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.