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  • $2,000,000g
  • 6:24 PM
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Inside the Kentucky Derby Trail

Inside the Kentucky Derby Trail

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Stakes and Chops

Stakes and Chops

There have been many, myself included, who were shocked by the Graded Stakes committee's decision to downgrade two of the most historic Kentucky Derby preps, the Wood Memorial and Blue Grass Stakes, from grade I to grade II.

Date Race Position / Horse / Points
Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes
  • NEW
  • 98370 (Sterling)
  • 1 mile turf
FrontRunner S.
  • SA
  • $250,000
  • 1 1/16 miles
Foxwoods Champagne S.
  • BEL
  • $300,000
  • 1 mile
Dixiana Breeders' Futurity
  • KEE
  • $400,000
  • 1 1/16 miles
Grey S.
  • WO
  • 200000
  • One And One Sixteenth Miles
Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile
  • SA
  • $2,000,000
  • 1 1/16 miles
Delta Downs Jackpot S.
  • DED
  • 1000000
  • One And One Sixteenth Miles
Remsen S.
  • AQU
  • 250000
  • One And One Eighth Miles
Kentucky Jockey Club S.
  • CD
  • 150000
  • One And One Sixteenth Miles
CashCall Futurity
  • BHP
  • 750000
  • One And One Sixteenth Miles
Sham S.
  • SA
  • 100000
  • One Mile
LeComte S.
  • FG
  • 200000
  • One Mile And Seventy Yards
Smarty Jones S.
  • OP
  • 150000
  • One Mile
Holy Bull S.
  • GP
  • $400,000g
  • 1 1/16 miles
Robert B. Lewis S
  • SA
  • $200,000g
  • 1 1/16 miles
Sam F. Davis S
  • TAM
  • $250,000g
  • 1 1/16 miles
Withers S
  • AQU
  • $200,000g
  • 1 1/16 miles
El Camino Real Derby
  • GG
  • $200,000g
  • 1 1/8 miles
Southwest S.
  • OP
  • $250,000g
  • 1 1/16 miles
Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth S.
  • GP
  • $400,000g
  • 1 1/16 miles
Risen Star S.
  • FG
  • 400000
  • 1 1/16 miles
Gotham S
  • AQU
  • $400,000g
  • 1 1/16 miles
Tampa Bay Derby
  • TAM
  • $350,000g
  • 1 1/16 miles
San Felipe S
  • SA
  • $300,000g
  • 1 1/16 miles
Rebel S
  • OP
  • $500,000g
  • 1 1/16 miles
Spiral S.
  • TP
  • $500,000g
  • 1 1/8 miles
Sunland Derby
  • SUN
  • $800,000g
  • 1 1/8 miles
Besilu Stables Florida Derby
  • GP
  • $1,000,000g
  • 1 1/8 miles
Louisiana Derby
  • FG
  • $1,000,000g
  • 1 1/8 miles
UAE Derby
  • MEY
  • $2,000,000
  • 1 3/16 miles
Wood Memorial S
  • AQU
  • $1,000,000g
  • 1 1/8 miles
Santa Anita Derby
  • SA
  • $750,000g
  • 1 1/8 miles
Arkansas Derby
  • OP
  • $1,000,000g
  • 1 1/8 miles
Toyota Blue Grass S
  • KEE
  • $750,000g
  • 1 1/8 miles
Coolmore Lexington S
  • KEE
  • $200,000g
  • 1 1/16 miles
Derby Trial S
  • CD
  • 175000
  • 1 mile
Horse Trainer Breeder / Owner
Black Onyx Christophe Clement
  • Sterling Racing
  • Cloverleaf Farms II, Inc.
Charming Kitten Todd A. Pletcher
  • Ramsey, Kenneth L. and Sarah K.
  • Kenneth L. Ramsey & Sarah K. Ramsey
Falling Sky Martin D. Wolfson
  • Newtown Anner Stud and Bulger, Joseph
  • Copper Penny Stables
Fear the Kitten Michael J. Maker
  • Frank D. Irvin
  • Kenneth L. Ramsey & Sarah K. Ramsey
Frac Daddy Kenneth G. McPeek
  • Magic City Thoroughbred Partners
  • Nancy M. Leonard Living Trust
Giant Finish Ralph D'Alessandro
  • Andrew I. Cohen
  • Andrew Cohen
Golden Soul Dallas Stewart
  • Charles E. Fipke
  • Charles Fipke
Goldencents Doug F. O'Neill
  • W. C. Racing
  • Rosecrest Farm & Karyn Pirrello
Itsmyluckyday Edward Plesa, Jr.
  • Trilogy Stable and Plesa, Laurie
  • Liberation Farm & Brandywine Farm
Java's War Kenneth G. McPeek
  • Charles E. Fipke
  • Charles Fipke
Lines of Battle O'BRIEN AIDAN
  • J ALLEN, MRS J MAGNIER, M TABOR & D SMITH
  • JOSEPH ALLEN
Normandy Invasion J. Larry Jones
  • Fox Hill Farms, Inc.
  • Betz/Kidder/Gainesway/Graves/D.J. Stable/Cole
Orb Claude R. McGaughey III
  • Janney, III, Stuart S. and Phipps Stable
  • Stuart S. Janney, III LLC & Phipps Stable
Overanalyze Todd A. Pletcher
  • Repole Stable
  • Diamond A Racing Corp.
Oxbow D. Wayne Lukas
  • Bluegrass Hall LLC
  • Colts Neck Stables LLC
Palace Malice Todd A. Pletcher
  • Dogwood Stable and Three Chimneys Farm
  • W. S. Farish
Revolutionary Todd A. Pletcher
  • WinStar Farm LLC
  • W. S. Farish
Verrazano O'BRIEN AIDAN
  • MRS JOHN MAGNIER, M TABOR & D SMITH
  • EMORY A HAMILTON
Vyjack Philip D'Amato
  • Pick Six Racing (David Wilkenfeld)
  • Machmer Hall
Will Take Charge D. Wayne Lukas
  • Horton, Willis D. and Three Chimneys Farm
  • Eaton Sales

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