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2013 Kentucky Derby Points vs Graded Stakes Earnings


The new Road to the Kentucky Derby points system has many fans asking how the new series compares with the old one based on Graded Stakes Earnings. Here are the latest top graded stakes earners and the points leaders, side by side for comparison!

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Why don't we (HRN) drop horses off our list when Owner/Trainer takes Horse out of KD contention?
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  • Floridaf · I think most just don't think to do it. · 902 days ago
  • travel_vic · ismali is that English or some form of shorthand in a little village in Stubenville Ohio? · 902 days ago
up grad your points -------orb the horse he your kentucky DERBY WINNER
Will Take Charge will have similar fate as Oxbow in Ken.Derby?
Does anyone know what happened to Will take Charge? is he still running in the bluegrass?
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  • likin sparks · Agreed, with 60 pts he's clinched a spot and only 2 major Derby trail races left. · 913 days ago
  • huddygoodjob · Without a 1 1/8 prep this pretty much counts WTC out for the win spot in the derby. Really not happy with DWL decision to train up to the derby. I was high on this horse before that decision was made. · 913 days ago
the arkansas derby and the blue grass will tell us a lot....coming down to the wire.
  • travel_vic · Arkansas, who would have thought, is slowing becoming the premiere road to the big dance. · 915 days ago
  • animalkingdom137 · I agree....I am not making my mind up yet until after Saturday. There's a lot to like coming from Arkansas. · 914 days ago
One big difference is that in mid March only 5 horses are safely in the field based on the point system while maybe 12 or so would be in based on money won. This is going to make the 100 point races coming up very important, we will see much better fields for the Wood, Santa Anita Derby, Bluegrass etc. This is good for racing and great for bettors.
It appears that the point system is going to really shake up qualifying for the derby!I have been figuring out the numbers and it looks like those supposed throw away races early in the year,even with a fourth place finish, will be the difference between getting in and not!I read here it will take 50 pts to run,I don't think it will be that high, but,it will take that odd 3rd or 4th place odd pts to get the bottom horses in the race. for example 41,42,43 pts will be the min before horses start dropping out!
Your lists are innaccurate. Falling Sky's points include those earned inTampa Bay Derby (G2), but the earnings from Tampa Bay derby are not included in his graded earnings.
Derby Points is the right way and is earned as a 3yo, 2yo campaign is irrelevant.
shanghai bobby can not go 1 1/8 tesseron can 1 1/8m or 1 1/4 m he win
Big change seems to be BC Juveniles are a $$ deal only. Light on Derby love. But isn't that the point?
This is a great comparison to see how the new system works vs. old. Let the debate rage as derby 139 draws near!
Updated after the weekend...
Or does the Derby winner not have any points OR graded earnings yet???
That's cool to have both charts side-by-side!