The field rounds the first turn of the 2018 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) at Churchill Downs - Coady Photography

The field rounds the first turn of the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (gr. I) at Churchill Downs – Coady Photography

With just three months remaining until the 2019 Kentucky Derby, the prep season is really starting to heat up.

It seems like yesterday that the Road to the Kentucky Derby was just getting underway with the running of the Iroquois Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs, but that was nearly five months ago, and since then nearly two-dozen prep races have been run in North America, Europe, and Japan.

Along the way, I’ve provided extensive analysis of the Road to the Kentucky Derby series for BetAmerica. In addition to my weekly Kentucky Derby Top 10, I’ve written recaps of prep races and profiles of major contenders, plus a few general Derby-related articles rating prep races, analyzing trends, and more.

If you’re just getting up to speed on what’s been happening along the Road to the Kentucky Derby, you’ve come to the right place! I’ve got you covered with links to all my Derby-related coverage going back to September. Dig in and enjoy!

Top Ten Rankings

September 7: Way-Too-Early 2019 Kentucky Derby Top 10
October 8: Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Top 10
November 5: Game Winner the Early Leader
November 11: Pedigree Ratings
November 26: Signalman Moves Up
December 3: Maximus Mischief On the Rise
December 10: Game Winner Challenged By his Stablemate?
December 17: No Changes (For Now)
December 24: Thoughts, Insights, and Fun Facts
December 31: The Calm Before the Storm
January 7: Major Changes to Kick Off 2019
January 21: A Win Win Win Situation
January 28: Where Does Hidden Scroll Rank?
February 3: Who’s On, Who’s Gone?

General Analysis

Baffert is Loaded in Quest for Record-Equaling Sixth Kentucky Derby Win
Analyzing the Strength of the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Field
2018-19 Road to the Kentucky Derby Year-End Review
Rating the First Round of 2019 Kentucky Derby Preps
When Do Kentucky Derby Winners Typically Debut?
Early Impressions on the Road to the 2019 Kentucky Derby
Game Winner vs. Mind Control: Who’s More Likely to Win the Kentucky Derby?

Prep Race Recaps

February 2 Holy Bull Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park
February 2 Withers Stakes (gr. III) at Aqueduct
February 2 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (gr. III) at Santa Anita
January 25 Smarty Jones Stakes at Oaklawn Park
January 19 Lecomte Stakes (gr. III) at Fair Grounds
January 5 Sham Stakes (gr. III) at Santa Anita
January 1 Jerome Stakes at Aqueduct
December 16 Remington Springboard Mile at Remington Park
December 8 Los Alamitos Futurity (gr. I) at Los Alamitos
December 1 Remsen Stakes (gr. II) at Aqueduct
November 24 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (gr. II) at Churchill Downs
November 24 Cattleya Sho Stakes at Tokyo Racecourse
November 2 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (gr. I) at Churchill Downs
October 6 Breeders’ Futurity (gr. I) at Keeneland
October 6 Champagne Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park
September 15 Iroquois Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs
September 3 Del Mar Futurity (gr. I) at Del Mar
September 3 Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga

Kentucky Derby Contender Profiles

Cairo Cat (off the trail)
Signalman
Maximus Mischief
Improbable
Long Range Toddy
Mind Control
Gunmetal Gray
War of Will
Tax, Mucho Gusto, and Harvey Wallbanger