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Kentucky Derby 2013 Point Standings

With only the two “wild-card” Derby prep races left for determining the horses that will race in the May 4 Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs’ new points system used to determine the field of 20 on May 4 seems to have accomplished what it set out to do:  Horses who have shown talent, ability, form and fit to make it the Derby distance get into the Derby field.

Rank Horse Trainer Points Non-restricted Stakes Earnings
1 Orb Shug McGaughey III 150 $840,000
2 Verrazano Todd Pletcher 150 $810,000
3 Goldencents Doug O’Neill 129 $1,208,000
4 Java’s War Ken McPeek 122 $651,772
5 Overanalyze Todd Pletcher 110 $908,831
6 Revolutionary Todd Pletcher 110 $720,000
7 Lines of Battle Aidan O’Brien 100 $1,261,089
8 Vyjack Rudy Rodriguez 70 $505,000
9 Will Take Charge D. Wayne Lukas 60 $512,971
10 Itsmyluckyday Eddie Plesa, Jr. 50 $593,600
11 Govenor Charlie Bob Baffert 50 $400,000
12 Black Onyx Kelly Breen 50 $317,130
13 Palace Malice Todd Pletcher 50 $200,000
14 Normandy Invasion Chad Brown 44 $258,000
15 Frac Daddy Ken McPeek 44 $240,596
16 Mylute Tom Amoss 42 $363,365
17 Oxbow D. Wayne Lukas 36 $346,000
18 Super Ninety Nine Bob Baffert 30 $308,000
19 Falling Sky John Terranova II 30 $207,500
20 Den’s Legacy Bob Baffert 20 $329,000
21 Charming Kitten Todd Pletcher 20 $206,000
22 Code West Bob Baffert 20 $90,000
23 Tiz a Minister Paul Aguirre 20 $81,000
24 Golden Soul Dallas Stewart 14 $84,000
25 Dynamic Sky Mark Casse 13 $290,835
26 Power Broker Bob Baffert 10 $245,000
27 Rydilluc Gary Contessa 10 $127,500
28 Abraham Todd Pletcher 10 $80,000
29 Elnaawi Kiaran McLaughlin 10 $70,000
30 Giant Finish Tony Dutrow 10 $65,250
31 Narvaez Agustin Bezara 10 $50,000
32 Texas Bling Danele Durham 9 $245,200
33 Siete de Oros Ramon Preciado 7 $80,000
34 He’s Had Enough Doug O’Neill 6 $442,000
35 Fear The Kitten Mike Maker 6 $122,735
36 Shakin It Up Bob Baffert 5 $150,000
37 Tesseron Josie Carroll 5 $50,684
38 Taken by the Storm Ken McPeek 5 $25,575
39 Capo Bastone Todd Pletcher 4 $251,500
40 Heaven’s Runway Joseph Martin 2 $115,198
41 My Name Is Michael Bill Mott 2 $55,671
42 Always in a Tiz Domenick Schettino 2 $43,000
43 Dewey Square Dale Romans 2 $16,298
44 Manando Bob Baffert 2 $12,000
45 Dry Summer Joel Marr 1 $150,000
46 Amerigo Vespucci Timothy Tullock Jr. 1 $71,334
47 Joshua’s Comprise Barry Rose 1 $56,000
48 Quinzieme Monarque Tom Albertrani 1 $31,500
49 Channel Isle D. Wayne Lukas 1 $22,167
50 Little Jerry Richard Baltas 1 $16,308

Two Derby preps remain – the Coolmore Lexington Stakes on Saturday at Keeneland, and the Derby Trial at Churchill Downs on April 27.  Both offer 20 points for first and the winners could earn starting berths in the Derby if their connections desire.

Coolmore Lexington Stakes

Probables: Cerro, Examen, Hip Four Sixtynine, Johnny Handsome, Pick Of The Litter, Pure Fun, Taken By The Storm (5), Where’s Dominic and Winning Cause.

Derby Trial

Probables: Titletown Five, Sunbean

Note: Points only come into play if more than the maximum 20 horses enter the Derby. If there are 20 or fewer, all entrants run. Under the new system, fillies can earn points only if they run in open races, not races restricted to fillies. So, if the race doesn’t fill, a horse such as Dreaming of Julia could make the Derby field.

Only 20 spots to fill, with plenty on the Derby bubble.  Who’s in?  Who’s out?  These remaining three weeks will give us the answer!

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