Points Leaders: 2020-21 Road to the Derby

Below is a breakdown of the current points leaders in the 2020-21 Road to the Kentucky Derby. Points are earned via the 20-race Kentucky Derby Prep Season and the 16-race Kentucky Derby Championship Series. 

Additionally, find the points leaderboards for thoroughbreds competing in the European Road to the Kentucky Derby and the Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby here as well.

Latest update made on: January  18th, 2021


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2020-21 Points Standings from Road to the Kentucky Derby Prep Season and Championship Series

Every year hundreds of Thoroughbreds compete in races that aide in preparing to run a distance of 1 1/4 miles, known as the classic distance, that the Kentucky Derby distance is held.

HORSEPOINTSSTAKES EARNINGS RTKD RACES WON
Essential Quality
30
$1,280,000
Breeders' Futurity, Breeders' Cup Juvenile
Keepmeinmind
18
$379,040
Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes
Midnight Bourbon
16
$190,000
Lecomte Stakes
Jackie's Warrior
12
$457,500
Champagne Stakes
Spielberg
12
$212,000
Los Alimitos Futurity
Get Her Number
10
$186,000
American Pharoah Stakes
Sittin On Go
10
$139,800
Iroquois Stakes
Brooklyn Strong
10
$82,500
Remsen Stakes
Capo Kane
10
$82,500
Jerome Stakes
Life Is Good
10
$60,000
Shame Stakes
Hot Rod Charlie
8
$340,000
None
Cowan
4
$290,477
None
Rombauer
4
$120,500
None
Reinvestment Risk
4
$120,000
None
Super Stock
4
$78,450
None
Ten for Ten
4
$50,000
None
The Great One
4
$40,500
None
Proxy
4
$40,000
None
Smiley Sobotka
4
$38,400
None
Eagle Orb
4
$30,000
None
Medina Spirit
4
$20,000
None
Arabian Prince
2
$28,063
None
Petruchio
2
$24,000
None
Waspirant
2
$24,000
None
Mandaloun
2
$20,000
None
Hold The Salsa
2
$19,125
None
Swill
2
$18,600
None
Known Agenda
2
$18,000
None
Parnelli
2
$12,000
None
Pickin' Time
1
$157,925
None
Red Flag
1
$72,000
None
Therideofalifetime
1
$39,500
None
Upstriker
1
$20,833
None
Civil War
1
$19,000
None
Santa Cruiser
1
$8,000
None

2020-21 Points Standings from European Road to the Kentucky Derby

Among the known North American Kentucky Derby prep-race series is a relatively new European trail to earn a reserved spot in the world's most famous Thoroughbred horse race.

HORSEPOINTSRACES WON
Sealiway
10
Prix Jean-Luc Lagardère
Mac Swiney
10
Vertem Futurity Trophy Stakes
New Mandate
10
Royal Lodge Stakes
High Definition
10
Beresford Stakes
Nando Parrado
4
None
One Ruler
4
None
Ontario
4
None
Monaasib
4
None
Cobh
3
None
Law of Indices
2
None
Baradar
2
None
Snapraeterea
2
None
Gear Up
1
None
Libertine
1
None
Sir Lucan
1
None

2019-20 Points Standings from Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby

In an effort to continue the relationship and interest from our industry parterners abroad, the Kentucky Derby has teamed with Japan to run a series of races that will culminate in a reserved spot for the Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby points leader on Derby Day

HORSEPOINTSRACES
Alain Barows
20
Zen-Nippon Nisai Yushun
Lemon Pop
10
Cattleya Sho
Ranryo O
8
None
Takeru Pegasus
4
None
Luce d'Oro
4
None
Plus Ultra
2
None
Taisei Again
2
None
Shin Yomoginesu
1
None