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2022 Kentucky Derby

2022 Kentucky Derby

The 148th running of the $3 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) will be held Saturday, May 7, 2022 at Churchill Downs. Looking for picks and tips? We’ve got you covered.

Whether you’re looking for 2022 Kentucky Derby contenders, entries, odds, 2021 results and payouts, news, Kentucky Derby prep race schedule, point standings and leaderboard, past performances, Kentucky Derby Future Wager odds, picks, or handicapping advice, you will have the most updated information here.

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The Kentucky Derby 148 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.

2021 / 2022 Kentucky Derby Prep Season (21 races)

Sep 18, 2021IroquoisChurchill Downs1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1Major General
Oct 1, 2021American PharoahSanta Anita1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1Corniche*
Oct 2, 2021ChampagneBelmont Park1 Mile10-4-2-1Jack Christopher
Oct 9, 2021Breeders’ FuturityKeeneland1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1Rattle N Roll
Nov 5, 2021Breeders’ Cup JuvenileDel Mar1 1/16 Miles20-8-4-2Corniche*
Nov 27, 2021Kentucky Jockey ClubChurchill Downs1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1Smile Happy
Dec 4, 2021RemsenAqueduct1 1/8 Miles10-4-2-1
Dec 17, 2021Springboard MileRemington Park1 Mile10-4-2-1
Dec 18, 2021Los Alamitos FuturityLos Alamitos1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1
Dec 26, 2021Gun RunnerFair Grounds1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1
Jan 1, 2022Smarty JonesOaklawn Park1 Mile10-4-2-1
Jan 1, 2022JeromeAqueduct1 Mile10-4-2-1
Jan 8, 2022ShamSanta Anita1 Mile10-4-2-1
Jan 22, 2022LecomteFair Grounds1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1
Jan 29, 2022SouthwestOaklawn Park1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1
Feb 5, 2022Holy BullGulfstream Park1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1
Feb 5, 2022Robert B. LewisSanta Anita1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1
Feb 5, 2022Sam F. DavisTampa Bay Downs1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1
Feb 12, 2022WithersAqueduct1 1/8 Miles10-4-2-1
Feb 19, 2022El Camino Real DerbyGolden Gate1 1/8 Miles (AW)10-4-2-1
Mar 4, 2022John Battaglia MemorialTurfway Park1 1/16 M (AW)10-4-2-1

2022 Kentucky Derby Championship Series (16 races)

Feb 19, 2022Risen StarFair Grounds1 1/8 Miles50-20-10-5
Feb 26, 2022RebelOaklawn Park1 1/16 Miles50-20-10-5
Mar 5, 2022Fountain of YouthGulfstream Park1 1/16 Miles50-20-10-5
Mar 12, 2022GothamAqueduct1 Mile50-20-10-5
Mar 12, 2022Tampa Bay DerbyTampa Bay Downs1 1/16 Miles50-20-10-5
Mar 12, 2022San FelipeSanta Anita1 1/16 Miles50-20-10-5
Mar 26, 2022UAE DerbyMeydan Racecourse1 3/16 Miles100-40-20-10
Mar 26, 2022Louisiana DerbyFair Grounds1 3/16 Miles100-40-20-10
Mar 27, 2022Sunland DerbySunland Park1 1/8 Miles50-20-10-5
Apr 2, 2022Florida DerbyGulfstream Park1 1/8 Miles100-40-20-10
Apr 2, 2022Arkansas DerbyOaklawn Park1 1/8 Miles100-40-20-10
Apr 2, 2022Jeff Ruby SteaksTurfway Park1 1/8 Miles (AW)100-40-20-10
Apr 9, 2022Wood MemorialAqueduct1 1/8 Miles100-40-20-10
Apr 9, 2022Blue GrassKeeneland1 1/8 Miles100-40-20-10
Apr 9, 2022Santa Anita DerbySanta Anita1 1/8 Miles100-40-20-10
Apr 16, 2022LexingtonKeeneland1 1/16 Miles20-8-4-2

2021 / 2022 European Road to the Kentucky Derby (7 races)

Sep 25, 2021Juddmonte Royal LodgeNewmarket (GB)1 Mile (T)10-4-2-1Royal Patronage (FR)
Sep 25, 2021Alan Smurfit Memorial BeresfordCurragh1 Mile (T)10-4-2-1Luxembourg (IRE)
Oct 3, 2021Qatar Prix Jean-Luc LagardèreLongchamp 7 Furlongs (T)10-4-2-1Angel Bleu (FR)
Oct 23, 2021Vertem Futurity TrophyDoncaster1 Mile (T)10-4-2-1Luxembourg (IRE)
Mar 9, 2022Road to the Kentucky Derby Condition StakesKempton Park1 Mile (AW)20-8-4-2
Mar 11, 2022Patton StakesDundalk1 Mile (AW)20-8-4-2
Apr 7, 2022Cardinal Condition StakesChelmsford City1 Mile (AW)30-12-6-3

2021 / 2022 Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby (4 races)

Nov 27, 2021CattleyaTokyo Racecourse1 Mile10-4-2-1Consigliere (JPN)
Dec 15, 2021Zen-Nippon Nisai YushunKawasaki Racecourse1 Mile20-8-4-2
TBAHyacinthTokyo Racecourse1 Mile30-12-6-3
TBAFukuyruNakayama Racecourse1 1/8 Miles40-16-8-4

(T) = Turf
(AW) = All-Weather

Note: Scheduled dates subject to change.

*“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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Leaderboard for qualifying points to the 2022 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

1Pappacap12Mark CasseRustlewood Farm, Inc.
2Rattle N Roll10Kenny McPeekLucky Seven Stable
3Jack Christopher10Chad BrownBakke, Jim, Isbister, Gerald, Coolmore Stud and Brant, Peter M.
4Smile Happy10Kenny McPeekLucky Seven Stable
5Major General10Todd PletcherWinStar Farm LLC and Siena Farm LLC
6Commandperformance6Todd PletcherRepole Stable and St. Elias Stable
7Classic Causeway6Brian LynchKentucky West Racing LLC and Cooper, Clarke M.
8Double Thunder4Todd PletcherPhoenix Thoroughbred III
9Giant Game4Dale RomansWest Point Thoroughbreds and Albaugh Family Stables LLC
10Tough to Tame4Christopher DavisRittdiculous Gazmanian Stables
11Wit2Todd PletcherRepole Stable, St. Elias Stable and Gainesway Stable (Antony Beck)
12Oviatt Class2Keith DesormeauxJames E. Downey
13White Abarrio2Saffie Joseph, Jr.C2 Racing Stable LLC and La Milagrosa Stable, LLC
14Red Knobs2Dale RomansBakke, Jim and Isbister, Gerald
15American Sanctuary1Christopher DavisDare To Dream Stable LLC (Michael Faber)
16My Prankster1Todd PletcherLow, Lawana L. and Robert E.
17Ben Diesel1Dallas StewartWillis Horton Racing LLC
18Bourbon Heist
1Ian WilkesBourbon Lane Stable (J. Hill, M. McMahon)

European Road to the Kentucky Derby

1Luxembourg (IRE)20
2Angel Bleu (FR)10
3Royal Patronage (FR)10
4Noble Truth (FR)4
5Coroebus (IRE)4
6Sissoko (IRE)4
7Manu Et Corde (IRE)4
8Bayside Boy (IRE)2
9Ancient Rome2
10Unconquerable (IRE)2
11Tuwaiq (IRE)2
12Accakaba (IRE)1
13Masekela (IRE)1
14Hannibal Barca (IRE)1
15Swan Bay (IRE)1

Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby

1Consigliere (JPN)10
2Café Karma (JPN)4
3Geraldo Barows (JPN)2
4World Connector1


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 are:

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

November 25th – 12 PM – November 28th, 2021 – 6 PM ET
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 

March 31st – 12 PM – April 2nd, 2022 – 6 PM 
Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 5 


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Race Recap/Replay

On Saturday, May 1, 2021, Medina Spirit fought back after briefly relinquishing the lead to Mandaloun in the stretch to post a half-length to win the 147th running of the $3 million Kentucky Derby (G1) presented by Woodford Reserve before a crowd of 51,838. This was Bob Baffert’s record setting 7th Kentucky Derby win and 4th win for jockey John Valazquez.

This is Medina Spirit’s 2nd career stakes win which includes his win in the Robert B. Lewis Stakes (G3). The 3-year-old son of Protonico improves his record to 6-3-3-0 and has now earned $2,175,200 for owners Zendan Racing Stables.

Get results and payouts to the 2021 Kentucky Derby below. Also, click the link to download our 19-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.

8Medina SpiritJohn VelazquezBob Baffert26.2012.007.60
7MandalounFlorent GerouxBrad Cox23.0013.40
9Hot Rod CharlieFlavien PratDoug O'Neill5.20
$0.50 Pick 34-3-8 (3 Correct)$73.15$1,304,665
$0.50 Pick 34-5-8 (3 Correct)$163.05$0
$0.50 Pick 3Oaks/Forester/Derby 10-3-8 (3 Correct)$51.85$0
$0.50 Pick 3Oaks/Forester/Derby 10-5-8 (3 Correct)$109.10$631,903
$0.50 Pick 45-4-3/5-8 (4 Correct)$708.15$3,209,825
$0.50 Pick 52/3-5-4-3/5-8 (5 Correct)$2,974.85$3,425,122
$2.00 Pick 6Oaks/Derby P6 2-7-10-4-4-3/5-8 (6 Correct)$2,143.80$640,315
$2.00 Pick 6Oaks/Derby P6 2-7-10-4-4-3/5-8 (5 Correct)$22.20$0
$0.20 Pick 6 Jackpot4-2/3-5-4-3/5-8 (6 Correct)$1,363.90$3,584,747
$1.00 Daily Double3-8$26.40$1,223,340
$1.00 Daily Double5-8$62.60$0
$1.00 Daily DoubleOaks/Derby 10-8$47.90$2,792,122
$2.00 Exacta8-7$503.60$22,218,094
$1.00 Superfecta8-7-9-14$9,456.40$13,933,415
$1.00 Super High Five8-7-9-14-6$296,769.60$763,496
$0.50 Trifecta8-7-9$848.45$30,501,566
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Top Payouts

Parx Racing $1,150.60
November 30, 2021 Race 4-6 Pick 3
Turf Paradise $942.20
November 29, 2021 Race 1 Superfecta
Remington Park $757.00
November 30, 2021 Race 6-9 Pick 4
Parx Racing $445.40
November 30, 2021 Race 5-7 Pick 3
Turf Paradise $417.40
November 30, 2021 Race 2 Superfecta

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