The 2019 Derby Field

The 2019 Kentucky Derby is less than three weeks away.  Saturday’s Arkansas Derby was the last of the KD qualifying races, so by virtue of points earned, the field of twenty is set for the first Saturday in May.

Here then, are this years contestants for the annual Run For The Roses.  They are listed in order of points earned, along with their trainer, and career earnings.  Jockey assignments have not been made yet, and Post Positions are drawn on the Tuesday prior to The Derby.

TACITUS  150 Points  Bill Mott  $610,000

OMAHA BEACH  137.5 Points  Richard Mandella  $1,050,000

VEKOMA  110 Points  George Weaver  $747,600

PLUS QUE PARFAIT  104 Points  Brendan Walsh  $1,540,000

ROADSTER  100 Points  Bob Baffert  $636,000

BY MY STANDARDS  100 Points  Bret Calhoun  $600,000

MAXIMUM SECURITY  100 Points  Jason Servis  $582,800

GAME WINNER  85 Points  Bob Baffert  $1,810,000

CODE OF HONOR  74 Points  Shug McGaughey  $432,070

HAIKAL  70 Points  Kiaran McLaughlin  $322,500

IMPROBABLE  65 Points  Bob Baffert  $589,520

WAR OF WILL 60 Points  Mark Casse  $440,840

LONG RANGE TODDY  53.5 Points  Steve Asmussen  $830,000

TAX  52 Points  Danny Gargan  $307,500

CUTTING HUMOR  50 Points  Todd Pletcher  $462,467

WIN WIN WIN  50 Points  Michael Trombetta  $316,000

COUNTRY HOUSE  50 Points  Bill Mott  $220,000

GRAY MAGICIAN  41 Points  Peter Miller  $526,000

SPINOFF  40 Points  Todd Pletcher  $224,000

MASTER FENCER  *Invite  Tsunoda K  $234,392    Earned an automatic invite by Winning Japan’s Road To The Kentucky Derby.

In the days ahead the Daily Racing Blog will take a closer look at each of these horses, and see which ones truly have a chance for glory in the Kentucky Derby.  So be sure to stop back.



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