Points Leaders: 2020 Road to the Derby

Below is a breakdown of the current points leaders in the 2019-20 Road to the Kentucky Derby. Points are earned via the 19-race Kentucky Derby Prep Season and the 16-race Kentucky Derby Championship Series. New for 2020 due to postponements related to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are additional results for the Extended Series after the traditional Championship Series.

Additionally, find the points leaderboards for thoroughbreds competing in the European Road to the Kentucky Derby and the Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby here as well.

Latest update made on: June 29th, 2020


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2019-20 Points Standings from Road to the Kentucky Derby Prep Season and Championship Series

Every year hundreds of Thoroughbreds compete in races that aide in preparing to run a distance of 1 1/4 miles, known as the classic distance, that the Kentucky Derby distance is held.

HORSE
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POINTS
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STAKES EARNINGS
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RTKD RACES WON
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Tiz the Law
272
$1,437,400
Champagne Stakes, Holy Bull Stakes, Florida Derby, Belmont Stakes
Honor A.P.
120
$320,000
Santa Anita Derby
Authentic
100
$380,000
Sham Stakes, San Felipe Stakes
King Guillermo
90
$317,050
Tampa Bay Derby
Ete Indien
74
$357,156
Fountain of Youth Stakes
Modernist
70
$365,000
Risen Star Stakes (Div. II)
Ny Traffic
70
$272,820
(none)
Dr Post
60
$231,035
(none)
Basin
50
$392,500
(none)
Mischevious Alex
50
$323,410
Gotham Stakes
Shivaree
40
$284,505
(none)
Max Player
40
$237,500
Withers Stakes
Storm the Court
36
$1,248,851
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile
Enforceable
33
$264,550
LeComte Stakes
Sole Volante
30
$173,510
Sam F. Davis Stakes
Major Fed
30
$121,500
(none)
Thousand Words
25
$205,000
Los Alamitos Futurity, Robert B. Lewis
Finnick the Fierce
25
$120,200
(none)
Pneumatic
25
$79,250
(none)
Anneau d'Or
22
$424,000
(none)
Candy Tycoon
20
$83,500
(none)
Farmington Road
15
$81,000
(none)
Attachment Rate
15
$43,125
(none)
Eight Rings
10
$200,351
American Pharoah Stakes
Winning Impression
10
$25,000
(none)
Three Technique
9
$80,000
(none)
South Bend
8
$226,902
(none)
Green Light Go
4
$224,550
(none)
Rowdy Yates
2
$203,290
(none)
Lebda
2
$150,125
(none)
Express Train
1
$18,000
(none)

2019-20 Points Standings from European Road to the Kentucky Derby

Among the known North American Kentucky Derby prep-race series is a relatively new European trail to earn a reserved spot in the world's most famous Thoroughbred horse race.

HORSE
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POINTS
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RACES WON
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Chares (GER)
20
Road to the Kentucky Derby-Condition Stakes
Kameko (GB)
14
Vertem Futurity Trophy
Innisfree (IRE)
14
Beresford Stakes
Victor Ludorum (GB)
10
Prix Jean-Luc Lagardère
Royal Dornoch (IRE)
10
Royal Lodge Stakes
Berlin Tango (GB)
8
(none)
Alson (GER)
4
(none)
Shekhem (IRE)
4
(none)
New World Tapestry (USA)
4
(none)
Year of The Tiger (IRE)
3
(none)
Armory (IRE)
2
(none)
Iberia (IRE)
2
(none)
Gold Maze (GB)
2
(none)
Naval Commander (GB)
2
(none)
Mogul (GB)
1
(none)
Ecrivain (FR)
1
(none)
Camorra (IRE)
1
(none)

2019-20 Points Standings from Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby

In an effort to continue the relationship and interest from our industry parterners abroad, the Kentucky Derby has teamed with Japan to run a series of races that will culminate in a reserved spot for the Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby points leader on the First Saturday in May.

HORSE
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POINTS
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RACES WON
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Herrschaft
40
Fukuryu Stakes
Café Pharoah
30
Hyacinth Stakes
Vacation (JPN)
20
Zen-Nippon Nisai Yushun
T O Keynes
16
(none)
Tagano Beauty (JPN)
12
(none)
Dieu du Vin (JPN)
10
Cattleya Sho
Miyaji Kokuo
8
(none)
Iolite
8
(none)
Yaugau (JPN)
6
(none)
T's Dunk
4
(none)
Shonan Mario
4
(none)
American Face
4
(none)
Longonot (JPN)
3
(none)
Daimei Corrida (JPN)
2
(none)
Meisho Tensui
2
(none)
Aurora Tesoro
1
(none)