This year's Road to the Kentucky Derby points race will come down to Saturday's last two qualifying preps and both of them will matter.
The winner and runner-up of the Arkansas Derby will earn enough points (100 to 1st, 40 to 2nd) to make the field of 20 in Louisville, but depending on who it is and what happens at Oaklawn Park, the winner and perhaps even the runner-up of Keeneland's Lexington Stakes (20 to 1st, 8 to 2nd) could jump up and sneak into the Derby starting gates. Last year's Lexington Stakes winner, My Boy Jack, ended up 5th in the Kentucky Derby.
A rundown of this year's Lexington field in today's Triple Crown News Minute with Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick. Watch below.
New to the Paulick Report? Click here to sign up for our daily email newsletter to keep up on this and other stories happening in the Thoroughbred industry.
Copyright © 2019 Paulick Report.