2018 Kentucky Derby Prep Races

The 144th running of the $2 million guaranteed Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) will be run Saturday, May 5, 2018.

About the Road to the Kentucky Derby


America | Japan | European

2017-18 AMERICA ROAD TO THE KENTUCKY DERBY SCHEDULE
RaceTrackDatePoints
Iroquois Churchill Downs Sep 16, 2017 10-4-2-1
FrontRunner Santa Anita Park Sep 30, 2017 10-4-2-1
Champagne Belmont Park Oct 7, 2017 10-4-2-1
Breeders' Futurity Keeneland Oct 7, 2017 10-4-2-1
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Del Mar Nov 4, 2017 20-8-4-2
Remsen Aqueduct Nov 25, 2017 10-4-2-1
Kentucky Jockey Club Churchill Downs Nov 25, 2017 10-4-2-1
Los Alamitos Futurity Los Alamitos Race Course Dec 9, 2017 10-4-2-1
Springboard Mile Remington Park Dec 17, 2017 10-4-2-1
Jerome Aqueduct Jan 1, 2018 10-4-2-1
Sham Santa Anita Park Jan 13, 2018 10-4-2-1
Smarty Jones Oaklawn Park Jan 15, 2018 10-4-2-1
Lecomte Fair Grounds Jan 20, 2018 10-4-2-1
Robert B. Lewis Santa Anita Park Feb 3, 2018 10-4-2-1
Withers Aqueduct Feb 3, 2018 10-4-2-1
Holy Bull Gulfstream Park Feb 3, 2018 10-4-2-1
Sam F. Davis Tampa Bay Downs Feb 10, 2018 10-4-2-1
El Camino Real Derby Golden Gate Fields Feb 17, 2018 10-4-2-1
Southwest Oaklawn Park Feb 19, 2018 10-4-2-1
Risen Star Fair Grounds Feb 24, 2018 50-20-10-5
Gotham Aqueduct Mar 3, 2018 50-20-10-5
Fountain of Youth Gulfstream Park Mar 3, 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
Spiral Turfway Park Mar 17, 2018 20-8-4-2
UAE Derby Meydan Racecourse Mar 24, 2018 100-40-20-10
Louisiana Derby Fair Grounds Mar 24, 2018 100-40-20-10
Sunland Derby Sunland Park Mar 25, 2018 50-20-10-5
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

 

2017-18 JAPAN ROAD TO THE KENTUCKY DERBY SCHEDULE

Date

Race

Racetrack

Distance

Points

Nov. 25 

Cattleya Sho

Tokyo Racecourse

1 Mile

10-4-2-1

Dec. 13

+Zen-Nippon Nisai Yushun

Kawasaki Racecourse

1 Mile

10-4-2-1

*Mid-Feb.

Hyacinth

Tokyo Racecourse

1 Mile

30-12-6-3


 

2017-18 EUROPEAN ROAD TO THE KENTUCKY DERBY SCHEDULE

Date

Race

Racetrack

Distance

Points

Sept. 24 

+Beresford

Naas (Ire)

1 Mile (T)

10-4-2-1

Sept. 30

+Royal Lodge

Newmarket (GB)

1 Mile (T)

10-4-2-1

Oct. 1

+Prix Jean-Luc Lagardère

Chantilly (Fr)

1 Mile (T)

10-4-2-1

Oct. 28

+Racing Post Trophy

Doncaster (GB)

1 Mile (T)

10-4-2-1

March 1

+Road to the Kentucky Derby Condition Stakes

Kempton Park (GB)

1 Mile (S)

20-8-4-2

March 9

+Patton

Dundalk (Ire)

1 Mile (S)

20-8-4-2

March 30

+Burradon

Newcastle (GB)

1 Mile (S)

30-12-6-3


+ New Race Included in Series.
(T) = Turf
(S) = Synthetic
* Race dates and distances to be announced by host track; date based on recent historical placement.
Note: Schedule subject to change.

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