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, February 18: El Camino Real Derby, Golden Gate Fields (10-4-2-1)

Sunday, February 19: Hyacinth, Tokyo Racecourse (10-4-2-1)

Monday, February 20: Southwest Stakes, Oaklawn Park (10-4-2-1)

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, 201750-20-10-5
Fountain of YouthGulfstream ParkMar 4, 201750-20-10-5
GothamAqueductMar 4, 201750-20-10-5
San FelipeSanta Anita ParkMar 11, 201750-20-10-5
Tampa Bay DerbyTampa Bay DownsMar 11, 201750-20-10-5
RebelOaklawn ParkMar 18, 201750-20-10-5
UAE DerbyMeydan RacecourseMar 25, 2017100-40-20-10
SpiralTurfway ParkMar 25, 201750-20-10-5
Sunland DerbySunland ParkMar 26, 201750-20-10-5
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:

Classic Empire32
El Areeb20
Practical Joke14
Lookin At Lee10
Irish War Cry10
Mo Town10
Guest Suite10
Royal Mo10
Wild Shot7
True Timber6
No Dozing5
Bonus Points5
Hot Sean4
American Anthem4
J Boys Echo3
Warrior's Club3
Recruiting Ready2
State of Honor2
Rowdy the Warrior2
Win With Pride2
Sheer Flattery2
Big Hit2
Term of Art1
Midnight Pleasure1
Talk Logistics1
Big Gray Rocket1
Ann Arbor Eddie1
Bobby Abu Dhabi1