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.
Kentucky Derby Championship Schedule
First Leg Of Series
|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
|UAE Derby||1,900 metres
|$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|
|Spiral||1-1/8 miles||$200,000||Turfway||Mar 17 2018|
|Lexington||1-1/8 miles||$200,000||Keeneland||Apr 14 2018|