The week and weekend are chock full of stakes races straight through to Fat Tuesday

February 10, 2021

A pre-week, weekend and post-weekend packed full of stakes action with 40 races, 16 graded. Three Derby prep races—El Camino Real Derby at Golden Gates Fields with 10-4-2-1 points and the Risen Star at the Fair Grounds with whopping a 50-20-10-5 points on the line on Saturday. And the Mardi Gras Stakes at the Fair Grounds on Fat Tuesday also with 10-4-2-1 points. 

There are six prep races in February—three more to go—with twelve in March and six in April. Who’s your pick? 

Elusive Quality is first on the leaderboard with 30 points followed by Keepmeinmind with 18 points and Midnight Bourbon with 16. There are nine colts in a deadheat with 10 points each. Elusive Quality and Life Is Good have been made the Derby early wager 8-1 favorites for pool 3. 

February 10, 2021

DELTA DOWNS 

▪ Louisiana Premier Bon Temps Starter, $40k, 4&up f/m S, 5f, Dirt

▪ Louisiana Premier Championship, $125k, 4&up S, 8.5f, Dirt

▪ Louisiana Premier Distaff, $100k, 4&up f/m S, 8f, Dirt

▪ Louisiana Premier Gentlemen Starter, $50k, 4&up S, 8.5f, Dirt

▪ Louisiana Premier Ladies Starter, $50k, 4&up f/m S, 8f, Dirt

▪ Louisiana Premier Matron, $100k, 4&up f/m S, 5f, Dirt

▪ Louisiana Premier Prince, $100k, 3yo S, 8f, Dirt

▪ Louisiana Premier Ragin Cajun Starter, $40k, 4&up S, 5f, Dirt

▪ Louisiana Premier Sprint, $100k, 4&up S, 5f, Dirt

▪ Louisiana Premier Starlet, $100k, 3yo f S, 8f, Dirt

February 13, 2021

AQUEDUCT 

Broadway S, $100k, 4&up f/m S, 6f, Dirt

FAIR GROUNDS 

▪ Albert M. Stall Memorial S, $100k g, 4&up f/m, 8.5f, Turf

▪ Colonel Power S, $100k, 4&up, 5.5f, Turf

▪ Fair Grounds S (G3T), $150k, 4&up, 9f, Turf

▪ Mineshaft S (G3), $200k g, 4&up, 8.5f, Dirt

▪ Rachel Alexandra S Presented by Fasig-Tipton (G2), $300k, 3yo f, 8.5f, Dirt

▪ Risen Star S* Presented by Lamarque Ford (G2), $400k, 3yo, 9f, Dirt

GOLDEN GATE

▪ El Camino Real Derby*, $100k, 3yo, 9f, AW

GULFSTREAM PARK 

▪ Gulfstream Park Sprint (G3), $100k, 4&up, 6f, Dirt

▪ Gulfstream Park Turf Sprint (G3T), $100k, 4&up, 5f, Turf

 JRA—DAILY HAI

▪ Queen Cup (G3T), $721k, 3yo f, 8f, Turf

LAUREL PARK 

▪ General George S (G3), $250k g, 4&up, 7f, Dirt

▪ John B. Campbell S, $100k, 4&up, 8.5f, Dirt

▪ Miracle Wood S, $100k, 3yo, 8f, Dirt 

▪ Nellie Morse S, $100k, 4&up f/m, 8.5f, Dirt

▪ Runhappy Barbara Fritchie S (G3), $250k, 4&up f/m, 7f, Dirt

▪ Wide Country S, $100k, 3yo f, 7f, Dirt

OAKLAWN PARK 

▪ Dixie Belle S, $150k, 3yo f, 6f, Dirt

▪ Razorback H (G3), $600k, 4&up, 8.5f, Dirt

SANTA ANITA 

▪ Santa Monica S (G2), $200k, 4&up f/m, 7f, Dirt

TAMPA BAY 

▪ Minaret S, $50k, 4&up f/m, 6f, Dirt

▪ Pelican S, $100k, 4&up, 6f, Dirt

February 14, 2021

AQUEDUCT 

▪ Gander S, $100k g, 3yo S, 8f, Dirt

JRA—TOKYO

▪ Kyodo News Service Hai (G3T), $780k, 3yo, 9f, Turf

JRA—HANSHIN

▪ Kyoto Kinen (G2T), $1,283k, 4&up, 11f, Turf

SANTA ANITA 

▪ Sweet Life S (G3T), $100k, 3yo f, 6f, Turf

Kentucky Derby Leaderboard 

Rank – Horse – Points

1 – Essential Quality – 30

2 – Keepmeinmind – 18

3 – Midnight Bourbon – 16

4 – Medina Spirit – 14

5 – Spielberg – 13

6 – Jackie’s Warrior – 12

7 – Capo Kane – 12

8 – Hot Rod Charlie – 10

9 – Get Her Number – 10

10 – Sittin On Go – 10

11 – Risk Taking – 10

12 – Candy Man Rocket – 10

13 – Greatest Honour – 10

14 – Caddo River – 10

15 – Brooklyn Strong – 10

16 – Life Is Good – 10

17 – Cowan – 8

18 – Rombauer – 4

19 – Nova Rags – 4

20 – Super Stock – 4

Future Kentucky Derby Prep Races

Feb 13, 2021

El Camino Real Derby

Golden Gates Fields

10-4-2-1

Fair Grounds

Risen Star

50-20-10-5

Feb 15, 2021

Southwest

Oaklawn Park

10-4-2-1

Feb 21, 2021

Hyacinth

Tokyo Racecourse

30-12-6-3

Feb 26, 2021

John Battaglia Memorial

Turfway Park

10-4-2-1

Feb 27, 2021

Fountain of Youth

Gulfstream Park

50-20-10-5

Information: BloodHorse, Equibase and Kentucky Derby. Click on links for Equibase card for each track. Times, entries and odds are subject to change. *Derby Prep Race. 

Information compiled by Maribeth Kalinich, Editor

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