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).

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
1Life is Good Bob Baffert1st, Maiden Special Weight at Del MarSham Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita
2Essential Quality Brad Cox1st, Breeders' Cup Juvenile Stakes (G1) at Keeneland ???
3Highly Motivated Chad Brown1st, Nyquist Stakes at Keeneland ???
4KeepmeinmindRobertino Diodoro1st, Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs???
5Hot Rod Charlie Doug O'Neill2nd, Breeders' Cup Juvenile Stakes (G1) at Keeneland???
6Jackie's WarriorSteve Asmussen4th, Breeders' Cup Juvenile Stakes (G1) at Keeneland???
7ClassierBob Baffert8th, Breeders' Cup Juvenile Stakes (G1) at KeenelandLos Alamitos Futurity (G2) at Los Alamitos
8Red FlagJohn Shirreffs1st, Bob Hope Stakes (G3) at Del MarLos Alamitos Futurity (G2) at Los Alamitos
9Freedom FighterBob Baffert1st, Maiden Special Weight at Del Mar???
10RombauerMichael McCarthy 5th, Breeders' Cup Juvenile Stakes (G1) at Keeneland ???
11Dr Schivel Mark Glatt1st, Del Mar Futurity (G1) at Del Mar???
12Known AgendaTodd Pletcher1st, Maiden Special Weight at Aqueduct ???
13Pickin' Time Kelly Breen1st, Nashua Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct ???
14Parnelli John Shirreffs1st, Maiden Special Weight at Del Mar???
16Smiley Sobotka Dale Romans2nd, Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs???
16Ten for TenShug McGaughey 2nd, Nashua Stakes (G2) at AqueductRemsen Stakes (G2) at Aqueduct
17Get Her NumberPeter Miller1st, American Pharoah Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita???
18Midnight BourbonSteve Asmussen3rd, Champagne Stakes (G1) ???
19MandalounBrad Cox1st, Allowance Race at Churchill Downs ???
20Leblon Paulo Lobo 1st, Maiden Special Weight at Churchill Downs???

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 Miles10-4-2-1
Dec 18, 2020Springboard MileRemington Park1 Mile10-4-2-1
Dec 19, 2020Los Alamitos FuturityLos Alamitos1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1
Jan 1, 2021JeromeAqueduct1 Mile10-4-2-1
Jan 2, 2021ShamSanta Anita1 Mile10-4-2-1
Jan 16, 2021LecomteFair Grounds1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1
Jan 22, 2021Smarty JonesOaklawn Park1 Mile10-4-2-1
Jan 30, 2021Holy BullGulfstream Park1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1
Feb 6, 2021Robert B. LewisSanta Anita1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1
Feb 6, 2021WithersAqueduct1 1/8 Miles10-4-2-1
Feb 6, 2021Sam F. DavisTampa Bay Downs1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1
Feb 6, 2021John Battaglia MemorialTurfway Park1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1
Feb 13, 2021El Camino Real DerbyGolden Gate1 1/8 Miles (S)10-4-2-1
Feb 15, 2021SouthwestOaklawn Park1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1

2021 Kentucky Derby Championship Series (16 races)

DATERACERACETRACKDISTANCEPOINTSWINNER
Feb 13, 2021Risen StarFair Grounds1 1/8 Miles50-20-10-5
Feb 27, 2021Fountain of YouthGulfstream Park1 1/16 Miles50-20-10-5
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, 2021Jeff Ruby Steaks Turfway Park1 1/8 Miles (S)20-8-4-2
Mar 20, 2021Louisiana DerbyFair Grounds1 3/16 Miles100-40-20-10
Mar 27, 2021Florida DerbyGulfstream Park1 1/8 Miles100-40-20-10
Mar 27, 2021UAE DerbyMeydan Racecourse1 3/16 Miles100-40-20-10
Mar 30, 2021Sunland DerbySunland Park1 1/8 Miles50-20-10-5
Apr 1, 2021Blue Grass StakesKeenealnd1 1/8 Miles100-40-20-10
Apr 1, 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 Mile10-4-2-1
Dec 16, 2020Zen-Nippon Nisai YushunKawasaki1 Mile20-8-4-2
TBAHyacinthTokyo Racecourse1 Mile30-12-6-3
TBAFukuyruNakayama
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

All Others, Life Is Good End Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 1 On Top

As is often the case, “All Other 3-Year-Old Colts and Geldings” ended Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW) Pool 1 as the heavy favorite among the 24 possible entries offering Win and Exacta bets. Read More

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See more Kentucky Derby news HERE.

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
1Essential Quality30Brad CoxGodolphin, LLC
2Keepmeinmind18Robertino DiodoroSouthern Equine Stable LLC
3Jackie's Warrior12Steve AsmussenRobison, J. Kirk and Judy
4Get Her Number10Peter MillerGary Barber
5Sittin On Go10Dale RomansAlbaugh Family Stables LLC
6Hot Rod Charlie8Doug O'NeillRoadrunner Racing, Boat Racing, LLC and Strauss Bros Racing
7Midnight Bourbon6Steve AsmussenWinchell Thoroughbreds LLC
8Rombauer4Michael McCarthyFradkin, John and Diane
9Reinvestment Risk4Chad BrownKlaravich Stables, Inc.
10Super Stock4Steve AsmussenWoolsey, Erv and Asmussen, Keith
11Smiley Sobotka 4Dale RomansAlbaugh Family Stables LLC
12Spielberg2Bob BaffertSF Racing LLC, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stables LLC, Golconda Stables, Siena Fa
13Arabian Prince2Dallas StewartM. Taylor, J. Taylor, BGT LLC,G. E. Saufley & Louis Brooks Ranch LP
14Therideofalifetime1Ignacio Correas, IVStephen L. Fidel
15Upstriker1Ron MoquettSparks, William S., Jones, Brereton C. and LaPenta, Robert V.
16Waspirant1John ShirreffsWygod, Martin J., Wygod, Pam and Lessee
17Civil War1Tom AlbertraniMark T. Anderson
18Swill1Brad CoxKueber Racing, LLC and Ten Strike Racing

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
110
24
32
41
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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
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

Trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert and 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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