2014 Kentucky Derby Points System

Churchill’s Kentucky Derby Points Races

Updated 04/19/2014

2014 Kentucky Derby 140For the second year since it’s inauguration for last year’s Derby, Churchill Downs has announced the Road to the Kentucky Derby points system for the 2014 Kentucky Derby. The new point system was all the talk last year, since Churchill Downs opted to move away from the 27 year old graded stakes earning criteria as its means of accepting Kentucky Derby entries. The new points system had many skeptical of its reliability, but by the time the race rolled around, it was apparent that the new points system was a success. Some adjustments have been made to the system for this year, so if you are following the trail to the Derby, be sure to bookmark this page as a reference. We will keep this page updated throughout the season, adding winners of the races and a points breakdown as we get closer and closer to that first Saturday in May 2014. We will also try and grab the replays for you, so this page will be useful in your 2014 Kentucky Derby handicapping efforts.

2013-14 Kentucky Derby 140 Prep Season

Kentucky Derby Prep Season 2013-14- Updated 02-17-2014

2014 Kentucky Derby 140 Championship Series

Kentucky Derby Championship Series 2014- Updated 04-19-2014

Kentucky Derby 140 Points Leaders

As the season progresses, we will keep the point leaders updated on this page, so check back often for updates and the latest information on the Road to the 2014 Kentucky Derby and points leaders.

1.   California Chrome——————————150pts

2.   Vicar’s In Trouble——————————120pts

3.   Dance With Fate——————————–108pts

4.   Wicked Strong———————————–102pts

5.   Danza————————————————-100pts

6.   Samraat———————————————100pts

7.   Constitution—————————————100pts

8.   Toast of New York—————————–100pts

9.   Hoppertunity—————————————95pts

10. Intense Holiday———————————-93pts

11. Wildcat Red—————————————-90pts

12. We Miss Artie————————————-60pts

13. Ride On Curlin————————————55pts

14. Chitu————————————————–54pts

15. Midnight Hawk———————————-52pts

16. Ring Weekend———————————–50pts

17. Tapiture———————————————46pts

18. Medal Count—————————————40pts

19. General a Rod————————————40pts

20. Asmar————————————————-40pts

21. Albano————————————————34pts

22. Candy Boy——————————————30pts

23. Cairo Prince—————————————24pts

24. Uncle Sigh—————————————–24pts

25. Bayern———————————————–20pts

26. Pablo Del Monte——————————–20pts

27. Social Inclusion——————————–20pts

28. Commanding Curve—————————20pts

29. Emirates Flyer———————————–20pts

30. Harry’s Holiday———————————20pts

31. Vinceremos—————————————20pts

32. Big Bazinga—————————————-14pts

33. Kristo————————————————-14pts

34. Havana———————————————-14pts

35. Honor Code—————————————14pts

36. Coastline——————————————–13pts

37. Tamarando—————————————–12pts

38. Ami’s Holiday————————————-11pts

39. Strong Mandate———————————11pts

40. Bond Holder————————————–11pts

41. Mr Speaker—————————————-10pts

42. Schivarelli—————————————–10pts

43. Dublin Up——————————————-10pts

44. Giovanni Boldini——————————–10pts

45. Commissioner———————————–10pts

46. Surfing U S A————————————-10pts

47. In Trouble——————————————10pts

48. Top Billing—————————————–10pts

49. Tanzanite Cat———————————–10pts

50. Cleburne——————————————-10pts

51. Noble Moon—————————————10pts

52. New Year’s Day———————————-10pts

53. Rise Up———————————————–10pts

54. Conquest Titan———————————–9pts

55. Rebranded——————————————-5pts

56. Asserting Bear————————————5pts

57. Schoolofhardrocks——————————5pts

58. Financial Mogul———————————–5pts

59. East Hall———————————————-5pts

60. Classic Giacnroll——————————–5pts

61. Casiguapo———–——————————–5pts

62. Divine Oath——————————————-4pts

63. Scotland———————————————–4pts

64. Walt—————————————————–4pts

65. Smart Cover————————————–4pts

66. Smarty’s Echo———————————–4pts

67. Laddie Boy—————————————–4pts

68. Supermonic—————————————2pts

69. Enterprising—————————————2pts

70. Gold Hawk—————————————-2pts

71. Roman Unbridled——————————2pts

72. Ontology——————————————-2pts

73. Arctic Slope————————————-2pts

74. Go Greeley—————————————2pts

75. Rankhasprivileges—————————2pts

76. Awesome Sky———————————-2pts

77. Puppy Manners——————————–1pt

78. Diamond Bachelor—————————1pt

79. Almost Famous——————————–1pt

80. Son of a Preacher—————————-1pt

81. I’ll Wrap It Up———————————–1pt

82. Matuszak——————————————1pt

83. Can the Man————————————-1pt

84. Rum Point—————————————–1pt

85. Buck Magic—————————————-1pt

86. Give No Quarter——————————–1pt*

*Give No Quarter is listed as a DNF (Did Not Finish) so is doubtful to receive this one point for “running” fourth in the Grey Stakes at Woodbine.


Kentucky Derby Points Race Replays

As we progress through the 2013-14 Kentucky Derby season, we will try and post the videos for the points system races to make your handicapping easier. Again, make sure and bookmark this page as we will constantly update it’s contents after each race has run. To access the videos, simply click on the link below.

Iroquois Stakes at Churchill Downs 9/7/2013

Front Runner Stakes at Santa Anita 9/28/2013

Foxwoods Champagne Stakes at Belmont 10/05/2013

Dixiana Breeders’ Futurity at Keeneland 10/05/2013

Grey Stakes at Woodbine 10/06/2013

Breeder’s Cup Juvenile 11/02/2013

Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes 11/23/2013

Remsen Stakes at Aqueduct 11/30/2013

Kentucky Jockey Club at Churchill 11/30/2013

Jerome Stakes at Aqueduct 01/04/2014

Sham Stakes at Santa Anita 01/11/2014

LeComte Stakes at Fair Grounds 01/18/2014

Smarty Jones Stakes at Oaklawn 01/20/2014

Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream 01/25/2014

Withers Stakes at Aqueduct 02/01/2014

Robert B. Lewis Stakes at Santa Anita 02/08/2014

El Camino Real Derby at Golden Gate Fields 02/15/2014

Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn 02/17/2014

Fountain of Youth at Gulfstream 02/22/2014

Risen Star at Fair Grounds 02/22/2014

Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct 03/01/2014

San Felipe at Santa Anita 03/08/2014

Tampa Bay Derby at Tampa Bay Downs 03/08/2014

Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park  03/15/2014

Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park  03/22/2014

Sunland Derby at Sunland Park  03/23/2014

UAE Derby in Dubai 03/29/2014

Florida Derby at Gulfstream 03/29/2014

Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds 03/29/2014

Wood Memorial at Aqueduct 04/05/2014

Santa Anita Derby at Santa Anita 04/05/2014

Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland 04/12/2014

Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn 04/12/2014

Coolmore Lexington Stakes at Keeneland 04/19/2014


2014 Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pools

The dates for the four Kentucky Derby Future Wager pools leading up to Derby 140 are:
• KDFW Pool 1: Wednesday, Nov. 27-Saturday, Nov. 30 (4 days)
• KDFW Pool 2: Thursday, Feb. 6-Saturday, Feb. 8 (3 days)
• KDFW Pool 3: Thursday, Feb. 27-Saturday, March 1 (3 days)
• KDFW Pool 4: Thursday, March 27-Saturday, March 29 (3 days)


Morning Line odds by Mike Battaglia

#Wagering Interest——————————ML odds

1.Almost Famous——————————–20-1

2.Bobby’s  Kitten———————————50-1


4.Cairo Prince————————————-30-1



7.Coup de Grace———————————–50-1

8.Financial Mogul———————————50-1


10.Honor Code————————————-15-1

11.In Trouble—————————————50-1

12.Kobe’s Back————————————–50-1



15.New Year’s Day———————————-20-1

16.Noble Moon————————————–50-1

17.Pablo Del Monte———————————50-1

18.Ride On Curlin————————————50-1

19.Rise Up———————————————50-1

20.Shared  Belief————————————-30-1

21.Strong Mandate———————————–30-1


23.Tap It Rich—————————————–30-1

24.ALL OTHER  3YOS——————————–2-5

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Morning Line odds by Mike Battaglia

#Wagering Interest——————————ML odds

1.Bobby’s Kitten———————————-30-1

2.Cairo Prince————————————-8-1

3.California Chrome*—————————-50-1

4.Candy Boy*————————————–50-1


6.Conquest Titan*——————————–30-1


8.Honor Code————————————–10-1


10.Intense Holiday*——————————-50-1



13.Midnight Hawk*———————————20-1

14.Noble Moon————————————–30-1

15.Rise Up——————————————–30-1


17.Shared Belief (g)———————————10-1

18. Strong Mandate———————————20-1



21.Top Billing*————————————–15-1

22.Uncle Sigh*————————————–50-1

23.Vicar’s in Trouble*—————————–20-1

24.All Other 3YOs———————————-7-5

Pool 2 of the KDFW features 14 individual wagering interests that were not a part of November’s opening pool. The new interests are noted above with an asterisk (*) and  are California Chrome (#3), Candy Boy (#4), Conquest Titan (#6), Indianapolis (#9), Intense Holiday (#10), Kristo (#11), Matterhorn (#12), Midnight Hawk (#13), Samraat (#16), Tapiture (#19), Tonalist (#20), Top Billing (#21), Uncle Sigh (#22), and Vicar’s in Trouble (#23).

Read more on this pool- 2014 Kentucky Derby Future Wagering Pool 2

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