Bet on Kentucky DerbyKentucky Derby Prep Races

Though there are many races that hopeful horses use to prepare for the Kentucky Derby, only certain races award the points necessary to qualify for the big race on the first Saturday in May.

The races award anywhere from 10 to 100 points to the winner, and points are given to the top four finishers in each race.

At BetAmerica, we love to follow 3-year-old Thoroughbreds as they progress to the Kentucky Derby. Check this page for all the updates you need to prepare for the Derby: results of previous races, schedule of upcoming races, and the top point earners.

Upcoming Kentucky Derby Preps:

Saturday, April 8: Santa Anita Derby, Santa Anita

Saturday, April 8: Blue Grass Stakes, Keeneland

Saturday, April 8: Wood Memorial, Aqueduct

Full Schedule of Kentucky Derby Prep Races:

JeromeAqueductJan 2, 201710-4-2-1El Areeb
ShamSanta Anita ParkJan 7, 201710-4-2-1Gormley
Smarty JonesOaklawn ParkJan 16, 201710-4-2-1Uncontested
LecomteFair GroundsJan 21, 201710-4-2-1Guest Suite
WithersAqueductFeb 4, 201710-4-2-1El Areeb
Holy BullGulfstream ParkFeb 4, 201710-4-2-1Irish War Cry
Robert B. LewisSanta Anita ParkFeb 4, 201710-4-2-1Royal Mo
Sam F. DavisTampa Bay DownsFeb 11, 201710-4-2-1McCraken
El Camino Real DerbyGolden Gate FieldsFeb 18, 201710-4-2-1Zakaroff
Hyacinth*Tokyo RacecourseFeb 19, 201750-20-10-5Epicharis
SouthwestOaklawn ParkFeb 20, 201710-4-2-1One Liner
Risen StarFair GroundsFeb 25, 201750-20-10-5Girvin
Fountain of YouthGulfstream ParkMar 4, 201750-20-10-5Gunnevera
GothamAqueductMar 4, 201750-20-10-5J Boys Echo
San FelipeSanta Anita ParkMar 11, 201750-20-10-5Mastery
Tampa Bay DerbyTampa Bay DownsMar 11, 201750-20-10-5Tapwrit
Rebel Oaklawn ParkMar 18, 201750-20-10-5Malagacy
UAE DerbyMeydan RacecourseMar 25, 2017100-40-20-10Thunder Snow (IRE)
SpiralTurfway ParkMar 25, 201750-20-10-5Fast and Accurate
Sunland DerbySunland ParkMar 26, 201750-20-10-5Hence
Florida DerbyGulfstream ParkApr 1, 2017100-40-20-10Always Dreaming
Louisiana DerbyFair GroundsApr 1, 2017100-40-20-10Girvin
Wood MemorialAqueductApr 8, 2017100-40-20-10Irish War Cry
Blue GrassKeenelandApr 8, 2017100-40-20-10Irap
Santa Anita DerbySanta Anita ParkApr 8, 2017100-40-20-10Gormley
Arkansas DerbyOaklawn ParkApr 15, 2017100-40-20-10Classic Empire
LexingtonKeenelandApr 15, 201710-4-2-1Senior Investment
IroquoisChurchill DownsSept 17, 201610-4-2-1Not This Time
FrontRunnerSanta Anita ParkOct 1, 201610-4-2-1Gormley
ChampagneBelmont ParkOct 8, 201610-4-2-1Practical Joke
Breeders' FuturityKeenelandOct 8, 201610-4-2-1Classic Empire
Breeders' Cup JuvenileSanta Anita ParkNov 5, 201620-8-4-2Classic Empire
Delta Downs JackpotDelta DownsNov 19, 201610-4-2-1Gunnevera
RemsenAqueductNov 26, 201610-4-2-1Mo Town
Kentucky Jockey ClubChurchill DownsNov 26, 201610-4-2-1McCraken
Cattleya Sho*Tokyo RacecourseNov 26, 201640-16-8-4Mont Saint Legame
Los Alamitos FuturityLos Alamitos Race CourseDec 10, 201610-4-2-1Mastery

Kentucky Derby Points Leaders:

Classic Empire132
Irish War Cry110
Thunder Snow (IRE)100
Always Dreaming100
Practical Joke74
J Boys Echo63
State of Honor62
Fast and Accurate50
Battle of Midway40
Battalion Runner40
Cloud Computing40
Lookin At Lee32
Royal Mo30
Local Hero30
Master Plan20
Blueridge Traveler20
Lancaster Bomber10
Senior Investment10
Reach the World10
Hollywood Handsome10
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