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    2015 Kentucky Derby

    On Saturday, May 2, Churchill Downs will host the 141st Kentucky Derby - the first leg of the US Triple Crown - what many refer to as the most exciting two minutes in sports. Offering up a prize pool of $2,000,000, the Grade 1 event will be contested by the fastest 3-year-olds in the industry. To secure a spot in the starting gates, potential contenders must embark on the Road to the Kentucky Derby, competing in a series of prep races that award points to the top finishers. Come Mid-April, the 20 horses with the highest point totals will be the ones you'll spot bursting out of the starting gate on the first Saturday in May.

     

    2015 Kentucky Derby Points Standings

    Post Horse Trainer ML Odds Points Earnings Insight
    N/A International Star Mike Maker N/A 171 $1,010,979 This colt hasn't lost a race this year, securing victories in all three races he's run including the Louisianna Derby, the Rising Star and the Lecomte Stakes.
    N/A Dortmund Bob Baffert N/A 170 $1,289,400 All eyes will be on Dortmund, who heads to Churchill Downs undefeated in all races he's ever run.
    N/A Carpe Diem Todd Pletcher N/A 164 $1,519,800 Aside from a second-place finish in the Breeders Cup Juvenile, Carpe Diem has won every other race he's ever run.
    N/A Frosted Kiaran McLaughlin N/A 113 $836,800 Frosted impressed the crowds at the Wood Memorial when he breazed by El Kabeir to take the win.
    N/A Mubtaahij Mike de Kock N/A 100 $1,461,332 This impressive colt has secured his spot at Churchill Downs after winning the UAE Derby.
    N/A Materiality Todd Pletcher N/A 100 $656,028 This lightly raced horse is on his way to the Kentucky Derby undefeated after most recently winning the Florida Derby.
    N/A El Kabeir John Terranova II N/A 95 $768,892 The crowd pleasing El Kabeir has finished in the money in eight of nine starts, and has won the Gotham, Jerome and Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes.
    N/A Upstart Rick Violette Jr. N/A 76 $971,480 After winning the Holy Bull Stakes in January, this ridgling went on to finish second in both the Fountain of Youth and the Florida Derby.
    N/A American Pharoah Bob Baffert N/A 60 $811,500 The Bob Baffert-trained colt is on a three-race hot-streak after winning the 2015 Rebel stakes and last year's FrontRunner Stakes and Del Mar Futurity.
    N/A Itsaknockout Todd Pletcher N/A 60 $335,360 The Todd Pletcher trainee has won three of his four career starts, but ran into trouble in the Florida Derby where he finished fourth.
    N/A Firing Line Simon Callaghan N/A 58 $574,800 With two wins and three second-place finishes under his belt, this young powerhouse has set his sights on the Derby.
    N/A Danzig Moon Mark Casse N/A 45 $251,120 Though he struggled in the Tampa Bay Derby, this colt is looking to get back on track after placing second in the Blue Grass Stakes.
    N/A War Story Tom Amoss N/A 44 $243,600 War Story has finished in the money in all five of his career starts, including three Kentucky Derby prep races.
    N/A Tencendur George Weaver N/A 41 $253,500 Despite a number of shaky performances, the colt placed second in the Wood Memorial in early April.
    N/A Maftool Saeed bin Suroor N/A 40 $651,001 Perseverance has paid off for Maftool, who has finished in the money in seven of his eight career starts.
    N/A One Lucky Dane Bob Baffert N/A 40 $292,400 The Bob Baffert-trainee has not raced much this year; however, he most recently placed second in the Santa Anita Derby (G1).
    N/A Ami's Flatter Ivan Dalos N/A 40 $230,733 Though he placed second in both the Tampa Bay Derby (G1) and the Florida Derby (G1), this 3-year-old has yet to win a graded stakes race.
    N/A Stanford Todd Pletcher N/A 40 $199,400 An inconsistant career may be levelling out after the Todd Pletcher-trainee landed a smooth second-place finish in the Louisiana Derby.
    N/A Ocho Ocho Ocho Jim Cassidy N/A 30 $793,850 Though he suffered a weak run in the San Felipe Stakes earlier this year, he's back on track after finishing third in the Blue Grass Stakes.
    N/A Bolo Carla Gaines N/A 30 $249,700 Bolo took third place in both the San Felipe Stakes and the Santa Anita Derby following his victory in the Eddie Logan Stakes.

    *Thoroughbreds get points for every win, place, show and fourth place finish. The horses that rank in the top 20 at the end of The Road to the Kentucky Derby will earn a spot in horse racing’s premier event.

    *Standings as of April 6, 2015

     

     

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