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On Saturday, May 1, 2021, Bob Baffert won the 147th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) with Medina Spirit at Churchill Downs. Whether you’re looking for 2021 Kentucky Derby contenders, entries, odds, 2021 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

Medina Spirit fought back after briefly relinquishing the lead to Mandaloun in the stretch to post a half-length to win the 147th running of the $3 million Kentucky Derby (G1) presented by Woodford Reserve before a crowd of 51,838. This was Bob Baffert’s record setting 7th Kentucky Derby win and 4th win for jockey John Valazquez.

This is Medina Spirit’s 2nd career stakes win which includes his win in the Robert B. Lewis Stakes (G3). The 3-year-old son of Protonico improves his record to 6-3-3-0 and has now earned $2,175,200 for owners Zendan Racing Stables.

Get results and payouts to the 2021 Kentucky Derby below. Also, click the link to download our 19-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.

8Medina SpiritJohn VelazquezBob Baffert26.2012.007.60
7MandalounFlorent GerouxBrad Cox23.0013.40
9Hot Rod CharlieFlavien PratDoug O'Neill5.20
$0.50 Pick 34-3-8 (3 Correct)$73.15$1,304,665
$0.50 Pick 34-5-8 (3 Correct)$163.05$0
$0.50 Pick 3Oaks/Forester/Derby 10-3-8 (3 Correct)$51.85$0
$0.50 Pick 3Oaks/Forester/Derby 10-5-8 (3 Correct)$109.10$631,903
$0.50 Pick 45-4-3/5-8 (4 Correct)$708.15$3,209,825
$0.50 Pick 52/3-5-4-3/5-8 (5 Correct)$2,974.85$3,425,122
$2.00 Pick 6Oaks/Derby P6 2-7-10-4-4-3/5-8 (6 Correct)$2,143.80$640,315
$2.00 Pick 6Oaks/Derby P6 2-7-10-4-4-3/5-8 (5 Correct)$22.20$0
$0.20 Pick 6 Jackpot4-2/3-5-4-3/5-8 (6 Correct)$1,363.90$3,584,747
$1.00 Daily Double3-8$26.40$1,223,340
$1.00 Daily Double5-8$62.60$0
$1.00 Daily DoubleOaks/Derby 10-8$47.90$2,792,122
$2.00 Exacta8-7$503.60$22,218,094
$1.00 Superfecta8-7-9-14$9,456.40$13,933,415
$1.00 Super High Five8-7-9-14-6$296,769.60$763,496
$0.50 Trifecta8-7-9$848.45$30,501,566
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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)

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 Miles10-4-2-1Brooklyn Strong
Dec 18, 2020Springboard MileRemington Park1 Mile10-4-2-1Senor Buscador
Dec 19, 2020Los Alamitos FuturityLos Alamitos1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1Spielberg
Jan 1, 2021JeromeAqueduct1 Mile10-4-2-1Capo Kane
Jan 2, 2021ShamSanta Anita1 Mile10-4-2-1Life Is Good
Jan 16, 2021LecomteFair Grounds1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1Midnight Bourbon
Jan 22, 2021Smarty JonesOaklawn Park1 Mile10-4-2-1Caddo River
Jan 30, 2021Holy BullGulfstream Park1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1Greatest Honour
Jan 30, 2021Robert B. LewisSanta Anita1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1Medina Spirit
Feb 6, 2021WithersAqueduct1 1/8 Miles10-4-2-1Risk Taking
Feb 6, 2021Sam F. DavisTampa Bay Downs1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1Candy Man Rocket
Feb 13, 2021El Camino Real DerbyGolden Gate1 1/8 Miles (S)10-4-2-1Rombauer
Feb 26, 2021John Battaglia MemorialTurfway Park1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1Hush of a Storm
Feb 27, 2021SouthwestOaklawn Park1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1Essential Quality

2021 Kentucky Derby Championship Series (16 races)

Feb 13, 2021Risen StarFair Grounds1 1/8 Miles50-20-10-5Mandaloun
Feb 27, 2021Fountain of YouthGulfstream Park1 1/16 Miles50-20-10-5Greatest Honour
Mar 6, 2021GothamAqueduct1 Mile50-20-10-5Weyburn
Mar 6, 2021Tampa Bay DerbyTampa Bay Downs1 1/16 Miles50-20-10-5Helium
Mar 6, 2021San FelipeSanta Anita1 1/16 Miles50-20-10-5Life Is Good
Mar 13, 2021RebelOaklawn Park1 1/16 Miles50-20-10-5Concert Tour
Mar 20, 2021Louisiana DerbyFair Grounds1 3/16 Miles100-40-20-10Hot Rod Charlie
Mar 27, 2021Jeff Ruby Steaks Turfway Park1 1/8 Miles (S)100-40-20-10Like the King
Mar 27, 2021Florida DerbyGulfstream Park1 1/8 Miles100-40-20-10Known Agenda
Mar 27, 2021UAE DerbyMeydan Racecourse1 3/16 Miles100-40-20-10Rebel's Romance
Apr 3, 2021Blue Grass StakesKeenealnd1 1/8 Miles100-40-20-10Essential Quality
Apr 3, 2021Santa Anita DerbySanta Anita Park1 1/8 Miles 100-40-20-10Rock Your World
Apr 3, 2021Wood MemorialAqueduct1 1/8 Miles 100-40-20-10Bourbonic
Apr 10, 2021Arkansas DerbyOaklawn Park1 1/8 Miles100-40-20-10Super Stock
Apr 10, 2021Lexington StakesKeeneland1 1/16 Miles20-8-4-2King Fury

2020-21 European Road to the Kentucky Derby (7 races)

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 3, 2021Road to the Kentucky Derby Condition StakesKempton Park1 Mile (S)20-8-4-2Highland Avenue
Mar 5, 2021Patton StakesDundalk1 Mile (S)20-8-4-2My Generation
Apr 1, 2021Cardinal Condition StakesChelmsford City1 Mile (S)30-12-6-3Fundamental (GB)

2020-21 Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby (4 races)

Nov 28, 2020CattleyaTokyo Racecourse1 Mile10-4-2-1Lemon Pop
Dec 16, 2020Zen-Nippon Nisai YushunKawasaki1 Mile20-8-4-2Alain Barows (Jpn)
Feb 21, 2021HyacinthTokyo Racecourse1 Mile30-12-6-3La Perouse (Jpn)
March 27, 2021FukuyruNakayama
1 1/8 Miles40-16-8-4God Selection (Jpn)

(T) = Turf
(S) = Synthetic

Note: Scheduled dates subject to change.

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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

1Essential Quality140Brad CoxGodolphin, LLC
2Hot Rod Charlie110Doug O'NeillRoadrunner Racing, Boat Racing, LLC and Strauss Bros Racing
3Super Stock109Steve AsmussenWoolsey, Erv and Asmussen, Keith
4Like the King104Wesley WardM Racing Group LLC (Mickey Gonzalez)
5Known Agenda 102Todd Pletcher St. Elias Stable
6Rock Your World100John SadlerHronis Racing LLC
7Bourbonic100Todd PlectherCalumet Farm
8Medina Spirit 74Bob BaffertZedan Racing Stables Inc.
9Midnight Bourbon66Steve AsmussenWinchell Thoroughbreds LLC
10Mandaloun52Brad CoxJuddmonte Farms Inc. (Prince Khalid Abdullah)
11Highly Motivated50Chad BrownKlaravich Stables Inc.
12Heluim50Mark CasseD J Stable LLC
13Soup and Sandwich40Mark CasseLive Oak Plantation
14Dynamic One40Todd PletcherRepole Stable, Phipps Stable, and St. Elias Stable
15Sainthood40Todd Pletcher WinStar Farm LLC
16Hidden Stash32Vicki OliverBBN Racing LLC
17O Besos25Greg Foley L. Barrett Bernard, Tagg Team Racing & West Point Thoroughbreds
18King Fury20Kenny McPeek Fern Circle Stables & Three Chimneys Farm LLC
19Keepmeinmind18Robertino DiodoroSouthern Equine Stable LLC
20Brooklyn Strong10Daniel VelazquezMark Schwartz

European Road to the Kentucky Derby

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

-God Selection (Jpn)40Teiichi KonnoHiroyuki Kawakatsu
1La Perouse (Jpn)30Kazuo FujisawaNobutaka Tada
2Alain Barows (Jpn)20Masato HayashiKoji Inokuma
-Meisho Murakumo
16Yusuke WadaYoshio Matsumoto
-Probatio (Jpn)12Tsuyoshi TanakaNorth Hills Co. Ltd.
3Lemon Pop10Hiroyasu TanakaGodolphin LLC
-Gold Higher (Jpn)8Ryuji OkuboHisayo Ishiro
-Ranryo O (Jpn)8Satoshi KokuboSatoshi Kokubo
-Takeru Pegasus7Yukhiro KatoYasuhiko Mori
-Ladybug (Jpn)6Yoshihito KitadeGold Up Company Co. Ltd.
-Luce d’Oro (Jpn)4Yutaka TakahashiDearest Club
-Taisei Again (Jpn)4Takeshi MatsushitaSeiho Tanaka
-Plus Ultra2Takahisa TezukaMill Farm Co. Ltd.
-Shin Yomoginesu1Keizo ItoShinji Okamoto
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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 (CLOSED)
Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 2

February 12-14, 2021 (CLOSED)
Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 3

March 5-7, 2021 (CLOSED)
Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 4

March 5-7, 2021 (CLOSED)
Kentucky Oaks Future Wager Pool 1

March 26-28, 2021 (CLOSED)
Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 5


Top Payouts

Remington Park $3,940.80
September 18, 2021 Race 1-5 Pick 5
Woodbine $1,524.50
September 18, 2021 Race 8 Trifecta
Monmouth Park $1,436.00
September 18, 2021 Race 8-11 Pick 4
Belmont Park $1,029.00
September 18, 2021 Race 5-7 Pick 3
Remington Park $995.80
September 18, 2021 Race 6 Superfecta

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