The Road to the Kentucky Derby Extension, adds Ohio Derby and Others

May 31, 2020

More series races to be added

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Churchill Downs Racetrack today announced that the Ohio Derby has been added to the extension of the “Road to the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve.”

The Ohio Derby presented by TwinSpires.com (Grade III) will be run for 3-year-old Thoroughbreds at 1 1/8 miles on Saturday, June 27 at JACK Thistledown Racino in North Randall, Ohio and will feature a $500,000 purse.

Points to the Top 4 finishers will be worth 20-8-4-2 on the Road to the Kentucky Derby.

The 146th running of the 1 ¼-mile Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (GI) has been rescheduled for Saturday, Sept. 5.

The upcoming schedule of races:

June 6, $400,000 Santa Anita Derby (GI), 1 1/8 miles, Santa Anita, 100-40-20-10

June 20, $1 million Belmont Stakes (GI), 1 1/8 miles, Belmont Park, 150-60-30-15

June 27, $500,000 Ohio Derby (GIII), 1 1/8 miles, Thistledown, 20-8-4-2

July 4, $150,000 Los Alamitos Derby (GIII), 1 1/8 miles, Los Alamitos, 20-8-4-2

July 8, $300,000 Indiana Derby (GIII), 1 1/8 miles, Indiana Grand, 20-8-4-2

July 11, $600,000 Blue Grass (GII), 1 1/8 miles, Keeneland, 100-40-20-10

July 18, $1 million Haskell (GI), 1 1/8 miles, Monmouth Park, 100-40-20-10

Aug. 1, $100,000 Shared Belief, 1 1/16 miles, Del Mar, 50-20-10-5

Aug. 15, $150,000 Pegasus, 1 1/16 miles, Monmouth Park, 20-8-2-1

The Ellis Park Derby (50-20-10-5) and Stakes races at Saratoga Race Course will be added to the series once their stakes schedules are finalized.

Kentucky Derby 146 Leaderboard 

Rank, Horse, Points

1. Tiz the Law 122

2. Wells Bayou 104

3. Charlatan 100

4. King Guillermo 90

5. Ete Indien 74

6. Modernist 70

7. Ny Traffic 70

8. Maxfield 60

9. Authentic 60

10. Basin 50

11. Mischievous Alex 50

12. Shivaree 40

13. Gouverneur Morris 34

14. Enforceable 33

15. Storm the Court 32

16. Sole Volante 30

17. Major Fed 30

18. Thousand Words 25

19. Finnick the Fierce 25

20. Silver Prospector 21

https://www.kentuckyderby.com/horses

Edited Churchill Downs Press Release 

Photo: Owendale (right), ridden by Florent Geroux, rallies on the inside to beat Math Wizard with jockey Edgard Zayas aboard to win the 2019 Ohio Derby by a half-length at Thistledown. Credit: Jeffrey J. Zamaiko/JJ Zamaiko Photography Inc.

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