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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||Copper Bullet (More Than Ready)||Steve Asmussen||1st, 2017 Saratoga Special Stakes (G2)||???|
|2||Dak Attack (Ghostzapper)||Dale Romans||1st, Ellis Park Juvenile||Breeders Futurity|
|3||Bolt d'Oro (Medaglia d'Oro)||Mick Ruis||1st, Del Mar Futurity (G1)||Frontrunner Stakes|
|4||Sporting Chance (Tiznow)||D. Wayne Lukas||1st, Hopeful Stakes (G1)||Breeders Futurity|
|5||Free Drop Billy (Union Rags)||Dale Romans||2nd, Hopeful Stakes (G1)||???|
|6||Zatter (Midnight Lute)||Bob Baffert||2nd, Del Mar Futurity (G1)||Frontrunner Stakes|
|7||Run Away (Run Away and Hide)||Simon Callaghan||1st, Barrets Juvenile||Breeders Cup Juvenile|
|8||Hollywood Star (Malibu Moon)||Dale Romans||2nd, Iroquois Stakes (G3)||???|
|9||He Hate Me (Algorithms)||Horacio DePaz||1st, 2017 Tremont Stakes||???|
|10||The Tabulator (Dialed In)||Larry Rivelli||1st, Iroquois Stakes (G3)||???|
|11||Nero (Pioneerof the Nile)||Bob Baffert||2nd, Del Mar MSW (8/27/17)||???|
|12||Honorable Treasure (To Honor and Serve)||Keen McPeek||1st, Saratoga MSW (8/19/17)||???|
|13||Givemeaminit (Star Guitar)||Dallas Stewart||3rd, Hopeful Stakes (G1)||???|
|14||Mojovation (Quality Road)||Todd Pletcher||7th, Hopeful Stakes (G1)||???|
|15||Kowboy Karma (Kodiak Kowboy)||Larry Jones||2nd, Sapling Stakes||???|
|16||St. Patrick's Day (Pioneerof the Nile)||Bob Baffert||1st, Del Mar MSW (9/2/17)||???|
|17||Firenze Fire (Poseidon's Warrior)||Jason Service||4th, Hopeful Stakes (G1)||???|
|18||Tatters to Riches (Union Rags)||Jeff Mullins||6th, Del Mar Futurity (G1)||Frontrunner Stakes|
|19||Soutache (Backtalk)||Ralph Nicks||1st, Affirmed Stakes||???|
|20||Ten City (Run Away and Hide)||Kenny McPeek||3rd, Iroquois Stakes (G3)||Breeders Cup Juvenile|
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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