Blues and Royals Tops Graded Earnings List (Updated April 11)

With less than four weeks until the May 7 Kentucky Derby (gr. I), Godolphin Racing's Blues and Royals, winner of the UAE Derby (UAE-II) on the Dubai World Cup card, tops the list of Derby contenders by graded stakes earnings.

The Kentucky Derby is limited to 20 starters. If more than 20 horses enter the race, eligibility is determined by the amount of graded stakes earnings. According to the Kentucky Derby Web site, the list below contains all the horses that are current possible entrants in the Derby and their earnings. This list will be updated as often as required, and by no means reflects the actual runners in the Derby. Derby entrants will be drawn on Wednesday, May 4.


List compiled by Churchill Downs; Graded Earnings Through April 11, 2005

1--Blues and Royals $1,200,000
2--Wilko $1,004,515
3--High Fly $796,500
4--Afleet Alex $645,000
5--Consolidator $609,750
6--Bellamy Road $570,000
7--Buzzards Bay $480,000
8--Sun King $365,000
9--Greater Good $361,344
10--High Limit $360,000
11--Flower Alley $300,000
12--Greeley's Galaxy* $300,000
13--Survivalist $240,000
14--Rockport Harbor $235,700
15--Noble Causeway $190,000
16--Giacomo $184,300
17--Storm Surge $182,640
18--Vicarage $162,500
19--General John B $150,000
20--Wild Desert $131,320
21--Closing Argument $90,000
22--Scrappy T $75,000
23--Bandini $60,000
24--Actxecutive $51,280
25--Going Wild $47,500
26--Rush Bay $44,640
27--Southern Africa $32,790
28--Texcess $18,000
29--Andromeda's Hero $15,000
30--Malibu Moonshine $3,000
31--Cat Shaker $0
32--Canteen $0

* Not nominated to the Kentucky Derby. All original nominees are preferred over supplemental nominees.