Updated Kentucky Derby Graded Earnings
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: 2/22/2012 1:44:09 PM
Last Updated: 2/24/2012 1:52:09 PM

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Through Feb. 22, the following is the current earnings for the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) to be run on May 5 at Churchill Downs.

The field is limited to 20 horses, with preference given to entrants based on earnings in graded stakes.
2012 Kentucky Derby Contenders Based On Graded Earnings - Updated Wednesday, February 22
Rank Horse Trainer Graded Earnings
1 Hansen Mike Maker
$1,160,000
2 Union Rags Michael Matz
$830,000
3 Sabercat Steve Asmussen
$600,000
4 Wrote (IRE) Aidan O'Brien
$556,630
5 Creative Cause Mike Harrington
$506,000
6 Liaison Bob Baffert
$375,000
6 Dullahan Dale Romans
$375,000
8 Excaper Ian Black
$240,736
9 Algorithms Todd Pletcher
$240,000
10 On Fire Baby (f) Gary Hartlage
$211,729
11 Alpha Kiaran McLaughlin
$180,000
12 Secret Circle Bob Baffert
$170,000
13 Rousing Sermon Jerry Hollendorfer
$164,000
14 Prospective Mark Casse
$155,452
15 I'll Have Another Doug O'Neill
$151,000
16 Castaway Bob Baffert
$150,000
16 Currency Swap Teresa Pompay
$150,000
18 Daddy Nose Best Steve Asmussen
$145,558
19 Brother Francis James Cassidy
$120,000
19 Battle Hardened Eddie Kenneally
$120,000
21 Mr. Bowling Larry Jones
$115,848
22 Lucky Chappy (IRE) Graham Motion
$115,000
23 Jack's In The Deck Robin Graham
$105,000
24 Gemologist Todd Pletcher
$103,855
25 Longview Drive Jerry Hollendorfer
$102,834
26 Fly Lexis Fly Arturo Morales
$99,481
27 Take Charge Indy Patrick Byrne
$98,400
28 Daddy Long Legs Aidan O'Brien
$94,030
29 Red Duke John Quinn
$90,823
30 Thunder Moccasin Todd Pletcher
$90,000
30 State of Play Graham Motion
$90,000
32 Zip Top (IRE) James Bolger
$85,244
33 Empire Way Mike Harrington
$85,000
34 Motor City Ian Wilkes
$78,383
35 Optimizer D. Wayne Lukas
$78,375


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