Derby Trail Tracker

This Derby Trail Tracker monitors and lists all the 2018 Kentucky Derby contenders and where they will be running next. The races along the Derby trail with 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

·         Target: connections (trainer / owner) have said that their horse will target this race in the future

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

Race results, Kentucky Derby contenders and prospects, Derby point standings and leaderboard, Kentucky Derby Future Wager odds, info on the European & Japan Roads to the Kentucky Derby, picks, and more can be found on the official Racing Dudes Kentucky Derby page HERE.

Here’s the #DerbyTrailTracker (follow this hashtag and follow us on Twitter @racing_dudes and @SaratogaSlim for updates):

UPDATED ON January 21 at 9:30 p.m. EDT

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 6

Grade 3 Sham
Santa Anita
Distance: 1 mile
Points: 10-4-2-1

RESULTS & PAYOUTS HERE

Mucho Macho Man (Non-Graded)
Gulfstream Park
Distance: 1 mile
Points: None

RESULTS & PAYOUTS HERE

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 13

Grade 3 Lecomte
Fair Grounds
Distance: 1 mile, 70 yards
Points: 10-4-2-1

RESULTS & PAYOUTS HERE

Jerome (Non-Graded)
Aqueduct
Distance: 1 mile
Points: 10-4-2-1

RESULTS & PAYOUTS HERE

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MONDAY, JANUARY 15

Smarty Jones (Non-Graded)
Oaklawn Park
Distance: 1 mile
Points: 10-4-2-1

RESULTS & PAYOUTS HERE

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3

Grade 3 Robert B. Lewis
Santa Anita
Distance: 1 & 1/16 miles
Points: 10-4-2-1

Probable: Shivermetimbers (Hollendorfer), Peace (Mandella)

Grade 3 Withers
Aqueduct
Distance: 1 & 1/8 miles
Points: 10-4-2-1

Probable: Avery Island (McLaughlin)
Speculative: Marconi (Pletcher)

Withers Nominations & Past Performances from Equibase here

Grade 2 Holy Bull
Gulfstream Park
Distance: 1 & 1/16 miles
Points: 10-4-2-1

Probable: Enticed (McLaughlin), Tiz Mischief (Romans)
Possible: Untamed Domain (Motion), Diamond King (Servis)
Speculative: Navistar (Pletcher)

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10

Grade 3 Sam F. Davis
Tampa Bay
Distance: 1 & 1/16 miles
Points: 10-4-2-1

Probable: Catholic Boy (Thomas), Vino Rosso (Pletcher)
Possible: Vouch (Delacour), Untamed Domain (Motion), The Tabulator (Rivelli)
Speculative: Noble Indy (Pletcher), World of Trouble (Servis)

Grade 2 San Vicente
Santa Anita
Distance: 7 furlongs
Points: None

Probable: Zulfikhar (Baffert), Ax Man (Baffert), All Out Blitz (Callaghan)
Possible: Nero (Baffert)

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17

Grade 3 El Camino Real Derby
Golden Gates
Distance: 1 & 1/16 miles
Points: 10-4-2-1

Probable: Dark Vader (Eurton)
Speculative: Choo Choo (Hollendorfer)

Grade 2 Risen Star
Fair Grounds
Distance: 1 & 1/16 miles
Points: 50-20-10-5

Probable: Mask (C.Brown), Supreme Aura (Stidham)
Possible: Principe Guilherme (Asmussen), Instilled Regard (Hollendorfer)

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19

Grade 3 Southwest
Oaklawn Park
Distance: 1 & 1/16 miles
Points: 10-4-2-1

Probable: Sporting Chance (Lukas), Combatant (Asmussen), Mourinho (Baffert), High North (Cox), Ezmosh (Cox)
Speculative: Copper Bullet (Asmussen)

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SATURDAY, MARCH 3

Grade 2 Fountain of Youth
Gulfstream Park
Distance: 1 & 1/16 miles
Points: 50-20-10-5

Probable: Good Magic (C. Brown)

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SATURDAY, MARCH 10

Grade 3 Gotham
Aqueduct
Distance: 1 mile
Points: 50-20-10-5

Probable: Firenze Fire (Servis)

Grade 2 Tampa Bay Derby
Tampa Bay Downs
Distance: 1 & 1/16 miles
Points: 50-20-10-5

Possible: The Tabulator (Rivelli), World of Trouble (Servis)
Speculative: Catholic Boy (Thomas)

Grade 2 San Felipe
Santa Anita Park
Distance: 1 & 1/16 miles
Points: 50-20-10-5

Target: Bolt d’Oro (Ruis)
Speculative: Solomini (Baffert) or McKinzie (Baffert)

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SATURDAY, MARCH 17

Grade 2 Rebel
Oaklawn Park
Distance: 1 & 1/16 miles
Points: 50-20-10-5

Speculative: Solomini (Baffert) or McKinzie (Baffert), Copper Bullet (Asmussen)

Grade 3 Spiral
Turfway Park
Distance: 1 & 1/8 miles (Synthetic)
Points: 20-8-4-2

No probables yet

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SATURDAY, MARCH 24

Grade 2 Louisiana Derby
Fair Grounds
Distance: 1 & 1/8 miles
Points: 100-40-20-10

Speculative: Principe Guilherme (Asmussen)

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SUNDAY, MARCH 25

Grade 3 Sunland Derby
Sunland Park
Distance: 1 & 1/8 miles
Points: 50-20-10-5

No probables yet

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SATURDAY, MARCH 31

Group 2 UAE Derby
Meydan Racecourse
Distance: 1 & 3/16 miles
Points: 100-40-20-10

Speculative: Mendelssohn (O’Brien)

Grade 1 Florida Derby
Gulfstream Park
Distance: 1 & 1/8 miles
Points: 100-40-20-10

No probables yet

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SATURDAY, APRIL 7

Grade 2 Wood Memorial
Aqueduct
Distance: 1 & 1/8 miles
Points: 100-40-20-10

Possible: Firenze Fire (Servis)
Speculative: Avery Island (McLaughlin), Good Magic (C. Brown)

Grade 2 Blue Grass Stakes
Keeneland
Distance: 1 & 1/8 miles
Points: 100-40-20-10

Speculative: Good Magic (C. Brown)

Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby
Santa Anita Park
Distance: 1 & 1/8 miles
Points: 100-40-20-10

Target: Bolt d’Oro (Ruis)

Sanata Anita Derby Nominations & Past Performances available from Equibase

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SATURDAY, APRIL 14

Grade 1 Arkansas Derby
Oaklawn Park
Distance: 1 & 1/8 miles
Points: 100-40-20-10

No probables yet

Grade 3 Lexington Stakes
Keeneland
Distance: 1 & 1/16 miles
Points: 20-8-4-2

No probables yet

Target: Greyvitos (needs to come back from surgery in December to remove a knee chip, but will target Arkansas Derby or Lexington for Kitchingman)

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Kentucky Derby Wagering Guide

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