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2018 Road to the Kentucky Derby and Oaks Points

Updated: 04/25/2018

The Kentucky Derby is on May 5, 2018, and the contenders are finised 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 run on May 4, 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 April 25, 2018. All the points are earned, so the list is final except for horses dropping off due to illness or injury. Also included for comparison are their earnings in non-restricted stakes races which also serve as a tie-breaker. There are also a separate Japan Road to the Derby and European Road to the Derby which guarantee a spot to one horse from Japan and one horse from Europe, if they opt to come for the Kentucky Derby. Results and schedule for the Road to the Derby races.

Kentucky Derby Poll
Who will win the 2018 Kentucky Derby?

Audible
Blended Citizen
Bolt d’Oro
Bravazo
Combatant
Enticed
Firenze Fire
Flameaway
Free Drop Billy
Good Magic
Hofburg
Instilled Regard
Justify
Lone Sailor
Magnum Moon
Mendelssohn
My Boy Jack
Noble Indy
Promises Fulfilled
Solomini
Vino Rosso

ROAD TO THE KENTUCKY DERBY

  1. Magnum Moon ... 150 ... $1,140,000
  2. Good Magic ... 134 ... $1,838,400
  3. Audible ... 110 ... $803,520
  4. Noble Indy ... 110 ... $640,000
  5. Vino Rosso ... 107 ... $572,500
  6. Bolt d’Oro ... 104 ... $980,000
  7. Enticed ... 103 ... $545,880
  8. Mendelssohn ... 100 ... $1,947,299
  9. Justify ... 100 ... $600,000
  10. Flameaway ... 70 ... $672,260
  11. Solomini ... 54 ... $716,000
  12. Bravazo ... 54 ... $359,913
  13. My Boy Jack ... 52 ... $622,000
  14. Promises Fulfilled ... 52 ...$256,480
  15. Free Drop Billy ... 44 ... $597,200
  16. Lone Sailor ... 42 ... $273,347
  17. Hofburg ... 40 ... $320,000
  18. Firenze Fire ... 39 ... $647,500
  19. Combatant ... 32 ... $350,000
  20. Instilled Regard ... 29 ... $246,000
  21. Blended Citizen ... 22 ... $129,644
  22. Dream Baby Dream ... 20 ... $176,000
  23. Restoring Hope ... 20 ... $100,000 (Career: $146,880)
  24. Sporting Chance ... 12 ... $337,000
  25. Givemeaminit ... 12 ... $196,000
  26. Pony Up ... 12 ... $101,580

EUROPE ROAD TO DERBY

  1. Gronkowski ... 50 ... $79,587
  2. Mendelssohn ... 20 ... $747,307

JAPAN ROAD TO DERBY

  1. Sumahama ... 30 ... $291,287
  2. Ruggero ... 16 ...$220,861
  3. Taiki Ferveur ... 12 ...$200,689

ROAD TO THE KENTUCKY OAKS

  1. Midnight Bisou ... 160 ... $440,000
  2. Monomoy Girl ... 154 ... $506,150
  3. Sassy Sienna ... 115 ... $318,000
  4. My Miss Lilly ... 112 ... $219,400
  5. Chocolate Martini ... 100 ... $240,000
  6. Coach Rocks ... 100 ... $145,700
  7. Rayya ... 90 ... $600,000
  8. Wonder Gadot ... 84 ... $440,002
  9. Eskimo Kisses ... 80 ... $180,000
  10. Take Charge Paula ... 70 ... $372,720
  11. Blamed ... 50 ... $208,000
  12. Amy's Challenge ... 40 ... $200,000
  13. Patrona Margarita ... 35 ... $174,320
  14. Classy Act ... 30 ... $56,000
  15. Princess Warrior ... 24 ... $128,350
  16. Red Ruby ... 15 ... $85,000
  17. Exuberance ... 15 ... $82,000
  18. Heavenhasmynikki .. 11 ... $29,100
  19. Kelly's Humor ... 8 ... $124,910

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