2014 Kentucky Derby Points Standings

Dance With Fate is Derby bound after winning the Toyota Blue Grass (Photo credit: Keeneland.com)

With all of the major Kentucky Derby points races in the books, California Chrome is currently atop the points standings with 150, and will head to Louisville on the first Saturday of May as the betting favorite for the 140th Run for the Roses.

We saw some new shooters earn their way into the starting gate for the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, with Dance With Fate winning the Toyota Blue Grass (G1) and earning 100 points. The Peter Eurton trainee sits in third in the points standings with 108 points. The colt returned his backers $14.80.

Medal Count checked in second in the Blue Grass and picked up 40 points, moving the Dale Romans trainee up to 18th in the points standings. The $2 exacta with Dance With Fate paid $127.60.

Dance With Fate Wins Toyota Blue Grass at Keeneland


At Oaklawn Park, we saw a huge upset as Danza came up the inside to pull off the shocker, returning $84.60 to win. The 100 points put the Todd Pletcher trainee in sixth in the points standings.

Pletcher now has four horses in the top 20- Danza, Intense Holiday,We Miss Artie, and Vinceremos.

Ride On Curlin rallied for the runner up spot, and went from 23rd in the points standings all the way up to 11th by earning 40 points. The $2 exacta paid a hefty $561.40.

The undefeated Bayern was sent off as the betting favorite but had to settle for third, picking up just 20 points, which places the colt in 23rd.  The half-length he was beaten by Ride On Curlin for the runner up spot will likely cost him a start in the Kentucky Derby.

With Ring Weekend out of the Derby poicture Commanding Curve is now in the race. The Dallas Stewart trainee was third in the Louisiana Derby (G2) in his last outing. Sitting on the outside hoping to get in is Pablo Del Monte, who was third in the Toyota Blue Grass (G1) at Keeneland in his last start.


Kentucky Derby Points Standings, Betting Odds

Rank Horse Trainer Points Non-Restricted Stakes Earnings Derby Odds From Bovada
1 California Chrome Art Sherman 150 $782,250 7-4
2 Vicar’s in Trouble Mike Maker 120 $760,000 10-1
3 Dance With Fate Peter Eurton 108 $600,000 16-1
4 Wicked Strong Jimmy Jerkens 102 $630,000 8-1
5 Samraat Rick Violette Jr. 100 $640,000 20-1
6 Danza Todd Pletcher 100 $620,000 8-1
7 Hoppertunity Bob Baffert 95 $576,000 14-1
8 Intense Holiday Todd Pletcher 93 $527,500 20-1
9 Wildcat Red Jose Garrofalo 90 $610,000 16-1
10 We Miss Artie Todd Pletcher 60 $544,000 33-1
11 Ride on Curlin Billy Gowan 55 $354,387 25-1
12 Chitu Bob Baffert 54 $440,000 25-1
13 Tapiture Steve Asmussen 52 $470,378 20-1
14 General a Rod Mike Maker 40 $240,000 25-1
15 Medal Count Dale Romans 40 $226,500 33-1
16 Candy Boy John Sadler 30 $380,000 25-1
17 Uncle Sigh Gary Contessa 24 $180,000 40-1
18 Vinceremos Todd Pletcher 20 $191,666 n/a
19 Harry’s Holiday Mike Maker 20 $152,622 n/a
20 Commanding Curve Dallas Stewart 20 $140,000 n/a
21 Pablo Del Monte Wesley Ward 20 $102,000
22 Bayern Bob Baffert 20 $100,000
23 Social Inclusion Manny Azpurua 20 $90,000
24 Big Bazinga Katerina Vassilieva 14 $92,149

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