Important Kentucky Derby Preps

To be included on the list of Kentucky Derby contenders, each horse must earn points in what are called prep races, wherein the top four finishers are awarded coveted points

2020 Kentucky Derby Preps


Robert B. Lewis Stakes G3 at Santa Anita Park

Withers Stakes G3 at Aqueduct Racetrack

Holy Bull Stakes G2 at Gulfstream Park

Sam F. Davis Stakes G3 at Tampa Bay Downs

El Camino Real Derby at Golden Gate Fields

*Risen Star Stakes G3 at the Fair Grounds Race Course

Southwest Stakes G3 at Oaklawn Park

*Fountain of Youth Stakes G2 at Gulfstream Park


*San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita Park

*Tampa Bay Derby at Tampa Bay Downs

*Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack

**Louisiana Derby G2 at the Fair Grounds Race Course

*Sunland Derby G3 at Sunland Park

**UAE Derby G2 at Meydan Racecourse

**Florida Derby G1 at Gulfstream Park


**Wood Memorial Stakes G2 at Aqueduct Racetrack

**Blue Grass Stakes G2 at Keeneland Racecourse

**Santa Anita Derby G1 at Santa Anita Park

Lexington Stakes G3 at Keeneland Race Course

**Arkansas Derby G1 at Oaklawn Park