On Saturday, May 2, 2020, the Kentucky Derby (G1) Presented by Woodford Reserve, a 1 ¼-mile classic for 3-year-old Thoroughbreds, will be ran at the historic Churchill Downs for the 146th consecutive year.

No matter if you’re looking for 2020 Kentucky Derby contenders, entries, odds, 2019 results and payouts, news, Kentucky Derby prep race schedule, point standings and leaderboard, past performances, 2020 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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The Kentucky Derby 146 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.

2019-20 Kentucky Derby Prep Season (19 races)

Sep 14, 2019IroquoisChurchill Downs1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1Dennis' Moment
Sep 27, 2019American Pharoah Santa Anita1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1Eight Rings
Oct 5, 2019Breeders’ FuturityKeeneland1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1Maxfield
Oct 5, 2019ChampagneBelmont Park1 Mile10-4-2-1Tiz the Law
Nov 1, 2019Breeders’ Cup JuvenileSanta Anita1 1/16 Miles20-8-4-2N/A
Nov 30, 2019Kentucky Jockey ClubChurchill Downs1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1N/A
Dec 1, 2019RemsenAqueduct1 1/8 Miles10-4-2-1N/A
Dec 7, 2019Los Alamitos FuturityLos Alamitos1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1N/A
Dec 15, 2019Springboard MileRemington Park1 Mile10-4-2-1N/A
Jan 1, 2020JeromeAqueduct1 Mile10-4-2-1N/A
Jan 4, 2020ShamSanta Anita1 Mile10-4-2-1N/A
Jan 18, 2020LecomteFair Grounds1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1N/A
Jan 24, 2020Smarty JonesOaklawn Park1 Mile10-4-2-1N/A
Feb 1, 2020Robert B. LewisSanta Anita1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1N/A
Feb 1, 2020WithersAqueduct1 1/8 Miles10-4-2-1N/A
Feb 1, 2020Holy BullGulfstream Park1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1N/A
Feb 9, 2020Sam F. DavisTampa Bay Downs1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1N/A
Feb 15, 2020El Camino Real DerbyGolden Gate1 1/8 Miles (S)10-4-2-1N/A
Feb 17, 2020SouthwestOaklawn Park1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1N/A

2020 Kentucky Derby Championship Series (16 races)

Feb 15, 2020Risen StarFair Grounds1 1/8 Miles50-20-10-5N/A
Feb 21, 2020Sunland DerbySunland Park1 1/8 Miles50-20-10-5N/A
Feb 29, 2020Fountain of YouthGulfstream Park1 1/16 Miles50-20-10-5N/A
Mar 7, 2020GothamAqueduct1 Mile50-20-10-5N/A
Mar 7, 2020Tampa Bay DerbyTampa Bay Downs1 1/16 Miles50-20-10-5N/A
Mar 7, 2020Jeff Ruby Steaks Turfway Park1 1/8 Miles (S)20-8-4-2N/A
Mar 7, 2020San FelipeSanta Anita1 1/16 Miles50-20-10-5N/A
Mar 14, 2020RebelOaklawn Park1 1/16 Miles50-20-10-5N/A
Mar 21, 2020Louisiana DerbyFair Grounds1 3/16 Miles100-40-20-10N/A
Mar 28, 2020UAE DerbyMeydan Racecourse1 3/16 Miles100-40-20-10N/A
Mar 28, 2020Florida DerbyGulfstream Park1 1/8 Miles100-40-20-10N/A
Apr 4, 2020Wood MemorialAqueduct1 1/8 Miles100-40-20-10N/A
Apr 4, 2020Blue GrassKeeneland1 1/8 Miles100-40-20-10N/A
Apr 4, 2020Santa Anita DerbySanta Anita1 1/8 Miles100-40-20-10N/A
Apr 11, 2020Arkansas DerbyOaklawn Park1 1/8 Miles100-40-20-10N/A
Apr 11, 2020LexingtonKeeneland1 1/16 Miles30-8-4-2N/A
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2019-20 European Road to the Kentucky Derby (7 races)

Sep 28, 2019Juddmonte Royal LodgeNewmarket (GB)1 Mile (T)10-4-2-1Royal Dornoch
Sep 28, 2019BeresfordCurragh1 Mile (T)10-4-2-1Innisfree (IRE)
Oct 6, 2019Qatar Prix Jean-Luc LagardèreLongchamp 1 Mile (T)10-4-2-1Victor Ludorum (GB)
Oct 26, 2019Vertem Futurity TrophyDoncaster1 Mile (T)10-4-2-1N/A
Mar 4, 2020Road to the Kentucky Derby Condition StakesKempton Park1 Mile (S)20-8-4-2N/A
Mar 4, 2020Patton (Listed)Dundalk1 Mile (S)20-8-4-2N/A
Apr 9, 2020Cardinal Condition StakesChelmsford City1 Mile (S)30-12-6-3N/A

2019-20 Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby (4 races)

Nov 23, 2019Cattleya ShoTokyo Racecourse1 Mile10-4-2-1N/A
Dec 18, 2019Zen-Nippon Nisai YushunKawasaki1 Mile20-8-4-2N/A
Feb 16, 2020HyacinthTokyo Racecourse1 Mile30-12-6-3N/A
Mar 29, 2020FukuyruNakayama
1 1/8 Miles40-16-8-4N/A

(T) = Turf
(S) = Synthetic


Maxfield Monstrous in Breeders’ Futurity

Godolphin’s homebred Maxfield put forth a monstrous effort in the stretch, sweeping past the highly-regarded Gouverneur Morris before taking off to win Saturday’s $500,000 Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity Stakes (G1) at Keeneland. Read More

Tiz the Law Lays it Down in Champagne

Juveniles Ready to Step Up in Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity

Eight Rings Answers the Call in American Pharoah

Dennis’ Moment Continues to Shine in Iroquois

See more Kentucky Derby news HERE.

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Leaderboard for qualifying points to the 2020 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

1Maxfield10Brendan WalshGodolphin, LLC
2Tiz the Law10Barclay TaggSackatoga Stable
3Eight Rings10Bob BaffertSF Racing LLC, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stables LLC, Hertrich, III, Frederick,
4Dennis' Moment10Dale RomansAlbaugh Family Stables LLC
5Green Light Go4Jimmy JerkensStronach Stables
6Gouverneur Morris4Todd PletcherTeam Valor International and WinStar Farm LLC
7Scabbard4Eddie KenneallyJoseph W. Sutton
8American Theorem4George PapaprodromouKretz Racing LLC
9Big City Bob2Duarte Jorge JrColts Neck Stables LLC
10Enforceable2Mark CasseJohn C. Oxley
11Storm the Court2Peter EurtonDavid A Bernsen LLC, Exline-Border Racing LLC, Hudock, Dan and Wilson, Susanna
12Lebda2Claudio GonzalezJoseph E. Besecker
13Gozilla1Steve AsmussenZayat Stables, LLC and Barber, Gary
14Letmeno1Ian WilkesRandall L. Bloch and Six Column Stables, LLC, et al
15Ajaaweed1Kiaran McLaughlinShadwell Stable
16Express Train1John ShirreffsC R K Stable

European Road to the Kentucky Derby

1Royal Dornoch (IRE)10Aidan O'BrienDerrick Smith, Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor
2Innisfree (IRE)10Aidan O'BrienDerrick Smith, Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor & Mrs. A.M. O’Brien
3Victor Ludorum (GB)10Andre FabreGodolphin LLC
4Kameko4Andrew BaldingQatar Racing Limited
5Alson (GER)4J.P. CarvalhoGestut Schlenderhan
6Shekhem (IRE)4Dermot WeldH.H. Aga Khan
7Armory (IRE)2Aidan O'BrienMrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith
8Iberia (IRE)2Aidan O'BrienMichael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Mrs. John Magnier
9Gold Maze (GB)2Jessica HarringtonThe Long Wait Partnership
10Ecrivain (FR)1Carlos Laffon-PariasWertheimer & Frere
7Year Of The Tiger (IRE)1Aidan O'BrienDerrick Smith, Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor & Flaxman Stables
8Camorra (IRE)1Ger LyonsSimon Kwok

Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby



The Derby Trail Tracker monitors and lists all the 2020 Kentucky Derby contenders and where they will be running next. Updated by Saratoga Slim, the races along the Derby trail with Kentucky Derby points (and a couple important preps without points) are listed and the potential runners (with trainer last name in parentheses) are categorized as follows:

·         Probable: connections (trainer / owner) have said they are planning to run their horse in this race

·         Possible: connections (trainer / owner) have named this race as a possible place that their horse may run

·         Speculative: based on quotes from connections and past trainer trends, these are educated guesses on where the horse may run on the Derby Trail

Kentucky Derby Contenders


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 2019 Kentucky Derby Future Wager are:

November 22-25, 2018 (CLOSED)
Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 1 

November 22-25, 2018 (CLOSED)
Kentucky Derby Sire Wager

February 8-10, 2019 (CLOSED)
Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 2

March 8-10, 2019 (CLOSED)
Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 3

March 8-10, 2019 (CLOSED)
Kentucky Oaks Future Wager Pool 1

March 8-10, 2019 (CLOSED)
Kentucky Oaks/Derby Double Future Wager

April 5-7, 2019 (CLOSED)
Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 4

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Kentucky Derby Picks

Race Recap/Replay

On Saturday, May 4, 2019, America’s most storied sporting event rewrote its own history on Saturday when the 65/1 longshot Country House was named the first-ever winner via disqualification of the Kentucky Derby (G1) Presented by Woodford Reserve at Churchill Downs. Maximum Security, who crossed the finish line first, was taken down via DQ after a 22 minute review, and placed 17th.

Country House’s win was his first since breaking his maiden at Gulfstream Park on January 17 at third asking. The 3-year-old son of Lookin At Lucky record now stands at 7-2-2-1 with $2,120,175 earned for breeder Mrs. J. V. Shields, Jr., and co-owners E. J. M. McFadden, Jr., and LNJ Foxwoods. The win the first for trainer Bill Mott and jockey Flavien Prat.

Get results and payouts to the 2019 Kentucky Derby below. Also, click the link to download our 35-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.

20Country HouseFlavien PratBill Mott132.4056.6024.60
13Code of HonorJohn VelazquezShug McGaughey15.209.80
8TacitusJose OrtizBill Mott5.60
$0.50 Pick 37-12-20 (3 Correct)$638.80$1,512,379
$0.50 Pick 3Oaks/Forester/Derby 13-12-20 (3 Correct)$2,072.65$686,826
$0.50 Pick 43-7-12-20 (4 Correct)$11,325.65$4,091,771
$0.50 Pick 52/8-3-7-12-20 (5 Correct)$72,317.60$3,980,809
$2.00 Pick 6Oaks/Derby P6 1-13-3-8-12-20 (5 Correct)$67,936.00$479,561
$0.20 Pick 6 Jackpot4-2/8-3-7-12-20 (6 Correct)$271,869.82$1,066,333$137,594
$1.00 Daily Double12-20$121.40$1,399,396
$1.00 Daily DoubleOaks/Derby 13-20$1,290.50$2,832,209
$2.00 Exacta20-13$3,009.60$25,969,517
$0.50 Trifecta20-13-8$5,737.65$34,688,427
$1.00 Superfecta20-13-8-5$51,400.10$16,581,163
$1.00 Super High Five20-13-8-5-16$544,185.90$644,420