Road To The Derby

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2018 Road To The Derby

Hopeful thoroughbreds will compete in a series of races at tracks across the country & around the world, to earn a spot in the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby!

 

144th Running of The Kentucky Derby

 Saturday, May 5th – Churchill Downs

 


How it works 

 

Horses will compete in a series of designated Derby Prep Races at tracks across the country & around the world.

Only the top 4 finishers in the designated Derby Prep Races are awarded points.

The 20 horses with the most points at the end, will earn a spot in the starting gates for the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby!

 

2018 Road to the Derby Final Standings

 

Rank Horse Trainer Points
1 Magnum Moon Todd Pletcher 150
2 Good Magic Chad Brown 134
3 Audible Todd Pletcher 110
4 Noble Indy Todd Pletcher 110
5 Vino Rosso Todd Pletcher 107
6 Bolt d’Oro Mick Ruis 104
7 Enticed Kiaran McLaughlin 103
8 Mendelssohn Aidan O’Brien 100
9 Justify Bob Baffert 100
10 Flameaway Mark Casse 70
11 Solomini Bob Baffert 54
12 Bravazo D. Wayne Lukas 54
13 My Boy Jack Keith Desormeaux 52
14 Promises Fulfilled Dale Romans 52
15 Free Drop Billy Dale Romans 44
16 Lone Sailor Tom Amoss 42
17 Hofburg Bill Mott 40
18 Firenze Fire Jason Servis 39
19 Combatant Steve Asmussen 32
20 Instilled Regard Jerry Hollendorfer 29

 


European & Japan Road To The Derby

 

Japan Road To The Derby 

The Japan Road To The Derby consists of three designated prep races in Japan & only the top horse earns an entry to the 2018 Kentucky Derby.

 

European Road To The Derby 

The European Road To The Derby is a seven race, stand-alone series. Similar to the Japan Series, only one invitation to the Kentucky Derby will be given to the top horse.

 

Road to the KY Derby Condition S. Kempton Park Mar 1, 2018 20-8-4-2
Patton (Listed) Dundalk Mar 2, 2018 20-8-4-2
Burradon Newcastle Mar 30, 2018 30-12-6-3

Note: Scheduled dates subject to change.

 


Kentucky Derby Future Pools 

 

Kentucky Derby Pool 1  (CLOSED)

November 23-26, 2017

Final Odds

Exacta Probables


Kentucky Derby Pool 2 (CLOSED)

February 9-11, 2018

Final Odds & Will Pays

Exacta Probables


Kentucky Derby Pool 3 (CLOSED)

March 9-11, 2018

Final Odds & Will Pays

Exacta Probables

Kentucky Oaks Pool 1 (CLOSED)

March 9-11, 2018

Final Odds & Will Pays

Exacta Probables

*NEW* Kentucky Oaks/Derby Double Future Wager  (CLOSED)

March 9-11, 2018

New this year is the first Oaks/Derby Future Double. The $1 minimum bet requires fans to correctly select the winners of both the May 4th Longines Kentucky Oaks and May 5th Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (GI).

Fields from Pool 1 of Oaks Future Wager & Pool 3 of Derby Future Wager will comprise the options for this new wager.

Double Probables


Kentucky Derby Pool 4 (CLOSED)

April 6-8, 2018

Final Odds & Will Pays

Exacta Probables