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!
Upcoming Kentucky Derby Prep Races
|El Camino Real Derby||Golden Gate Fields||Feb 17, 2018||10-4-2-1|
|Risen Star||Fair Grounds||Feb 17, 2018||50-20-10-5|
|Southwest||Oaklawn Park||Feb 19, 2018||10-4-2-1|
|Fountain of Youth||Gulfstream Park||Mar 3, 2018||50-20-10-5|
|Gotham||Aqueduct||Mar 10, 2018||50-20-10-5|
|San Felipe||Santa Anita Park||Mar 10, 2018||50-20-10-5|
|Tampa Bay Derby||Tampa Bay Downs||Mar 10, 2018||50-20-10-5|
|Rebel||Oaklawn Park||Mar 17, 2018||50-20-10-5|
|Jeff Ruby Steaks||Turfway Park||Mar 17, 2018||20-8-4-2|
|Louisiana Derby||Fair Grounds||Mar 24, 2018||100-40-20-10|
|Sunland Derby||Sunland Park||Mar 25, 2018||50-20-10-5|
|UAE Derby||Meydan Racecourse||Mar 31, 2018||100-40-20-10|
|Florida Derby||Gulfstream Park||Mar 31, 2018||100-40-20-10|
|Wood Memorial||Aqueduct||Apr 7, 2018||100-40-20-10|
|Blue Grass||Keeneland||Apr 7, 2018||100-40-20-10|
|Santa Anita Derby||Santa Anita Park||Apr 7, 2018||100-40-20-10|
|Arkansas Derby||Oaklawn Park||Apr 14, 2018||100-40-20-10|
|Lexington||Keeneland||Apr 14, 2018||20-8-4-2|
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.