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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

Mar 29

Japan Racing Association: March Stakes ,$717,000 ,4&up ,9f Dirt

Japan Racing Association: Takamatsunomiya Kinen ,$2,297,000 ,4&up ,6f Turf

Apr 3

Aqueduct: Distaff Handicap ,$150,000 ,4&up f/m ,7f Dirt

Keeneland: Kentucky Utilities Transylvania Stakes ,$150,000 ,3yo ,8.5f Turf

Apr 4

Keeneland: Shakertown Stakes ,$200,000 ,3&up ,5.5f Turf

Keeneland: Toyota Blue Grass Stakes ,$1,000,000 ,3yo ,9f Dirt

Santa Anita: Providencia Stakes ,$100,000 ,3yo f ,9f Turf

Santa Anita: Royal Heroine Stakes ,$200,000 ,4&up f/m ,8f Turf

Santa Anita: Santa Anita Derby ,$1,000,000 ,3yo ,9f Dirt

Santa Anita: Santa Anita Oaks ,$400,000 ,3yo f ,8.5f Dirt

Keeneland: Madison Stakes ,$300,000 ,4&up f/m ,7f Dirt

Keeneland: Commonwealth Stakes ,$250,000 ,4&up ,7f Dirt

Keeneland: Central Bank Ashland Stakes ,$500,000 ,3yo f ,8.5f Dirt

Japan Racing Association: Lord Derby Challenge Trophy ,$785,000 ,4&up ,8f Turf

Aqueduct: Wood Memorial ,$750,000 ,3yo ,9f Dirt

Aqueduct: Gazelle Stakes ,$300,000 ,3yo f ,9f Dirt

Aqueduct: Excelsior Stakes ,$150,000 ,4&up ,9f Dirt

Aqueduct: Carter Handicap ,$400,000 ,4&up ,7f Dirt

Aqueduct: Bay Shore Stakes ,$250,000 ,3yo ,7f Dirt

Apr 5

Santa Anita: Las Flores Stakes ,$100,000 ,4&up f/m ,6f Dirt