Kentucky Derby: Graded Stakes Earnings

Kentucky Derby: Graded Stakes Earnings
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The field for the 135th running of the Kentucky Derby Saturday, to be run on May 2, 2009 at Churchill Downs, is limited to 20 horses. If more than 20 are entered, preference will be given to entrants based on earnings in graded stakes races. Here is a look at earnings in those races for Kentucky Derby 135 nominees through April 28, 2009. Compiled by Ben Huffman, Churchill Downs racing secretary.

Kentucky Derby Graded Earnings for Major Contenders (through 04/28/09)
Rank Horse Trainer Graded Earnings
1 Regal Ransom bin Suroor, Saeed $1,250,000
2 Pioneerof the Nile Baffert, Bob $1,193,250
3 I Want Revenge Mullins, Jeff $774,000
4 Papa Clem Stute, Gary $760,000
5 Desert Party bin Suroor, Saeed $641,667
6 General Quarters McCarthy, Tom $595,645
7 Friesan Fire Jones, J. Larry $570,465
8 Musket Man Ryan, Derek $485,000
9 Hold Me Back Mott, Bill $438,000
10 West Side Bernie Breen, Kelly $385,160
11 Chocolate Candy Hollendorfer, Jerry $370,000
12 Win Willy Robertson, McLean $230,000
13 Advice Pletcher, Todd $206,845
14 Dunkirk Pletcher, Todd $150,000
15 Mine That Bird Woolley, Bennie $138,705
16 Flying Private Lukas, D. Wayne $124,000
17 Mr. Hot Stuff Harty, Eoin $114,000
18 Summer Bird Ice, Tim $100,000
19 Join in the Dance Pletcher, Todd $90,000
20 Atomic Rain Breen, Kelly $77,500

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