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2022 Road to the Kentucky Derby and Oaks Points

Updated: 1/8/2022

The Kentucky Derby is on May 7, 2022, 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 37 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 6, 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 8, 2022. 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. Horses trained by Bob Baffert are not allowed to earn points as he has been banned from the Derby in 2022.

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ROAD TO THE KENTUCKY DERBY

  1. Pappacap ... 12 ... $538,000
  2. Rattle N Roll ... 10 ... $300,000
  3. Jack Christopher ... 10 ... $275,000
  4. Make It Big ... 10 ... $240,000
  5. Smile Happy ... 10 ... $234,410
  6. Slow Down Andy ... 10 ... $180,000
  7. Major General ... 10 ... $177,525
  8. Dash Attack ... 10 ... $150,000
  9. Mo Donegal ... 10 ... $137,500
  10. Courvoisier ... 10 ... $82,500
  11. Epicenter ... 10 ... $60,000
  12. Commandperformance ... 6 ... $200,000
  13. Classic Causeway ... 6 ... $126,100
  14. Double Thunder ... 4 ... $320,350
  15. Giant Game ... 4 ... $180,000
  16. Tejano Twist ... 4 ... $177,070
  17. Oviatt Class ... 4 ... $98,000
  18. Barber Road ... 4 ... $89,700
  19. Osbourne ... 4 ... $80,000
  20. Tough to Tame ... 4 ... $57,750
  21. Zandon ... 4 ... $50,000
  22. Smarten Up ... 4 ... $30,000
  23. Wit ... 2 ... $202,500
  24. Cooke Creek ... 2 ... $78,000
  25. White Abarrio ... 2 ... $38,050
  26. Midnight Chrome ... 2 ... $32,500
  27. Red Knobs ... 2 ... $32,375
  28. Ignitis ... 2 ... $27,500
  29. Surfer Dude ... 2 ... $10,000
  30. Mackinnon ... 1 ... $276,000
  31. Kavod ... 1 ... $161,000
  32. American Sanctuary ... 1 ... $104,600
  33. Kevinís Folly ... 1 ... $41,250
  34. My Prankster ... 1 ... $30,000
  35. Ben Diesel ... 1 ... $19,650
  36. Durante ... 1 ... $18,000
  37. Mr Jefferson ... 1 ... $16,500
  38. Bourbon Heist ... 1 ... $14,438
  39. Unbridled Bomber ... 1 ... $9,000

EUROPE ROAD TO DERBY

  1. Luxembourg (Ire) ... 20 ... $233,254
  2. Angel Bleu (FR) ... 10 ... $560,918
  3. Royal Patronage (FR) ... 10 ... $155,467
  4. Noble Truth (FR) ... 4 ... $148,484
  5. Coroebus (Ire) ... 4 ... $75,735
  6. Sissoko (Ire) ... 4 ... $61,621
  7. Manu Et Corde (Ire) ... 4 ... $31,075
  8. Bayside Boy (Ire) ... 2 ... $220,755
  9. Ancient Rome ... 2 ... $166,830
  10. Unconquerable (Ire) ... 2 ... $45,914
  11. Tuwaiq (Ire) ... 2 ... $21,837
  12. Accakaba (IRE) ... 1 ... $148,501
  13. Masekela (Ire) ... 1 ... $71,588
  14. Hannibal Barca (Ire) ... 1 ... $15,385
  15. Swan Bay (Ire) ... 1 ... $5,860

JAPAN ROAD TO DERBY

  1. Dry Stout (JPN) ... 20 ... $524,096
  2. Consigliere (JPN) ... 10 ... $207,738
  3. Combustion (JPN) ... 8 ... $389,768
  4. Praelude (JPN) ... 4 ... $174,915
  5. Cafť Karma (JPN) ... 4 ... $127,489
  6. Sekifu (JPN) ... 2 ... $445,881
  7. Geraldo Barows (JPN) ... 2 ... $124,193
  8. World Connector ... 1 ... $77,270

ROAD TO THE KENTUCKY OAKS

  1. Echo Zulu ... 30 ... $1,425,000
  2. Jujuís Map ... 18 ... $580,000
  3. Hidden Connection ... 12 ... $277,525
  4. Dream Lith ... 10 ... $258,455
  5. Nest ... 10 ... $155,500
  6. Ainít Easy ... 10 ... $120,000
  7. North County ... 10 ... $60,000
  8. Mama Rina ... 5 ... $77,750
  9. Tarabi ... 4 ... $240,000
  10. Cairo Memories ... 4 ... $190,000
  11. Gerrymander ... 4 ... $162,500
  12. Yuugiri ... 4 ... $118,050
  13. Distinctlypossible ... 4 ... $80,000
  14. Awake At Midnyte ... 4 ... $60,000
  15. Venti Valentine ... 4 ... $50,000
  16. Electric Ride ... 4 ... $40,000
  17. Fannie and Freddie ... 4 ... $20,000
  18. Magic Circle ... 3 ... $84,000
  19. Desert Dawn ... 3 ... $82,000
  20. Sandstone ... 2 ... $166,525
  21. Sequist ... 2 ... $118,000
  22. Tonitoís ... 2 ... $56,000
  23. A Mo Reay ... 2 ... $48,000
  24. Goddess of Fire ... 2 ... $34,875
  25. Miss Mattie B ... 2 ... $24,000
  26. Cocktail Moments ... 2 ... $10,000
  27. Famed ... 1 ... $19,513
  28. Code for Success ... 1 ... $18,188
  29. Nostalgic ... 1 ... $15,000
  30. Big Switch ... 1 .. $12,000
  31. Shotgun Hottie ... 1 ... $4,000

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