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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

Oct 17

Keeneland: Sycamore Stakes ,$150,000 ,3&up ,12f Turf

Oct 18

Keeneland: Pin Oak Valley View Stakes ,$150,000 ,3yo f ,8.5f Turf

Oct 19

Woodbine: Ontario Fashion Stakes ,$125,000 ,3&up f/m ,6f AW

Keeneland: Lexus Raven Run Stakes ,$250,000 ,3yo f ,7f Dirt

Japan Racing Association: Fuji Stakes ,$765,000 ,3&up ,8f Turf

Far Hills: Grand National Steeplechase ,$450,000 ,4&up ,21f Turf

Ascot: Queen Elizabeth II S (Sponsored by QIPCO) ,$1,408,000 ,3&up ,8f Turf

Ascot: QIPCO Champion Stakes ,$1,664,000 ,3&up ,10f Turf

Ascot: QIPCO British Champions Sprint Stakes ,$768,000 ,3&up ,6f Turf

Ascot: QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup ,$576,000 ,3&up ,16f Turf

Ascot: QIPCO British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes ,$768,000 ,3&up f/m ,12f Turf

Oct 20

Keeneland: Rood & Riddle Dowager Stakes ,$125,000 ,3&up f/m ,12f Turf

Japan Racing Association: Kikuka Sho (Japanese St. Leger) ,$2,254,000 ,3yo ,15f Turf

Belmont Park: Athenia ,$200,000 ,3&up f/m ,8.5f Turf