Kentucky Derby Point System

The 2018 Kentucky Derby Point System has been updated again for the Run for the Roses at Churchill Downs under the Twin Spires.

This years point system on the Road to the Kentucky Derby features four different point designations depending on which thoroughbred horse race is being run. The point system will award thoroughbred horses that win their race ranging from 10 points to 100 points.

The new adjustments to the 2018 Kentucky Derby point system is going to give a greater reward for winners. This should in turn improve the level of competition in horse races so that jockeys and trainers are somewhat dissuaded from going out and just running for a place or show result to get the points.

Horse races for the 2018 Kentucky Derby prep race schedule that will offer 10 points for a win on the point system are:

  • Iroquois Stakes
  • FrontRunner Stakes
  • Champagne Stakes
  • Breeders’ Futurity
  • Kentucky Jockey Club
  • Los Alamitos Futurity
  • Springboard Mile
  • Jerome Handicap
  • Sham Stakes
  • Lecomte Stakes
  • Smarty Jones Stakes
  • Withers Stakes
  • Holy Bull Stakes
  • Robert B. Lewis Stakes
  • Sam F. Davis
  • El Camino Real Derby
  • Southwest Stakes

20 points will be awarded to the winner of the following Kentucky Derby prep races scheduled before the run for the roses under the Twinspires at Churchill Downs.

  • Breeders’ Cup Juvenile
  • Spiral Stakes
  • Lexington Derby

Horse races that will award 50 points to the winner on the Kentucky Derby point system schedule are:

  • Risen Star Stakes
  • Fountain of Youth Stakes
  • Gotham Stakes
  • Tampa Bay Derby
  • San Felipe Stakes
  • Rebel Stakes
  • Sunland Derby

You can expect that any Thoroughbred race horse the wins any of the following races worth 100 2018 Kentucky Derby qualifying points will be in the starting gate at Churchill Downs under the Twinspires.

  • Louisiana Derby
  • UAE Derby
  • Florida Derby
  • Wood Memorial Derby
  • Blue Grass Stakes
  • Santa Anita Derby
  • Arkansas Derby

Check out the complete Kentucky Derby prep schedule at USA Sportsbook and get ready to Bet On The Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs under the Twinspires as the Thoroughbred race horses run for the roses.