Churchill Downs announces 2021-22 road to the Kentucky Derby schedule

September 12, 2021

Points Will Not Be Awarded to Any Horse Trained by an Individual Suspended from 2022 Derby 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Friday, Sept. 10, 2021) – The official “Road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve”  will begin Saturday, Sept. 18 at the home of America’s greatest race as Churchill Downs stages the $300,000 Iroquois (Grade  III) for 2-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles on opening weekend of its 12-day September Meet. 

The “Road to the Kentucky Derby,” a series of select races that award a sliding scale of points to the Top 4 finishers,  has determined preference for its 20-horse Kentucky Derby (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 148th consecutive year on Saturday, May 7, 2022.   

As was the case this year, the 2022 Kentucky Derby will be 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 races. 

Effective Sept. 30, 2021, points from any race in the “Road to the Kentucky Derby” will not be awarded to any  horse trained by any individual who is suspended from racing in the 2022 Kentucky Derby 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” race occurring after Sept. 30, 2021, the points associated with that finish position will be  vacated. 

The same rules apply for the “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 6, 2022. 

The total number of races in the primary “Road to the Kentucky Derby” series has increased by one to 37. The  inaugural $100,000 Gun Runner, a 1 1/16-mile race for 2-year-olds at Fair Grounds on Sunday, Dec. 26, has been added to  the “Prep Season” and is worth 10-4-2-1 to the top four placings.  

Additionally, the new $100,000 Untapable, a one mile and 70-yard race for 2-year-old fillies that same race day at  Fair Grounds, has been added to the Oaks series, which features a total of 32 races.  

This is the 10th consecutive 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 20 of the last 23 years and every year from  2004-19. 

The Iroquois, which will be run under the lights as part of Churchill Downs’ “Downs After Dark” nighttime racing  card on Sept. 18, will again kick off the 21-race “Prep Season,” which features foundation-building races over a minimum of  one mile between mid-September and mid-February. Points awarded during the “Prep Season” are worth 10-4-2-1 to the  top four placings, respectively, except for the Nov. 5 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (GI) at Del Mar, which is worth twice as much  (20-8-4-2). 

In addition to the Iroquois and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, “Prep Season” races include the American Pharoah (Santa  Anita), Champagne (Belmont), Breeders’ Futurity (Keeneland), Kentucky Jockey Club (Churchill Downs), Remsen (Aqueduct), Springboard Mile (Remington Park), Los Alamitos Futurity (Los Alamitos), Gun Runner (Fair Grounds), Smarty  Jones (Oaklawn Park), Jerome (Aqueduct), Sham (Santa Anita), Lecomte (Fair Grounds), Southwest (Oaklawn Park), Holy  Bull (Gulfstream Park), Robert B. Lewis (Santa Anita), Sam F. Davis (Tampa Bay Downs), Withers (Aqueduct), El Camino  Real Derby (Golden Gate) and John Battaglia Memorial (Turfway Park).  

The 16-race “Championship Series” comprise springboard events that often bring the 3-year-old picture into sharper  focus. First leg races offer 50-20-10-5 points to the Top 4 finishers: the Risen Star (Fair Grounds), Rebel (Oaklawn Park),  Fountain of Youth (Gulfstream Park), Gotham (Aqueduct), Tampa Bay Derby (Tampa Bay Downs), San Felipe (Santa Anita)  and Sunland Derby (Sunland Park). The most meaningful races are worth 100-40-20-10: the UAE Derby (Meydan  Racecouse), Louisiana Derby (Fair Grounds), Florida Derby (Gulfstream Park), Arkansas Derby (Oaklawn Park), Jeff Ruby  Steaks (Turfway Park), Wood Memorial (Aqueduct), Blue Grass (Keeneland) and Santa Anita Derby (Santa Anita).  Additionally, the Lexington (Keeneland) offers points on a scale of 20-8-4-2 to the first four placings.  

In addition to the primary “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 sixth-year “Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby” series again features four races: Cattleya (10-4-2-1 at Tokyo),  Zen-Nippon Nisai Yushun (20-8-4-2 at Kawasaki), Hyacinth (30-12-6-3 at Tokyo) and Fukuryu (40-16-8-4 at Nakayama).  

The fifth-year “European Road to the Kentucky Derby” again showcases seven races: the Juddmonte Royal Lodge  (10-4-2-1 at Newmarket), Alan Smurfit Memorial Beresford (10-4-2-1 at Curragh), Qatar Prix Jean-Luc Lagardère (10-4-2-1  at Longchamp), Vertem Futurity Trophy (10-4-2-1 at Doncaster), Road to the Kentucky Derby Condition Stakes (20-8-4-2  at Kempton Park), Patton Stakes (20-8-4-2 at Dundalk) and Cardinal Condition Stakes (30-12-6-3 at Chelmsford City). 

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. 

2021-22 ROAD TO THE KENTUCKY DERBY SCHEDULE 

37 Races 

Kentucky Derby Prep Season (21 races) 

Date Race Racetrack Distance 1st (Points) 2nd (Points) 3rd (Points) 4th (Points)
Sept. 18 Iroquois Churchill Downs 1 1/16 Miles (10) (4) (2) (1)
Oct. 1 American Pharoah Santa Anita 1 1/16 Miles (10) (4) (2) (1)
Oct. 2 Champagne Belmont Park 1 Mile (10) (4) (2) (1)
Oct. 9 Breeders’ Futurity Keeneland 1 1/16 Miles (10) (4) (2) (1)
Nov. 5 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Del Mar 1 1/16 Miles (20) (8) (4) (2)
Nov. 27 Kentucky Jockey Club Churchill Downs 1 1/16 Miles (10) (4) (2) (1)
Dec. 4 Remsen Aqueduct 1 1/8 Miles (10) (4) (2) (1)
Dec. 17 Springboard Mile Remington Park 1 Mile (10) (4) (2) (1)
(Dec. 18) Los Alamitos Futurity Los Alamitos 1 1/16 Miles (10) (4) (2) (1)
(Dec. 26) Gun Runner Fair Grounds 1 1/16 M (10) (4) (2) (1)
Jan. 1 Smarty Jones Oaklawn Park 1 Mile (10) (4) (2) (1)
(Jan. 1) Jerome Aqueduct 1 Mile (10) (4) (2) (1)
(Jan. 8) Sham Santa Anita 1 Mile (10) (4) (2) (1)
(Jan. 22) Lecomte Fair Grounds 1 1/16 Miles (10) (4) (2) (1)
Jan. 29 Southwest Oaklawn Park 1 1/16 Miles (10) (4) (2) (1)
(Feb. 5) Holy Bull Gulfstream Park 1 1/16 Miles (10) (4) (2) (1)
(Feb. 5) Robert B. Lewis Santa Anita 1 1/16 Miles (10) (4) (2) (1)
Feb. 5 Sam F. Davis Tampa Bay Downs 1 1/16 Miles (10) (4) (2) (1)
(Feb. 12) Withers Aqueduct 1 1/8 Miles (10) (4) (2) (1)
(Feb. 19) El Camino Real Derby Golden Gate 1 1/8 Miles (AW) (10) (4) (2) (1)
(March 4) John Battaglia Memorial Turfway Park 1 1/16 M (AW) (10) (4) (2) (1)

Kentucky Derby Championship Series (16 races) 

Date Race Racetrack Distance 1st (Points) 2nd (Points) 3rd (Points) 4th (Points)
(Feb. 19) Risen Star Fair Grounds 1 1/8 Miles (50) (20) (10) (5)
Feb. 26 Rebel Oaklawn Park 1 1/16 Miles (50) (20) (10) (5)
(March 5) Fountain of Youth Gulfstream Park 1 1/16 Miles (50) (20) (10) (5)
(March 12) Gotham Aqueduct 1 Mile (50) (20) (10) (5)
March 12 Tampa Bay Derby Tampa Bay Downs 1 1/16 Miles (50) (20) (10) (5)
(March 12) San Felipe Santa Anita 1 1/16 Miles (50) (20) (10) (5)
(March 26) UAE Derby Meydan Racecourse 1 3/16 Miles (100) (40) (20) (10)
(March 26) Louisiana Derby Fair Grounds 1 3/16 Miles (100) (40) (20) (10)
(March 27) Sunland Derby Sunland Park 1 1/8 Miles (50) (20) (10) (5)
(April 2) Florida Derby Gulfstream Park 1 1/8 Miles (100) (40) (20) (10)
April 2 Arkansas Derby Oaklawn Park 1 1/8 Miles (100) (40) (20) (10)
(April 2) Jeff Ruby Steaks Turfway Park 1 1/8 Miles (AW) (100) (40) (20) (10)
(April 9) Wood Memorial Aqueduct 1 1/8 Miles (100) (40) (20) (10)
(April 9) Blue Grass Keeneland 1 1/8 Miles (100) (40) (20) (10)
(April 9) Santa Anita Derby Santa Anita 1 1/8 Miles (100) (40) (20) (10)
(April 16) Lexington Keeneland 1 1/16 Miles (20) (8) (4) (2)

2021-22 EUROPEAN ROAD TO THE KENTUCKY DERBY SCHEDULE 

7 Races 

Date Race Racetrack Distance 1st (Points) 2nd (Points) 3rd (Points) 4th (Points)
Sept. 25 Juddmonte Royal Lodge Newmarket (GB) 1 Mile (T) (10) (4) (2) (1)
Sept. 25 Alan Smurfit Memorial  BeresfordCurragh (Ire) 1 Mile (T) (10) (4) (2) (1)
Oct. 3 Qatar Prix Jean-Luc  LagardèreLongchamp (Fr) 7 Furlongs (T) (10) (4) (2) (1)
Oct. 23 Vertem Futurity Trophy Doncaster (GB) 1 Mile (T) (10) (4) (2) (1)
(March 9) Road to the Kentucky  Derby Condition StakesKempton Park (GB) 1 Mile (AW) (20) (8) (4) (2)
(March 11) Patton (Listed) Dundalk (Ire) 1 Mile (AW) (20) (8) (4) (2)
(April 7) Cardinal Condition  StakesChelmsford City  (GB)1 Mile (AW) (30) (12) (6) (3)

2021-22 JAPAN ROAD TO THE KENTUCKY DERBY SCHEDULE 

4 Races 

Date Race Racetrack Distance 1st (Points) 2nd (Points) 3rd (Points) 4th (Points)
(Nov. 27) Cattleya Tokyo Racecourse 1 Mile (10) (4) (2) (1)
(Dec. 15) Zen-Nippon Nisai  YushunKawasaki  Racecourse1 Mile (20) (8) (4) (2)
(TBA) Hyacinth Tokyo Racecourse 1 Mile (30) (12) (6) (3)
(TBA) Fukuryu Nakayama  Racecourse1 1/8 Miles (40) (16) (8) (4)

2021-22 ROAD TO THE KENTUCKY OAKS SCHEDULE 

32 Races 

Kentucky Oaks Prep Season (17 races) 

Date Race Racetrack Distance 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Sept. 18 Pocahontas Churchill Downs 1 1/16 Miles (10) (4) (2) (1)
Oct. 1 Chandelier Santa Anita 1 1/16 Miles (10) (4) (2) (1)
Oct. 3 Frizette Belmont Park 1 Mile (10) (4) (2) (1)
Oct. 8 Alcibiades Keeneland 1 1/16 Miles (10) (4) (2) (1)
Nov. 5 BC Juvenile Fillies Del Mar 1 1/16 Miles (20) (8) (4) (2)
Nov. 27 Golden Rod Churchill Downs 1 1/16 Miles (10) (4) (2) (1)
Dec. 4 Demoiselle Aqueduct 1 1/8 Miles (10) (4) (2) (1)
(Dec. 4) Starlet Los Alamitos 1 1/16 Miles (10) (4) (2) (1)
(Dec. 26) Untapable Fair Grounds 1 Mile 70 Yards (10) (4) (2) (1)
(Jan. 9) Santa Ynez Santa Anita 7 Furlongs (10) (4) (2) (1)
(Jan. 22) Silverbulletday Fair Grounds 1 Mile 70 Yards (10) (4) (2) (1)
Jan. 29 Martha Washington Oaklawn Park 1 Mile (10) (4) (2) (1)
(Jan. 30) Busanda Aqueduct 1 1/8 Miles (10) (4) (2) (1)
(Feb. 5) Forward Gal Gulfstream Park 7 Furlongs (10) (4) (2) (1)
Feb. 5 Suncoast Tampa Bay Downs 1 Mile 40 Yards (10) (4) (2) (1)
(Feb. 12) Las Virgenes Santa Anita 1 Mile (10) (4) (2) (1)
(March 4) Cincinnati Trophy Turfway Park 6 ½ F (AW) (10) (4) (2) (1)

Kentucky Oaks Championship Series (15 races) 

Date Race Racetrack Distance 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
(Feb. 17) UAE Oaks Meydan Racecourse 1 3/16 Miles (50) (20) (10) (5)
(Feb. 19) Rachel Alexandra Fair Grounds 1 1/16 Miles (50) (20) (10) (5)
Feb. 26 Honeybee Oaklawn Park 1 1/16 Miles (50) (20) (10) (5)
(March 5) Davona Dale Gulfstream Park 1 Mile (50) (20) (10) (5)
(March 12) Busher Invitational Aqueduct 1 Mile (50) (20) (10) (5)
(March 13) Santa Ysabel Santa Anita 1 1/16 Miles (50) (20) (10) (5)
(March 26) Fair Grounds Oaks Fair Grounds 1 1/16 Miles (100) (40) (20) (10)
(March 26) Sunland Park Oaks Sunland Park 1 1/16 Miles (50) (20) (10) (5)
(April 2) Gulfstream Park Oaks Gulfstream Park 1 1/16 Miles (100) (40) (20) (10)
April 2 Fantasy Oaklawn Park 1 1/16 Miles (100) (40) (20) (10)
(April 2) Bourbonette Oaks Turfway Park 1 Mile (AW) (50) (20) (10) (5)
(April 8) Beaumont Keeneland 7 Furlongs (10) (4) (2) (1)
(April 9) Gazelle Aqueduct 1 1/8 Miles (100) (40) (20) (10)
(April 9) Ashland Keeneland 1 1/16 Miles (100) (40) (20) (10)
(April 9) Santa Anita Oaks Santa Anita 1 1/16 Miles (100) (40) (20) (10)

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

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 148th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I), which is scheduled for Saturday, May 7, 2022. 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 20 of the last 23 years and every year  from 2004-19. 

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 16, 2022. 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.” Three horses based in Japan have run in the Kentucky Derby: Ski Captain (14th, 1995), Lani (9th, 2016)  and Master Fencer (JPN) (6th, 2019). 

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 16, 2022 followed by lifetime earnings through April 16, 2022. 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 49 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.  

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 148th running of the Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade I), which is scheduled for Friday, May 6, 2022. 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 six of the last seven years (a rescheduled September 2020 in the lone  exception). 

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 16, 2022. In the case of remaining ties, the additional starter(s) and/or also-eligible horses shall be  determined by lifetime earnings through April 16, 2022. 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 16, 2022. 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. 

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 – Effective Sept. 30, 2021, 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 2022 Kentucky Derby or 2022 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 occurring after Sept. 30, 2021, the points associated with that finish position will be  vacated. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 

ROAD TO THE KENTUCKY DERBY LEADERBOARD HISTORY – FINAL 

2021 FINAL 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 

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). 

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