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Road to the Kentucky Derby
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Road to the Kentucky Derby
In 2012, the criteria for qualifying for the Kentucky Derby was changed from money earned in graded races to a tiered point system. The 2013-14 "Road to the Kentucky Derby" series features 34 stakes races overall, including 16 significant events that comprise the "Kentucky Derby Championship Series" over the 10 weeks that precede the 140th running of the Grade 1, $2 million guaranteed Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands on Saturday, May3, 2014.

Check the current point total for all horses here.

Below is the schedule of races that comprise the Road to the Kentucky Derby.

Kentucky Derby Prep Season
Date
Race
Racetrack
Distance
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
Sept. 7
Iroquois
Churchill Downs
1 1/16 Miles
10
4
2
1
Sept. 28
FrontRunner
Santa Anita
1 1/16 Miles
10
4
2
1
Oct. 5
Champagne
Belmont Park
1 Mile
10
4
2
1
Oct. 5
Breeders’ Futurity
Keeneland
1 1/16 Miles (S)
10
4
2
1
Oct. 6
Grey
Woodbine
1 1/16 Miles (S)
10
4
2
1
Nov. 2
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile
Santa Anita
1 1/16 Miles
10
4
2
1
Nov. 16
Delta Downs Jackpot
Delta Downs
1 1/16 Miles
10
4
2
1
Nov. 30
Remsen
Aqueduct
1 1/16 Miles
10
4
2
1
Nov. 30
Kentucky Jockey Club
Churchill Downs
1 1/16 Miles
10
4
2
1
Jan. 4
Jerome
Aqueduct
1 Mile 70 Yards
10
4
2
1
Jan. 4
Sham
Santa Anita
1 Mile
10
4
2
1
Jan. 18
Lecomte
Fair Grounds
1 Mile 70 Yards
10
4
2
1
Jan. 20
Smarty Jones
Oaklawn Park
1 Mile
10
4
2
1
Jan. 25
Holy Bull
Gulfstream Park
1 1/16 Miles
10
4
2
1
Feb. 1
Robert B. Lewis
Santa Anita
1 1/16 Miles
10
4
2
1
Feb. 1
Withers
Aqueduct
1 1/16 Miles
10
4
2
1
Feb. 15
El Camino Real Derby
Golden Gate
1 1/8 Miles (S)
10
4
2
1
Feb. 17
Southwest
Oaklawn Park
1 1/16 Miles
10
4
2
1


Kentucky Derby Championship Series

Date
Race
Racetrack
Distance
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
Feb. 22
Fountain of Youth
Gulfstream Park
1 1/16 Miles
50
20
10
5
Feb. 22
Risen Star
Fair Grounds
1 1/16 Miles
50
20
10
5
Mar-13
Gotham
Aqueduct
1 1/16 Miles
50
20
10
5
Mar-13
Tampa Bay Derby
Tampa Bay Downs
1 1/16 Miles
50
20
10
5
Mar-13
San Felipe
Santa Anita
1 1/16 Miles
50
20
10
5
Mar-13
Rebel
Oaklawn Park
1 1/16 Miles
50
20
10
5
Mar-13
Spiral
Turfway Park
1 1/8 Miles (S)
50
20
10
5
Mar-13
Sunland Derby
Sunland Park
1 1/8 Miles
50
20
10
5
Mar-13
Florida Derby
Gulfstream Park
1 1/8 Miles
100
40
20
10
Mar-13
Louisiana Derby
Fair Grounds
1 1/8 Miles
100
40
20
10
Mar-13
UAE Derby
Meydan Racecourse
1 3/16 Miles (S)
100
40
20
10
Apr-13
Wood Memorial
Aqueduct
1 1/8 Miles
100
40
20
10
Apr-13
Santa Anita Derby
Santa Anita
1 1/8 Miles
100
40
20
10
Apr-13
Arkansas Derby
Oaklawn Park
1 1/8 Miles
100
40
20
10
Apr-13
Blue Grass
Keeneland
1 1/8 Miles (S)
100
40
20
10
Apr-13
Lexington
Keeneland
1 1/16 Miles (S)
10
4
2
1