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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 Standings

 

Rank

 

Horse Points Trainer
1.* Gronkowski  *European Qualifier Jeremy Noseda
2 Magnum Moon 150 Todd Pletcher
3 Good Magic 134 Chad Brown
4 Audible 110 Todd Pletcher
5 Noble Indy 110 Todd Pletcher
6 Vino Rosso 107 Todd Pletcher
7 Bolt d’Oro 104 Mick Ruis
8 Enticed 103 Kiaran McLaughlin
9 Mendelssohn 100 Aidan O’Brien
10 Justify 100 Bob Baffert
11 Quip 90 Rodolphe Brisset
12 Flameaway 70 Mark Casse
13 Solomini 54 Bob Baffert
14 Bravazo 54 D. Wayne Lukas
15 My Boy Jack 52 Keith Desormeaux
16 Promises Fulfilled 52 Dale Romans
17 Free Drop Billy 44 Dale Romans
18 Lone Sailor 42 Tom Amoss
19 Hofburg 40 Bill Mott
20 Firenze Fire 39 Jason Servis

 


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