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2022 Kentucky Derby

2022 Kentucky Derby

On Saturday, May 7, 2022, Rich Strike shocked the world by winning the 148th running of the $3 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) at Churchill Downs. At odds of 80-1, Rich Strike’s historic win was the second-longest upset (80/1) in the race’s 148-year history. 

Whether you’re looking for 2022 Kentucky Derby contenders, entries, odds, 2022 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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Race Recap/Replay

The first Derby starter for trainer Eric Reed and jockey Sonny Leon, Rich Strike was a last-minute addition to the Kentucky Derby (G1) field from the also-eligible list the Friday before the race. Rich Strike is the second-biggest longshot in Derby history, after Donerail paid $184.90 in 1913.

Get results and payouts to the 2022 Kentucky Derby below. Also, click the link to download our 28-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.

21Rich StrikeSonny LeonEric Reed163.6074.2029.40
3EpicenterJoel RosarioSteve Asmussen7.405.20
10ZandonFlavien PratChad Brown5.60
$0.50 Pick 33-10-21 (3 Correct)$1,612.20$1,699,576
$0.50 Pick 49-3/8-10-21(4 Correct)$7,834.05$3,374,500
$0.50 Pick 55-9-3/8-10-21 (5 Correct)$247,215.65$4,635,098
$0.20 Pick 6 Jackpot5/7-5-9-3/8-10-21 (6 Correct)$161,630.86$2,515,211
$1.00 Daily Double10-21$1,364.90$1,277,147
$1.00 Daily DoubleOaks/Derby 1-21$973.20$3,212,580
$2.00 Exacta21-3$4,101.20$25,771,295
$1.00 Superfecta21-3-10-13$321,500.10$14,854,083
$1.00 Super High Five21-3-10-13-1$741,018.90$950,340
$0.50 Trifecta21-3-10$7,435.35$32,846,120
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The Kentucky Derby 148 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.

2021 / 2022 Kentucky Derby Prep Season (21 races)

Sep 18, 2021IroquoisChurchill Downs1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1Major General
Oct 1, 2021American PharoahSanta Anita1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1Corniche*
Oct 2, 2021ChampagneBelmont Park1 Mile10-4-2-1Jack Christopher
Oct 9, 2021Breeders’ FuturityKeeneland1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1Rattle N Roll
Nov 5, 2021Breeders’ Cup JuvenileDel Mar1 1/16 Miles20-8-4-2Corniche*
Nov 27, 2021Kentucky Jockey ClubChurchill Downs1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1Smile Happy
Dec 4, 2021RemsenAqueduct1 1/8 Miles10-4-2-1Mo Donegal
Dec 11, 2021Los Alamitos FuturityLos Alamitos1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1Slow Down Andy
Dec 17, 2021Springboard MileRemington Park1 Mile10-4-2-1Make It Big
Dec 26, 2021Gun RunnerFair Grounds1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1Epicenter
Jan 1, 2022JeromeAqueduct1 Mile10-4-2-1Courvoisier
Jan 1, 2022Smarty JonesOaklawn Park1 Mile10-4-2-1Dash Attack
Jan 1, 2022ShamSanta Anita1 Mile10-4-2-1Newgrange*
Jan 22, 2022LecomteFair Grounds1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1Call Me Midnight
Jan 29, 2022SouthwestOaklawn Park1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1Newgrange*
Feb 5, 2022WithersAqueduct1 1/8 Miles10-4-2-1Early Voting
Feb 5, 2022Holy BullGulfstream Park1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1White Abarrio
Feb 6, 2022Robert B. LewisSanta Anita1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1Messier*
Feb 12, 2022Sam F. DavisTampa Bay Downs1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1Classic Causeway
Feb 12, 2022El Camino Real DerbyGolden Gate1 1/8 Miles (AW)10-4-2-1Blackadder*
Mar 5, 2022John Battaglia MemorialTurfway Park1 1/16 M (AW)10-4-2-1Tiz the Bomb

2022 Kentucky Derby Championship Series (16 races)

Feb 19, 2022Risen StarFair Grounds1 1/8 Miles50-20-10-5Epicenter
Feb 26, 2022RebelOaklawn Park1 1/16 Miles50-20-10-5Un Ojo
Mar 5, 2022GothamAqueduct1 Mile50-20-10-5Morello
Mar 5, 2022Fountain of YouthGulfstream Park1 1/16 Miles50-20-10-5Simplification
Mar 5, 2022San FelipeSanta Anita1 1/16 Miles50-20-10-5Forbidden Kingdom
Mar 12, 2022Tampa Bay DerbyTampa Bay Downs1 1/16 Miles50-20-10-5Classic Causeway
Mar 26, 2022Louisiana DerbyFair Grounds1 3/16 Miles100-40-20-10Epicenter
Mar 26, 2022UAE DerbyMeydan Racecourse1 3/16 Miles100-40-20-10Crown Pride (JPN)
Mar 27, 2022Sunland DerbySunland Park1 1/8 Miles50-20-10-5Slow Down Andy
Apr 2, 2022Florida DerbyGulfstream Park1 1/8 Miles100-40-20-10White Abarrio
Apr 2, 2022Arkansas DerbyOaklawn Park1 1/8 Miles100-40-20-10Cyberknife
Apr 2, 2022Jeff Ruby SteaksTurfway Park1 1/8 Miles (AW)100-40-20-10Tiz the Bomb
Apr 9, 2022Wood MemorialAqueduct1 1/8 Miles100-40-20-10Mo Donegal
Apr 9, 2022Blue GrassKeeneland1 1/8 Miles100-40-20-10Zandon
Apr 9, 2022Santa Anita DerbySanta Anita1 1/8 Miles100-40-20-10Taiba
Apr 16, 2022LexingtonKeeneland1 1/16 Miles20-8-4-2Tawny Port
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2021 / 2022 European Road to the Kentucky Derby (7 races)

Sep 25, 2021Juddmonte Royal LodgeNewmarket (GB)1 Mile (T)10-4-2-1Royal Patronage (FR)
Sep 25, 2021Alan Smurfit Memorial BeresfordCurragh1 Mile (T)10-4-2-1Luxembourg (IRE)
Oct 3, 2021Qatar Prix Jean-Luc LagardèreLongchamp 7 Furlongs (T)10-4-2-1Angel Bleu (FR)
Oct 23, 2021Vertem Futurity TrophyDoncaster1 Mile (T)10-4-2-1Luxembourg (IRE)
Mar 2, 2022Road to the Kentucky Derby Condition StakesKempton Park1 Mile (AW)20-8-4-2Blue Trail (IRE)
Mar 4, 2022Patton StakesDundalk1 Mile (AW)20-8-4-2Juncture (GB)
Mar 31, 2022Cardinal Condition StakesChelmsford City1 Mile (AW)30-12-6-3

2021 / 2022 Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby (4 races)

Nov 27, 2021CattleyaTokyo Racecourse1 Mile10-4-2-1Consigliere (JPN)
Dec 15, 2021Zen-Nippon Nisai YushunKawasaki Racecourse1 Mile20-8-4-2Dry Stout (JPN)
Feb 20, 2022HyacinthTokyo Racecourse1 Mile30-12-6-3Combustion (JPN)
March 26, 2022FukuyruNakayama Racecourse1 1/8 Miles40-16-8-4Delicada (JPN)

(T) = Turf
(AW) = All-Weather

Note: Scheduled dates subject to change.

*“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 2022 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

1Epicenter 164Steve AsmussenWinchell Thoroughbreds LLC
2Zandon114Chad BrownJeff Drown
3White Abarrio112Saffie Joseph, Jr.C2 Racing Stable LLC and La Milagrosa Stable, LLC
4Mo Donegal112Todd PletcherDonegal Racing
5Tiz the Bomb110Kenny McPeekMagdalena Racing (Sherri McPeek et al)
6Cyberknife100Brad CoxGold Square LLC (Abraham Gold)
7Crown Pride100Koichi ShintaniTeruya Yoshida
8Taiba100Tim YakteenZedan Racing Stables Inc. (Amr Zedan)
9Simplification 74Antonio SanoTami Bobo
10Smile Happy70Kenny McPeekLucky Seven Stable
11Classic Causeway66Brian LynchKentucky West Racing LLC (Patrick O’Keefe) & Clarke M. Cooper
12Tawny Port60Brad CoxPeachtree Stable (John Fort)
13Barber Road58John OrtizWSS Racing LLC
14Messier40Tim YakteenSF Racing LLC (Gavin Murphy), Starlight Racing (Jack Wolf),
Madaket Stables LLC (Sol Kumin), Robert E. Masterson, Jay
A. Schoenfarber, Waves Edge Capital LLC (W. Gregg Slager),
Catherine M. Donovan, Golconda Stable (Ben Goldberg &
Elliot Friman), Siena Farm LLC (Anthony Manganaro)
15Zozos40Brad CoxBarry & Joni Butzow
16Summer Is Tomorrow40Bhupat SeemarMichael Hilary Burke & Negar Burke
17Charge It40Todd Pletcher Whisper Hill Farm (Amanda Pope)
18Happy Jack30 Doug O'NeillCalumet Farm (Brad Kelley)
19Pioneer of Medina25Todd PletcherSumaya U. S. Stables
20Ethereal Road22D Wayne LukasAaron Sones
21Rich Strike21Eric ReedRED TR-Racing LLC (Richard Dawson)
22Rattle N Roll20Kenny McPeekLucky Seven Stable
23Bye Bye Bobby20Todd Fincher B4 Farms LLC
24Skippylongstocking20Saffie Joseph Jr.Daniel Alonso
25Major General18Todd PletcherWinStar Farm LLC and Siena Farm LLC
26Golden Glider15Mark CassePenny & Manfred Conrad

European Road to the Kentucky Derby

-Luxembourg (IRE)20
-Juncture (GB)20
-Blue Trail (Ire)20
-Angel Bleu (FR)10
-Royal Patronage (FR)10
-Morning Soldier (Ire)8
-Harrow (Ire)8
-Noble Truth (FR)4
-Coroebus (IRE)4
-Sissoko (IRE)4
-Manu Et Corde (IRE)4
-Sister Bridget (Ire)4
-Find (GB)4
-Bayside Boy (IRE)2
-Ancient Rome2
-Unconquerable (IRE)2
-Tuwaiq (Ire)2
-In Ecstasy (Ire)2
-Havana Goldrush (GB)2
-Tuwaiq (IRE)2
-Accakaba (IRE)1
-Masekela (IRE)1
-Hannibal Barca (IRE)1
-Swan Bay (IRE)1

Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby

-Delicada (JPN)40
-Combustion (JPN)38
-Dry Stout (JPN)20
-Notturno (JPN)16
1Geraldo Barows (JPN)14
2Consigliere (JPN)10
-Peisha Es (JPN)8
-Sea Vixen6
-Praelude (JPN)4
-Odilon (JPN)4
3Café Karma (JPN)4
4Sekifu (JPN)2
5Geraldo Barows (JPN)2
-World Connector1


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 2022 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (all times Eastern):

November 25th – 12 PM – November 28th, 2021 – 6PM
Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 1

November 25th – 12 PM – November 28th, 2021 – 6 PM
Kentucky Derby Sire Wager 
The Kentucky Derby Sire Future Wager lets fans wager on world-class sires (a horse’s father), winning if any one of their offspring wins the Kentucky Derby.

January 21st – 12 PM – January 23, 2022 – 6 PM 
Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 2 

February 11th – 12 PM – February 13th, 2022 – 6 PM 
Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 3 

March 11th – 12 PM – March 13th, 2022 – 6 PM 
Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 4 

March 11th – 12 PM – March 13th, 2022 – 6:30 PM 
Kentucky Oaks Future Wager Pool 1 

March 11th – 12 PM – March 13th, 2022 – 6:30 PM
Kentucky Oaks/Derby Double Future Wager 

April 7th – 12 PM – April 9th, 2022 – 1:30 PM 
Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 5 

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