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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||Game Winner (Candy Ride)||Bob Baffert||2nd, Rebel Stakes (G2)||Santa Anita Derby|
|2||Omaha Beach (War Front)||Ricard Mandella||1st, Rebel Stakes (G3)||???|
|3||Mucho Gusto (Mucho Macho Man)||Bob Baffert||1st, Robert B. Lewis Stakes (G3)||Sunland Derby|
|4||War of Will (War Front)||Mark Casse||1st, Risen Star Stakes (G2)||Louisiana Derby|
|5||Long Range Toddy (Take Charge Indy)||Steve Asmussen||1st, Rebel Stakes (G2)||Arkansas Derby|
|6||Improbable (City Zip)||Bob Baffert||2nd, Rebel Stakes (G2)||Arkansas Derby|
|7||Code of Honor (Noble Mission)||Shug McGaughey||1st, Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2)||Florida Derby|
|8||Bourbon War (Tapit)||Mark Hennig||2nd, Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2)||Florida Derby|
|9||Country House (Lookin At Lucky)||Bill Mott||2nd, Risen Star Stakes (G2)||Louisiana Derby|
|10||Hidden Scroll (Hard Spun)||Bill Mott||4th, Fountain of Youth Stakes (G3)||Florida Derby|
|11||Tacitus (Tapit)||Bill Mott||1st, Tampa Bay Derby (G2)||Wood Memorial|
|12||Vekoma (Candy Ride)||George Weaver||3rd, Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2)||???|
|13||Anothertwistafate (Scat Daddy)||Blaine D. Wright||1st, El Camino Real Derby||Sunland Derby|
|14||Galilean (Uncle Mo)||Jerry Hollendorfer||3rd, Rebel Stakes (G2)||???|
|15||Haikal (Daaher)||Kiaran P. McLaughlin||1st, Gotham Stakes (G2)||Wood Memorial Stakes|
|16||Gunmetal Gray (Exchange Rate)||Jerry Hollendorfer||4th, Rebel Stakes (G3)||???|
|17||Win Win Win (Hat Trick)||Michael Trombetta||3rd, Tampa Bay Derby (G2)||???|
|18||Outshine (Malibu Moon)||Todd Pletcher||2nd, Tampa Bay Derby (G2)||???|
|19||Mind Control (Stay Thirsty)||Gregory D. Sacco||2nd, Gotham Stakes (G2)||Wood Memorial Stakes|
|20||Somelikeithotbrown (Big Brown)||Mike Maker||1st, Jeff Ruby Stakes (G3)||Blue Grass 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
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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