Kentucky Derby points

Impressive Maiden Winner Dennis’ Moment To Target ‘Win And You’re In’ Iroquois

Dennis’ Moment, the electrifying 19 1/4-length winner of an Ellis Park maiden race on July 27, will make his next start in Churchill Downs’ $200,000, Grade 3 Iroquois Stakes on Sept. 14. The 1 1/16-mile Iroquois is the first points race on the road to the 2020 Kentucky Derby. It also is a “Win and […]

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Anothertwistafate, Sueno Seek ‘Last Chance’ Points In Lexington Stakes

Peter Redekop’s Anothertwistafate and Silverton Hill’s Sueno, both looking to acquire qualifying points toward the $3 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1), head a field of 10 3-year-olds entered Wednesday for Saturday’s 38th running of the $200,000 Stonestreet Lexington (G3). Run at 1 1/16 miles on the main track, the Stonestreet Lexington will be run as the […]

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Who’s In, Who’s Out? Several Prominent Derby Contenders On The Bubble

This year represents the highest point total ever required to make the Kentucky Derby field, with the cutoff currently hovering at 37.5 points. The previous standard was set in 2016 at 32 points, accrued by eighth-place finisher Mo Tom. Last week it was announced that Japan-based Master Fencer’s connections will accept the invitation to the […]

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Free Preakness Berth Up For Grabs In El Camino Real Derby At Golden Gate Fields

A deep and competitive field of 13 sophomores has signed on to compete in the 38th running of the $100,000 El Camino Real Derby, to be contested at a mile and one eighth on synthetic Tapeta at Golden Gate Fields on Saturday.  In addition to a check for $60,000, the El Camino Real winner will, for […]

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Kentucky Derby Points, $400,000 Up For Grabs In Remington Park’s Springboard Mile

Trainer Steve Asmussen, entered five horses in Sunday’s $400,000 Springboard Mile. Remington Park’s featured 2-year-old event of the Thoroughbred meet. The Springboard Mile is the final race on this year’s calendar with valuable qualifying points for the 2019 Kentucky Derby. Leading the Remington Park trainer standings with 93 wins thru Dec. 10, Asmussen placed a […]

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Breeders’ Cup Berth, Derby Points At Stake In Saturday’s Contentious Champagne

Trainer Chad Brown will look to earn his second win in three years in the Grade 1, $500,000 Champagne for juveniles on Saturday at Belmont Park when he sends out Aurelius Maximus and Complexity as part of talented 10-horse field for the one-mile race on the main track. One of four Grade 1 races as […]

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Unbeaten Magnum Moon Installed 8-5 Favorite In $1-Million Arkansas Derby

Robert and Lawana Low’s undefeated Rebel Stakes (G2) winner Magnum Moon drew post position six and was installed as the 8-5 morning line favorite for Saturday’s $1-million Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark. The Malibu Moon colt will be looking to give trainer Todd Pletcher a fifth win in Oaklawn’s signature Grade […]

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Bolt d’Oro, Justify, Instilled Regard Make For Intriguing Santa Anita Derby

It’s game on in Saturday’s Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby as multiple graded stakes winner Bolt d’Oro faces off with rising superstar Justify and five other sophomores at a mile and one eighth in the race that has produced 17 Kentucky Derby winners.  Owned and trained by Mick Ruis, Bolt d’Oro, a two-time […]

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Vino Rosso, Restoring Hope Take On Favored Enticed In Wood Memorial

Godolphin Racing’s Grade 3 Gotham winner Enticed is set for a return appearance in New York on Saturday for his final race ahead of the Kentucky Derby and has been tabbed as the 6-5 favorite in a field of nine for the 94th running of the Grade 2, $1 million Wood Memorial for 3-year-olds at […]

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Lukas Hoping Blue Grass Is Greener In Sporting Chance’s Quest For Derby Points

Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas has called an audible with Sporting Chance and will send the Grade 1 winner to the $1-million, Grade 2 Blue Grass Stakes April 7 at Keeneland, the Hall of Fame trainer said Thursday morning. Lukas had originally targeted the $1-million, G1 Arkansas Derby April 14 at Oaklawn Park […]

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