(Rich Strike and gang leave the starting gate for the 2022 Kentucky Derby / Coady Photography)

From the Churchill Downs Media Team:

Churchill Downs Racetrack officials have made slight modifications to the Road to the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve. Points will now be awarded to the Top 5 finishing positions in qualifying races, and the significance of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and select races traditionally run in late January have been increased.

          The Road to the Kentucky Derby, a series of select races that award a sliding scale of points to the top finishing positions, has determined preference for its 20-horse Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I) field since 2013. The 1 ¼-mile classic for 3-year-old Thoroughbreds will be run at the historic Louisville, Ky. racetrack for the 149th consecutive year on Saturday, May 6, 2023.

The expansion of points awarded in qualifying races has been implemented to grow “Derby Fever” for more horses and ownership groups, which could potentially increase field size in Kentucky Derby Championship Series races in advance of the Derby.

Most Kentucky Derby Prep Season races will now award points on a sliding scale of 10-4-3-2-1. Previously, those races had been worth 10-4-2-1 since the inaugural qualifying points system was instituted for the 2013 Kentucky Derby.

Points awarded in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, which will be run this year at Keeneland on Nov. 4, will be increased from 20-8-4-2 to 30-12-9-6-3 in order to differentiate what has historically been a high quality Grade I race from others during the Prep Season.

Also, select Prep Season races that traditionally serve as steppingstones to the Kentucky Derby Championship Series have been elevated from 10-4-2-1 to 20-8-6-4-2 in an effort to increase the importance and awareness of these races and to incentivize horses to potentially begin their 3-year-old campaigns earlier in the season.

The elevated Prep Season races are the Lecomte (Fair Grounds), Southwest (Oaklawn Park), Withers (Aqueduct), Holy Bull (Gulfstream Park), Robert B. Lewis (Santa Anita), Sam F. Davis (Tampa Bay Downs) and John Battaglia Memorial (Turfway Park).

“We believe these modifications adhere to and amplify our goal of assembling the finest group of 3-year-olds in the starting gate for a race at the classic distance of 1 ¼ miles on the first Saturday in May,” said Mike Ziegler, Vice President and General Manager for Churchill Downs Racetrack.

This is the 11th straight year that Churchill Downs has used a point system to determine entrants for its famed Kentucky Derby. At least 20 horses have entered the “Run for the Roses” in 21 of the last 24 years.

The Road to the Kentucky Derby will begin Saturday at the home of America’s greatest race as Churchill Downs stages the 41st running of the $300,000 Iroquois (Grade III) for 2-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles on opening weekend of its 14-day September Meet.

In addition to the primary 37-race Road to the Kentucky Derby series, there are two separate series that each carve out one spot for a potential horse from Europe and Japan.

The same changes made to the Road to the Kentucky Derby have been made to the 32-race Road to the Kentucky Oaks series, which awards points to fillies to qualify for the Longines Kentucky Oaks (GI) at 1 1/8 miles on Friday, May 5, 2023.

ABOUT CHURCHILL DOWNS RACETRACK

Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT”), the world’s most legendary racetrack, has been the home of The Kentucky Derby, the longest continually held annual sporting event in the United States, since 1875. Located in Louisville, CDRT features a series of themed race days during Derby Week, including the Kentucky Oaks, and conducts Thoroughbred horse racing during three race meets in the Spring, September, and the Fall. CDRT is located on 175 acres and has a one-mile dirt track, a 7/8-mile turf track, a stabling area, and provides seating for approximately 60,000 guests. The saddling paddock and the stable area has barns sufficient to accommodate 1,400 horses and a 114-room dormitory for backstretch personnel. CDRT also has a year-round simulcast wagering facility. www.ChurchillDowns.com.

HOW TO GET INTO THE KENTUCKY DERBY STARTING GATE – The Road to the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve is a series of races that awards points to the Top 4 finishers in each race. The top 18 point earners will earn a spot in the starting gate for the 149th running of the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I), which is scheduled for Saturday, May 6, 2023. One invitation will be extended to the top point earners in the Europe Road to the Kentucky presented by Woodford Reserve and one invitation will be extended to the top point earners in the Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve. The Kentucky Derby field has been limited to 20 starters since 1975. At least 20 horses have entered the 1 ¼-mile race for 3-year-olds in 21 of the last 24 years.

2022-23 ROAD TO THE KENTUCKY DERBY SCHEDULE: 37 RACES

Kentucky Derby Prep Season

 

Date Race Racetrack Grade Purse Distance 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Sept. 17, 2022 Iroquois Churchill Downs III $300,000 1 1/16 M 10 4 3 2 1
Oct. 1, 2022 Champagne Aqueduct I $500,000 1 M 10 4 3 2 1
Oct. 8, 2022 Breeders’ Futurity Keeneland I $600,000 1 1/16 M 10 4 3 2 1
Oct. 8, 2022 American Pharoah Santa Anita I $300,000 1 1/16 M 10 4 3 2 1
Nov. 4, 2022 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Keeneland I $2,000,000 1 1/16 M 30 12 9 6 3
Nov. 26, 2022 Kentucky Jockey Club Churchill Downs II $400,000 1 1/16 M 10 4 3 2 1
*Dec. 3, 2022 Remsen Aqueduct II *$250,000 1 1/8 M 10 4 3 2 1
*Dec. 10, 2022 Los Alamitos Futurity Los Alamitos II *$300,000 1 1/16 M 10 4 3 2 1
Dec. 17, 2022 Springboard Mile Remington Park   $400,000 1 M 10 4 3 2 1
*Dec. 26, 2022 Gun Runner Fair Grounds   *$100,000 1 1/16 M 10 4 3 2 1
*Jan. 1, 2023 Jerome Aqueduct   *$150,000 1 M 10 4 3 2 1
Jan. 1, 2023 Smarty Jones Oaklawn Park   $250,000 1 M 10 4 3 2 1
Jan. 8, 2023 Sham Santa Anita III $100,000 1 M 10 4 3 2 1
*Jan. 21, 2023 Lecomte Fair Grounds III *$200,000 1 1/16 M 20 8 6 4 2
Jan. 28, 2023 Southwest Oaklawn Park III $750,000 1 1/16 M 20 8 6 4 2
*Feb. 4, 2023 Withers Aqueduct III *$250,000 1 1/8 M 20 8 6 4 2
*Feb. 4, 2023 Holy Bull Gulfstream Park III *$250,000 1 1/16 M 20 8 6 4 2
Feb. 4, 2023 Robert B. Lewis Santa Anita III $200,000 1 1/16 M 20 8 6 4 2
*Feb. 11, 2023 Sam F. Davis Tampa Bay Downs III *$250,000 1 1/16 M 20 8 6 4 2
*Feb. 11, 2023 El Camino Real Derby Golden Gate   *$100,000 1 1/8 M (AW) 10 4 3 2 1
*Feb. 25, 2023 John Battaglia Memorial Turfway Park   *$125,000 1 1/16 M (AW) 20 8 6 4 2

Kentucky Derby Championship Series

*Feb. 18, 2023 Risen Star Fair Grounds II *$400,000 1 1/8 M 50 20 15 10 5
Feb. 25, 2023 Rebel Oaklawn Park II $1,000,000 1 1/16 M 50 20 15 10 5
*March 4, 2023 Gotham Aqueduct III *$300,000 1 M 50 20 15 10 5
March 4, 2023 San Felipe Santa Anita II $400,000 1 1/16 M 50 20 15 10 5
*March 4, 2023 Fountain of Youth Gulfstream Park II *$400,000 1 1/16 M 50 20 15 10 5
*March 11, 2023 Tampa Bay Derby Tampa Bay Downs II *$400,000 1 1/16 M 50 20 15 10 5
*March 25, 2023 UAE Derby Meydan Racecourse II *$1,000,000 1 3/16 M 100 40 30 20 10
*March 25, 2023 Jeff Ruby Steaks Turfway Park III *$600,000 1 1/8 M (AW) 100 40 30 20 10
*March 25, 2023 Louisiana Derby Fair Grounds II *$1,000,000 1 3/16 M 100 40 30 20 10
*March 26, 2023 Sunland Derby Sunland Park III *$500,000 1 1/8 M 50 20 15 10 5
*April 1, 2023 Florida Derby Gulfstream Park I *$1,000,000 1 1/8 M 100 40 30 20 10
April 1, 2023 Arkansas Derby Oaklawn Park I $1,250,000 1 1/8 M 100 40 30 20 10
*April 8, 2023 Wood Memorial Aqueduct II *$750,000 1 1/8 M 100 40 30 20 10
*April 8, 2023 Blue Grass Keeneland I *$1,000,000 1 1/8 M 100 40 30 20 10
April 8, 2023 Santa Anita Derby Santa Anita I $750,000 1 1/8 M 100 40 30 20 10
*April 15, 2023 Lexington Keeneland III *$400,000 1 1/16 M 20 8 6 4 2

* = Race dates and distances to be announced by host track; date based on recent historical placement. … Schedule subject to change. … (AW) = Synthetic.

2022-23 EUROPEAN ROAD TO THE KENTUCKY DERBY SCHEDULE

EUROPEAN ROAD TO THE KENTUCKY DERBY – First staged in 2018, the “European Road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve” is a stand-alone series that is separate from America’s “Road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve” series. Only one invitation to compete in the Kentucky Derby will be extended with preference given to the horses with the most points in the “European Road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve” series. No invitation will be extended beyond the Top 4 point earners but if a horse also qualifies through America’s “Road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve” series, the invite will be extended to the next eligible horse. If two or more horses have the same number of points, the tiebreakers are earnings in non-restricted stakes races through April 15, 2023 followed by lifetime earnings through April 15, 2023. In the case of remaining ties, the additional starter(s) and/or also-eligible horses shall be determined by lot (aka a “shake”). Any points earned in America’s “Road to the Kentucky Derby” will be credited to the horse’s point total in the “European Road to the Kentucky Derby.” Since 1967, there have been 51 horses who previously raced outside North America and ran in the Kentucky Derby. Venezuela’s Canonero II won the 1971 Derby, while Bold Arrangement (GB), who was campaigned in Great Britain and France, finished second to Ferdinand in the 1986 renewal.

2022-23 EUROPEAN ROAD TO THE KENTUCKY DERBY SCHEDULE: 7 RACES

Date Race Racetrack Grade Purse Distance 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Sept. 24, 2022 Juddmonte Royal Lodge Newmarket (GB) II $168,000 1 M (T) 10 4 3 2 1
Sept. 24, 2022 Alan Smurfit Memorial

Beresford

Curragh (IRE) II $136,000 1 M (T) 10 4 3 2 1
Oct. 2, 2022 Qatar Prix Jean-Luc

Lagardère

Longchamp (FR) I $453,000 7 F (T) 10 4 3 2 1
Oct. 22, 2022 Vertem Futurity Trophy Doncaster (GB) I $270,000 1 M (T) 10 4 3 2 1
*March 1, 2023 Road to the Kentucky

Derby Condition Stakes

Kempton (GB)   *$78,000 1 M (AW) 20 8 6 4 2
*March 3, 2023 Patton Dundalk (IRE)   *$39,000 1 M (AW) 20 8 6 4 2
*March 30, 2023 Cardinal Condition Stakes Chelmsford City

(GB)

  *$129,000 1 M (AW) 30 12 9 6 3

* = Race dates and distances to be announced by host track; date based on recent historical placement. … Schedule subject to change. … (T) = Turf … (AW) = Synthetic.

JAPAN ROAD TO THE KENTUCKY DERBY – First staged in 2017, the “Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve” is a stand-alone series that is separate from America’s “Road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve” series. Only one invitation to compete in the Kentucky Derby will be extended with preference given to the horses with the most points in the “Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve” series. If a horse also qualifies through America’s “Road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve” series, an additional invite could be extended. If two or more horses have the same number of points, the tiebreaker is lifetime earnings through April 15, 2023. In the case of remaining ties, the additional starter(s) and/or also-eligible horses shall be determined by lot (aka a “shake”). Any points earned in America’s “Road to the Kentucky Derby” will be credited to the horse’s point total in the “Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby.” Four horses based in Japan have run in the Kentucky Derby: Ski Captain (14th, 1995), Lani (9th, 2016), Master Fencer (JPN) (6th, 2019) and Crown Pride (JPN) (13th in 2022).

2022-23 JAPAN ROAD TO THE KENTUCKY DERBY SCHEDULE: 4 RACES

Date Race Racetrack Grade Purse Distance 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Nov. 26, 2022 Cattleya Tokyo (JRA)   *$272,000 1 M 10 4 3 2 1
Dec. 14, 2022 Zen-Nippon

Nisai Yushun

Kawasaki (NAR)   *$627,000 1 M 20 8 6 4 2
*Feb. 19, 2023 Hyacinth Tokyo (JRA)   *$318,000 1 M 30 12 9 6 3
*March 25, 2023 Fukuryu Nakayama (JRA)   *$282,000 1 1/8 M 40 16 12 8 4

* = Race dates and distances to be announced by host track; date based on recent historical placement. … Schedule subject to change.

HOW TO GET INTO THE KENTUCKY OAKS STARTING GATE – The Road to the Kentucky Oaks is a series that awards points to the Top 4 finishers in each race. The Top 14 point earners nominated to the Longines Kentucky Oaks will earn a spot in the starting gate for the 149th running of the Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade I), which is scheduled for Friday, May 5, 2023. The 1 1/8-mile Oaks is the nation’s premier race for 3-year-old fillies. At least 14 horses have entered the in seven of the last eight years (a rescheduled September 2020 in the lone exception).

2022-23 ROAD TO THE KENTUCKY OAKS SCHEDULE: 32 RACES

 

Date Race Racetrack Grade Purse Distance 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Sept. 17, 2022 Pocahontas Churchill Downs III $300,000 1 1/16 M 10 4 3 2 1
Oct. 2, 2022 Frizette Aqueduct I $400,000 1 M 10 4 3 2 1
Oct. 7, 2022 Alcibiades Keeneland I $500,000 1 1/16 M 10 4 3 2 1
Oct. 8, 2022 Chandelier Santa Anita II $200,000 1 1/16 M 10 4 3 2 1
Nov. 4, 2022 Breeders’ Cup Juv. Fillies Keeneland I $2,000,000 1 1/16 M 30 12 9 6 3
Nov. 26, 2022 Golden Rod Churchill Downs II $400,000 1 1/16 M 10 4 3 2 1
*Dec. 3, 2022 Demoiselle Aqueduct II *$250,000 1 1/8 M 10 4 3 2 1
*Dec. 3, 2022 Starlet Los Alamitos I *$300,000 1 1/16 M 10 4 3 2 1
*Dec. 26, 2022 Untapable Fair Grounds   *$100,000 1 M 70 Y 10 4 3 2 1
Jan. 1, 2023 Santa Ynez Santa Anita II $200,000 7 F 10 4 3 2 1
*Jan. 21, 2023 Silverbulletday Fair Grounds II *$150,000 1 M 70 Y 20 8 6 4 2
*Jan. 22, 2023 Busanda Aqueduct   *$100,000 1 1/8 M 20 8 6 4 2
Jan. 28, 2023 Martha Washington Oaklawn Park   $200,000 1 1/16 M 20 8 6 4 2
Jan. 28, 2023 Las Virgenes Santa Anita III $200,000 1 M 20 8 6 4 2
*Feb. 4, 2023 Forward Gal Gulfstream Park III $100,000 7 F 20 8 6 4 2
*Feb. 11, 2023 Suncoast Tampa Bay Downs   *$100,000 1 M 40 Y 20 8 6 4 2
*Feb. 25, 2023 Cincinnati Trophy Turfway Park   *$125,000 1 M (AW) 20 8 6 4 2

Kentucky Oaks Championship Series

*Feb. 17, 2023 UAE Oaks Meydan Racecourse III *$150,000 1 3/16 M 50 20 15 10 5
*Feb. 18, 2023 Rachel Alexandra Fair Grounds II *$300,000 1 1/16 M 50 20 15 10 5
Feb. 25, 2023 Honeybee Oaklawn Park III $300,000 1 1/16 M 50 20 15 10 5
Feb. 25, 2023 Santa Ysabel Santa Anita III $100,000 1 1/16 M 50 20 15 10 5
*March 4, 2023 Davona Dale Gulfstream Park II *$200,000 1 M 50 20 15 10 5
*March 4, 2023 Busher Invitational Aqueduct   *$250,000 1 M 50 20 15 10 5
*March 25, 2023 Fair Grounds Oaks Fair Grounds II *$400,000 1 1/16 M 100 40 30 20 10
*March 25, 2023 Bourbonette Oaks Turfway Park   *$250,000 1 1/16 M (AW) 50 20 15 10 5
*March 26, 2023 Sunland Park Oaks Sunland Park   *$300,000 1 1/16 M 50 20 15 10 5
*April 1, 2023 Gulfstream Park Oaks Gulfstream Park II *$250,000 1 1/16 M 100 40 30 20 10
April 1, 2023 Fantasy Oaklawn Park III $600,000 1 1/16 M 100 40 30 20 10
April 1, 2023 Santa Anita Oaks Santa Anita II $400,000 1 1/16 M 100 40 30 20 10
*April 7, 2023 Ashland Keeneland I *$600,000 1 1/16 M 100 40 30 20 10
*April 8, 2023 Gazelle Aqueduct III $250,000 1 1/8 M 100 40 30 20 10
*April 9, 2023 Beaumont Keeneland III $400,000 7 F 10 4 3 2 1

* = Race dates and distances to be announced by host track; date based on recent historical placement. … Schedule subject to change. … (AW) = Synthetic.

RTKD AND RTKO RULES

 

TIEBREAKERS

  • America’s Road to the Kentucky Derby and Road to the Kentucky Oaks: If two or more horses have the same number of points, the tiebreaker is earnings in non-restricted stakes races. In the case of remaining ties, the additional starter(s) and/or also-eligible horses shall be determined by lifetime earnings. In the case of remaining ties, the additional starter(s) and/or also-eligible horses shall be determined by lot (aka a “shake”).
  • European Road to the Kentucky Derby: If two or more horses have the same number of points, the tiebreaker is earnings in non-restricted stakes races through April 15, 2023. In the case of remaining ties, the additional starter(s) and/or also-eligible horses shall be determined by lifetime earnings through April 15, 2023. In the case of remaining ties, the additional starter(s) and/or also-eligible horses shall be determined by lot (aka a “shake”). Any points earned in America’s “Road to the Kentucky Derby” will be credited to the horse’s point total in the “European Road to the Kentucky Derby.”
  • Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby: If two or more horses have the same number of points, the tiebreaker is lifetime earnings through April 15, 2023. In the case of remaining ties, the additional starter(s) and/or also-eligible horses shall be determined by lot (aka a “shake”). Any points earned in America’s “Road to the Kentucky Derby” will be credited to the horse’s point total in the “Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby.”

FILLIES – If a filly wants to run in the Kentucky Derby she can, but she’ll have to earn her way into the field by accumulating points against open company just like the rest of the colts and geldings. Additionally, any points earned by a filly in the “Road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve” series against open company will be credited to her point total in the “Road to the Kentucky Oaks” series. If a filly garners an invitation to the Kentucky Derby via the “European Road to the Kentucky” or “Japan Road to the Kentucky,” ownership may opt to instead use that invitation to the Kentucky Oaks.

 

DEAD-HEATS – In the event of a dead-heat (tie) those horses will divide equally the points they would have received jointly had one beaten the other.

SPLIT DIVISIONS – In the event a race is split into divisions and each division awards its originally published purse money, points will be awarded as scheduled for each division. If the originally published purse is reduced for each division, points will be reduced proportionally as well.

LASIX – The 2021 Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks marked the first year those races were run without the permitted use of Furosemide (often referred to by the brand name, Lasix). Points will only be awarded to horses who compete on race day without Lasix in Road to the Kentucky Derby and Road to the Kentucky Oaks races. Any points earned by horses with Lasix on race day will be vacated.

MEDICATION VIOLATIONS – If the connections of a horse have been notified by a regulatory body about a medication violation from participation in a Road to the Kentucky Derby or Road to the Kentucky Oaks race, and that violation would result in disqualification, any accrued points from the race will be revoked until the matter reaches a legal conclusion. Accrued points will be reinstated if the matter is legally overturned prior to the running of the Kentucky Derby or Kentucky Oaks.

DERBY/OAKS TRAINER SUSPENSION – Points from any race in the Road to the Kentucky Derby or Kentucky Oaks will not be awarded to any horse trained by any individual who is suspended from racing in the 2023 Kentucky Derby or 2023 Kentucky Oaks or any trainer directly or indirectly employed, supervised, or advised by a suspended trainer. Should a horse trained by a suspended trainer, or any trainer directly or indirectly employed, supervised, or advised by a suspended trainer, finish in a position that would have earned points in a Road to the Kentucky Derby or Kentucky Oaks race, the points associated with that finish position will be vacated.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

ROAD TO THE KENTUCKY DERBY LEADERBOARD HISTORY – FINAL

2022 FINAL LEADERBOARD – 1. Epicenter (164), 2. Zandon (114), 3. White Abarrio (112, $769,650), 4. Mo Donegal (112, $561,500), 5. Tiz the Bomb (110), 6. Cyberknife (100, $1,012,610), 7. Crown Pride (JPN) (100, $752,000), 8. Taiba (100, $671,544), 9. Simplification (74), 10. Smile Happy (70), 11. Classic Causeway (66), 12. Tawny Port (60), 13. Barber Road (58), 14. Messier (40, $390,000), 15. Zozos (40, $200,000, $291,200), 16. Summer Is Tomorrow (40, $200,000, $267,606), 17. Charge It (40, $188,000), 18. Happy Jack (30), 19. Pioneer of Medina (25), 20. Ethereal Road (22), AE 21. Rich Strike (21) and AE 22 Rattle N Roll (20).

LEADERBOARD – 1. Essential Quality (140), 2. Hot Rod Charlie (110), 3. Super Stock (109), 4. Like the King (104), 5. Known Agenda (102), 6. Rock Your World (100, $510,000), 7. Bourbonic (100, $400,000), 8. Medina Spirit (74), 9. Midnight Bourbon (66), 10. Mandaloun (52), 11. Highly Motivated (50, $271,000), 12. Helium (50, $255,492), 13. Soup and Sandwich (40, $161,000), 14. Dynamic One (40, $140,000), 15. Sainthood (40, $47,500), 16. Hidden Stash (32), 17. O Besos (25), 18. King Fury (20), 19. Keepmeinmind (18) and 20. Brooklyn Strong (10).

2020 FINAL LEADERBOARD – 1. Tiz the Law (372), 2. Authentic (200), 3. Honor A. P. (140), 4. Ny Traffic (110), 5. King Guillermo (90), 6. Thousand Words (83), 7. Max Player (60), 8. Enforceable (43), 9. Major Fed (38), 10. Storm the Court (36), 11. Attachment Rate (35), 12. Sole Volante (30), 13. Finnick the Fierce (25), 14. Winning Impression (20), 15. South Bend (18), 16. Necker Island (14), 17. Mr. Big News (0, $129,500) and 18. Money Moves (0, $0, $67,400).

2019 FINAL LEADERBOARD – 1. Tacitus (150), 2. Omaha Beach (137.5), 3. Vekoma (110), 4. Plus Que Parfait (104), 5. Roadster (100, $636,000), 6. By My Standards (100, $600,000), 7. Maximum Security (100, $582,800), 8. Game Winner (85), 9. Code of Honor (74), 10. Haikal (70), 11. Improbable (65), 12. War of Will (60), 13. Long Range Toddy (53.5), 14. Tax (52), 15. Cutting Humor (50, $462,467), 16. Win Win Win (50, $220,000), 17. Country House (50, $220,000), 18. Gray Magician (41), 19. Spinoff (40, $224,000), 20. Master Fencer (JPN) (Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby Invite) and AE 21. Bodexpress (40, $188,000).

2018 FINAL LEADERBOARD – 1. Magnum Moon (150), 2. Good Magic (134), 3. Audible (110, $803,520), 4. Noble Indy (110, $640,000), 5. Vino Rosso (107), 6. Bolt d’Oro (104), 7. Enticed (103), 8. Mendelssohn (100, $1,947,299), 9. Justify (100, $600,000), 10. Flameaway (70), 11. Solomini (54, $716,000), 12. Bravazo (54, $359,913), 13. My Boy Jack (52, $622,000), 14. Promises Fulfilled (52, $266,480), 15. Free Drop Billy (44), 16. Lone Sailor (42), 17. Hofburg (40), 18. Firenze Fire (39), 19. Combatant (32), 20. Instilled Regard (29) and AE 21. Blended Citizen (22).

2017 FINAL LEADERBOARD – 1. Girvin (150), 2. Classic Empire (132), 3. Gormley (125), 4. Irap (113), 5. Irish War Cry (110), 6. Thunder Snow-IRE (100, $1,621,063), 7. Always Dreaming (100, $589,000), 8. Gunnevera (84), 9. Practical Joke (74), 10. J Boys Echo (63), 11. State of Honor (62), 12. Tapwrit (54), 13. Hence (50, $401,429), 14. Fast and Accurate (50, $320,712), 15. McCraken (40, $385,048), 16. Battle of Midway (40, $224,000), 17. Patch (40, $200,000), 18. Untrapped (34), 19. Lookin At Lee (32), 20. Sonneteer (30, $236,000), AE 21. Royal Mo (30, $213,000) and AE 22. Master Plan (20).

2016 FINAL LEADERBOARD – 1. Gun Runner (151), 2. Nyquist (130), 3. Exaggerator (126), 4. Outwork (120), 5. Brody’s Cause (114), 6. Creator (110), 7. Lani (100), 8. Mor Spirit (84), 9. Mohaymen (80), 10. Danzing Candy (60), 11. Destin (51), 12. Suddenbreakingnews (50, $637,000), 13. Oscar Nominated (50, 321,360), 14. Shagaf (50, $270,000), 15. Whitmore (44, $400,000), 16. Tom’s Ready (44, $270,670), 17. My Man Sam (40, $200,000), 18. Majesto (40, $190,000, $239,500), 19. Trojan Nation (40, $190,000, $213,290), 20. Mo Tom (32, $268,326), AE 21. Laoban (32, $142,000) and AE 22. Cherry Wine (25, $145,000).

2015 FINAL LEADERBOARD – 1. International Star (171), 2. Dortmund (170), 3. Carpe Diem (164), 4. American Pharoah (160), 5. Frosted (113), 6. Mubtaahij-IRE (100, $1,400,000), 7. Materiality (100, $632,028), 8. El Kabeir (95), 9. Upstart (76), 10. Far Right (62), 11. Itsaknockout (60), 12. Firing Line (58), 13. Danzig Moon (45), 14. War Story (44), 15. Tencendur (41), 16. Stanford (40), 17. Mr. Z (34), 18. Ocho Ocho Ocho (30, $760,250), 19. Bolo (30, $214,980), 20. Keen Ice (22), AE 21. Frammento (20) and AE 22. Tale of Verve (0).

2014 FINAL LEADERBOARD – 1. California Chrome (150), 2. Vicar’s in Trouble (120), 3. Dance With Fate (108), 4. Wicked Strong (102), 5. Samraat (100, $640,000), 6. Danza (100, $620,000), 7. Hoppertunity (95), 8. Intense Holiday (93), 9. Wildcat Red (90), 10. We Miss Artie (60), 11. Ride On Curlin (55), 12. Chitu (54), 13. Tapiture (52), 14. General a Rod (40, $240,000), 15. Medal Count (40, $226,500), 16. Candy Boy (30), 17. Uncle Sigh (24), 18. Vinceremos (20, $191,666), 19. Harry’s Holiday (20, $152,622), 20. Commanding Curve (20, $104,000) and AE 21. Pablo Del Monte (20, $102,000).

2013 FINAL LEADERBOARD – 1. Orb (150, $840,000), 2. Verrazano (150, $810,000), 3. Goldencents (129), 4. Java’s War (122), 5. Overanalyze (110, $908,381), 6. Revolutionary (110, $720,000), 7. Lines of Battle (100), 8. Vyjack (70), 9. Will Take Charge (60), 10. Itsmyluckyday (50, $593,600), 11. Black Onyx (50, $317,130), 12. Palace Malice (50, $200,000), 13. Normandy Invasion (44, $258,000), 14. Frac Daddy (44, $240,596), 15. Mylute (42), 16. Oxbow (36), 17. Falling Sky (30), 18. Charming Kitten (20), 19. Golden Soul (14), 20. Giant Finish (10) and AE 21. Fear the Kitten (6).

ROAD TO THE KENTUCKY OAKS LEADERBOARD HISTORY – FINAL

2022 FINAL LEADERBOARD – 1. Kathleen O. (150), 2. Echo Zulu (130), 3. Nest (120), 4. Yuugiri (114), 5. Desert Dawn (108), 6. Nostalgic (101), 7. Venti Valentine (94), 8. Secret Oath (80), 9. Goddess of Fire (62), 10. Turnerloose (60), 11. Hidden Connection (57), 12. Cocktail Moments (52), 13. Candy Raid (51), 14. Shahama (50) and AE 15. Beguine (40).

2021 FINAL LEADERBOARD – 1. Search Results (150), 2. Travel Column (132), 3. Crazy Beautiful (128), 4. Pauline’s Pearl (120), 5. Malathaat (110), 6. Clairiere (94), 7. Will’s Secret (80), 8. Millefeuille (44), 9. Moraz (42), 10. Ava’s Grace (40, $138,000), 11. Pass the Champagne (40, $80,000), 12. Maracuja (40, $50,000), 13. Competitive Speed (30) and 14. Coach (26).

2020 FINAL LEADERBOARD – 1. Swiss Skydiver (450), 2. Speech (160), 3. Shedaresthedevil (90), 4. Donna Veloce (62), 5. Gamine (50, $330,000), 6. Hopeful Growth (50, $135,000), 7. Tempers Rising (47), 8. Dream Marie (35) and 9. Bayerness (8).

2019 FINAL LEADERBOARD – 1. Bellafina (132), 2. Champagne Anyone (113), 3. Street Band (105), 4. Lady Apple (100, $336,000), 5. Out for a Spin (100, $300,000), 6. Liora (71), 7. Restless Rider (62), 8. Serengeti Empress (60, $313,270), 9. Motion Emotion (60, $140,000), 10. Jaywalk (55), 11. Chocolate Kisses (51, $157,000), 12. Jeltrin (51, $128,720), 13. Positive Spirit (50), 14. Flor de la Mar (40, $80,000), AE 15. Dunbar Road (40, $49,500) and AE 16. Point of Honor (20).

2018 FINAL LEADERBOARD – 1. Midnight Bisou (160), 2. Monomoy Girl (154), 3. Sassy Sienna (115), 4. My Miss Lilly (112), 5. Chocolate Martini (100, $240,000), 6. Coach Rocks (100, $145,700), 7. Rayya (90), 8. Wonder Gadot (84), 9. Eskimo Kisses (80), 10. Take Charge Paula (70), 11. Patrona Margarita (35), 12. Classy Act (30), 13. Heavenhasmynikki (11) and 14. Kelly’s Humor (8).

2017 FINAL LEADERBOARD – 1. Farrell (170), 2. Miss Sky Warrior (160), 3. Ever So Clever (106), 4. Sailor’s Valentine (100, $307,014), 5. Paradise Woods (100, $240,000), 6. Salty (100, $150,350), 7. Abel Tasman(70), 8. Daddys Lil Darling (60), 9. Tequilita (50, $227,540), 10. Lockdown (50, $120,000), 11. Wicked Lick (49), 12. Vexatious (40, $80,000), 13. Jordan’s Henny (40, $66,410), 14. Mopotism (16) and AE 15. Summer Luck (11).

2016 FINAL LEADERBOARD – 1. Terra Promessa (150), 2. Lewis Bay (130), 3. Land Over Sea (128), 4. Weep No More (100, $340,000), 5. Go Maggie Go (100, $151,900), 6. Cathryn Sophia (80), 7. Mo d’Amour (70), 8. Venus Valentine (50, $132,375), 9. Mokat (50, $112,000), 10. Rachel’s Valentina (48), 11. Royal Obsession (45), 12. Dream Dance (44), 13. Taxable (40, $80,000), 14. Paola Queen (40, $49,000) and 15. Dothraki Queen (20).

2015 FINAL LEADERBOARD – 1. Condo Commando (161, $715,000), 2. I’m a Chatterbox (161, $430,714), 3. Stellar Wind (150), 4. Birdatthewire (130), 5. Lovely Maria (120), 6. Include Betty (100), 7. Oceanwave (60), 8. Angela Renee (57), 9. Sarah Sis (54), 10. Eskenformoney (50), 11. Puca (45), 12. Shook Up (40), 13. Forever Unbridled (34), 14. Money’soncharlotte (22) and AE 15. Peace and War (10).

2014 FINAL LEADERBOARD – 1. Untapable (160), 2. Sugar Shock (120), 3. Fashion Plate (110), 4. My Miss Sophia (100), 5. Rosalind (78), 6. Got Lucky (64, $180,000), 7. Aurelia’s Belle (64, $142,850), 8. Ria Antonia (55), 9. Kiss Moon (50), 10. Fiftyshadesofgold (40), 11. Unbridled Forever (30), 12. Thank You Marylou (20) and 13. Empress of Midway (15).

2013 FINAL LEADERBOARD – 1. Beholder (164, $1,500,000), 2. Rose to Gold (164, $717,889), 3. Unlimited Budget (160), 4. Dreaming of Julia (132), 5. Close Hatches (100), 6. Flashy Gray (60), 7. Princess of Sylmar (50, $170,000), 8. Midnight Lucky (50, $120,000), 9. Silsita (50, $57,600), 10. Seaneen Girl (34) and 11. Pure Fun (20).