Mopotism ... 6 ... $76,000
  27. Ever So Clever ... 6 ... $66,750
  28. Melesina (IRE) ... 5 ... $56,424
  29. Pretty City Dancer ... 4 ... $237,300
  30. With Honors ... 4 ... $132,000
  31. Jamyson ’n Ginger ... 4 ... $120,000
  32. Cajun Delta Dawn ... 4 ... $117,105
  33. It Tiz Well ... 4 ... $40,000
  34. My Sweet Stella ... 4 ... $27,000
  35. Gris Gris ... 3 ... $37,300
  36. Fun ... 2 ... $89,500
  37. Bling On the Music ... 2 ... $84,200
  38. Flatter Up ... 2 ... $69,800
  39. Colorful Charades ... 2 ... $40,000
  40. Zapperkat ... 2 ... $36,000
  41. Torrent ... 2 ... $32,500
  42. Bonita Bianca ... 2 ... $30,000
  43. Brahms Cat ... 2 ... $26,475
  44. Miss Southern Miss ... 1 ... $143,000
  45. Nonna Mela ... 1 ... $140,000
  46. Caroline Test ... 1 ... $106,900
  47. Lovely Bernadette ... 1 ... $61,851
  48. Tapped ... 1 ... $33,000
  49. Dream Dancing ... 1 ... $23,600
  50. Summer Luck ... 1 ... $19,500
  51. Princess Karen ... 1 ... $12,000
  52. Summertime Sky ... 1 ... $6,000
  53. Frank's Folly ... 1 ... $5,000

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