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Top 2018 Kentucky Derby Contenders

Top 2018 Kentucky Derby Contenders

2018 Kentucky Oaks/Kentucky Derby Wagering Guide

It’s never too early to get to know your Kentucky Derby contenders! You can do just that, plus a lot more, with a simple click of a button. We’ve developed a NEW dedicated page specifically for the Kentucky Derby. You can find anything you want to know about all things related to the Kentucky Derby by clicking HERE. Let this page be your headquarters for all things Kentucky Derby year around. The page will feature:

2018 Kentucky Derby Contenders

Updated weekly, we’ll rank the top 20 Kentucky Derby contenders leading up to the race. Now that the 2-year-old racing is heating up, we are starting to get a feel for what the new crop will look like. However, many things will change, as the race is still several months away. As of now, here’s how the rankings stand:

1War of Will (War Front) Tyler GaffalioneMark Casse15-16
2Tax (Arch)Junior AlvaradoDanny Gargan 20-113
3By My Standards (Goldencents)Gabriel SaezBret Calhoun 15-115
4Gray Magician (Graydar) Drayden Van DykePeter Miller 50-119
5Improbable (City Zip) Irad Ortiz, Jr.Bob Baffert 5-14
6Vekoma (Candy Ride) Javier CastellanoGeorge Weaver 15-18
7Maximum Security (New Year's Day)Luis SaezJason Servis8-17
8Tacitus (Tapit) Jose OrtizBill Mott8-15
9Plus Que Parfait (Point of Entry)Ricardo Santana, Jr.Bill Walsh 30-118
10Cutting Humor (First Samurai)Mike SmithTodd Pletcher 30-111
SCRHaikal (Daaher)Rajiv MaraghKiaran P. McLaughlinSCRATCHED14
SCROmaha Beach (War Front)Mike SmithRichard MandellaSCRATCHED1
13Code of Honor (Noble Mission)John VelazquezShug McGaughey 12-19
14Win Win Win (Hat Trick)Julian PimentelMichael Trombetta 12-116
15Master Fencer (Just a Way)Julien LeparouxK. Tsunoda50-120
16Game Winner (Candy Ride)Joel RosarioBob Baffert 9-23
17Roadster (Quality Road)Florent GerouxBob Baffert 5-12
18Long Range Toddy (Take Charge Indy)Jon CourtSteve Asmussen30-110
19Spinoff (Hard Spun)Manny FrancoTodd Pletcher 30-117
20Country House (Lookin At Lucky)Flavien PratBill Mott30-112
21Bodexpress (Bodemeister)Chris LanderosGustavo Delgado30-1NR

2018 Road to the Kentucky Derby

The 2018 Kentucky Derby prep race schedule will be released soon! The races start in September and run all the way through April. Check back to this page for all the action leading up to the first Saturday in May.

2018 Kentucky Derby Points Standings

Once the Kentucky Derby Prep races get rolling, this will be important to follow. The battle to qualify for the race is always a competitive grind right to the end and every point matters. Throughout the Road to the Kentucky Derby, this will be updated weekly.

Latest Kentucky Derby News

If we’re talking about the Kentucky Derby, it will be listed here as well as on our home page. This race is the focus of trainers, jockeys, and owners for 365 days a year.

2017 Results and Payouts

Find out who won last year and what it paid out.

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