Road to the Kentucky Derby
Do you ever wonder why some race horses can run in the Kentucky Derby and others can’t? A series of races using a point system called Road to the Kentucky Derby helps to determine which two and three-year-old horses are at the starting gate in Louisville. The season in divided into two parts: Kentucky Derby Prep and Kentucky Derby Championship. The top four finishers in each qualifying prep race earn points on a 10-4-2-1 scale; that is, the first-place finisher earns 10 points, second place earns 4, and so on. The 19 horses with the most points can then run in the Kentucky Derby. For information about upcoming Road to the Derby races, please check here or our Facebook page every week!