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!
Graded Stakes Races
Gulfstream Park: Hurricane Bertie Stakes ,$100,000 ,4&up f/m ,6.5f Dirt
Japan Racing Association: Nakayama Himba Stakes ,$780,000 ,4&up f/m ,9f Turf
Oaklawn Park: Azeri Stakes ,$350,000 ,4&up f/m ,8.5f Dirt
Santa Anita: San Luis Rey Stakes ,$125,000 ,4&up ,12f Turf
Tampa Bay Downs: Florida Oaks ,$200,000 ,3yo f ,8.5f Turf
Tampa Bay Downs: Hillsborough Stakes ,$225,000 ,4&up f/m ,9f Turf
Tampa Bay Downs: Michelob Ultra Challenger Stakes ,$100,000 ,4&up ,8.5f Dirt
Tampa Bay Downs: Tampa Bay Derby ,$400,000 ,3yo ,8.5f Dirt
Japan Racing Association: Kinko Sho ,$1,383,000 ,4&up ,10f Turf
Santa Anita: Las Flores Stakes ,$100,000 ,4&up f/m ,6f Dirt
Japan Racing Association: Falcon Stakes ,$823,000 ,3yo ,7f Turf
Oaklawn Park: Essex Handicap ,$500,000 ,4&up ,8.5f Dirt
Oaklawn Park: Whitmore Stakes ,$200,000 ,4&up ,6f Dirt
Japan Racing Association: Hanshin Daishoten ,$1,383,000 ,4&up ,15f Turf
Japan Racing Association: Spring Stakes ,$1,120,000 ,3yo ,9f Turf