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2020 Road to the Kentucky Derby and Oaks Points

Updated: 8/03/2020

The Kentucky Derby is on September 5, 2020 (rescheduled due to the coronavirus pandemic), 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 September 4, 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 August 3, 2020. 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 2020 Kentucky Derby?

Anneau d'Or
Authentic
Dennis' Moment
Eight Rings
Independence Hall
Maxfield
Shoplifted
Shotski
Silver Prospector
Storm the Court
Thousand Words
Tiz the Law
Other

ROAD TO THE KENTUCKY DERBY

  1. Tiz the Law ... 272 ... $1,437,400
  2. Authentic ... 200 ... $980,000
  3. Honor A. P. ... 140 ... $340,000
  4. NY Traffic ... 110 ... $472,820
  5. Art Collector ... 100 ... $360,556
  6. King Guillermo ... 90 ... $317,050
  7. Thousand Words ... 83 ... $297,000
  8. Dr Post ... 80 ... $331,035
  9. Ete Indien ... 74 ... $357,156
  10. Modernist ... 70 ... $369,000
  11. Country Grammer ... 50 ... $66,400
  12. Enforceable ... 43 ... $314,550
  13. Swiss Skydiver ... 40 ... $626,820
  14. Shivaree ... 40 ... $284,505
  15. Max Player ... 40 ... $237,500
  16. Rushie ... 40 ... $108,000
  17. Major Fed ... 38 ... $179,100
  18. Storm the Court ... 36 ... $1,248,851
  19. Anneau d'Or ... 32 ... $434,000
  20. Sole Volante ... 30 ... $243,510
  21. Finnick the Fierce ... 25 ... $121,700
  22. Pneumatic ... 25 ... $79,250
  23. Dean Martini ... 20 ... $300,000
  24. Field Pass ... 20 ... $289,960
  25. Shared Sense ... 20 ... $174,550
  26. Uncle Chuck ... 20 ... $90,000
  27. Candy Tycoon ... 20 ... $84,250
  28. Winning Impression ... 20 ... $53,000
  29. Caracaro ... 20 ... $20,000
  30. Attachment Rate ... 15 ... $43,125
  31. Jesus' Team ... 10 ... $50,000
  32. Mystic Guide ... 10 ... $12,000
  33. Kiss Today Goodbye ... 10 ... $12,000
  34. South Bend ... 8 ... $226,902
  35. Celtic Striker ... 6 ... $62,000
  36. Cezanne ... 5 ... $6,000
  37. Necker Island ... 4 ... $56,033
  38. Cosmo ... 4 ... $18,750
  39. Rowdy Yates ... 2 ... $203,290
  40. Lebda ... 2 ... $172,625
  41. Embolden ... 2 ... $82,000
  42. Earner ... 2 ... $17,280
  43. Taishan ... 1 ... $54,000
  44. Letmeno ... 1 ... $49,600

EUROPE ROAD TO DERBY

  1. Nobel Prize (IRE) ... 30 ... $37,226
  2. Indicative Vote (IRE) ... 12 ... $11,289
  3. Choice of Mine (AUS) ... 11 ... $19,067
  4. Royal Dornoch (IRE) ... 10 ... $115,813
  5. Dalvey (GB) ... 6 ... $8,457
  6. Shekhem (IRE) ... 4 ... $22,865
  7. New World Tapestry ... 4 ... $0

JAPAN ROAD TO DERBY

  1. Dieu du Vin (JPN) ... 40 ... $463,251
  2. Vacation (JPN) ... 20 ... $509,167
  3. Daimei Corrida (JPN) ... 18 ... $461,256
  4. Tagano Beauty (JPN) ... 12 ... $372,590
  5. Yaugau (JPN) ... 6 ... $182,781
  6. American Face ... 4 ... $99,147
  7. Longonot (JPN) ... 3 ... $158,203

ROAD TO THE KENTUCKY OAKS

  1. Swiss Skydiver ... 350 ... $626,820
  2. Speech ... 160 ... $300,000
  3. Bonny South ... 110 ... $240,000
  4. Paris Lights ... 100 ... $192,500
  5. Shedaresthedevil ... 90 ... $382,000
  6. Venetian Harbor ... 90 ... $280,000
  7. Finite ... 80 ... $540,349
  8. Tonalist's Shape ... 70 ... $325,715
  9. Project Whiskey ... 70 ... $238,800
  10. Water White ... 64 ... $211,375
  11. Donna Veloce ... 62 ... $460,000
  12. Lucrezia ... 55 ... $149,200
  13. Gamine ... 50 ... $165,200
  14. Hopeful Growth ... 50 ... $135,000
  15. Tempers Rising ... 47 ... $107,000
  16. Antoinette ... 40 ... $163,000
  17. Crystal Ball ... 40 ... $70,000
  18. Dream Marie ... 35 ... $101,800
  19. Alta's Award ... 30 ... $72,000
  20. Queen of God ... 20 ... $125,504
  21. Pleasant Orb ... 20 ... $67,425
  22. Spice is Nice ... 20 ... $43,980
  23. Envoutante ... 20 ... $43,488
  24. Merneith ... 20 ... $24,000
  25. Wicked Whisper ... 12 ... $285,000
  26. Impeccable Style ... 12 ... $58,900
  27. Serein ... 10 ... $157,250
  28. Harvey's Lil Goil ... 10 ... $112,929
  29. Princess Cadey ... 10 ... $112,000
  30. Eve of War ... 10 ... $22,000
  31. Turtle Trax ... 8 ... $40,730
  32. Bayerness ... 8 ... $33,040
  33. Edgeway ... 8 ... $29,400
  34. Sconsin ... 8 ... $20,0-0
  35. Perfect Alibi ... 6 ... $524,500
  36. Comical ... 5 ... $219,851
  37. Piece of My Heart ... 5 ... $69,000
  38. Alandra ... 2 ... $42,000
  39. Fire Coral ... 2 ... $23,640

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