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: July 19th, 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.

HORSEPOINTSSTAKES EARNINGS RTKD RACES WON
Tiz the Law
272
$1,437,400
Champagne Stakes, Holy Bull Stakes, Florida Derby, Belmont Stakes
Authentic
200
$980,000
Haskell Invitational, Sham Stakes, San Felipe Stakes
Honor A.P.
140
$320,000
Santa Anita Derby
Ny Traffic
110
$472,820
(none)
Art Collector
100
$360,556
Blue Grass Stakes
King Guillermo
90
$317,050
Tampa Bay Derby
Thousand Words
83
$297,000
Los Alamitos Futurity, Robert B. Lewis, Shared Belief Stakes
Dr Post
80
$331,035
(none)
Ete Indien
74
$357,156
Fountain of Youth Stakes
Modernist
70
$369,000
Risen Star Stakes (Div. II)
Country Grammar
50
$66,400
(none)
Enforceable
43
$314,550
LeComte Stakes
Swiss Skydiver
40
$626,820
(none)
Shivaree
40
$284,505
(none)
Max Player
40
$237,500
Withers Stakes
Major Fed
38
$179,100
(none)
Storm the Court
36
$1,248,851
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile
Anneau d'Or
32
$434,000
(none)
Sole Volante
30
$273,510
Sam F. Davis Stakes
Finnick the Fierce
25
$121,700
(none)
Pneumatic
25
$79,250
(none)
Uncle Chuck
20
$90,000
Los Alamitos Derby
Candy Tycoon
20
$83,500
(none)
Winning Impression
20
$53,000
(none)
Caracaro
20
$20,000
(none)
Attachment Rate
15
$61,125
(none)
Mystic Guide
10
$12,000
(none)
South Bend
8
$226,902
(none)
Cezanne
5
$6,000
(none)
Necker Island
4
$56,033
(none)
Rowdy Yates
2
$203,290
(none)
Lebda
2
$160,125
(none)
Earner
2
$17,280
(none)
Taishan
1
$54,000
(none)
Letmeno
1
$49,600
(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.

HORSEPOINTSRACES WON
Choice of Mine (AUS)
11
(none)
Royal Dornoch (IRE)
10
Royal Lodge Stakes
Shekhem (IRE)
4
(none)
New World Tapestry (USA)
4
(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 Derby Day

HORSEPOINTSRACES WON
Café Pharoah
70
Hyacinth Stakes, Unicorn Stakes
Danon Pharaoh
40
Japan Dirt Derby
Dieu du Vin (JPN)
26
Cattleya Sho
Vacation (JPN)
20
Zen-Nippon Nisai Yushun
Daimei Corrida (JPN)
18
(none)
Tagano Beauty (JPN)
12
(none)
Yaugau (JPN)
6
(none)
American Face
4
(none)
Longonot (JPN)
3
(none)