Road to the 2014 Kentucky Derby Prep Schedule

Churchill Downs announced there will be 34 races on the Road to the Kentucky Derby, with the top four finishers in each race earning points toward a starting spot in the 140th running of the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1), which will be run Saturday, May 3, 2014.

This is the second year that the points system will decide the 20 starters for the Run for the Roses under the Twin Spires at Churchill Downs.

The races between Saturday night’s Iroquois at Churchill Downs and the Southwest at Oaklawn Park on February 17 of next year will be worth 10-4-2-1 points to the top four finishers in each race.

The value of the races will increase to 50-20-10-5 starting with the Fountain of Youth at Gulfstream Park on Feb. 22 which is the first race of the Kentucky Derby Championship Series.

The stakes get higher starting with the Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park on March 29 where the points will increase to 100-40-20-10.

The final race of the series will be the Lexington Stakes at Keeneland on April 19, a last chance race with 10-4-2-1 points up for grabs just two weeks before the Derby.

A similar series remains in place for the “Road to the Kentucky Oaks,” the Derby’s $1 million companion event for 3-year-old fillies on Friday, May 2. 2014. The total number of races in the Oaks series has been reduced from 34 to 29 races.

 

Road to the 2014 Kentucky Derby Prep Schedule

 

Race Date

Title

 

Race Distance

Track

Points
September 7, 2013 Iroquois   1 1/16 Miles Churchill Downs 10-4-2-1
September 28, 2013 FrontRunner   1 1/16 Miles Santa Anita Park 10-4-2-1
October 5, 2013 Champagne   1 Mile Belmont Park 10-4-2-1
October 5, 2013 Breeders’ Futurity   1 1/16 Miles Keeneland 10-4-2-1
October 6, 2013 Grey   1 1/16 Miles Woodbine 10-4-2-1
November 2, 2013 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile   1 1/16 Miles Santa Anita Park 10-4-2-1
November 16, 2013 Delta Downs Jackpot   1 1/16 Miles Delta Downs 10-4-2-1
November 30, 2013 Remsen   1 1/16 Miles Aqueduct 10-4-2-1
November 30, 2013 Kentucky Jockey Club   1 1/16 Miles Churchill Downs 10-4-2-1
January 4, 2014 Jerome   1 Mile 70 Yards Aqueduct 10-4-2-1
January 4, 2014 Sham   1 Mile Santa Anita Park 10-4-2-1
January 18, 2014 Lecomte   1 Mile 70 Yards Fair Grounds 10-4-2-1
January 20, 2014 Smarty Jones   1 Mile Oaklawn Park 10-4-2-1
January 25, 2014 Holy Bull   1 1/16 Miles Gulfstream Park 10-4-2-1
February 1, 2014 Robert B. Lewis   1 1/16 Miles Santa Anita Park 10-4-2-1
February 1, 2014 Withers   1 1/16 Miles Aqueduct 10-4-2-1
February 15, 2014 El Camino Real Derby   1 1/8 Miles Golden Gate 10-4-2-1
February 17, 2014 Southwest   1 1/16 Miles Oaklawn Park 10-4-2-1
February 22, 2014 Fountain of Youth   1 1/16 Miles Gulfstream Park 50-20-10-5
February 22, 2014 Risen Star   1 1/16 Miles Fair Grounds 50-20-10-5
March 1, 2014 Gotham   1 1/16 Miles Aqueduct 50-20-10-5
March 8, 2014 Tampa Bay Derby   1 1/16 Miles Tampa Bay 50-20-10-5
March 8, 2014 San Felipe   1 1/16 Miles Santa Anita Park 50-20-10-5
March 15, 2014 Rebel   1 1/16 Miles Oaklawn Park 50-20-10-5
March 22, 2014 Spiral   1 1/8 Miles Turfway Park 50-20-10-5
March 23, 2014 Sunland Derby   1 1/8 Miles Sunland Park 50-20-10-5
March 29, 2014 Florida Derby   1 1/8 Miles Gulfstream Park 100-40-20-10
March 29, 2014 UAE Derby   1 3/16 Miles Meydan 100-40-20-10
March 29, 2014 Louisiana Derby   1 1/8 Miles Fair Grounds 100-40-20-10
April 5, 2014 Santa Anita Derby   1 1/8 Miles Santa Anita Park 100-40-20-10
April 5, 2014 Wood Memorial   1 1/8 Miles Aqueduct 100-40-20-10
April 12, 2014 Arkansas Derby   1 1/8 Miles Oaklawn Park 100-40-20-10
April 12, 2014 Blue Grass   1 1/8 Miles Keeneland 100-40-20-10
April 19, 2014 Lexington   1 1/16 Miles Keeneland 10-4-2-1