Road to the Kentucky Derby Points Standings

Carpe Diem, winner of the Toyota Blue Grass at Keenealand on Saturday is now third in the points standings (Photo credit: Keeneland Race Course).

With just two races left, International Star leads the Road to the Kentucky Derby points standings with 171, and it will take at least 30 to earn a starting spot in the gate for the Run for the Roses.

The undefeated Dortmund shot up the points standings with his victory on Saturday in the $1 million Santa Anita Derby (G1), adding 100 points to hit total. The Bob Baffert trainee has earned 170 points, good for second place.

Carpe Diem did not disappoint as the betting favorite for the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G1) on Saturday at Keeneland, picking up 100 points and is third in the point standings with 164.

Frosted bounced back of his losses in the Holy Bull (G2) and Fountain of Youth (G2) to win the $1 million Wood Memorial (G1) and is now safely in the Derby field with 113, good for fourth place in the points standings.

Prospect Park, who was a disappointing fourth in Santa Anita Derby is sitting outside the top 20 with 30 points and will need some help to get into the Derby field. Bolo, who picked up 20 points for his third in the Santa Anita Derby, is sitting in 20th.

Both could drop a couple of spots, as next Saturday’s $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) is the last major Derby points race, with 100-40-20-10 points up for grabs.

Among those pointing toward Hot Springs is American Pharoah, who is ninth in points with 60 and is the 9-2 early Kentucky Derby betting favorite at Bovada, and Firing Line, who is 11th in the points standings.

The $250,000 Coolmore Lexington Stakes (G3) at Keeneland is also next Saturday, but is worth just 10-4-2-1 points to the top four finishers.

Off the Derby trail is Dubai Sky, winning of the Spiral Stakes (G3) at Turfway Park. The colt suffered a fractured a cannon bone in a hind leg during a morning gallop at Churchill Downs on Saturday. The colt is done for the year according to his trainer Bill Mott.

For early wagering on the Kentucky Derby check out Bovada.

 Kentucky Derby Points Standings as of April 5

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 Frosted Kiaran McLaughlin 113 $776,200
5 Mubtaahij-IRE Mike de Kock 100 $1,400,000
6 Materiality Todd Pletcher 100 $632,028
7 El Kabeir John Terranova II 95 $720,792
8 Upstart Rick Violette, Jr.  76 $807,680
9 American Pharoah Bob Baffert 60 $810,000
10 Itsaknockout Todd Pletcher 60 $288,560
11 Firing Line Simon Callaghan 58 $530,000
12 Danzig Moon Mark Casse 45 $217,500
13 War Story Tom Amoss 44 $195,000
14 Tencendur George Weaver 41 $224,500
15 Maftool Saeed bin Suroor 40 $630,595
16 One Lucky Dane Bob Baffert 40 $200,000
17 Ami’s Flatter Josie Carroll 40 $195,200
18 Stanford Todd Pletcher 40 $151,400
19 Ocho Ocho Ocho Jim Cassidy 30 $760,250
20 Bolo Carla Gaines 30 $214,980
21 Prospect Park Cliff Sise Jr. 30 $130,000
22 Conquest Typhoon Mark Casse 26 $430,827
23 Far Right Ron Moquette 22 $385,906
24 Keen Ice Dale Romans 22 $136,520
25 Daredevil Todd Pletcher 20 $389,600
26 Madefromlucky Todd Pletcher 20 $150,000
27 Tiz Shea D Bill Mott 20 $110,000
28 Frammento Nick Zito 20 $92,800
29 Bold Conquest Steve Asmussen 17 $162,176
30 Mr. Z D. Wayne Lukas 14 $525,826
31 Classy Class Kiaran McLaughlin 13 $115,000
32 The Truth or Else Kenny McPeek 11 $173,500
33 Pain and Misery Henry Dominguez 10 $145,350
34 Metaboss Jeff Bonde 10 $136,450
35 Divining Rod Arnaud Delacour 10 $75,000
36 Firespike Mike Maker 10 $51,816
37 Tiznow R J Steve Asmussen 7 $72,000
38 Rock Shandy Peter Miller 6 $56,000
39 St. Joe Bay Peter Miller 6 $50,500
40 Toasting Master Dale Romans 5 $31,000
41 Task Force Glory Mike Maker 5 $29,625
42 Bayerd Steve Asmussen 4 $266,000
43 Cross the Line Jerry Hollendorfer 4 $120,000
44 Nasa John Servis 4 $40,000
45 Bluegrass Singer Marcus Vitali 2 $118,945
46 Juan and Bina Gustavo Delgado 1 $40,330
47 Another Lemon Drop Phil Bauer 1 $25,500
48 Tough Customer Wayne Catalano 1 $25,000
49 Harmonic Jerry Hollendorfer 1 $12,000
50 Hero Ten All Jeff Mullins 1 $9,250


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