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2020 Road to the Kentucky Derby and Oaks Points

Updated: 1/25/2020

The Kentucky Derby is on May 2, 2020, 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 January 25, 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.

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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. Storm the Court ... 22 ... $1,136,351
  2. Enforceable ... 13 ... $2644,550
  3. Anneau d'Or ... 12 ... $381,000
  4. Shoplifted ... 12 ... $351,000
  5. Tiz the Law ... 12 ... $304,100
  6. Silver Prospector ... 11 ... $204,851
  7. Maxfield ... 10 ... $300,000
  8. Eight Rings ... 10 ... $200,351
  9. Independence Hall ... 10 ... $165,000
  10. Shotski ... 10 ... $143,466
  11. Dennis' Moment ... 10 ... $137,800
  12. Gold Street ... 10 ... $137,250
  13. Thousand Words ... 10 ... $121,000
  14. Authentic ... 10 ... $60,000
  15. Scabbard ... 6 ... $182,000
  16. Wrecking Crew ... 5 ... $1293,000
  17. Ajaaweed ... 5 ... $75,000
  18. Finnick the Fierce ... 5 ... $66,200
  19. Green Light Go ... 4 ... $210,000
  20. Gouverneur Morris ... 4 ... $100,000
  21. Answer In ... 4 ... $80,000
  22. American Theorem ... 4 ... $60,000
  23. Silver State ... 4 ... $40,000
  24. Three Technique ... 4 ... $30,000
  25. Azul Coast ... 4 ... $20,000
  26. Bourbon Bay ... 3 ... $24,000
  27. Prince of Pharoahs ... 3 ... $24,000
  28. High Velocity ... 2 ... $85,000
  29. Chase Tracker ... 2 ... $48,000
  30. Zimba Warrior ... 2 ... $24,000
  31. Mr. Monomoy ... 2 ... $20,000
  32. Lebda ... 2 ... $19,000
  33. Jungle Runner ... 1 ... $84,750
  34. Gozilla ... 1 ... $72,000
  35. Informative ... 1 ... $35,000
  36. Letmeno ... 1 ... $29,200
  37. Express Train ... 1 ... $18,000
  38. Celtic Striker ... 1 ... $9,000
  39. Taishan ... 1 ... $6,000

EUROPE ROAD TO DERBY

  1. Kameko ... 14 ... $192,894
  2. Innisfree (IRE) ... 14 ... $127,856
  3. Victor Ludorum (GB) ... 10 ... $250,958
  4. Royal Dornoch (IRE) ... 10 ... $115,813
  5. Alson (GER) ... 4 ... $135,572
  6. Shekhem (IRE) ... 4 ... $24,068
  7. Year of the Tiger (IRE) ... 3 ... $36,086
  8. Armory (IRE) ... 2 ... $258,793
  9. Iberia (IRE) ... 2 ... $25,389
  10. Gold Maze (GB) ... 2 ... $12,034
  11. Mogul (GB) ... 1 ... $111,879
  12. Ecrivain (FR) ... 1 ... $69,202
  13. Camorra (IRE) ... 1 ... $3,610

JAPAN ROAD TO DERBY

  1. Vacation (JPN) ... 20 ... $499,874
  2. Dieu du Vin (JPN) ... 10 ... $159,609
  3. Iolite (JPN) ... 8 ... $246,008
  4. T's Drunk (JPN) ... 4 ... $143,414
  5. Shonan Mario (JPN) ... 4 ... $96,526
  6. Neisho Tensui (JPN) ... 2 ... $255,394
  7. Daimei Corrida (JPN) ... 2 ... $107,736
  8. Aurora Tesoro (JPN) ... 1 ... $99,395

ROAD TO THE KENTUCKY OAKS

  1. Bast ... 34 ... $840,000
  2. British Idiom ... 30 ... $1,340,000
  3. Finite ... 20 ... $344,349
  4. Donna Veloce ... 12 ... $400,000
  5. Wicked Whisper ... 10 ... $280,000
  6. Lazy Daisy ... 10 ... $158,280
  7. Lake Avenue ... 10 ... $137,500
  8. Perfect Alibi ... 6 ... $512,500
  9. Comical ... 4 ... $198,851
  10. Frank's Rockette ... 4 ... $190,000
  11. Maedean ... 4 ... $132,500
  12. K P Dreamin ... 4 ... $92,000
  13. Motu ... 4 ... $58,200
  14. His Glory ... 4 ... $53,350
  15. Ursula ... 4 ... $45,000
  16. Auberge ... 4 ... $40,000
  17. Portrait ... 3 ... $25,400
  18. Lady Glamour ... 2 ... $66,142
  19. Slam Dunk ... 2 ... $48,000
  20. Alandra ... 2 ... $40,000
  21. Blame Debbie ... 2 ... $30,000
  22. Golden Principle ... 2 ... $25,000
  23. Tempers Rising ... 2 ... $15,000
  24. Orquidias Biz ... 1 ... $32,000
  25. Ice Princess ... 1 ... $24,000
  26. Gone Glimmering ... 1 ... $20,000
  27. Been Studying Her ... 1 ... $18,000
  28. Gingham ... 1 ... $18,000
  29. She Can't Sing ... 1 ... $16,050
  30. Critical Value ... 1 ... $15,000
  31. Blood Curling ... 1 ... $9,700

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