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On Saturday, May 1, 2021, the 147th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) will be ran at Churchill Downs. After 2020 saw the Kentucky Derby moved to September, Kentucky Derby 147 back in May will be a welcome sight.

Whether you’re looking for 2021 Kentucky Derby contenders, entries, odds, 2020 results and payouts, news, Kentucky Derby prep race schedule, point standings and leaderboard, past performances, 2021 Kentucky Derby Trail Tracker, Kentucky Derby Future Wager odds, picks and tips, or handicapping advice, you will have the most updated information here.

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2020-2021 KENTUCKY DERBY CONTENDERS

Rank Horse Trainer Last Start Next Start
1Essential Quality Brad Cox1st, Southwest Stakes (G3) at Oaklawn ParkBlue Grass Stakes (G2) at Keeneland
2Life is Good Bob Baffert1st, Sham Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita San Felipe Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita
3Medina Spirit Bob Baffert1st, Robert B. Lewis Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita San Felipe Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita
4Caddo RiverBrad Cox1st, Smarty Jones Stakes at Oaklawn ParkRebel Stakes (G2) at Oaklawn Park
5MandalounBrad Cox1st, Risen Star Stakes (G2) at Fair GroundsLouisiana Derby (G2) at Fair Grounds
6Greatest Honour Shug McGaughey 1st, Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream ParkFlorida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park
7Concert TourBob Baffert 1st, San Vicente Stakes (G2) at Santa AnitaRebel Stakes (G2) at Oaklawn Park
8Highly Motivated Chad Brown1st, Nyquist Stakes at Keeneland Gotham Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct
9KeepmeinmindRobertino Diodoro1st, Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (G2) at Churchill DownsRebel Stakes (G2) at Oaklawn Park
10Risk Taking Chad Brown1st, Withers Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct Wood Memorial Stakes (G2) at Aqueduct
11ProxyMike Stidham2nd, Risen Star Stakes (G2) at Fair GroundsLouisiana Derby (G2) at Fair Grounds
12Roman Centurian Simon Callaghan 2nd, Robert B. Lewis Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita San Felipe Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita
13Hot Rod Charlie Doug O'Neill3rd, Robert B. Lewis Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita Louisiana Derby (G2) at Fair Grounds
14The Great OneDoug O'Neill1st, Maiden Special Weight at Santa AnitaSan Felipe Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita
15Candy Man RocketBill Mott1st, Sam F. Davis Stakes (G3) at Tampa Bay Downs Tampa Bay Derby (G3) at Tampa Bay Downs
16Midnight BourbonSteve Asmussen3rd, Risen Star Stakes (G2) at Fair GroundsLouisiana Derby (G2) at Fair Grounds
17RombauerMichael McCarthy 1st, El Camino Real Derby (G3) at Golden Gate ???
18Freedom FighterBob Baffert2nd, San Vicente Stakes (G2) at Santa AnitaGotham Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct
19Spielberg Bob Baffert2nd, Southwest Stakes (G3) at Oaklawn Park???
20Brooklyn StrongDaniel Velazquez1st, Remsen Stakes (G2) at Aqueduct Wood Memorial Stakes (G2) at Aqueduct

2020-2021 ROAD TO THE KENTUCKY DERBY

The Kentucky Derby 147 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.

2020-21 Kentucky Derby Prep Season (20 races)

DATERACERACETRACKDISTANCEPOINTSWINNER
Sep 5, 2020IroquoisChurchill Downs1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1Sittin On Go
Sep 26, 2020American Pharoah Santa Anita1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1Get Her Number
Oct 3, 2020Breeders’ FuturityKeeneland1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1Essential Quality
Oct 10, 2020ChampagneBelmont Park1 Mile10-4-2-1 Jackie's Warrior
Nov 6, 2020Breeders’ Cup JuvenileSanta Anita1 1/16 Miles20-8-4-2Essential Quality
Nov 28, 2020Kentucky Jockey ClubChurchill Downs1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1Keepmeinmind
Dec 5, 2020RemsenAqueduct1 1/8 Miles10-4-2-1Brooklyn Strong
Dec 18, 2020Springboard MileRemington Park1 Mile10-4-2-1Senor Buscador
Dec 19, 2020Los Alamitos FuturityLos Alamitos1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1Spielberg
Jan 1, 2021JeromeAqueduct1 Mile10-4-2-1Capo Kane
Jan 2, 2021ShamSanta Anita1 Mile10-4-2-1Life Is Good
Jan 16, 2021LecomteFair Grounds1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1Midnight Bourbon
Jan 22, 2021Smarty JonesOaklawn Park1 Mile10-4-2-1Caddo River
Jan 30, 2021Holy BullGulfstream Park1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1Greatest Honour
Jan 30, 2021Robert B. LewisSanta Anita1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1Medina Spirit
Feb 6, 2021WithersAqueduct1 1/8 Miles10-4-2-1Risk Taking
Feb 6, 2021Sam F. DavisTampa Bay Downs1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1Candy Man Rocket
Feb 13, 2021El Camino Real DerbyGolden Gate1 1/8 Miles (S)10-4-2-1Rombauer
Feb 26, 2021John Battaglia MemorialTurfway Park1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1Hush of a Storm
Feb 27, 2021SouthwestOaklawn Park1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1Essential Quality

2021 Kentucky Derby Championship Series (16 races)

DATERACERACETRACKDISTANCEPOINTSWINNER
Feb 13, 2021Risen StarFair Grounds1 1/8 Miles50-20-10-5Mandaloun
Feb 27, 2021Fountain of YouthGulfstream Park1 1/16 Miles50-20-10-5Greatest Honour
Mar 6, 2021GothamAqueduct1 Mile50-20-10-5
Mar 6, 2021Tampa Bay DerbyTampa Bay Downs1 1/16 Miles50-20-10-5
Mar 6, 2021San FelipeSanta Anita1 1/16 Miles50-20-10-5
Mar 13, 2021RebelOaklawn Park1 1/16 Miles50-20-10-5
Mar 20, 2021Louisiana DerbyFair Grounds1 3/16 Miles100-40-20-10
Mar 27, 2021Jeff Ruby Steaks Turfway Park1 1/8 Miles (S)100-40-20-10
Mar 27, 2021Florida DerbyGulfstream Park1 1/8 Miles100-40-20-10
Mar 27, 2021UAE DerbyMeydan Racecourse1 3/16 Miles100-40-20-10
Apr 3, 2021Blue Grass StakesKeenealnd1 1/8 Miles100-40-20-10
Apr 3, 2021Santa Anita DerbySanta Anita Park1 1/8 Miles 100-40-20-10
Apr 3, 2021Wood MemorialAqueduct1 1/8 Miles 100-40-20-10
Apr 10, 2021Arkansas DerbyOaklawn Park1 1/8 Miles100-40-20-10
Apr 10, 2021Lexington StakesKeeneland1 1/16 Miles20-8-4-2

2020-21 European Road to the Kentucky Derby (7 races)

DATERACERACETRACKDISTANCEPOINTSWINNER
Sep 26, 2020The Royal LodgeNewmarket (GB)1 Mile (T)10-4-2-1New Mandate (IRE)
Sep 26, 2020The BeresfordCurragh1 Mile (T)10-4-2-1High Definition
Oct 4, 2020Prix Jean-Luc LagardèreLongchamp 1 Mile (T)10-4-2-1Sealiway (FR)
Oct 24, 2020Vertem Futurity TrophyDoncaster1 Mile (T)10-4-2-1Aberama Gold
Mar 1, 2021Patton StakesDundalk1 Mile (S)20-8-4-2
Mar 4, 2021Road to the Kentucky Derby Condition StakesKempton Park1 Mile (S)20-8-4-2
Apr 1, 2021Cardinal Condition StakesChelmsford City1 Mile (S)30-12-6-3

2020-21 Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby (4 races)

DATERACERACETRACKDISTANCEPOINTSWINNER
Nov 28, 2020CattleyaTokyo Racecourse1 Mile10-4-2-1Lemon Pop
Dec 16, 2020Zen-Nippon Nisai YushunKawasaki1 Mile20-8-4-2Alain Barows (Jpn)
Feb 21, 2021HyacinthTokyo Racecourse1 Mile30-12-6-3La Perouse (Jpn)
March 27, 2021FukuyruNakayama
1 1/8 Miles40-16-8-4

(T) = Turf
(S) = Synthetic

Note: Scheduled dates subject to change.

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LATEST KENTUCKY DERBY NEWS

Calhoun Following Familiar Path to LA Derby with Run Classic

Two years ago, the Bret Calhoun-trained By My Standards broke his maiden on the Risen Star (G2) undercard and parlayed that score to a win in the Louisiana Derby (G2). Run Classic is in position to pull off the same feat three weeks from now in the TwinSpires.com Louisiana Derby. Read More

Brooklyn Strong and Laobanonaprayer in a Holding Pattern

Kentucky Derby Rankings 2/18/21: First List Debuts

Greatest Honour Gears Up for Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth

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2021 KENTUCKY DERBY POINT STANDINGS

Leaderboard for qualifying points to the 2021 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

RANKHORSEPOINTSTRAINEROWNER
1Greatest Honour 60Shug McGaughey Courtlandt Farms
2Mandaloun52Brad CoxJuddmonte Farms Inc. (Prince Khalid Abdullah)
3Essential Quality40Brad CoxGodolphin, LLC
4Midnight Bourbon26Steve AsmussenWinchell Thoroughbreds LLC
5Proxy25Midnight BourbonGodolphin LLC (Sheikh Mohammed al Maktoum)
-Drain the Clock20Saffie Joseph Jr.Slam Dunk Racing, Madaket Stables LLC, Wonder Stables & Michael Nentwig
6Keepmeinmind18Robertino DiodoroSouthern Equine Stable LLC
7Spielberg17Bob BaffertSF Racing LLC, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stables LLC, Golconda Stables, Siena Fa
8Jackie's Warrior14Steve AsmussenRobison, J. Kirk and Judy
9Rombauer14Michael McCarthyFradkin, John and Diane
10Medina Spirit 14Bob BaffertZedan Racing Stables Inc.
11Capo Stone12Harold WynerBing Cherry Racing Inc. & Leonard Liberto
12Papetu11Antonio SanoMagic Stables LLC
13Hot Rod Charlie10Doug O'NeillRoadrunner Racing, Boat Racing, LLC and Strauss Bros Racing
14Get Her Number10Peter MillerGary Barber
16Sittin On Go10Dale RomansAlbaugh Family Stables LLC
16Risk Taking10Chad BrownKlaravich Stables Inc.
17Candy Man Rocket10Bill MottFrank Fletcher Racing Operations Inc.
18Caddo River10Brad CoxShortleaf Stable Inc. (John E. Anthony)
19Brooklyn Strong 10Daniel VelazquezMark Schwartz
20Life Is Good10Bob BaffertCHC INC. and WinStar Farm LLC
21Hush the Storm10Bill MoreyJoseph P. Morey Jr. Revocable Trust
22Tarantino 9Rodolphe BrissetSF Racing LLC (Gavin Murphy), Starlight Racing (Jack Wolf et al), Madaket Stables LLC (Jason Monteleone & Sol Kumin), Stonestreet Stables LLC (Barbara Banke), Golconda Stables (Ben Goldberg & Elliot Friman), Siena Farm LLC (Anthony Manganaro, Ignacio Patino & David Pope) & Robert E. Masterson
23Cowan8Steve AsmussenWilliam L. Heiligbrodt, Corinne Heiligbrodt, Madaket Stables LLC & Spendthrift Farm LLC
24O Besos5Greg Foley L. Barrett Bernard, Tagg Team Racing & West Point Thoroughbreds
25Nova Rags4Bill MottMichael Shanley
26Super Stock4Steve AsmussenWoolsey, Erv and Asmussen, Keith
27Overtook4Todd Pletcher Repole Stable (Mike Repole), St. Elias Stable (Vincent Viola), Michael B. Tabor, Mrs. John Magnier & Derrick Smith
28The Great One4Doug O'NeillERJ Racing LLC, Train Wreck Al Racing Stables, Niall J. Brennan, Tom Fritz & William Strauss
29Smiley Sobotka 4Dale RomansAlbaugh Family Stables LLC
30Roman Centurian 4Simon CallaghanDon Alberto Stable (Liliana Solari Falabella and Andrea & Carlos Heller) & Qatar Racing Limited (Sheikh Fahad Al Thani, Sheikh Hamad & Sheikh Suhaim)
31Like the King4Wesley WardM Racing Group LLC (Mickey Gonzalez)
32Gretzky the Great2Mark Casse Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners (Aron Wellman) & Gary Barber
33Arabian Prince2Dallas StewartM. Taylor, J. Taylor, BGT LLC,G. E. Saufley & Louis Brooks Ranch LP
34Waspirant2John ShirreffsWygod, Martin J., Wygod, Pam and Lessee
35Petruchio2Richard Mandella Perry R. Bass II & Ramona S. Bass
36Known Agenda 2Todd Pletcher St. Elias Stable
37Prime Factor2Todd PletcherCHC INC (Ah Khing Teo) & WinStar Farm LLC (Kenny Troutt)
38Hidden Stash2Vicki OliverBBN Racing LLC
39Hold the Salsa2Richard LugovichRichard J. Lugovich
40Big Thorn2Steve Asmussen Alex & JoAnn Lieblong
41Parnelli 2John Shirreffs C R K Stable LLC
42Pickin' Time 1Kelly BreenJohn Bowers, Jr.
43Red Flag1John Shirreffs Jerome S. Moss & Tina Moss
44Santa Cruiser 1Keith DesormeauxCalumet Farm (Brad Kelley)
45Moonlight Strike1Saffie Joseph Jr.Sonata Stable (Marc Tacher)

European Road to the Kentucky Derby

RANKHORSEPOINTSTRAINEROWNER
1Sealiway (FR)10Frederic RossiLe Haras de La Gousserie and Pariente, Guy
2Mac Swiney (IRE)10J S BolgerMrs J S Bolger
3New Mandate (IRE)10Ralph BeckettMarcstown Thoroughbreds, LLC
4High Definition (IRE)10C BoutinJ Beres
5Nando Parrado (GB)4C G CoxMme M Mccartan
6One Ruler (IRE)4Charlie ApplebyGodolphin, LLC
7Ontario (IRE)4Aidan O'BrienMrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith
8Monaasib (GB)4Kevin PrendergastHamdan Al Maktoum
9Cobh (IRE)3C G CoxChina Horse Club International Limited
10Laws of Indices (IRE)2K J CondonMiss C R Holmes
11Baradar (IRE)2R VarianAmo Racing Limited
12Snapraeterea (IRE)2Joseph O'BrienJ P Farrell
13Gear Up (IRE)1Mark JohnstonTeme Valley 2
14Libertine (IRE)1F. VermeulenJ Romel
15Sir Lucan (IRE)1Aidan O'BrienMichael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Mrs. John Magnier

Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby

RANKHORSEPOINTSTRAINEROWNER
1La Perouse (Jpn)30Kazuo FujisawaNobutaka Tada
2Alain Barows (Jpn)20Masato HayashiKoji Inokuma
-Probatio (Jpn)12Tsuyoshi TanakaNorth Hills Co. Ltd.
3Lemon Pop10Hiroyasu TanakaGodolphin LLC
-Ranryo O (Jpn)8Satoshi KokuboSatoshi Kokubo
-Takeru Pegasus7Yukhiro KatoYasuhiko Mori
-Ladybug (Jpn)6Yoshihito KitadeGold Up Company Co. Ltd.
-Luce d’Oro (Jpn)4Yutaka TakahashiDearest Club
-Taisei Again (Jpn)2Takeshi MatsushitaSeiho Tanaka
-Plus Ultra2Takahisa TezukaMill Farm Co. Ltd.
-Shin Yomoginesu1Keizo ItoShinji Okamoto
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2021 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 2021 Kentucky Derby Future Wager are:

November 26-29, 2020 (CLOSED)
Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 1 

November 26-29, 2020 (CLOSED)
Kentucky Derby Sire Wager 

January 22-24, 2021 (CLOSED)
Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 2

February 12-14, 2021
Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 3

March 5-7, 2021
Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 4

March 5-7, 2021
Kentucky Oaks Future Wager Pool 1

March 26-28, 2021
Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 5

2020 KENTUCKY DERBY RESULTS AND PAYOUTS

Race Recap/Replay

On Saturday, September 5, 2020, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert saddled his record-tying sixth winner as Authentic shut down Tiz the Law in the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1).

Ridden by Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez, Authentic conquered the 1 1/4-mile classic at odds of 8-1 in a gate-to-wire score by 1 1/4 lengths in a final time of 2:00.61 – the fastest since Monarchos’ 1:59.97 in 2001.

It was Authentic’s second straight win following the Haskell Stakes (G1) and improved his overall record to 6-5-1-0, with his lone defeat coming in June’s 1 1/18-mile Santa Anita Derby (G1). The 3-year-old Into Mischief colt has now earned $2,871,200 for co-owners Spendthrift Farm, Madaket Stables, Starlight Racing, and MyRacehorse.com.

Get results and payouts to the 2020 Kentucky Derby below. Also, click the link to download our 20-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.

#HORSEJOCKEYTRAINERWINPLACESHOW
18AuthenticJohn VelazquezBob Baffert18.806.005.00
17Tiz the LawManny FrancoBarclay Tagg3.403.20
9Mr. Big NewsGabriel SaezBret Calhoun16.80
WAGER TYPENUMBERSPAYOFFPOOL
$0.50 Pick 34-4-18 (3 Correct)$272.85$1,744,990
$0.50 Pick 3Oaks/Forester/Derby 7-4-18 (3 Correct)$789.55$414,643
$0.50 Pick 46-4-4-18 (4 Correct)$2,789.30$2,763,297
$0.50 Pick 52-6-4-4-18 (5 Correct)$76,653.45$2,795,827
$2.00 Pick 6Oaks/Derby P6 6-8-7-4-4-18 (5 Correct)$10,679.40$452,357
$0.20 Pick 6 Jackpot9-2-6-4-4-18 (6 Correct)$278,513.32$2,374,532
$1.00 Daily Double4-18$127.00$1,092,892
$1.00 Daily DoubleOaks/Derby 7-18$161.10$1,208,965
$2.00 Exacta18-17$41.00$11,861,290
$0.10 Superfecta18-17-9-16$792.58$9,515,700
$1.00 Super High Five18-17-9-16-2$77,251.20$776,119
$0.50 Trifecta18-17-9$655.90$12,998,887
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