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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

Nov 16

Churchill Downs: River City Handicap ,$125,000 ,3&up ,9f Turf

Japan Racing Association: Tokyo Sports Hai Nisai Stakes ,$619,000 ,2yo ,9f Turf

Del Mar: Bob Hope Stakes ,$100,000 ,2yo ,7f Dirt

Nov 17

Japan Racing Association: Mile Championship ,$2,075,000 ,3&up ,8f Turf

Nov 23

Woodbine: Kennedy Road Stakes ,$175,000 ,3&up ,6f AW

Japan Racing Association: Radio Nikkei Hai Kyoto Nisai Stakes ,$619,000 ,2yo ,10f Turf

Aqueduct: Red Smith ,$200,000 ,3&up ,11f Turf

Del Mar: Native Diver Stakes ,$100,000 ,3&up ,9f Dirt

Nov 24

Japan Racing Association: Japan Cup ,$5,635,000 ,3&up ,12f Turf

Japan Racing Association: Keihan Hai ,$737,000 ,3&up ,6f Turf

Woodbine: Bessarabian Stakes ,$175,000 ,3&up f/m ,7f AW