Kentucky Derby

Saturday, May 4, 2019, the Run for the Roses takes place with Kentucky Derby 145 at Churchill Downs. Here at, we never stop thinking about that first Saturday in May. No matter if you’re looking for 2019 Kentucky Derby contenders, entries, odds, 2018 results and payouts, news, Kentucky Derby prep race schedule, point standings and leaderboard, Kentucky Derby Future Wager odds, picks and tips, or handicapping advice, you will have the most updated information here.


1Improbable (City Zip) Bob Baffert 1st, Los Alamitos Futurity (G1)???
2Game Winner (Candy Ride)Bob Baffert 1st, Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1)???
3Coliseum (Tapit)Bob Baffert 1st, MSW at Del Mar on 11/17/18???
4Mucho Gusto (Mucho Macho Man)Bob Baffert2nd, Los Alamitos Futurity (G1)???
5Instagrand (Into Mischief) Jerry Hollendorfer 1st, Best Pal Stakes (G2)???
6Maximus Mischief (Into Mischief)Butch Reid Jr. 1st, Remsen Stakes (G2)???
7Signalman (General Quarters)Kenny McPeek 1st, Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (G2)???
8Code of Honor (Noble Mission) Shug McGaughey 2nd, Champagne Stakes (G1)???
9 Mucho (Blame)Bill Mott2nd, Hopeful Stakes (G1)???
10Gunmetal Gray (Exchange Rate)Jerry Hollendorfer 5th, Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1)???
11Vekoma (Candy Ride) George Weaver 1st, Nashua Stakes (G3)???
12Knicks Go (Paynter) Ben Colebrook 11th, Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (G2)???
13Cairo Cat (Cairo Prince) Kenny McPeek 1st, Iroquois Stakes (G3)???
14Roadster (Quality Road)Bob Baffert 3rd, Del Mar Futurity (G1)???
15Network Effect (Mark Valeski)Chad Brown 2nd, Remsen Stakes (G2)???
16Rowayton (Into Mischief) Jerry Hollendorfer 3rd, American Pharoah (G1)???
17Mr. Money (Goldencents)Bret Calhoun 4th, Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1)???
18Magic On Tap (Tapit)Bob Baffert 1st, MSW at Del Mar on 9/1/18???
19Looking at Bikinis (Lookin At Lucky)Chad Brown 1st, MSW at Belmont Park on 9/9/18???
20Plus Que Parfait (Point of Entry) Brendan Walsh2nd, Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (G2)???


Springboard Mile Preview: Last Chance for Derby Points in 2018

The Springboard Mile, Remington’s Park feature event of the season, is set for this Sunday evening, serves as the final 2018 Kentucky Derby prep race. Headlining this year’s field will be New York shipper Epic Dreamer, who has been installed at the 8/5 morning line favorite. See Race Picks

BLINKERS OFF 352: Springboard Mile Preview, Fantasy Draft Preview, and Rapid-Fire

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See more Kentucky Derby news HERE.


The Kentucky Derby 145 field is based on a tiered point system in select races throughout the world. See below for the entire schedule of Kentucky Derby prep races.

2018-19 Kentucky Derby Prep Season (19 races)

Sep 15, 2018IroquoisChurchill Downs1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1Cairo Cat
Sep 29, 2018American Pharoah Santa Anita1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1Game Winner
Oct 6, 2018ChampagneBelmont Park1 Mile10-4-2-1Complexity
Oct 6, 2018Breeders’ FuturityKeeneland1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1Knicks Go
Nov 2, 2018Breeders’ Cup JuvenileChurchill Downs 1 1/16 Miles20-8-4-2Game Winner
Nov 24, 2018Kentucky Jockey ClubChurchill Downs1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1Signalman
Dec 1, 2018RemsenAqueduct1 1/8 Miles10-4-2-1Maximus Mischief
Dec 8, 2018Los Alamitos FuturityLos Alamitos1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1Improbable
Dec 16, 2018Springboard MileRemington Park1 Mile10-4-2-1
Jan 1, 2019JeromeAqueduct1 Mile 70 Yards10-4-2-1
Jan 5, 2019ShamSanta Anita1 Mile10-4-2-1
Jan 12, 2019LecomteFair Grounds1 Mile 70 Yards10-4-2-1
Jan 25, 2019Smarty JonesOaklawn Park1 Mile10-4-2-1
Feb 2, 2019Robert B. LewisSanta Anita1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1
Feb 2, 2019WithersAqueduct1 1/8 Miles10-4-2-1
Feb 2, 2019Holy BullGulfstream Park1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1
Feb 9, 2019Sam F. DavisTampa Bay Downs1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1
Feb 16, 2019El Camino Real DerbyGolden Gate1 1/8 Miles (S)10-4-2-1
Feb 18, 2019SouthwestOaklawn Park1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1

2019 Kentucky Derby Championship Series (16 races)

Feb 16, 2019Risen StarFair Grounds1 1/16 Miles50-20-10-5
Mar 2, 2019Fountain of YouthGulfstream Park1 1/16 Miles50-20-10-5
Mar 9, 2019GothamAqueduct1 1/16 Miles50-20-10-5
Mar 9, 2019San FelipeSanta Anita1 1/16 Miles50-20-10-5
Mar 9, 2019Tampa Bay DerbyTampa Bay Downs1 1/16 Miles50-20-10-5
Mar 16, 2019RebelOaklawn Park1 1/16 Miles50-20-10-5
Mar 16, 2019Jeff Ruby Steaks Turfway Park1 1/8 Miles (S)20-8-4-2
Mar 23, 2019Louisiana DerbyFair Grounds1 1/8 Miles100-40-20-10
Mar 24, 2019Sunland DerbySunland Park1 1/8 Miles50-20-10-5
Mar 30, 2019UAE DerbyMeydan Racecourse1 3/16 Miles100-40-20-10
Mar 30, 2019Florida DerbyGulfstream Park1 1/8 Miles100-40-20-10
Apr 6, 2019Wood MemorialAqueduct1 1/8 Miles100-40-20-10
Apr 6, 2019Blue GrassKeeneland1 1/8 Miles100-40-20-10
Apr 6, 2019Santa Anita DerbySanta Anita1 1/8 Miles100-40-20-10
Apr 13, 2019Arkansas DerbyOaklawn Park1 1/8 Miles100-40-20-10
Apr 13, 2019LexingtonKeeneland1 1/16 Miles20-8-4-2

2018-19 European Road to the Kentucky Derby (7 races)

Sep 29, 2018+Juddmonte Royal LodgeNewmarket (GB)1 Mile (T)10-4-2-1Mohawk
Sep 30, 2018+Juddmonte BeresfordNaas (Ire)1 Mile (T)10-4-2-1Japan
Oct 7, 2018+Qatar Prix Jean-Luc LagardèreLongchamp 1 Mile (T)10-4-2-1Royal Marine
Oct 27, 2018+Racing Post TrophyDoncaster (GB)1 Mile (T)10-4-2-1Magna Grecia
Mar 6, 2019+Road to the Kentucky Derby Condition StakesKempton Park (GB)1 Mile (S)20-8-4-2
Mar 8, 2019+PattonDundalk (Ire)1 Mile (S)20-8-4-2
April 11, 2019Cardinal Condition StakesChelmsford City (GB)1 Mile (S)30-12-6-3

2018-19 Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby (3 races)

Nov 24, 2018Cattleya ShoTokyo Racecourse1 Mile10-4-2-1Make Happy
Dec 19, 2018Zen-Nippon Nisai YushunKawasaki Racecourse1 Mile20-8-4-2
Feb 17, 2019HyacinthTokyo Racecourse1 Mile30-12-6-3
March 31, 2019FukuyruNakayama Racecourse
1 1/8 Miles40-16-8-4

(T) = Turf
(S) = Synthetic


Leaderboard for qualifying points to the 2018 Kentucky Derby. Points are earned by the top four finishers in designated qualifying Kentucky Derby prep races listed above. The Kentucky Derby field is reserved for the top 20 point earners. Two positions in the Kentucky Derby starting gate – one from Japan and one from Europe – will be extended to the horse that accrues the most points in their respective series.

America Road to the Kentucky Derby

1Game Winner 30Bob Baffert Gary and Mary West
2Knicks Go 18Ben Colebrook KRA Stud Farm
3Signalman 18Kenny McPeekLewis, Tommie M. and Magdalena Racing (Sherri McPeek)
4Complexity 10Chad Brown Klaravich Stables, Inc.
5Improbable 10Bob Baffert WinStar Farm LLC (Kenny Troutt), China Horse Club
International Ltd. (Ah Khing Teo) & Starlight Racing (Jack
Wolf et al)
6Maximus Mischief 10“Butch” Reid Jr.Cash is King LLC (Charles J. Zacney et al) & L C Racing LLC
7Cairo Cat10Kenny McPeek Walking L. Thoroughbreds, LLC
8Gunmetal Gray 4Jerry Hollendorfer Hollendorfer LLC and West Point Thoroughbreds
9Mucho Gusto 4Bob Baffert Michael Lund Petersen
10Code of Honor 4Claude R. McGaughey IIIW.S. Farish
11Network Effect 4Chad BrownKlaravich Stables Inc. (Seth Klarman)
12Tight Ten 4Steve Asmussen Winchell Thoroughbreds
13Plus Que Parfait 4Brenden WalshImperial Racing, LLC
14Call Paul 2Jason ServisDubb, Michael, Simon, David, Bethlehem Stables LLC and Irom, Bruce
15Mr. Money 2Bret Calhoun Allied Racing Stable, LLC
16Rowayton 2Jerry Hollendorfer OXO Equine LLC
17Standard Deviation 2Chad Brown Klaravich Stables, Inc.
18Extra Hope 2Richard MandellaJay Em Ess Stable (Samantha Siegel)
19Tax2Danny GarganHugh Lynch & Corms Racing Stable
20Limonite 2Steve Asmussen Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC and Willis Horton Racing LLC
21Pole Setter 2Brad Cox Steve Landers Racing, LLC
22Somebeyay 1Todd Pletcher Starlight Racing
23Tobacco Road 1Steve Asmussen L and N Racing, LLC
24Dueling1Jerry HollendorferMichael C. Stinson
25Aurelius Maximus 1Chad Brown Stonestreet Stables LLC, Bolton, George and Leidel, Peter
26Jefe 1Keith Desormeaux Big Chief Racing LLC, Madaket Stable LLC, Rocker O Ranch LLC, and Keith Desormeaux
27Bourbon War1Mark HennigBourbon Lane Stable (Jamie Hill) & Lake Star Stable
28King for a Day 1Todd Pletcher Red Oak Stable (Brunetti)

European Road to the Kentucky Derby

1Royal Marine 10Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin
2Magna Grecia 10Aidan O'Brien Derrick Smith, Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor & Flaxman Stables
3Mohawk 10Aidan O'Brien Mr D Smith, Mrs J Magnier, Mr M Tab
4Japan 10Aidan O'Brien Derrick Smith, Mrs J. Magnier & M. Tabor
5Phoenix of Spain 4Charlie Hills Tony Wechsler & Ann Plummer
6Broome 4Aidan O'Brien Michael B. Tabor, Mrs. John 'Susan' Magnier, and Derrick Smith
7Sydney Opera House 4Aidan O'Brien Mrs John Magnier,Mr M.Tabor & Mr D.Smith
8Mount Everest 4Aidan O'Brien Flaxman Stables/Mrs Magnier/Tabor/Smith
9Anodor 2Freddie Head Ecurie Jean and Louis Bouchard
10West Australia 2Aidan O'Brien Derrick Smith, Mrs. John Magnier & Michael Tabor
11Cape Of Good Hope2Aidan O'Brien Mrs John Magnier,Mr M.Tabor & Mr D.Smith
12Power of Now 2M. D. O'callaghan Mr Michael O'Callaghan
13Boitron 1Richard Hannon Jr. Gerard Augustin-Normand and Middleham Park Racing
14Victory Command 1Mark Johnston Kingsley Park 10
15Circus Maximus 1Aidan O'Brien Flaxman Stables & Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith
16Sovereign 1Aidan O'Brien Mrs John Magnier & M Tabor & D Smith

Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby

1Make Happy 10Koichi ShinkaiKazuko Yoshida
2Kingen 4Kunihide MatsudaGodolphin
3Johaan 2Yasuyuki TakahashiCypress Holdings LLC
4Romantico 1Kazuo FujisawaNobutaka Tada


Placing a Kentucky Derby Future Wager gives you the opportunity to lock down horses that you think will be in the Kentucky Derby starting gate, but usually at a much better price than what you would see on Kentucky Derby Day because the field is still unknown.

The dates and results for the 2019 Kentucky Derby Future Wager are:

November 22-25, 2018 (CLOSED)
Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 1 

November 22-25, 2018 (CLOSED)
Kentucky Derby Sire Wager

February 8-10, 2019
Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 2

March 8-10, 2019
Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 3

March 8-10, 2019
Kentucky Oaks/Derby Double Future Wager

April 5-7, 2019
Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 4


Justify Wins Kentucky Derby

Race Recap/Replay

On Saturday, May 5, 2018, Trainer Bob Baffert and Jockey Mike Smith teamed up with Justify to win Kentucky Derby 144 at Churchill Downs. With the win, Justify became the first horse since Apollo in 1882 to win the Run for the Roses while not having raced once as a 2-year-old.

The win by Justify kept his spotless record intact through four career starts. The son of Scat Daddy increased his career bankroll to $2,098,000 for owners China Horse Club, Head of Plains Partners, Starlight Racing, and WinStar Farm. Get results and payouts to the 2018 Kentucky Derby below. Also, be on the lookout for our upcoming 2019 Kentucky Oaks/Derby Wagering Guide.

7JustifyMike SmithBob Baffert7.806.004.40
6Good MagicJose OrtizChad Brown9.206.60
5AudibleJavier CastellanoTodd Pletcher5.80
$0.50 Pick 34-9-7 (3 Correct)$3,274.55$1,441,992
$0.50 Pick 3Oaks/Forester/Derby-14-9-7 (3 Correct)$103.75$815,162
$0.50 Pick 410-4-9-7 (4 Correct)$69,885.15$3,992,911
$0.50 Pick 57-10-4-9-7 (5 Correct)$620,827.65$2,923,064
$2.00 Pick 6 Jackpot6-7-10-4-9-7 (5 Correct)$17,116.80$1,316,707$770,264
$1.00 Daily Double9-7$44.10$1,284,770
$1.00 Daily DoubleOaks/Derby-14-7$16.60$3,057,250
$2.00 Exacta7-6$69.60$24,522,025
$0.50 Trifecta7-6-5$70.70$32,770,619
$1.00 Superfecta7-6-5-15$19,618.20$13,099,357
$1.00 Super High Five7-6-5-15-10$183,580.20$470,844
$2.00 Future WagerOaks/Derby Exacta 14-12$35.50$69,725
$2.00 Future WagerPool 1 Exacta 24-10$52.40$58,931
$2.00 Future WagerPool 1-24$4.40$177,103
$2.00 Future WagerPool 2 Exacta 24-10$69.80$102,162
$2.00 Future WagerPool 2-24$7.00$363,389
$2.00 Future WagerPool 3 Exacta 12-10$245.80$123,074
$2.00 Future WagerPool 3-12$14.40$277,469
$2.00 Future WagerPool 4 Exacta 12-8$81.00$145,845
$2.00 Future WagerPool 4-12$8.40$339,036
$2.00 Future WagerSire Exacta 15-4$505.20$15,222
$2.00 Future WagerSire-15$54.80$27,731
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