While Kentucky Derby 144 isn’t until Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Churchill Downs, here at racingdudes.com, we never stop thinking about that first Saturday in May. Whether you’re looking for 2018 Kentucky Derby contenders, 2017 results and payouts, news, Kentucky Derby prep races, points standings, picks and tips, or handicapping advice, you will have the most updated information here.
2018 KENTUCKY DERBY CONTENDERS
|Rank||Horse||Trainer||Last Start||Next Start|
|1||Copper Bullet (More Than Ready)||Steve Asmussen||1st, 2017 Saratoga Special Stakes (G2)||???|
|2||Run Away (Run Away and Hide)||Simon Callaghan||1st, Best Pal Stakes at Del Mar||Del Mar Futurity|
|3||Mojovation (Quality Road)||Todd Pletcher||1st, Saratoga MSW (7/29/17)||Hopeful Stakes|
|4||He Hate Me (Algorithms)||Horacio DePaz||1st, 2017 Tremont Stakes||???|
|5||Firenze Fire (Poseidon's Warrior)||Jason Service||1st, 2017 Sanford Stakes||Hopeful Stakes|
|6||Ten City (Run Away and Hide)||Kenny McPeek||1st, 2017 Bashford Manor Stakes (G3)||Ellis Park Juvenile|
|7||Dak Attack (Ghostzapper)||Dale Romans||1st, Churchill Downs MSW (6/15/17)||Ellis Park Juvenile|
|8||Kowboy Karma (Kodiak Kowboy)||Larry Jones||1st, Strike Your Colors Stakes||???|
|9||Hollywood Star (Malibu Moon)||Dale Romans||2nd, Saratoga Special Stakes (G2)||???|
|10||National Flag (Speightstown)||Todd Pletcher||1st, Saratoga MSW (8/5/17)||Hopeful Stakes|
|11||Free Drop Billy (Union Rags)||Dale Romans||2nd, Sanford Stakes||Hopeful Stakes|
|12||Shangroyal (Shanghai Bobby)||Wesley Ward||1st, Belmont Park MSW (7/8/17)||Hopeful Stakes|
|13||Sporting Chance (Tiznow)||D. Wayne Lukas||1st Saratoga MSW (7/22/17)||Hopeful Stakes|
|14||What A Catch (Justin Phillip)||Todd Pletcher||1st, Rockville Centre Stakes||???|
|15||Oskar Blues (Speightstown)||Kenny McPeek||1st, Saratoga MSW (8/12/17)||???|
|16||Soul Streit (Maclean's Magic)||Bob Baffert||1st, Del Mar MSW (8/13/17)||???|
|17||Coltandmississippi (Pioneerof the Nile)||Todd Pletcher||1st, Saratoga MSW (8/12/17)||???|
|18||Airtouch (Tapit)||Todd Pletcher||2nd, Saratoga MSW (8/12/17)||???|
|19||Tempestad (Uncle Mo)||Todd Pletcher||3rd, Saratoga Special Stakes (G2)||???|
|20||Serengeti (Algorithms)||Bob Baffert||6th, Best Pal Stakes (G2)||???|
2017 KENTUCKY DERBY RESULTS AND PAYOUTS
Trained by Todd Pletcher and ridden by John Velazquez, 9-2 favorite Always Dreaming opened up at the 1/2-mile pole, and ran off to win the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby.
See full race recap HERE along with the payouts below. Also, be sure to download our 2016 Kentucky Derby Wagering Guide by clicking the button below. These wagering guides are included at least once a month as part of our premium picks packages.
|$1.00||Super High Five||5/1/11/14/19||$493,348.70|
|$0.50||Pick 4||6/9/2/5, 21, 22||$3,441.40|
|$0.50||Pick 5||8/6/9/2/5, 21, 22||$50,063.35|
|$2.00||Pick 6||2, 6/8/6/9/2/5, 21, 22||$857,335.40|
|$2.00||Pick 6||2, 6/8/6/9/2/5, 21, 22||$1,815.80|
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2018 ROAD TO THE KENTUCKY DERBY
The Kentucky Derby 144 field will be based on a tiered point system in select races throughout the country. The schedule has not been released but will begin this fall.
2018 KENTUCKY DERBY POINT STANDINGS
Leader board for qualifying points to the 2018 Kentucky Derby. Points are earned by the top four finishers in designated qualifying Kentucky Derby prep races that will be listed above.