2016 Kentucky Derby Championship Series
The Kentucky Derby Championship Series is the second part of a new schedule and Kentucky Derby Point System . In the schedule below you will notice that there is a first and second leg for the Championship Series and as the schedule gets closer to the Derby, the points awarded for finishing in the top four positions also increases.
In the first leg of the series, trainers and horses are awardedpoints for a win,points for a place,points for a show andpoints if they round out a superfecta in 4 th place.
For the second leg of the Kentucky Derby Championship Series, horses and trainers are awardedpoints for a win,points for a place,points for a show andpoints for a 4 th place finish. You will notice thatpoints are awarded to a 4 th place finish in the second leg of the Championship series which is the same number of points for a win in the Road to the Kentucky Derby races schedule which will take place in the fall of 2014 and early parts of the racing schedule in 2016.
|First Leg of Series|
|February 20th, 2016||Risen Star Stakes||1 1/16M||Fair Grounds||Gun Runner||Forevamo||Mo Tom||Candy My Boy|
|February 27th, 2016||Fountain of Youth||1 1/16M||Gulfstream|
|March 5th, 2016||Gotham Stakes||1 1/16M||Aqueduct|
|March 12th, 2016||San Felipe||1 1/16M||Santa Anita|
|March 12th, 2016||Tampa Bay Derby||1 1/16M||Tampa Bay Downs|
|March 19th, 2016||Rebel Stakes||1 1/16M||Oaklawn|
|March 20th, 2016||Sunland Derby||1 1/8M||Sunland Park|
|Second Leg of Series|
|March 26th, 2016||UAE Derby||1 3/16M (S)||Meydan|
|March 26th, 2016||Louisiana Derby||1 1/8M||Fair Grounds|
|April 2nd, 2016||Spiral Stakes||1 1/8M (S)||Turfway|
|April 2nd, 2016||Florida Derby||1 1/8M||Gulfstream Park|
|April 9th, 2016||Wood Memorial||1 1/8M||Aqueduct|
|April 9th, 2016||Santa Anita Derby||1 1/8M||Santa Anita|
|April 9th, 2016||Blue Grass Stakes||1 1/8M (S)||Keeneland|
|April 16th, 2016||Arkansas Derby||1 1/8M||Oaklawn Park|
|April 16th, 2016||Lexington Stakes||1 1/16M (S)||Keeneland|
Kentcky Derby Point Distribution:
First Leg of Series: 1st Place - 50 Points , 2nd Place - 20 Points, 3rd Place - 10 Points, 4th Place - 5 Point.
Second Leg of Series: 1st Place - 100 Points , 2nd Place - 40 Points, 3rd Place - 20 Points, 4th Place - 10 Point.
Wild Card: 1st Place - 10 Points , 2nd Place - 4 Points, 3rd Place - 2 Points, 4th Place - 1 Point.
Graded Stakes Races
Belmont Park: Pennine Ridge, $200,000, 3yo, 9f
Churchill Downs: Aristides (G3), $100,000, 3&up, 6f
Evangeline Downs: Evangeline Downs Turf Sprint, $300,000, 3&up...
Evangeline Downs: Evangeline Mile, $100,000, 3&up, 8f
Evangeline Downs: Opelousas S., $100,000, 3&up f&m, 8.5f
Penn National Race Course: Lyphard S., $75,000, 3&up f&m, 8.5f
Penn National Race Course: Mountainview H., $200,000, 3&up, 9f
Penn National Race Course: Penn Mile (G3), $500,000, 3yo, 8f
Penn National Race Course: Penn Oaks, $150,000, 3yo f, 8f
Penn National Race Course: Pennsylvania Governor's Cup H., $150,000, 3&...
Prairie Meadows: Panthers S., $75,000, 3yo f, 8f
Belmont Park: Wonder Again, $200,000, 3yo f, 9f
Belterra Park: Green Carpet S., $75,000, 3yo, 8.5f
Santa Anita Park: Siren Lure S., $75,000, 3&up, abt 6.5f
Woodbine: Lady Angela S., $125,000, 3yo f, 7f
Belmont Park: Astoria, $250,000, 2yo f, 5.5f
Belmont Park: Intercontinental, $150,000, 4&up f&m, 7f
Belmont Park: Belmont Gold Cup Invitational, $250,000, 4&u...
Belmont Park: Jersey Girl S., $150,000, 3yo f, 6f
Belmont Park: New York S. (G2), $300,000, 4&up f&m, 10f
Belmont Park: Tremont, $250,000, 2yo, 5.5f
Belmont Park: True North S. (G2), $250,000, 4&up, 6f
Belmont Park: Acorn S. (G1), $750,000, 3yo f, 8f
Belmont Park: Belmont S. (G1), $1,500,000, 3yo, 12f
Belmont Park: Brooklyn Invitational (G2), $400,000, 4&up, ...
Belmont Park: Easy Goer S., $150,000, 3yo, 8.5f
Belmont Park: Jaipur Invitational (G3), $300,000, 4&up, 6f
Belmont Park: Longines Just a Game S. (G1), $700,000, 4&up...
Belmont Park: Manhattan S. (G1), $1,000,000, 4&up, 10f
Belmont Park: Metropolitan H. (G1), $1,250,000, 3&up, 8f
Belmont Park: Ogden Phipps S. (G1), $1,000,000, 4&up f&m, ...
Belmont Park: Woody Stephens S. (G2), $500,000, 3yo, 7f
Canterbury Park: Brooks Fields S., $75,000, 3&up, 8f
Monmouth Park: Monmouth S. (G2), $200,000, 3&up, 9f
Santa Anita Park: Affirmed S. (G3), $100,000, 3yo, 8.5f
Woodbine: Eclipse S. (G2), $200,000, 4&up, 8.5f