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Updated and Audited 2016 Kentucky Derby Point Standings

Updated and Audited 2016 Kentucky Derby Point Standings

The Road to the Kentucky Derby is a 34-race series that awards points to the Top 4 finishers in each race. The Top 20 point earners will earn a spot in the starting gate for the 142nd running of the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade 1) on Saturday, May 7, 2016. Earnings in non-restricted stakes races serve as a tie-breaker. The Kentucky Derby field has been limited to 20 starters since 1975. At least 20 horses have entered the 1 1⁄4-mile race for 3-year-olds every year since 2004, and 15 of the last 17 years.

Below is the updated Road to the Kentucky Derby Leaderboard following a meeting with Director of Racing Ben Huffman to discuss possible participants and an audit of points and non-restricted stakes earnings for both races.

RankHorseTrainerPointsNon-Restricted Stakes Earnings
1Gun RunnerSteve Asmussen151$849,200
2NyquistDoug O'Neill130$3,289,000
3ExaggeratorKeith Desormeaux126$1,628,000
4OutworkTodd Pletcher120$660,000
5Brody's CauseDale Romans114$1,100,000
6CreatorSteve Asmussen110$690,000
7LaniMikio Matsunaga100$1,300,119
8Mor SpiritBob Baffert84$616,800
9MohaymenKiaran McLaughlin80$807,750
10Danzing CandyCliff Sise Jr.60$290,000
11DestinTodd Pletcher51$338,000
12SuddenbreakingnewsDonnie Von Hemel50$637,000
13$+ Oscar NominatedMike Maker50$321,360
14ShagafChad Brown50$270,000
15WhitmoreRon Moquett44$400,000
16Tom's ReadyDallas Stewart44$270,670
17My Man SamChad Brown 40$200,000
18MajestoGustavo Delgado40$190,000 (Career: $239,500)
19Trojan NationPaddy Gallagher40$190,000 (Career: $213,290)
20Mo TomTom Amoss32$268,326
21FellowshipMark Casse32$206,590
22AdventistLeah Gyarmati32$155,000
23LaobanEric Guillot32$142,000
24Dazzling GemBrad Cox30$150,000
25Cherry WineDale Romans25$145,000
26DiscreetnessWilliams Fires10$251,011

+ = Not Triple Crown Nominated

$+ = Not Triple Crown nominated but owner intends to pay $200,000 supplemental nomination at time of entry

Sidelined, inactive or appears to be no longer under serious Kentucky Derby consideration have been removed 

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