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2023 Kentucky Derby

2023 Kentucky Derby

On Saturday, May 6, 2023, the 149th running of the $3 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) will take place at Churchill Downs.

Whether you’re looking for 2023 Kentucky Derby contenders, entries, odds, 2022 results and payouts, news, Kentucky Derby prep race schedule, point standings and leaderboard, past performances, Kentucky Derby Future Wager odds, picks and tips, or handicapping advice, you will have the most updated information here.

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2022 / 2023 ROAD TO THE KENTUCKY DERBY PREP RACES

The Kentucky Derby 149 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.

2022 / 2023 Kentucky Derby Prep Season (21 races)

DATERACERACETRACKDISTANCEPOINTSWINNER
Sept. 17, 2022IroquoisChurchill Downs1 1/16 M10-4-3-2-1Curly Jack
Oct. 1, 2022ChampagneAqueduct1 M10-4-3-2-1
Oct. 8, 2022Breeders’ FuturityKeeneland1 1/16 M10-4-3-2-1
Oct. 8, 2022American PharoahSanta Anita1 1/16 M10-4-3-2-1
Nov. 4, 2022Breeders’ Cup JuvenileKeeneland1 1/16 M30-12-9-6-3
Nov. 26, 2022Kentucky Jockey ClubChurchill Downs1 1/16 M10-4-3-2-1
*Dec. 3, 2022RemsenAqueduct1 1/8 M10-4-3-2-1
*Dec. 10, 2022Los Alamitos FuturityLos Alamitos1 1/16 M10-4-3-2-1
Dec. 17, 2022Springboard MileRemington Park1 M10-4-3-2-1
*Dec. 26, 2022Gun RunnerFair Grounds1 1/16 M10-4-3-2-1
*Jan. 1, 2023JeromeAqueduct1 M10-4-3-2-1
Jan. 1, 2023Smarty JonesOaklawn Park1 M10-4-3-2-1
Jan. 8, 2023ShamSanta Anita1 M10-4-3-2-1
*Jan. 21, 2023LecomteFair Grounds1 1/16 M20-8-6-4-2
Jan. 28, 2023SouthwestOaklawn Park1 1/16 M20-8-6-4-2
*Feb. 4, 2023WithersAqueduct1 1/8 M20-8-6-4-2
*Feb. 4, 2023Holy BullGulfstream Park1 1/16 M20-8-6-4-2
Feb. 4, 2023Robert B. LewisSanta Anita1 1/16 M20-8-6-4-2
*Feb. 11, 2023Sam F. DavisTampa Bay Downs1 1/16 M20-8-6-4-2
*Feb. 11, 2023El Camino Real DerbyGolden Gate1 1/8 M (AW)10-4-3-2-1
*Feb. 25, 2023John Battaglia MemorialTurfway Park1 1/16 M (AW)20-8-6-4-2

2023 Kentucky Derby Championship Series (16 races)

DATERACETRACKDISTANCEPOINTSWINNER
*Feb. 18, 2023Risen StarFair Grounds1 1/8 M50-20-15-10-5
Feb. 25, 2023RebelOaklawn Park1 1/16 M50-20-15-10-5
*March 4, 2023GothamAqueduct1 M50-20-15-10-5
March 4, 2023San FelipeSanta Anita1 1/16 M50-20-15-10-5
*March 4, 2023Fountain of YouthGulfstream Park1 1/16 M50-20-15-10-5
*March 11, 2023Tampa Bay DerbyTampa Bay Downs1 1/16 M50-20-15-10-5
*March 25, 2023UAE DerbyMeydan Racecourse1 3/16 M100-40-30-20-10
*March 25, 2023Jeff Ruby SteaksTurfway Park1 1/8 M (AW)100-40-30-20-10
*March 25, 2023Louisiana DerbyFair Grounds1 3/16 M100-40-30-20-10
*March 26, 2023Sunland DerbySunland Park1 1/8 M50-20-15-10-5
*April 1, 2023Florida DerbyGulfstream Park1 1/8 M100-40-30-20-10
April 1, 2023Arkansas DerbyOaklawn Park1 1/8 M100-40-30-20-10
*April 8, 2023Wood MemorialAqueduct1 1/8 M100-40-30-20-10
*April 8, 2023Blue GrassKeeneland1 1/8 M100-40-30-20-10
April 8, 2023Santa Anita DerbySanta Anita1 1/8 M100-40-30-20-10
*April 15, 2023LexingtonKeeneland1 1/16 M20-8-6-4-2
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2022 / 2023 European Road to the Kentucky Derby (7 races)

DATERACERACETRACKDISTANCEPOINTSWINNER
Sept. 24, 2022Juddmonte Royal LodgeNewmarket (GB)1 M (T)10-4-3-2-1
Sept. 24, 2022Alan Smurfit Memorial
Beresford
Curragh (IRE)1 M (T)10-4-3-2-1
Oct. 2, 2022Qatar Prix Jean-Luc
Lagardère
Longchamp (FR)7 F (T)10-4-3-2-1
Oct. 22, 2022Vertem Futurity TrophyDoncaster (GB)1 M (T)10-4-3-2-1
*March 1, 2023Road to the Kentucky
Derby Condition Stakes
Kempton (GB)1 M (AW)20-8-6-4-2
*March 3, 2023PattonDundalk (IRE)1 M (AW)20-8-6-4-2
*March 30, 2023Cardinal Condition StakesChelmsford City
(GB)
1 M (AW)30-12-9-6-3

2022 / 2023 Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby (4 races)

DATERACERACETRACKDISTANCEPOINTSWINNER
Nov. 26, 2022CattleyaTokyo (JRA)1 M10-4-3-2-1
Dec. 14, 2022Zen-Nippon
Nisai Yushun
Kawasaki (NAR)1 M20-8-6-4-2
*Feb. 19, 2023HyacinthTokyo (JRA)1 M30-12-9-6-3
*March 25, 2023FukuryuNakayama (JRA)1 1/8 M40-16-12-8-4

* = Race dates and distances to be announced by host track; date based on recent historical placement. … Schedule subject to change. … (AW) = Synthetic.

*“Road to the Kentucky Derby” series will not award points to any horse trained by any individual who is suspended from racing in the 2022 Kentucky Derby (G1) or any trainer directly or indirectly employed, supervised, or advised by a suspended trainer.

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LATEST KENTUCKY DERBY NEWS


2022 / 2023 KENTUCKY DERBY POINT STANDINGS

Leaderboard for qualifying points to the 2023 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

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European Road to the Kentucky Derby

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Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby

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2022 KENTUCKY DERBY RESULTS AND PAYOUTS

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Race Recap/Replay

On Saturday, May 7, 2022, Rich Strike shocked the world by winning the 148th running of the $3 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) at Churchill Downs. At odds of 80-1, Rich Strike’s historic win was the second-longest upset (80/1) in the race’s 148-year history. 

The first Derby starter for trainer Eric Reed and jockey Sonny Leon, Rich Strike was a last-minute addition to the Kentucky Derby (G1) field from the also-eligible list the Friday before the race. Rich Strike is the second-biggest longshot in Derby history, after Donerail paid $184.90 in 1913.

Get results and payouts to the 2022 Kentucky Derby below. Also, click the link to download our 28-page Inside Track to the Kentucky Derby wagering guide. These wagering guides are included at least once a month as part of our premium picks packages.

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2022 KENTUCKY DERBY FUTURE WAGER

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 2022 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (all times Eastern):

November 25th – 12 PM – November 28th, 2021 – 6PM
Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 1

November 25th – 12 PM – November 28th, 2021 – 6 PM
Kentucky Derby Sire Wager 
The Kentucky Derby Sire Future Wager lets fans wager on world-class sires (a horse’s father), winning if any one of their offspring wins the Kentucky Derby.

January 21st – 12 PM – January 23, 2022 – 6 PM 
Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 2 

February 11th – 12 PM – February 13th, 2022 – 6 PM 
Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 3 

March 11th – 12 PM – March 13th, 2022 – 6 PM 
Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 4 

March 11th – 12 PM – March 13th, 2022 – 6:30 PM 
Kentucky Oaks Future Wager Pool 1 

March 11th – 12 PM – March 13th, 2022 – 6:30 PM
Kentucky Oaks/Derby Double Future Wager 

April 7th – 12 PM – April 9th, 2022 – 1:30 PM 
Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 5 

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