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Countdown to the Crown: April 2, 2010

Right now my list shows 8 Kentucky Derby contenders who are finished prepping and awaiting the first Saturday in May with $200,000 or more in graded stakes earnings, and another 7 with a final prep to go and already who have topped $200,000. With 6 slots available between now and Derby Day worth $200,000 or more each (Arkansas Derby 1-2 finishers, as well as the winners of the Wood, Blue Grass, Santa Anita Derby and Illinois Derby), it's looking quite possible you'll need a record $200,000 or more in graded earnings to make the gate.

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