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
Saratoga Race Course: A.P. Smithwick Memorial Steeplechase Handicap ,$150,000 ,4&up ,16.5f Turf
Ascot: Carraig Insurance British Valiant Stakes ,$82,000 ,3&up f/m ,8f Turf
Saratoga Race Course: Lake George Stakes ,$150,000 ,3yo f ,8f Turf
Ascot: King George VI & Queen Elizabeth QIPCO Stakes ,$1,199,000 ,3&up ,12f Turf
Ascot: Princess Margaret Keeneland Stakes ,$55,000 ,2yo f ,6f Turf
Del Mar: Eddie Read Stakes ,$250,000 ,3&up ,9f Turf
Del Mar: San Clemente Stakes ,$200,000 ,3yo f ,8f Turf
Saratoga Race Course: Caress Stakes ,$200,000 ,4&up f/m ,5.5f Turf
Saratoga Race Course: Coaching Club American Oaks ,$500,000 ,3yo f ,9f Dirt
Woodbine: Nassau Stakes ,$175,000 ,4&up f/m ,8f Turf
Japan Racing Association: Ibis Summer Dash ,$808,000 ,3&up ,5f Turf
Saratoga Race Course: Shuvee ,$200,000 ,4&up f/m ,9f Dirt