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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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Graded Stakes Races

Apr 20

Hollywood Casino At Charles Town Races: Charles Town Classic ,$1,000,000 ,4&up ,9f Dirt

Japan Racing Association: Fukushima Himba Stakes ,$712,000 ,4&up f/m ,9f Turf

Keeneland: Dixiana Elkhorn Stakes ,$250,000 ,4&up ,12f Turf

Middleburg: Temple Gwathmey Steeplechase ,$75,000 ,4&up ,20f Turf

Santa Anita: Kona Gold Stakes ,$200,000 ,3&up ,6.5f Dirt

Woodbine: Whimsical Stakes ,$125,000 ,4&up f/m ,6f AW

Apr 21

Japan Racing Association: Flora Stakes ,$979,000 ,3yo f ,10f Turf

Japan Racing Association: Yomiuri Milers Cup ,$1,115,000 ,4&up ,8f Turf

Apr 26

Keeneland: Bewitch Stakes ,$150,000 ,4&up f/m ,12f Turf

Apr 27

Golden Gate Fields: San Francisco Mile ,$250,000 ,3&up ,8f Turf

Japan Racing Association: Aoba Sho ,$1,023,000 ,3yo ,12f Turf

Santa Anita: Santa Margarita Stakes ,$200,000 ,4&up f/m ,9f Dirt