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 1, Florida Derby, Gulfstream Park

Saturday, April 1, Louisiana Derby, Fair Grounds

Full Schedule of Kentucky Derby Prep Races:

RACETRACKDATEPOINTSWINNER
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, 2017100-40-20-10
Louisiana DerbyFair GroundsApr 1, 2017100-40-20-10
Wood MemorialAqueductApr 8, 2017100-40-20-10
Blue GrassKeenelandApr 8, 2017100-40-20-10
Santa Anita DerbySanta Anita ParkApr 8, 2017100-40-20-10
Arkansas DerbyOaklawn ParkApr 15, 2017100-40-20-10
LexingtonKeenelandApr 15, 201710-4-2-1
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:

HorsePoints
Thunder Snow (IRE)100
Gunnevera64
Tapwrit54
J Boys Echo53
Malagacy50
Hence50
Fast and Accurate50
Girvin50
Practical Joke34
Untrapped34
Classic Empire32
El Areeb30
Gormley25
State of Honor22
McCracken20
Master Plan20
Iliad20
Sonneteer20
Blueridge Traveler20
Cloud Computing20
Wild Shot17
Guest Suite15
Petrov13
Irap13
Lookin At Lee12
Term of Art11
One Liner10
Irish War Cry10
Mo Town10
Three Rules10
No Dozing10
Royal Mo10
Convict Pike10
Local Hero10
True Timber6
Talk Logistics6
Bonus Points5
Action Everyday5
American Anthem4
Warrior's Club3
Rowdy the Warrior2
Takaful2
Win With Pride2
Midnight Pleasure1
Silver Dust1
Bobby Abu Dhabi1
Arklow1
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