2018 Kentucky Derby Championship Series

The Kentucky Derby Championship Series is the second part of a new schedule and Kentucky Derby Point System. In the schedule below you will notice that there is a first and second leg for the Championship Series and as the schedule gets closer to the Derby, the points awarded for finishing in the top four positions also increases.

In the first leg of the series, trainers and horses are awardedpoints for a win,points for a place,points for a show andpoints if they round out a superfecta in 4 th place.

For the second leg of the Kentucky Derby Championship Series, horses and trainers are awardedpoints for a win,points for a place,points for a show andpoints for a 4 th place finish. You will notice thatpoints are awarded to a 4 th place finish in the second leg of the Championship series which is the same number of points for a win in the Road to the Kentucky Derby races schedule which will take place in the fall of 2016 and early parts of the racing schedule in 2018.

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Kentucky Derby Championship Schedule

First Leg Of Series

Race Distance Purse Track Date 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Risen Star 1-1/16 miles $400,000 Fair Grounds Feb 24 2018
Fountain of Youth 1-1/16 miles $400,000 Gulfstream Mar 3 2018
Gotham 1-1/16 miles $500,000 Aqueduct Mar 3 2018
Tampa Bay Derby 1-1/16 miles $350,000 Tampa Bay Mar 10 2018
San Felipe 1-1/16 miles $300,000 Santa Anita Mar 10 2018
Rebel 1-1/16 miles $900,000 Oaklawn Mar 17 2018
Sunland Derby 1-1/8 miles $800,000 Sunland Park Mar 25 2018

Second Leg of Series

Race Distance Purse Track Date 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
UAE Derby 1,900 metres
~1-3/16 miles
$2,000,000 Meydan Mar 24 2018
Louisiana Derby 1-1/8 miles $1,000,000 Fair Grounds Mar 24 2018
Florida Derby 1-1/8 miles $1,000,000 Gulfstream Mar 31 2018
Wood Memorial 1-1/8 miles $750,000 Aqueduct Apr 7 2018
Blue Grass Stakes 1-1/8 miles $1,000,000 Keeneland Apr 7 2018
Santa Anita Derby 1-1/8 miles $1,000,000 Santa Anita Apr 7 2018
Arkansas Derby 1-1/8 miles $1,000,000 Oaklawn Park Apr 14 2018

Wild Card

Race Distance Purse Track Date 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Spiral 1-1/8 miles $200,000 Turfway Mar 17 2018
Lexington 1-1/8 miles $200,000 Keeneland Apr 14 2018