Road to the Kentucky Derby
Bet on Road to the Roses in 2013 and follow the 2 year-olds as they start on the Road to the Kentucky Derby. The Road to the Kentucky Derby is nineteen races that take place over the course of the 2-year-old and 3-year-old season. Then it's on to the 2013 Kentucky Derby on May 4 th at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.
The 2013 Kentucky Derby betting will take place over the course of four major sets of racing dates. To start the Road to the Kentucky Derby and the Run for the Roses is the Kentucky Derby Prep Schedule which takes place in the latter months of 2012 until the start of 2013.
Kentucky Derby Prep Season
- Royal Lodge (Newmarket, England)
- Norfolk (Santa Anita, CA)
- Breeders' Futurity (Keeneland, KY)
- Champagne (Belmont, NY)
- Grey (Woodbine, Canada)
- Breeders' Cup Juvenile
- Delta Downs Jackpot (Delta Downs, LA)
- Remsen (Aqueduct, NY)
- Kentucky Jockey Club (Churchill Downs, KY)
- CashCall Futurity (Hollywood Park, CA)
- Sham (Santa Anita, CA)
- Lecomte (Fair Grounds, LA)
- Smarty Jones (Oaklawn Park, AR)
- Holy Bull (Gulfstream Park, FL)
- Robert B. Lewis (Santa Anita, CA)
- Sam F. Davis (Tampa Bay Downs, FL)
- Withers (Aqueduct, NY)
- El Camino Real Derby (Golden Gate, CA)
- Southwest (Oaklawn Park, AR)
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Following the Kentucky Derby Prep Season Schedule is the Kentucky Derby Championship Series. The Kentucky Derby Championship Series is made up of seventeen total races which are distances of one mile or longer on dirt and synthetic surfaces only.
Schedule for first leg of the Kentucky Derby Championship Series:
- Risen Star (Fair Grounds, LA)
- Fountain of Youth (Gulfstream Park, FL)
- Gotham (Aqueduct, NY)
- Tampa Bay Derby (Tampa Bay Downs, FL)
- San Felipe (Santa Anita, CA)
- Rebel (Oaklawn Park, AR)
- Spiral (Turfway Park, KY)
- Sunland Derby (Sunland Park, NM)
First Leg of Series race finishers earn:
- 1 st 50 points
- 2 nd 20 points
- 3 rd 10 points
- 4 th 5 points
Schedule for second leg of the Kentucky Derby Championship Series:
- UAE Derby (Meydan, Dubai)
- Louisiana Derby (Fair Grounds, LA)
- Florida Derby (Gulfstream Park, FL)
- Wood Memorial (Aqueduct, NY)
- Santa Anita Derby (Santa Anita, CA)
- Arkansas Derby (Oaklawn Park, AR)
- Blue Grass Stakes (Keeneland, KY)
Second Leg of Series race finishers earn:
- 1 st 100 points
- 2 nd 40 points
- 3 rd 20 points
- 4 th 10 points
Schedule for Kentucky Derby Championship Series Wild Card Races:
- Lexington Stakes (Keeneland, KY)
- The Cliff's Edge Derby Trial (Churchill Downs, KY)
Wild Card race finishers earn:
- 1 st 20 points
- 2 nd 8 points
- 3 rd 4 points
- 4 th 2 points
And that concludes the Road to the Kentucky Derby Schedule, and then it's off to the Run for the Roses on May 4 th , 2013 at Churchill Downs presented by Yum Brands and will be televised on NBC.
Below is a list of general racing dates for Kentucky Derby Graded Stakes races. Since the graded stakes earnings format no longer applies, the majority of these race dates will simply be used by thoroughbred horses and trainers as prep races for the races listed above.
Sep. 29 - Frontrunner at Santa Anita Park.
Sep. 29 - Royal Lodge at Newmarket in Great Britain.
Oct. 6 - Foxwoods Champagne at Belmont Park, 1 Mile.
Oct. 6 - Dixiana Breeders' Futurity at Keeneland, 1 1/16 Miles.
Oct. 7 - Grey at Woodbine over 1 1/16 Miles.
Nov. 3 - Grey Goose Juvenile, Santa Anita, 1 1/16 miles
Nov. 17 - Delta Downs Jackpot at Delta Downs, 1 1/16 Miles
CashCall Futurity at Hollywood Park, 8.5 Furlongs
Tropical Park Derby, Calder, 1 1/8 miles T
Count Fleet, Aqueduct, 1 mile, 70 yards
Spectacular Bid, Gulfstream Park
California Derby, Golden Gate, 1 1/16 miles
San Rafael, Santa Anita, 1 mile
Jimmy Winkfield, Aqueduct, 6 furlongs
Smarty Jones, Oaklawn Park, 1 mile
Lecomte, Fair Grounds, 1 mile
Holy Bull, Gulfstream Park, 1 mile
WEBN, Turfway Park, 1 mile
Whirlaway, Aqueduct, 1 1/16 miles
Robert B. Lewis, Santa Anita, 1 1/16 mile
Sam F. Davis, Tampa Bay Downs, 1 11/6 miles
Southwest, Oaklawn Park, 1 mile
San Vicente, Santa Anita, 7 furlongs
Risen Star, Fair Grounds, 1 1/16 miles
El Camino Real Derby, Golden Gate, 1 1/8 miles
Fountain of Youth, Gulfstream Park, 1 1/8 miles
Hutcheson, Gulfstream Park, 7 furlongs
Turf Paradise Derby, Turf Paradise, 1 1/16 miles
Sham, Santa Anita, 1 1/8 miles
Borderland Derby, Sunland Park, 1 1/16 miles.
John Battaglia Memorial, Turfway Park, 1 1/16 miles
Gotham, Aqueduct, 1 1/16 miles.
Rebel, Oaklawn Park, 1 1/16 miles
San Felipe, Santa Anita, 1 1/16 miles
Tampa Bay Derby, Tampa Bay Downs, 1 1/16 miles.
Florida Derby, Gulfstream Park, 1 1/8 miles.
Swale, Gulfstream Park, 7 furlongs
Private Terms, Laurel Park, 1 mile
Louisiana Derby, Fair Grounds, 1 1/8 miles
UAE Derby, Meydan, 1 1/4 miles
Lane's End, Turfway Park, 1/8 miles
Rushaway, Turfway Park, 1 1/16 miles
Sunland Derby, Sunland Park, 1 1/8 miles
Wood Memorial, Aqueduct, 1 1/8 miles
Bay Shore, Aqueduct, 7 furlongs
Santa Anita Derby, Santa Anita, 1 1/8 miles
Illinois Derby, Hawthorne Park, 1 1/8 miles
Arkansas Derby, Oaklawn Park, 1 1/8 miles
Blue Grass, Keeneland, 1 1/8 miles
Lexington, Keeneland, 1 1/16 miles
Withers, Aqueduct, 1 mile
Derby Trial, Churchill Downs, 1 mile
May 4, 2013 - Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs, 1 1/4 miles
Other Triple Crown events
May 19, 2013 - Preakness Stakes (G1), Pimlico, 1 3/16 miles.
June 8, 2013 - Belmont Stakes (G1), Belmont Park, 1 1/2 miles.