Kentucky Derby

While Kentucky Derby 144 isn’t until Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Churchill Downs, here at racingdudes.com, we never stop thinking about that first Saturday in May. Whether you’re looking for 2018 Kentucky Derby contenders, 2017 results and payouts, news, Kentucky Derby prep races, points standings, picks and tips, or handicapping advice, you will have the most updated information here.

2018 KENTUCKY DERBY CONTENDERS

RankHorseTrainerLast StartNext Start
1Copper Bullet (More Than Ready)Steve Asmussen1st, 2017 Saratoga Special Stakes (G2) ???
2Run Away (Run Away and Hide)Simon Callaghan1st, Best Pal Stakes at Del Mar Del Mar Futurity
3Mojovation (Quality Road)Todd Pletcher1st, Saratoga MSW (7/29/17)Hopeful Stakes
4He Hate Me (Algorithms)Horacio DePaz1st, 2017 Tremont Stakes???
5Firenze Fire (Poseidon's Warrior)Jason Service 1st, 2017 Sanford Stakes Hopeful Stakes
6Ten City (Run Away and Hide)Kenny McPeek1st, 2017 Bashford Manor Stakes (G3)Ellis Park Juvenile
7Dak Attack (Ghostzapper)Dale Romans1st, Churchill Downs MSW (6/15/17)Ellis Park Juvenile
8Kowboy Karma (Kodiak Kowboy)Larry Jones 1st, Strike Your Colors Stakes ???
9Hollywood Star (Malibu Moon)Dale Romans2nd, Saratoga Special Stakes (G2) ???
10National Flag (Speightstown)Todd Pletcher1st, Saratoga MSW (8/5/17)Hopeful Stakes
11Free Drop Billy (Union Rags)Dale Romans2nd, Sanford Stakes Hopeful Stakes
12Shangroyal (Shanghai Bobby)Wesley Ward1st, Belmont Park MSW (7/8/17)Hopeful Stakes
13Sporting Chance (Tiznow)D. Wayne Lukas1st Saratoga MSW (7/22/17)Hopeful Stakes
14What A Catch (Justin Phillip)Todd Pletcher1st, Rockville Centre Stakes???
15Oskar Blues (Speightstown)Kenny McPeek 1st, Saratoga MSW (8/12/17)???
16Soul Streit (Maclean's Magic) Bob Baffert 1st, Del Mar MSW (8/13/17) ???
17Coltandmississippi (Pioneerof the Nile) Todd Pletcher 1st, Saratoga MSW (8/12/17)???
18Airtouch (Tapit) Todd Pletcher 2nd, Saratoga MSW (8/12/17)???
19Tempestad (Uncle Mo) Todd Pletcher3rd, Saratoga Special Stakes (G2) ???
20Serengeti (Algorithms) Bob Baffert 6th, Best Pal Stakes (G2) ???

2017 KENTUCKY DERBY RESULTS AND PAYOUTS

Trained by Todd Pletcher and ridden by John Velazquez, 9-2 favorite Always Dreaming opened up at the 1/2-mile pole, and ran off to win the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby.

See full race recap HERE along with the payouts below. Also, be sure to download our 2016 Kentucky Derby Wagering Guide by clicking the button below. These wagering guides are included at least once a month as part of our premium picks packages.

Kentucky Derby Wagering Guide

$1.00 Double 2/5 $25.50
$1.00 Super High Five 5/1/11/14/19 $493,348.70
$2.00 Exacta 5/1 $336.20
$0.50 Pick 3 9/2/5 $207.50
$0.50 Pick 4 6/9/2/5, 21, 22 $3,441.40
$0.50 Pick 5 8/6/9/2/5, 21, 22 $50,063.35
$2.00 Pick 6 2, 6/8/6/9/2/5, 21, 22 $857,335.40
$2.00 Pick 6 2, 6/8/6/9/2/5, 21, 22 $1,815.80
$2.00 Superfecta 5/1/11/14 $75,974.50
$0.50 Trifecta 5/1/11 $4,148.60

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See more Kentucky Derby news HERE.

2018 ROAD TO THE KENTUCKY DERBY

The Kentucky Derby 144 field will be based on a tiered point system in select races throughout the country. The schedule has not been released but will begin this fall.

2018 KENTUCKY DERBY POINT STANDINGS

Leader board for qualifying points to the 2018 Kentucky Derby. Points are earned by the top four finishers in designated qualifying Kentucky Derby prep races that will be listed above.

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