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.


Rank Horse Trainer Last Start Next Start
1Thousand Words Bob Baffert 1st, Los Alamitos Futurity (G2) at Los Alamitos Robert B. Lewis Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita
2Maxfield Brendan P. Walsh1st, Breeders' Futurity (G1) at Keeneland ??
3Authentic Bob Baffert 1st, Sham Stakes at Santa Anita Park ??
4Dennis' Moment Dale Romans 8th, Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) at Santa Anita Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2) Stakes at Gulfstream Park
5Storm the CourtPeter Eurton 1st, Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) at Santa Anita San Felipe Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita
6Anneau D'orBlaine D. Wright2nd, Los Alamitos Futurity (G2) at Los Alamitos El Camion Real Stakes at Golden Gate
7Independence Hall Michael J. Trombetta1st, Jerome Stakes at Aqueduct Sam. F. Davis Stakes (G3) at Tampa Bay Downs
8Structor Chad Brown 1st, Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf at Santa Anita ??
9Shotski Jeremiah O'Dwyer1st, Remsen Stakes (G2) at Aqueduct Withers Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct
10Tiz the Law Barclay Tagg3rd, Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (G2) at Churchill DownsHoly Bull Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park
11Ajaaweed Kiaran McLaughlin2nd, Remsen Stakes (G2) at Aqueduct Holy Bull Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park
12Honor A. P.John Shirreffs 1st, Maiden Special Weight at Santa Anita ??
13Basin Steve Asmussen 1st, Hopeful Stakes (G1) at Saratoga Rebel Stakes (G2) at Oaklawn Park
14Eight Rings Bob Baffert 6th, Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) at Santa Anita Rebel Stakes (G2) at Oaklawn Park
15Gouverneur Morris Todd Pletcher 2nd, Breeders' Futurity (G1) at Keenealnd ??
16American Theorem George Papaprodromou2nd, American Pharoah Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita San Felipe Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita
17Enforceable Mark Casse 1st, Lecomte Stakes (G3) at Fair Grounds ??
18Street BossSteve Asmussen 1st, Smarty Jones Stakes at Oaklawn Park ??
19Three Technique Jeremiah C. Englehart2nd, Smarty Jones Stakes at Oaklawn Park ??
20Shoplifted Steve Asmussen 3rd, Smary Jones Stakes at Oaklawn Park ??
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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 Miles20-8-4-2Storm the Court
Nov 30, 2019Kentucky Jockey ClubChurchill Downs1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1Silver Prospector
Dec 7, 2019RemsenAqueduct1 1/8 Miles10-4-2-1Shotski
Dec 7, 2019Los Alamitos FuturityLos Alamitos1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1Thousand Words
Dec 15, 2019Springboard MileRemington Park1 Mile10-4-2-1Shoplifted
Jan 1, 2020JeromeAqueduct1 Mile10-4-2-1Independence Hall
Jan 4, 2020ShamSanta Anita1 Mile10-4-2-1Authentic
Jan 18, 2020LecomteFair Grounds1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1Enforceable
Jan 24, 2020Smarty JonesOaklawn Park1 Mile10-4-2-1Gold Street
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 8, 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 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, 2020San FelipeSanta Anita1 1/16 Miles50-20-10-5N/A
Mar 14, 2020Jeff Ruby Steaks Turfway Park1 1/8 Miles (S)20-8-4-2N/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 22, 2020Sunland DerbySunland Park1 1/8 Miles50-20-10-5N/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, 2020LexingtonKeeneland1 1/16 Miles20-8-4-2N/A
Apr 11, 2020Arkansas DerbyOaklawn Park1 1/8 Miles100-40-20-10N/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)10-4-2-1Kameko
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 Mile10-4-2-1Dieu du Vin (JPN)
Dec 18, 2019Zen-Nippon Nisai YushunKawasaki1 Mile20-8-4-2Vacation
Feb 16, 2020HyacinthTokyo Racecourse1 Mile30-12-6-3N/A
Mar 29, 2020FukuyruNakayama
1 1/8 Miles40-16-8-4N/A

(T) = Turf
(S) = Synthetic


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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

1Storm the Court22Peter EurtonDavid A Bernsen LLC, Exline-Border Racing LLC, Hudock, Dan and Wilson, Susanna
2Enforceable13Mark CasseJohn C. Oxley
3Anneau d'Or12Blaine D. WrightPeter Redekop B. C., Ltd.
4Shoplifted 12Steve Asmussen Grandview Equine, Cheyenne Stables, LLC and LNJ Foxwoods
5Tiz the Law12Barclay TaggSackatoga Stable
6Silver Prospector 11Steve Asmussen Orr, Ed and Orr, Susie
7Maxfield10Brendan WalshGodolphin, LLC
8Eight Rings10Bob BaffertSF Racing LLC, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stables LLC, Hertrich, III, Frederick,
9Independence Hall10Michael J. TrombettaWoodford Thoroughbreds
10Shotski 10Jeremiah O'DwyerWachtel Stable, Barber, Gary, Pantofel Stable and Karty, Mike
11Dennis' Moment10Dale RomansAlbaugh Family Stables LLC
12Gold Street 10Steve Asmussen Mike McCarty
13Thousand Words10Bob Baffert Albaugh Family Stables and Spendthrift LLC
14Authentic 10Bob BaffertSF Racing LLC, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stables LLC, Hertrich, III, Frederick,
15Scabbard6Eddie KenneallyJoseph W. Sutton
16Wrecking Crew 4Peter MillerRockingham Ranch and David A Bernsen LLC
17Ajaaweed5Kiaran McLaughlinShadwell Stable
18Finnick the Fierce6Rey Hernandez Monge, Arnaldo and Hernandez, Rey
19Green Light Go4Jimmy JerkensStronach Stables
20Gouverneur Morris4Todd PletcherTeam Valor International and WinStar Farm LLC
21Answer In 4Brad CoxLaPenta, Robert V. and Madaket Stables LLC
22American Theorem4George PapaprodromouKretz Racing LLC
23Silver State 4Steve Asmussen Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC and Willis Horton Racing LLC
23Azul Coast 4Bob Baffert Watson, Karl, Pegram, Michael E. and Weitman, Paul
24Three Technique 4Jeremiah Englehart August Dawn Farm (Bill Parcels)
25Bourbon Bay 3Mark Hennig Bourbon Lane Stable (J. Hill, M. McMahon), Seidman Stables LLC and Lake Lonely Racing
26Prince of Pharoahs 3Linda RiceBilinski, Darlene and Patten, Harry
27High Velocity 2Bob Baffert West, Gary and Mary
28Chase Tracker 2Todd Pletcher St. Elias Stable
29Zimba Warrior2Keith DesormeauxMarquis, Charles K. and Marquis, Cynthia F.
30Mr. Monomoy 2Brad CoxMadaket Stables LLC, Michael Dubb, and Doheny. Racing Stable
31Lebda2Claudio GonzalezJoseph E. Besecker
32Jungle Runner 1Steve AsmussenCalumet Farm
33Gozilla1Steve AsmussenZayat Stables, LLC and Barber, Gary
34Informative 1Uriah St. LewisUriah St. Lewis
35Letmeno 1Ian WilkesRandall L. Bloch and Six Column Stables, LLC, et al
36Express Train 1John ShirreffsC R K Stable
37Celtic Striker1Edward Baker Imperial Racing, LLC
38Taishan 1Richard Baltas Nguyen, Calvin and Tran, Joey

European Road to the Kentucky Derby

1Kameko14Andrew BaldingQatar Racing Limited
2Innisfree (IRE)14Aidan O'BrienDerrick Smith, Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor & Mrs. A.M. O’Brien
3Victor Ludorum (GB)10Andre FabreGodolphin LLC
4Royal Dornoch (IRE)10Aidan O'BrienDerrick Smith, Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor
5Alson (GER)4J.P. CarvalhoGestut Schlenderhan
6Shekhem (IRE)4Dermot WeldH.H. Aga Khan
7Year Of The Tiger (IRE)3Aidan O'BrienDerrick Smith, Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor & Flaxman Stables
8Armory (IRE)2Aidan O'BrienMrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith
9Iberia (IRE)2Aidan O'BrienMichael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Mrs. John Magnier
10Gold Maze (GB)2Jessica HarringtonThe Long Wait Partnership
11Mogul (GB)1Aidan O'BrienMichael Tabor & Derrick Smith & Mrs John Magnier
12Ecrivain (FR)1Carlos Laffon-PariasWertheimer & Frere
13Camorra (IRE)1Ger LyonsSimon Kwok

Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby

1Vacation (JPN)20
2Dieu du Vin (JPN)10Y. Kato Three H Racing Co. Ltd.
3Iolite (JPN)8
4T's Dunk (JPN)4
5Shonan Mario (JPN)4Kato SShonan Co. Ltd.
6Meisho Tensui (JPN)2
7Daimei Corrida (JPN)2N. MoritaNoboru Miyamoto
8Aurora Tesoro1Y. HatakeyamaRyotokuji Kenji Holdings Co. Ltd.


Kentucky Derby Contenders

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 2020 Kentucky Derby Future Wager are:

November 28-December 1, 2019 (CLOSED)
Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 1 

November 28-December 1, 2019 (CLOSED)
Kentucky Derby Sire Wager 

February 7-9, 2020
Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 2

March 6-8, 2020
Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 3

March 6-8, 2020
Kentucky Oaks Future Wager Pool 1

March 6-8, 2020
Kentucky Oaks/Derby Double Future Wager

April 3-5, 2020
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