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Top 2018 Kentucky Derby Contenders

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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:

RANKHORSETRAINERLAST START
1Justify (Scat Daddy) Bob Baffert 1st, Santa Anita Derby (G1)
2Bolt d'Oro (Medaglia d'Oro) Mick Ruis 2nd, Santa Anita Derby (G1)
3Mendelssohn (Scat Daddy) Aidan O'Brien 1st, UAE Derby (G1)
4Magnum Moon (Malibu Moon)Todd Pletcher 1st, Arkansas Derby (G1)
5Audible (Into Mischief)Todd Pletcher1st, Florida Derby (G1)
6 Vino Rosso (Curlin)Todd Pletcher 1st, Wood Memorial (G2)
7Good Magic (Curlin)Chad Brown 1st, Blue Grass Stakes (G2)
8My Boy Jack (Creative Cause) Keith Desormeaux 1st, Lexington Stakes (G3)
9Noble Indy (Take Charge Indy)Todd Pletcher 1st, Louisiana Derby (G2)
10Solomini (Curlin) Bob Baffert 3rd, Arkansas Derby (G1)
11Flameaway (Scat Daddy)Mark Casse 2nd, Blue Grass Stakes (G2)
12Combatant (Scat Daddy) Steve Asmussen 4th, Arkansas Derby (G1)
13Enticed (Medaglia d'Oro)Kiaran McLaughlin 2nd, Wood Memorial (G3)
14Hofburg (Tapit)Bill Mott 2nd, Florida Derby (G1)
15Free Drop Billy (Union Rags)Dale Romans 3rd, Blue Grass Stakes (G3)
16Instilled Regard (Arch) Jerry Hollendorfer 4th, Santa Anita Derby (G1)
17Lone Sailor (Majestic Warrior) Tom Amoss 2nd, Louisiana Derby (G2)
18Promises Fulfilled (Shakleford) Dale Romans 9th, Florida Derby (G2)
19Firenze Fire (Poseidon's Warrior) Jason Servis 4th, Wood Memorial (G2)
20Bravazo (Awesome Again)D. Wayne Lukas 8th, Louisiana Derby (G2)

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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