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2023 Kentucky Derby

2023 Kentucky Derby

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

Whether you’re looking for 2023 Kentucky Derby contenders, entries, odds, 2023 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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1Hit ShowBrad CoxManny Franco30/1
2VerifyingBrad CoxTyler Gaffalione15/1
3Two Phil'sLarry RivelliJareth Loveberry12/1
4Confidence GameKeith DesormeauxJames Graham20/1
5Tapit TriceTodd PletcherLuis Saez5/1
6KingsbarnsTodd PletcherJose Ortiz12/1
7ReincarnateTim YakteenJohn Velazquez50/1
8MageGustavo DelgadoJavier Castellano15/1
9SkinnerJohn ShirreffsJuan Hernandez20/1
10Practical MoveTim YakteenRamon Vazquez10/1
11DisarmSteve AsmussenJoel Rosario30/1
12Jace's RoadBrad CoxFlorent Geroux15/1
13Sun ThunderKenny McPeekBrian Hernandez Jr.50/1
14Angel of EmpireBrad CoxFlavien Prat8/1
15ForteTodd PletcherIrad Ortiz Jr.3/1
16Raise CainBen ColebrookGerardo Corrales50/1
17Derma SotogakeHidetaka OtonashiChristophe Lemaire10/1
18Rocket CanBill MottJunior Alvarado30/1
19Lord MilesSaffie Joseph Jr.Paco Lopez30/1
20ContinuarYoshito YahagiRyusei Sakai50/1
21Cyclone MischiefDale RomansIrad Ortiz, Jr.30/1
22Mandarin HeroTerunobu FujitaKazushi Kimura20/1
23King RussellRon MoquettRafael Bejarano50/1


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)

Sept. 17, 2022IroquoisChurchill Downs1 1/16 M10-4-3-2-1Curly Jack
Oct. 1, 2022ChampagneAqueduct1 M10-4-3-2-1Blazing Sevens
Oct. 8, 2022Breeders’ FuturityKeeneland1 1/16 M10-4-3-2-1Forte
Oct. 8, 2022American PharoahSanta Anita1 1/16 M10-4-3-2-1Cave Rock
Nov. 4, 2022Breeders’ Cup JuvenileKeeneland1 1/16 M30-12-9-6-3Forte
Nov. 26, 2022Kentucky Jockey ClubChurchill Downs1 1/16 M10-4-3-2-1Instant Coffee
Dec. 3, 2022RemsenAqueduct1 1/8 M10-4-3-2-1Dubyuhnell
Dec. 17, 2022Los Alamitos FuturityLos Alamitos1 1/16 M10-4-3-2-1Practical Move
Dec. 17, 2022Springboard MileRemington Park1 M10-4-3-2-1Wildatlanticstorm
Dec. 26, 2022Gun RunnerFair Grounds1 1/16 M10-4-3-2-1Jace’s Road
Jan. 1, 2023Smarty JonesOaklawn Park1 M10-4-3-2-1Victory Formation
Jan. 7, 2023JeromeAqueduct1 M10-4-3-2-1Lugan Knight
Jan. 8, 2023ShamSanta Anita1 M10-4-3-2-1Reincarnate
Jan. 21, 2023LecomteFair Grounds1 1/16 M20-8-6-4-2Instant Coffee
Jan. 28, 2023SouthwestOaklawn Park1 1/16 M20-8-6-4-2Arabian Knight
Feb. 4, 2023Holy BullGulfstream Park1 1/16 M20-8-6-4-2Rocket Can
Feb. 4, 2023Robert B. LewisSanta Anita1 1/16 M20-8-6-4-2Newgate
Feb. 11, 2023WithersAqueduct1 1/8 M20-8-6-4-2Hit Show
Feb. 11, 2023Sam F. DavisTampa Bay Downs1 1/16 M20-8-6-4-2Litigate
*Feb. 11, 2023El Camino Real DerbyGolden Gate1 1/8 M (AW)10-4-3-2-1Chase the Chaos
Mar. 4, 2023John Battaglia MemorialTurfway Park1 1/16 M (AW)20-8-6-4-2Congruent

2023 Kentucky Derby Championship Series (16 races)

Feb. 18, 2023Risen StarFair Grounds1 1/8 M50-20-15-10-5Angel of Empire
Feb. 25, 2023RebelOaklawn Park1 1/16 M50-20-15-10-5Confidence Game
Mar. 4, 2023GothamAqueduct1 M50-20-15-10-5Raise Cain
Mar. 4, 2023San FelipeSanta Anita1 1/16 M50-20-15-10-5Practical Move
Mar. 4, 2023Fountain of YouthGulfstream Park1 1/16 M50-20-15-10-5Forte
Mar. 11, 2023Tampa Bay DerbyTampa Bay Downs1 1/16 M50-20-15-10-5Tapit Trice
Mar. 25, 2023UAE DerbyMeydan Racecourse1 3/16 M100-40-30-20-10Derma Sotogake
Mar. 25, 2023Jeff Ruby SteaksTurfway Park1 1/8 M (AW)100-40-30-20-10Two Phil's
Mar. 25, 2023Louisiana DerbyFair Grounds1 3/16 M100-40-30-20-10Kingsbarns
*Mar. 26, 2023Sunland DerbySunland Park1 1/8 M50-20-15-10-5Wild On Ice
Apr. 1, 2023Florida DerbyGulfstream Park1 1/8 M100-40-30-20-10Forte
Apr. 1, 2023Arkansas DerbyOaklawn Park1 1/8 M100-40-30-20-10Angel of Empire
*Apr. 8, 2023Wood MemorialAqueduct1 1/8 M100-40-30-20-10Lord Miles
*Apr. 8, 2023Blue GrassKeeneland1 1/8 M100-40-30-20-10Tapit Trice
Apr. 8, 2023Santa Anita DerbySanta Anita1 1/8 M100-40-30-20-10Practical Move
*Apr. 15, 2023LexingtonKeeneland1 1/16 M20-8-6-4-2First Mission
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2022 / 2023 European Road to the Kentucky Derby (7 races)

Sept. 24, 2022Juddmonte Royal LodgeNewmarket (GB)1 M (T)10-4-3-2-1The Foxes (IRE)
Sept. 24, 2022Alan Smurfit Memorial
Curragh (IRE)1 M (T)10-4-3-2-1Crypto Force (GB)
Oct. 2, 2022Qatar Prix Jean-Luc
Longchamp (FR)7 F (T)10-4-3-2-1Belbek (FR)
Oct. 22, 2022Vertem Futurity TrophyDoncaster (GB)1 M (T)10-4-3-2-1Auguste Rodin (IRE)
*March 3, 2023PattonDundalk (IRE)1 M (AW)20-8-6-4-2Cairo
*March 15, 2023Road to the Kentucky
Derby Condition Stakes
Kempton (GB)1 M (AW)20-8-6-4-2Brave Emperor
*April 1, 2023Cardinal Condition StakesChelmsford City
1 M (AW)30-12-9-6-3Bold Act

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

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

* = 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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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

1Forte190Todd PletcherRepole Stable and St. Elias Stable
2Practical Move160Tim YakteenAmestoy, Jr., Pierre Jean, Amestoy, Leslie A. and Beasley, Roger K.
3Angel of Empire154Brad CoxAlbaugh Family Stables LLC (Dennis Albaugh)
4Tapit Trice150Todd PletcherWhisper Hill Farm (Amanda Pope) & Gainesway Stable (Antony Beck)
5Two Phil's123Larry Rivelli Patricia’s Hope LLC & Phillip Sagan
6Lord Miles105Saffie Joseph, Jr.Vegso Racing Stable
7Derma Sotogake100Hidetaka OtonashiHiroyuki Asanuma
8Kingsbarns100Todd PletcherSpendthrift Farm LLC
9Raise Cain64Ben ColebrookAndrew N. Warren & Rania Warren
10Rocket Can60Bill MottFrank Fletcher Racing Operations Inc.
11Hit Show60Brad CoxGary & Mary West
12Confidence Game57Keith DesormeauxDon't Tell My Wife Stables
13Verifying54Brad CoxPoulin, Jonathan, Westerberg, Magnier, Mrs. John, Smith, Derrick and Tabor, Michael B.
14Sun Thunder54Kenny McPeekR.T Racing Stable & Cypress Creek Equine
15Mage50Gustavo DelgadoOGMA Investments LLC, Ramiro Restrepo, Sterling Racing LLC & CMNWLTH
16Disarm46Steve AsmussenWinchell Thoroughbreds LLC
17Reincarnate45Tim YakteenSF Racing LLC (Gavin Murphy), Starlight Racing (Jack Wolf),
Madaket Stables LLC (Sol Kumin & Jason Monteleone),
Robert E. Masterson, Stonestreet Stables LLC (Barbara
Banke), Jay A. Schoenfarber, Waves Edge Capital LLC (W.
Gregg Slager) & Catherine Donovan
18Jace's Road45Brad CoxWest Point Thoroughbreds and Albaugh Family Stables LLC
19Skinner45John ShirreffsC R K Stable LLC
20ContinuarJapan RTKD InviteYoshito YahagiLion Race Horse Co. Ltd.
21Cyclone Mischief45Dale RomansAlbaugh Family Stables LLC
22Major Dude40Todd PletcherSpendthrift Farm LLC
23Mandarin Hero40Terunobu FujitaHiroaki Arai
24King Russell40Ron Moquett Brereton C. Jones & Naber Racing LLC (Roger Naber)

European Road to the Kentucky Derby

1Brave Emperor 32
2Cairo 20
3Stormy Entry 6
4Greenland (IRE)2

Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby


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