Leaderboard

Leaderboard
Updated: Saturday, April 4, 2015
HOW TO GET INTO THE KENTUCKY DERBY STARTING GATE – The Road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by TwinSpires.com is a
35-race series that awards points to the Top 4 finishers in each race. The Top 20 point earners will earn a spot in the starting gate for the 141st running
of the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) on Saturday, May 2, 2015. The Kentucky Derby field has been limited to 20
starters since 1975. At least 20 horses have entered the 1 ¼-mile race for 3-year-olds every year since 2004, and 14 of the last 16 years.
Rank
1.
2.
3.
4.
Horse
International Star
Dortmund
Carpe Diem
Points
171
170
164
Frosted
113
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
Mubtaahij-IRE
Materiality
El Kabeir
Upstart
American Pharoah
Itsaknockout
Firing Line
@Dubai Sky
100
100
95
76
60
60
58
50
12.
13.
14.
15.
Danzig Moon
War Story
Tencendur
Maftool
45
44
41
40
16.
17.
18.
One Lucky Dane
Ami’s Flatter
Stanford
40
40
40
19.
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
25.
Ocho Ocho Ocho
Bolo
Prospect Park
Conquest Typhoon
Far Right
Keen Ice
Daredevil
30
30
30
26
22
22
20
26.
27.
+Golden Barows
+Where’s the Moon
Madefromlucky
@Tiz Shea D
20
20
20
20
Frammento
Bold Conquest
Mr. Z
Calculator
Classy Class
Texas Red
20
17
14
14
13
12
33.
34.
The Truth or Else
Leave the Light On
Far From Over
Pain and Misery
Metaboss
11
10
10
10
10
35.
36.
+Motaa-KSA
Lucky Player
@Divining Rod
Firespike
10
10
10
10
37.
Tiznow R J
28.
29.
30.
31.
32.
7
Owner(s)
Ken & Sarah Ramsey
Kaleem Shah Inc.
WinStar Farm, LLC (Kenny Troutt) & Stonestreet Stables LLC
(Barbara Banke)
Godolphin Racing LLC (Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al
Maktoum et al)
Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum
Alto Racing LLC (Gil Moutray)
Zayat Stables, LLC (Ahmed Zayat)
Ralph M. Evans
Zayat Stables, LLC (Ahmed Zayat)
Starlight Racing (Jack & Laurie Wolf & Donald & Barbara Lucarelli)
Arnold Zetcher LLC
Three Chimneys Farm (Goncalo Borges Torrealba) & Besilu
Stables (Benjamin Leon)
John C. Oxley
Christopher T. Dunn & Loooch Racing Stables, Inc. (Ron Paolucci)
Philip S. Birsh
Godolphin Racing LLC (Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al
Maktoum et al)
Michael Lund Petersen
Ivan Dalos
Stonestreet Stables LLC (Barbara Banke), Mrs. John Magnier,
Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith
DP Racing, LLC (Deron Pearson)
Golden Pegasus Racing Inc. & Mack
Pam & Martin Wygod
Conquest Stables, LLC (Ernie Semersky & Dory Newell)
Harry T. Rosenblum & Robert V. LaPenta
Donegal Racing (Jerry Crawford)
WinStar Farm (Kenny Troutt), Let’s Go Stable (Kevin
Scatuorchio & Bryan Sullivan) & China Horse Club
Hirotsugu Inokuma & Katsumi Yoshida
J. Kirk & Judy Robison
Cheyenne Stables LLC (Everett Dobson) & Mac Nichol
Wachtel Stable (Adam Wachtel), Brous Stable LLC (Nils
Brous) & Gary Barber
Mossarosa (Nena Moss)
Ackerley Brothers Farm (Lee & Bob Ackerley)
Zayat Stables, LLC (Ahmed Zayat)
Richard C. Pell
Cheyenne Stables LLC (Everett Dobson)
Erich Brehm, Wayne Detmar, Lee Michaels, Keith Desormeaux &
Gene Voss
Harold Lerner, LLC
Klaravich Stables, Inc. (Seth Klarman) & William H. Lawrence
Black Rock Thoroughbreds, LLP (Steven Marshall)
Black Gold Racing (Dr. Leonard Blach)
M.J. Arndt, S.M. McFetridge, D. Preiss, M. Metanovic & C.
Azcarate
Sons of the late King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz
Jerry Durant
Lael Stables (Roy & Gretchen Jackson)
Skychai Racing LLC, Charles Kevin Warner & Sand Dollar Stable
LLC
Mike McCarthy
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Trainer
Mike Maker
Bob Baffert
Todd Pletcher
Non-Restricted
Stakes Earnings
$940,979
$1,230,000
$1,470,000
Kiaran McLaughlin
$776,200
Mike de Kock
Todd Pletcher
John Terranova II
Rick Violette Jr.
Bob Baffert
Todd Pletcher
Simon Callaghan
Bill Mott
$1,400,000
$632,028
$720,792
$807,680
$810,000
$288,560
$530,000
$371,780
Mark Casse
Tom Amoss
George Weaver
Saeed bin Suroor
$217,500
$195,000
$224,500
$630,595
Bob Baffert
Josie Carroll
Todd Pletcher
$200,000
$195,200
$151,400
Jim Cassidy
Carla Gaines
Cliff Sise Jr.
Mark Casse
Ron Moquett
Dale Romans
Todd Pletcher
$760,250
$214,980
$130,000
$430,827
$385,906
$136,520
$389,600
Noriyuki Hori
Henry Dominguez
Todd Pletcher
Bill Mott
$354,316
$236,000
$150,000
$110,000
Nick Zito
Steve Asmussen
D. Wayne Lukas
Peter Miller
Kiaran McLaughlin
Keith Desormeaux
$92,800
$162,176
$525,826
$180,000
$115,000
$1,176,000
Kenny McPeek
Chad Brown
Todd Pletcher
Henry Dominguez
Jeff Bonde
$173,500
$240,000
$150,000
$145,350
$136,450
Bader al Shaibani
Steve Asmussen
Arnaud Delacour
Mike Maker
$123,461
$97,831
$75,000
$51,816
Steve Asmussen
$72,000
Road to the Kentucky Derby Leaderboard
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Page 2 of 3
Rank
38.
39.
40.
41.
42.
Horse
Lord Nelson
Rock Shandy
St. Joe Bay
Toasting Master
Task Force Glory
Bayerd
Imperia
Points
6
6
6
5
5
4
4
43.
Cross the Line
4
44.
45.
Nasa
Bluegrass Singer
Hashtag Bourbon
Hollywood Critic
General Bellamy
Eagle
+Pioneerof the West
The Great War
4
2
2
2
2
2
2
1
Private Prospect
Bench Warrant
+Ackeret
Danny Boy
+Saratoga Heater
Juan and Bina
Another Lemon Drop
Tough Customer
Harmonic
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
Hero Ten All
Flashaway
1
1
46.
47.
48.
49.
50.
Owner(s)
Peachtree Stable (John Fort)
Donegal Racing (Jerry Crawford)
Altamira Racing Stable & David A. Bernsen
West Point Thoroughbreds (Terry Finley)
Ken & Sarah Ramsey
Clark O. Brewster
Godolphin Racing LLC (Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al
Maktoum et al)
Hollendorfer, Todaro, Live Your Dream Racing Stable,
Sigband et al.
Someday Farm (Pat Chapman)
Crossed Sabres Farm
Bourbon Lane Farm (Jamie Hill)
Bruce Lunsford
Bach Stables LLC
William S. Farish
John C. Oxley
Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith, Mrs. John Magnier &
Joseph Allen LLC
Mellon Patch Inc.
Doubledown Stables Inc.
Pick Six Racing & Silver Streak Stable
Donegal Racing (Jerry Crawford)
P.R. Racing
Grupo 7C Racing Stable
Rigney Racing LLC (Richard Rigney)
Gary & Mary West
R. Awtrey, R. Hammond, Phillips Racing Partnership, C. Schummer
et al.
Edward K. Gaylord II
John C. Oxley
Trainer
Bob Baffert
Peter Miller
Peter Miller
Dale Romans
Mike Maker
Steve Asmussen
Kiaran McLaughlin
Non-Restricted
Stakes Earnings
$288,571
$56,000
$50,500
$31,000
$29,625
$266,000
$171,804
Jerry Hollendorfer
$120,000
John Servis
Marcus Vitali
Kellyn Gorder
Tommy Drury Jr.
Bill Mott
Neil Howard
Mark Casse
Wesley Ward
$40,000
$118,945
$74,117
$35,528
$25,000
$23,902
$14,250
$215,662
Michael Campbell
John Sadler
Rudy Rodriguez
Dale Romans
Al Stall Jr.
Gustavo Delgado
Phil Bauer
Wayne Catalano
Jerry Hollendorfer
$138,000
$91,890
$75,000
$59,544
$50,000
$40,330
$25,500
$25,000
$12,000
Jeff Mullins
Mark Casse
$9,250
$8,999
@ = Late Triple Crown Nominee + = Not Triple Crown Nominated … Bold = Update from previously published Leaderboard … Strikethrough = Sidelined, inactive,
appears to be no longer under serious Kentucky Derby consideration or not Triple Crown nominated
2014-15 ROAD TO THE KENTUCKY DERBY
35 Races (16 Championship Series Races)
Kentucky Derby Prep Season (19 races)
Date
Sept. 6
Sept. 27
Oct. 4
Oct. 4
Oct. 5
Nov. 1
Nov. 22
Nov. 29
Nov. 29
Dec. 20
Jan. 3
Jan. 10
Jan. 17
Jan. 19
Jan. 24
Feb. 7
Feb. 7
Feb. 14
Feb. 22
Race
Iroquois
FrontRunner
Champagne
Breeders’ Futurity
Grey
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile
Delta Downs Jackpot
Remsen
Kentucky Jockey Club
Los Alamitos Futurity
Jerome
Sham
Lecomte
Smarty Jones
Holy Bull
Withers
Robert B. Lewis
El Camino Real Derby
Southwest
Racetrack
Churchill Downs
Santa Anita
Belmont Park
Keeneland
Woodbine
Santa Anita
Delta Downs
Aqueduct
Churchill Downs
Los Alamitos
Aqueduct
Santa Anita
Fair Grounds
Oaklawn Park
Gulfstream Park
Aqueduct
Santa Anita
Golden Gate
Oaklawn Park
Distance
1 1/16 Miles
1 1/16 Miles
1 Mile
1 1/16 Miles
1 1/16 Miles (S)
1 1/16 Miles
1 1/16 Miles
1 1/8 Miles
1 1/16 Miles
1 1/16 Miles
1 Mile 70 Yards
1 Mile
1 Mile 70 Yards
1 Mile
1 1/16 Miles
1 1/16 Miles
1 1/16 Miles
1 1/8 Miles (S)
1 1/16 Miles
1st (Points)
Lucky Player (10)
American Pharoah (10)
Daredevil (10)
Carpe Diem (10)
International Star (10)
Texas Red (10)
Ocho Ocho Ocho (10)
Leave the Light On (10)
El Kabeir (10)
Dortmund (10)
El Kabeir (10)
Calculator (10)
International Star (10)
Far Right (10)
Upstart (10)
Far From Over (10)
Dortmund (10)
Metaboss (10)
Far Right (10)
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2nd (Points)
Bold Conquest (4)
Calculator (4)
Upstart (4)
Mr. Z (4)
Conquest Typhoon (4)
Carpe Diem (4)
Mr. Z (4)
Frosted (4)
Imperia (4)
Firing Line (4)
Nasa (4)
Rock Shandy (4)
War Story (4)
Bayerd (4)
Frosted (4)
El Kabeir (4)
Firing Line (4)
Cross the Line (4)
The Truth Or Else (4)
3rd (Points)
Hashtag Bourbon (2)
Texas Red (2)
The Truth or Else (2)
Bold Conquest (2)
Hollywood Critic (2)
Upstart (2)
Far Right (2)
Keen Ice (2)
Eagle (2)
Mr. Z (2)
General Bellamy (2)
Pioneerof the West (2)
Tiznow R J (2)
Mr. Z (2)
Bluegrass Singer (2)
Classy Class (2)
Rock Shandy (2)
Conquest Typhoon (2)
Mr. Z (2)
4th (Points)
Danny Boy (1)
Lord Nelson (1)
El Kabeir (1)
Tough Customer (1)
Flashaway (1)
The Great War (1)
Saratoga Heater (1)
Classy Class (1)
International Star (1)
Bench Warrant (1)
Ackeret (1)
St. Joe Bay (1)
Another Lemon Drop (1)
Private Prospect (1)
Juan and Bina (1)
Tencendur (1)
Hero Ten All (1)
Harmonic (1)
Bold Conquest (1)
Road to the Kentucky Derby Leaderboard
Saturday, April 4, 2015
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Kentucky Derby Championship Series (16 races)
Date
Feb. 21
Feb. 21
March 7
March 7
March 7
March 14
March 21
Race
Fountain of Youth
Risen Star
Gotham
Tampa Bay Derby
San Felipe
Rebel
Spiral
Racetrack
Gulfstream Park
Fair Grounds
Aqueduct
Tampa Bay Downs
Santa Anita
Oaklawn Park
Turfway Park
Distance
1 1/16 Miles
1 1/16 Miles
1 1/16 Miles
1 1/16 Miles
1 1/16 Miles
1 1/16 Miles
1 1/8 Miles (S)
1st (Points)
Itsaknockout (50)
International Star (50)
El Kabeir (50)
Carpe Diem (50)
Dortmund (50)
March 22
March 28
March 28
March 28
April 4
April 4
April 4
April 11
April 11
Sunland Derby
UAE Derby
Louisiana Derby
Florida Derby
Wood Memorial
Blue Grass
Santa Anita Derby
Arkansas Derby
Lexington
Sunland Park
Meydan Racecourse
Fair Grounds
Gulfstream Park
Aqueduct
Keeneland
Santa Anita
Oaklawn Park
Keeneland
1 1/8 Miles
1 3/16 Miles
1 1/8 Miles
1 1/8 Miles
1 1/8 Miles
1 1/8 Miles
1 1/8 Miles
1 1/8 Miles
1 1/16 Miles
Firing Line (50)
Mubtaahij-IRE (100)
American Pharoah (50)
Dubai Sky (50)
International Star (100)
Materiality (100)
Frosted (100)
Carpe Diem (100)
Dortmund (100)
(100)
(10)
2nd (Points)
Upstart (20)
War Story (20)
Tiz Shea D (20)
Ami’s Flatter (20)
Prospect Park (20)
Madefromlucky (20)
Conquest Typhoon
(20)
Where’s the Moon (20)
Maftool (40)
Stanford (40)
Upstart (40)
Tencendur (40)
Danzig Moon (40)
One Lucky Dane (40)
(40)
(4)
3rd (Points)
Frammento (10)
Keen Ice (10)
Classy Class (10)
Divining Rod (10)
Bolo (10)
Bold Conquest (10)
Firespike (10)
4th (Points)
Frosted (5)
St. Joe Bay (5)
Toasting Master (5)
Danzig Moon (5)
Lord Nelson (5)
The Truth Or Else (5)
Task Force Glory (5)
Pain and Misery (10)
Golden Barows (20)
War Story (20)
Ami’s Flatter (20)
El Kabeir (20)
Tiznow R J (5)
Motaa-KSA (10)
Keen Ice (10)
Itsaknockout (10)
Daredevil (10)
Frammento (10)
Prospect Park (10)
(10)
(1)
Ocho Ocho Ocho (20)
Bolo (20)
(20)
(2)
Schedule subject to change.
TIEBREAKERS – If two or more horses have the same number of points, the tiebreaker is earnings in non-restricted stakes races. In the case of
remaining ties, the additional starter(s) and/or also-eligible horses shall be determined by lot (aka a “shake”).
FILLIES – If a filly wants to run in the Kentucky Derby she can, but she’ll have to earn her way into the field by accumulating points against open
company just like the rest of the colts and geldings. Additionally, any points earned by a filly in the “Road to the Kentucky Derby” series against open
company will be credited to her point total in the “Road to the Kentucky Oaks” series.
DEAD-HEATS – In the event of a dead-heat (tie) in a “Road to the Kentucky Derby” race, those horses will divide equally the points they would
have received jointly had one beaten the other.
SPLIT DIVISIONS – In the event a “Road to the Kentucky Derby” race is split into divisions and each division awards its originally published purse
money, points will be awarded as scheduled for each division. If the originally published purse is halved for each division, points will be halved as well.
NOMINATIONS – Horses born in 2012 can be made eligible to run in the 2015 Kentucky Derby and Triple Crown with a $600 early payment due
by Jan. 17, 2015. A late period for nominations at $6,000 each will be open Jan. 18, 2015 through March 23, 2015. In addition to the Triple Crown
nomination fee, owners must pay $25,000 to enter the Derby by 10 a.m. ET on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, and an additional $25,000 to start. A horse
not nominated to the Triple Crown with sufficient points may be supplemented for $200,000.
POST POSITION DRAW – The Kentucky Derby post position draw – a traditional “pill pull” in which horses’ entry blanks are pulled
simultaneously with a numbered pill to determine what stall a horse will break from the starting gate – will be held at Churchill Downs on Wednesday,
April 29, 2015, at 5:30 p.m. ET (live on NBCSN). Up to 24 horses may enter the race and four horses can be listed as “also eligible” and would be
ranked in order accordingly; they could draw into the field should any horse(s) be scratched before scratch time on Friday, May 1, 2015 at 9 a.m. ET.
PRIZE MONEY – The Kentucky Derby winner will receive a gold trophy plus an estimated $1.24 million payday. A total of $400,000 will be
awarded to the runner-up, $200,000 to third, $100,000 to fourth and $60,000 to fifth.
BACKGROUND – Churchill Downs abandoned the graded stakes earnings criteria for the 2013 Kentucky Derby (used from 1986-2012) and
proactively adopted a tiered point system to determine which horses would have preference for America’s greatest race. Today, a sliding scale of points
is awarded to the Top 4 finishers in select races, and at the series’ end, the Top 20 point earners get first crack to start in the Kentucky Derby.
METRICS – More than $59.7 million was wagered on the 34-race “Road to the Kentucky Derby” series in 2013-14 with an average of 9.38 horses
per race. Betting on the 16-race Championship Series totaled more $34.8 million and an average of 9.94 horses competed in each event. On Kentucky
Derby Day, Churchill Downs had its second-largest crowd (164,909), second-highest all-sources betting handle ($186.6 million) and 15.3 million
viewers watched the race on NBC. Combined Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby Day attendance was a record 277,977 and all-sources betting
totaled $229.8 million, which was second only behind 2013’s $230.4 million.
ABOUT THE DERBY – To have a horse draped in the garland of roses while raising the solid gold trophy high atop the Kentucky Derby winner’s
stand is the Holy Grail for horsemen around the world. Restricted to 3-year-old Thoroughbreds, horses only have one chance to win the Kentucky
Derby, and it’s quite an accomplishment just to receive a berth in the starting gate. Approximately 23,500 Thoroughbreds were foaled in North
America in 2012, and if history is any indication, about one percent of the crop will be nominated to next spring’s Triple Crown. Only 20 will be
allowed to “Run for the Roses,” as the Derby field has been limited to 20 starters since 1975. At least 20 horses have entered the race since 2004, and
14 of the last 16 years. Once a horse earns its coveted Kentucky Derby berth, it, in most cases, will race the extended 1 ¼-mile distance for the first
time. A combination of speed and the stamina it takes to complete the final eighth of a mile in the Derby often determines a win or loss.
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