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Top 2018 Kentucky Derby Contenders

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2018 Kentucky Oaks/Kentucky Derby Wagering Guide

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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:

RANKHORSETRAINERLAST STARTNEXT START
1Game Winner (Candy Ride)Bob Baffert 2nd, Rebel Stakes (G2)Santa Anita Derby
2Omaha Beach (War Front)Ricard Mandella 1st, Rebel Stakes (G3)???
3Mucho Gusto (Mucho Macho Man)Bob Baffert1st, Robert B. Lewis Stakes (G3)Sunland Derby
4War of Will (War Front) Mark Casse1st, Risen Star Stakes (G2)Louisiana Derby
5Long Range Toddy (Take Charge Indy)Steve Asmussen1st, Rebel Stakes (G2)Arkansas Derby
6Improbable (City Zip) Bob Baffert 2nd, Rebel Stakes (G2)Arkansas Derby
7Code of Honor (Noble Mission)Shug McGaughey 1st, Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2)Florida Derby
8Bourbon War (Tapit)Mark Hennig 2nd, Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2)Florida Derby
9Country House (Lookin At Lucky) Bill Mott 2nd, Risen Star Stakes (G2)Louisiana Derby
10Hidden Scroll (Hard Spun)Bill Mott4th, Fountain of Youth Stakes (G3)Florida Derby
11Tacitus (Tapit) Bill Mott1st, Tampa Bay Derby (G2)Wood Memorial
12Vekoma (Candy Ride) George Weaver 3rd, Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2)???
13Anothertwistafate (Scat Daddy)Blaine D. Wright1st, El Camino Real Derby Sunland Derby
14Galilean (Uncle Mo)Jerry Hollendorfer 3rd, Rebel Stakes (G2)???
15Haikal (Daaher)Kiaran P. McLaughlin1st, Gotham Stakes (G2)Wood Memorial Stakes
16Gunmetal Gray (Exchange Rate)Jerry Hollendorfer 4th, Rebel Stakes (G3)???
17Win Win Win (Hat Trick)Michael Trombetta 3rd, Tampa Bay Derby (G2)???
18Outshine (Malibu Moon)Todd Pletcher 2nd, Tampa Bay Derby (G2)???
19Mind Control (Stay Thirsty)Gregory D. Sacco2nd, Gotham Stakes (G2)Wood Memorial Stakes
20Somelikeithotbrown (Big Brown)Mike Maker1st, 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

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2017 Results and Payouts

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

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