Kentucky Derby 2015: Upcoming Schedule & Qualifying Races

Churchill Downs Race Track in Louisville, Kentucky is the site of the Kentucky Derby. Getty)

Churchill Downs Race Track in Louisville, Kentucky is the site of the Kentucky Derby. Getty)

The 141st running of the Kentucky Derby is just over a month away on Saturday, May 2nd 2015 — the Derby’s sister race, the Kentucky Oaks is scheduled for Friday, May 1st.

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

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Race: Distance: Location: Awarded Points:
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

California Chrome crosses the finish line to win the 2014 Kentucky Derby. (Getty)

California Chrome crosses the finish line to win the 2014 Kentucky Derby. (Getty)

Race: Distance: Location: Awarded Points:
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.




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