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Road to the Kentucky Derby

The Road to the Kentucky Derby includes 46 prep races with new schedules with a points system for 2019. The previous format of graded stakes race and the accumulation of graded stakes earnings is gone and now there will be two schedules in which trainers and horses can accumulate points to earn their way into the 2019 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.

Kentucky Derby Points System

Trainers and horses will be awarded points for a win, points for a place, points for a show and points if they round out the superfecta and finish in 4th place. Kentucky Derby Point System . Winning a prep race can get a horse anywhere from 10 up to 100 points depending on the race.

Road to the Derby Schedule

Below you will find the schedule for the "Road to the Kentucky Derby" which is the first of the two schedules of Prep Race dates. The Road to the Kentucky Derby schedule does not offer as many points for each races when compared to the second schedule but it offers trainers a chance to pick up an early points lead before the Kentucky Derby Championship Series starts.

Handicapping the Road to the Kentucky Derby

Our expansive online coverage of the 2019 Road to the Kentucky Derby includes prep race results, horse racing news updates, an up-to-date listing of points standings, contenders, workouts, past performances and even speed ratings. Get all the handicapping information you need right here and Bet With Confidence at All Horse Racing!

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Online Horse Racing graded stakes

Graded Stakes Races

Sep 25

Belmont Park: Athenia ,$200,000 ,3&up f/m ,9f Turf

Belmont Park: Kelso Handicap ,$300,000 ,3&up ,8f Dirt

Churchill Downs: Dogwood ,$275,000 ,3yo f ,7f Dirt

Parx Racing: Cotillion Stakes ,$1,000,000 ,3yo f ,8.5f Dirt

Parx Racing: Gallant Bob Stakes ,$300,000 ,3yo ,6f Dirt

Parx Racing: Greenwood Cup ,$200,000 ,3&up ,12f Dirt

Parx Racing: Pennsylvania Derby ,$1,000,000 ,3yo ,9f Dirt

Parx Racing: Turf Monster ,$300,000 ,3&up ,5f Turf

Woodbine: Bold Venture Stakes ,$150,000 ,3&up ,6.5f AW

Sep 26

Belmont Park: Gallant Bloom Handicap ,$250,000 ,3&up f/m ,6.5f Dirt

Japan Racing Association: All Comers Stakes ,$1,383,000 ,3&up ,11f Turf

Japan Racing Association: Kobe Shimbun Hai ,$1,120,000 ,3yo ,11f Turf

Remington Park: Oklahoma Derby ,$400,000 ,3yo ,9f Dirt

Remington Park: Remington Park Oaks ,$200,000 ,3yo f ,8.5f Dirt

Oct 1

Santa Anita: American Pharoah Stakes ,$300,000 ,2yo ,8.5f Dirt

Santa Anita: Chandelier Stakes ,$200,000 ,2yo f ,8.5f Dirt

Santa Anita: Eddie D Stakes ,$200,000 ,3&up ,6.5f Turf

Oct 2

Belmont Park: Belmont Turf Sprint Invitational ,$200,000 ,3&up ,6f Turf

Belmont Park: Champagne Stakes ,$500,000 ,2yo ,8f Dirt

Belmont Park: Miss Grillo Stakes ,$200,000 ,2yo f ,8.5f Turf