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Top 2020 Kentucky Derby Contenders

Top 2020 Kentucky Derby Contenders

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. All season long you can check out our Kentucky Derby page. 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:

2020 Kentucky Derby Contenders

Updated weekly, we’ll rank the top 20 Kentucky Derby contenders leading up to the race. Now that the Breeders’ Cup is behind us, 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 JockeyLast Start Next Start
1Tiz the Law Barclay TaggManny Franco1st, Travers (G1) at Saratoga Kentucky Derby
2Honor A. P.John Shirreffs Mike Smith2nd, Shared Belief Stakes at Del Mar Kentucky Derby
3King GuillermoJ. C. Avila Samy Camacho2nd, Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn Park Kentucky Derby
4Authentic Bob Baffert John Velazquez1st, Haskell Stakes (G1) at Monmouth ParkKentucky Derby
5Ny Traffic Saffie Joseph, Jr.Paco Lopez2nd, Haskell Stakes (G1) at Monmouth ParkKentucky Derby
6Max Player Steve AsmussenRicardo Santana, Jr.3rd, Travers Stakes (G1) at Saratoga Kentucky Derby
7Thousand WordsBob Baffert Florent Geroux1st, Shared Belief Stakes at Del MarKentucky Derby
8Enforceable Mark Casse Adam Beschizza4th, Blue Grass Stakes (G2) at Keeneland Kentucky Derby
9Major FedGreg FoleyJames Graham2nd, Indiana Derby (G3)Kentucky Derby
10Sole Volante Patrick Biancone Luca Panici6th, Belmont Stakes (G1) at Belmont ParkKentucky Derby
11Attachment RateDale RomansJoe Talamo2nd, Ellis Park Derby at Ellis Park Kentucky Derby
12Necker Island Chris Hartman Miguel Mena3rd, Ellis Park Derby at Ellis ParkKentucky Derby
13Storm the CourtPeter Eurton Julien Leparoux2nd, La Jolla Handicap (G3) at Del MarKentucky Derby
14Finnick the Fierce Rey Hernandez Martin Garcia7th, Blue Grass Stakes (G2) at KeenelandKentucky Derby
15Winning ImpressionDallas Stewart Joe Rocco, Jr.7th, Ellis Park Derby at Ellis Park Kentucky Derby
16Money MovesTodd PletcherJavier Castellano2nd, Allowance at SaratogaKentucky Derby
17Mr. Big NewsBret CalhounGabriel Saez6th, Blue Grass Stakes (G2) at KeenelandKentucky Derby
18South BendBill MottTyler Gaffalione4th, Travers Stakes (G1) at SaratogaKentucky Derby

2020 Road to the Kentucky Derby

The 2020 Kentucky Derby prep race schedule is already going strong. Check this page for all the action leading up to the first Saturday in May.

2020 Kentucky Derby Points Standings

With the Kentucky Derby Prep races already 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 page will be updated weekly.

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