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2019 Road to the Kentucky Derby and Oaks Points

Updated: 4/14/2019

The Kentucky Derby is on May 4, 2019, and the contenders earn points in selected 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 35 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 3, but fillies who want in the Derby will have to compete in with the colts for Derby points. While 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 14, 2019. 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 2019 Kentucky Derby?

By My Standards
Code of Honor
Country House
Cutting Humor
Game Winner
Gray Magician
Haikal
Improbable
Long Range Toddy
Master Fencer
Maximum Security
Plus Que Parfait
Roadster
Spinoff
Tacitus
Tax
Vekoma
Will of War
Win Win Win
Bodexpress

ROAD TO THE KENTUCKY DERBY

  1. Tacitus ... 150 ... $610,000
  2. Omaha Beach ... 137.5 ... $1,050,000
  3. Vekoma ... 110 ... $747,600
  4. Plus Que Parfait ... 104 ... $1,540,400
  5. Roadster ... 100 ... $636,600
  6. By My Standards ... 100 ... $600,000
  7. Maximum Security ... 100 ... $582,800
  8. Game Winner ... 85 ... $1,810,000
  9. Code of Honor ... 74 ... $432,070
  10. Haikal ... 70 ... $322,500
  11. Improbable ... 65 ... $589,520
  12. War of Will ... 60 ... $440,840
  13. Long Range Toddy ... 53.5 ... $833,334
  14. Tax ... 52 ... $307,500
  15. Cutting Humor ... 50 ... $462,467
  16. Win Win Win ... 50 ... $116,000
  17. Country House ... 50 ... $220,000
  18. Gray Magician ... 41 ... $526,000
  19. Spinoff ... 40 ... $224,000
  20. Master Fencer ... (Japan) ... $234,392   *accepted invitation*
  21. Bodexpress ... 40 ... $188,000
  22. Signalman ... 18 ... $392,840
  23. Anothertwistafate ... 38 ... $268,960
  24. Sueno ... 32 ... $285,000
  25. Bourbon War ... 31 ... $137,200
  26. Instagrand ... 30 ... $276,000
  27. Mucho Gusto ... 24 ... $286,800
  28. Knicks Go ... 20 ... $675,085
  29. Owendale ... 20 ... $124,000
  30. Outshine ... 20 ... $74,500

EUROPE ROAD TO DERBY

  1. Bye Bye Hong Kong ... 30 ... $16,792
  2. Playa Del Puente ... 20 ... $50,047
  3. Jahbath ... 20 ... $0
  4. Antilles ... 12 ... $0
  5. Royal Marine ... 10 ... $263,370
  6. Magna Grecia ... 10 ... $185,000
  7. Mohawk ... 10 ... $128,702
  8. Japan ... 10 ... $75,316
  9. Western Australia ... 10 ... $59,201
  10. Getchagetchagetcha ... 8 ... $14,079
  11. Dark Vision ... 6 ... $150,278
  12. Phoenix of Spain ... 4 ... $157,944
  13. Broome ... 4 ... $140,231
  14. Sydney Opera House ... 4 ... $107,544
  15. Mount Everest ... 4 ... $24,254
  16. Numerian ... 4 ... $7,634
  17. Target Zone ... 4 ... $0

JAPAN ROAD TO DERBY

  1. Der Flug ... 40 ... $157,187
  2. Oval Ace ... 30 ... $326,720
  3. Nova Lenda ... 20 ... $446,285
  4. Master Fencer ... 19 ... $168,979 *accepted invitation*
  5. Derma Louvre ... 14 ... $616,402
  6. Weitblick ... 12 ... $195,593
  7. Make Happy ... 12 ... $184,181
  8. Rhein Carina ... 8 ... $211,813
  9. Black Warrior ... 4 ... $254,305
  10. Gal Vihara ... 4 ... $216,271
  11. Kingen ... 4 ...$179,479
  12. Johann ... 2 ...$72,900
  13. Romantico ... 1 ... $101,200

ROAD TO THE KENTUCKY OAKS

  1. Bellafina ... 132 ... $1,060,000
  2. Champagne Anyone ... 113 ... $197,150
  3. Street Band ... 105 ... $248,000
  4. Lady Apple ... 100 ... $336,000
  5. Out for a Spin ... 100 ... $300,000
  6. Liora ... 71 ... $246,280
  7. Restless Rider ... 62 ... $849,560
  8. Serengeti Empress ... 60 ... $313,270
  9. Motion Emotion ... 60 ... $140,000
  10. Jaywalk ... 55 ... $1,409,800
  11. Chocolate Kisses ... 51 ... $152,000
  12. Jeltrin .. 51 ... $128,720
  13. Divine Image ... 50 ... $200,000
  14. Positive Spirit ... 50 ... $199,500
  15. Flor de la Mar ... 40 ... $80,000
  16. Cookie Dough ... 40 ... $63,950 (will be supplemented)
  17. Dunbar Road ... 40 ... $49,500 (will be supplemented)
  18. Eres Tu ... 24 ... $66,000
  19. Brill ... 22 ... $104,000
  20. Sweet Diane .. 22 ... $64,700
  21. Oxy Lady .. 21 ... $152,500
    Swift Rose ... 20 ... $100,000 (not nominated)
  22. Point of Honor ... 20 ... $72,375
    K P Slickem ... 20 ... $63,180 (not nominated)
  23. Naughty Joker ... 20 ... $58,280
  24. Bizwhacks ... 20 ... $57,000
  25. Orra Moor ... 20 ... $55,000
  26. Off Topic ... 20 ... $36,000

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