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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:
|RANK||HORSE||TRAINER||LAST START||NEXT START|
|1||Instagrand (Into Mischief)||Jerry Hollendorfer||1st, Best Pal Stakes (G2)||???|
|2||Game Winner (Candy Ride)||Bob Baffert||1st, Del Mar Futurity (G1)||American Pharoah Stakes (9/29/18)|
|3||Call Paul (Friesan Fire)||Jason Servis||1st, Saratoga Special (G2)||Champagne Stakes (10/6/18)|
|4||Code of Honor (Noble Mission)||Shug McGaughey||1st, MSW at Saratoga on 8/18/18||???|
|5||Mind Control (Stay Thirsty)||Gregory Sacco||1st, Hopeful Stakes (G1)||Champagne Stakes (10/6/18)|
|6||Mucho (Blame)||Bill Mott||2nd, Hopeful Stakes (G1)||???|
|7||Roadster (Quality Road)||Bob Baffert||3rd, Del Mar Futurity (G1)||???|
|8||Rowayton (Into Mischief)||Jerry Hollendorfer||2nd, Del Mar Futurity (G1)||American Pharoah Stakes (9/29/18)|
|9||Aurelius Maximus (Pioneerof The Nile)||Chad Brown||1st, MSW at Belmont Park on 9/9/18||Champagne Stakes (10/6/18)|
|10||Cairo Cat (Cairo Prince)||Kenny McPeek||1st, Iroquois Stakes (G3)||???|
|11||Much Better (Pioneerof The Nile)||Bob Baffert||1st, MSW at Del Mar on 9/1/18||???|
|12||Tale of The Union (Union Rags)||Bob Baffert||1st, MSW at Del Mar on 8/26/18||American Pharoah Stakes (9/29/18)|
|13||Complexity (Maclean's Music)||Chad Brown||1st, MSW at Saratoga on 9/3/18||???|
|14||Nitrous (Tapit)||Steve Asmussen||3rd, Hopeful Stakes (G1)||???|
|15||Tight Ten (Tapit)||Steve Asmussen||2nd, Iroquois Stakes (G3)||???|
|16||Looking at Bikinis (Lookin At Lucky)||Chad Brown||1st, MSW at Belmont Park on 9/9/18||???|
|17||Standard Deviation (Curlin)||Chad Brown||1st, MSW at Saratoga on 8/18/18||???|
|18||Magic On Tap (Tapit)||Bob Baffert||1st, MSW at Del Mar on 9/1/18||???|
|19||Pole Setter (Take Charge Indy)||Brad Cox||3rd, Iroquois Stakes (G3)||???|
|20||Frosted Ice (Bellamy Road)||Ron Moquett||1st, Bertram F. Bongard Stakes||???|
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
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2017 Results and Payouts
Find out who won last year and what it paid out.
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