From the Churchill Downs Media Team / Darren Rogers & Kevin Kerstein:

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 5 finishers in each race. The top 18 point earners will earn a spot in the starting gate for the 150th

running of the $5 million Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I), which is scheduled for Saturday, May 4, 2024. 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 22 of the last 25 years.

Road to the Kentucky Derby Leaderboard

  1. Sierra Leone — 155 points
  2. Fierceness — 136
  3. Catching Freedom — 125
  4. Stronghold — 125
  5. Resilience — 110
  6. Forever Young (JPN) — 100
  7. Endlessly — 100
  8. Dornoch — 75
  9. Just a Touch — 75
  10. Track Phantom — 70
  11. West Saratoga — 67
  12. Just Steel — 65
  13. Honor Marie — 65
  14. Domestic Partner — 60
  15. Catalytic — 50
  16. Deterministic — 50
  17. Society Man — 50
  18. Mystik Dan — 46
  19. No More Time — 45
  20. T O Password (JPN) — Japan RTKD
  21. Grand Mo the First — 40
  22. Common Defense — 37
  23. Epic Ride — 35
  24. Hades — 30
  25. Uncle Heavy — 30
  26. El Grande O — 30