The Road to the Kentucky Derby — a 35-race schedule including 16 championship races — begins in September, and a list of contenders has already been set. As of now, International Star is leading the pack in points during this stretch with 171 points, although American Pharoah, currently in 8th place with 60 points, is still the future betting favorite ahead of the big race.
The final Stakes races annually held before the big race are getting ready to conclude in the next two weeks. Here is the upcoming schedule:
Races Scheduled for April 4th
|Wood Memorial||1 1/8 Miles||Aqueduct||100-40-20-10|
|Santa Anita Derby||1 1/8 Miles||Santa Anita Park||100-40-20-10|
|Blue Grass||1 1/8 Miles||Keeneland||100-40-20-10|
Races Scheduled for April 11th
|Arkansas Derby||1 1/8 Miles||Oaklawn Park||100-40-20-10|
|Lexington||1 1/16 Miles||Keenseland||10-4-2-1|
The Kentucky Derby 20-horse field will be determined immediately following the conclusion of the Road to the Kentucky Derby.