Final Road to the Kentucky Derby Points Standings

The Road to the Kentucky Derby is over with International Star finishing first in points. (Photo credit: Churchill Downs)

International Star, who swept the three Kentucky Derby prep races contested at Fair Grounds, finished first in the Road to the Kentucky Derby points standings with 171.

Trained by Mike Maker, the colt won the LeComte (G3), Risen Star (G2) and Louisiana Derby (G2), but figures to be no better than the fifth or sixth choice when a field of 20 come out of the gate in the Run for the Roses on the first Saturday of May.

American Pharoah is likely go be sent off as the betting favorite in the Kentucky Derby after his impressive victory on Saturday in the Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn Park. The colt went into the race as the 9-2 betting favorite in early Kentucky Derby wagering and that price will likely drop slightly when Bovada releases new odds this week.

The colt is trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, who has won the Kentucky Derby three times, most recently with War Emblem in 2002. The colt finished fourth in the Road to the Derby points standings with 160.

His stablemate is the undefeated Dortmund, who is likely going to be the second choice on Derby Day and was listed at betting odds of 5-1 at Bovada.

The colt won the Santa Anta Derby (G1) in his last start and comes into the Kentucky Derby undefeated in six career starts.

Baffert also trains One Lucky Dame, who qualified for the Run for the Roses with his runner up finish in the Santa Anita Derby.

The Todd Pletcher trained Carpe Diem finished third in the points standings with 164. The colt is perfect in two starts this year, winning the Tampa Bay Derby (G2) and the Toyota Blue Grass (G1).

Pletcher landed four runners in the top 20 in the points standings. In addition to Carpe Diem, stablemates Materiality, Itsaknockout and Stanford qualified for the Run for the Roses.

Pletcher also trains Madefromlucky, who is 21st in the Derby points standings and will make the field if there are any late defections.

 Final Kentucky Derby Points Standings

Rank Horse Trainer Points Non-Restricted Stakes Earnings
International Star  Mike Maker 171 $940,979
2 Dortmund  Bob Baffert 170 $1,230,000
3 Carpe Diem  Todd Pletcher 164 $1,470,000
4 American Pharoah Bob Baffert 160 $1,410,000
5 Frosted Kiaran McLaughlin 113 $776,200
6 Mubtaahij-IRE Mike de Kock 100 $1,400,000
7 Materiality  Todd Pletcher 100 $632,028
8 El Kabeir John Terranova II 95 $720,792
9 Upstart  Rick Violette, Jr.  76 $807,680
10 Far Right Ron Moquette 62 $585,906
11 Itsaknockout  Todd Pletcher 60 $288,560
12 Firing Line  Simon Callaghan 58 $530,000
13 Danzig Moon Mark Casse 45 $217,500
14 War Story  Tom Amoss 44 $195,000
15 Tencendur George Weaver 41 $224,500
16 One Lucky Dane Bob Baffert 40 $200,000
17 Stanford Todd Pletcher 40 $151,400
18 Mr. Z  D. Wayne Lukas 34 $625,826
19 Ocho Ocho Ocho Jim Cassidy 30 $760,250
20 Bolo Carla Gaines 30 $214,980
21 Madefromlucky Todd Pletcher 30 $200,000
22 Keen Ice Dale Romans 22 $136,520
23 Frammento  Nick Zito 20 $92,800
24 Bold Conquest Steve Asmussen 17 $192,176
25 The Truth or Else  Kenny McPeek 11 $180,167
26 Metaboss Jeff Bonde 10 $136,450
27 Firespike Mike Maker 10 $51,816
28 Toasting Master Dale Romans 5 $31,000
29 Task Force Glory Mike Maker 5 $29,625
30 Cross the Line  Jerry Hollendorfer 4 $120,000


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