2015-16 Road to the Kentucky Derby

Photo courtesy of KentuckyDerby.com
Photo courtesy of KentuckyDerby.com

2015-16 Road to the Kentucky Derby

The Road to the 2016 Kentucky Derby will start on September 12, 2015 with the Iroquois Stakes from Churchill Downs and conclude on April 16, 2016 with the Arkansas Derby from Oaklawn Park.

The first 19 races are called the Kentucky Derby Prep Season with 18 of the races counting for 10 points to the winner, 4 points to the second place finisher, 2 points to third place, and 1 point to the fourth place finisher in each race. The Breeders’ Cup Juvenile will be worth 20 points to the winner, 8 points to the runner up, 4 points to the third place finisher, and 2 points to the fourth place finisher. The Derby Prep Season races will take place between September 12, 2015 and February 20, 2016.

The final 16 races are called the Kentucky Derby Championship Series. The first 8 of those races are worth 50 points to the winner, 20 points to the second place, 10 points to third, and 5 points to the fourth place finisher of each event.

The next 7 races will be worth 100 points to the winner, 40 points to the runner up, 20 points to the third place finisher, and 10 points to fourth place in each race. The Lexington Stakes at Keeneland will be worth only 10-4-2-1 as a wild card race.

The Kentucky Derby Championship Series will take place between February 27, 2016 and April 16, 2016.

The entire schedule can be found below and is subject to change. The Kentucky Derby Points Leaderboard can be found here.

DateTrackRaceGradeDistancePreviewRecapPoints AwardedWinner2nd Place3rd Place4th Place
9/12/2015Churchill DownsIroquoisIII1 1/16 MilesPreviewRecap10-4-2-1Cocked and LoadedRated R SuperstarUnbridled OutlawConquest Windycity
9/26/2015Santa AnitaFrontRunnerI1 1/16 MilesPreviewRecap10-4-2-1NyquistSwipeHollywood DonRare Candy
10/3/2015Belmont ParkChampagneI1 MilePreviewRecap10-4-2-1GreenpointcrusaderSunny RidgePortfolio ManagerSail Ahoy
10/3/2015KeenelandBreeders' FuturityI1 1/16 MilesPreviewRecap10-4-2-1Brody's CauseExaggeratorRated R SuperstarSticksstatelydude
10/4/2015WoodbineGreyIII1 1/16 Miles (Synthetic)PreviewRecap10-4-2-1RikerKasseopia (GB)TizzarunnerVan Damme
10/31/2015KeenelandBreeders' Cup JuvenileI1 1/16 MilesPreviewRecap20-8-4-2NyquistSwipeBrody's CauseExaggerator
11/21/2015Delta DownsDelta Downs JackpotIII1 1/16 MilesPreviewRecap10-4-2-1ExaggeratorSunny RidgeHarlan PunchFound Money
11/28/2015AqueductRemsenII1 1/8 MilesPreviewRecap10-4-2-1MohaymenFlexibilityGift BoxSail Ahoy
11/28/2015Churchill DownsKentucky Jockey ClubII1 1/16 MilesPreviewRecap10-4-2-1AiroforceMor SpiritMo TomGun Runner
12/19/2015Los AlamitosLos Alamitos FuturityI1 1/16 MilesPreviewRecap10-4-2-1Mor SpiritToews On IceI'malreadythereUrlacher
1/2/2016AqueductJeromeIII1 Mile 70 YardsPreviewRecap10-4-2-1FlexibilityVorticityIn EqualityBird of Trey
1/9/2016Santa AnitaShamIII1 MilePreviewRecap10-4-2-1CollectedLet's Meet In RioLaobanFound Money
1/16/2016Fair GroundsLecomteIII1 Mile 70 YardsPreviewRecap10-4-2-1Mo TomTom's ReadyUncle WalterDestin
1/18/2016OaklawnSmarty Jones1 MilePreviewRecap10-4-2-1DiscreetnessGordy FloridaSynchronyLuna de Loco
1/30/2016GulfstreamHoly BullII1 1/16 MilesPreviewRecap10-4-2-1MoyahemGreenpointcrusaderFellowshipConquest Big E
1/30/2016AqueductWithersIII1 1/16 MilesPreviewRecap10-4-2-1Sunny RidgeVorticityAdventistFlexibility
2/6/2016Santa AnitaRobert B. LewisIII1 1/16 MilesPreviewRecap10-4-2-1Mor SpiritUncle LinoI Will ScoreDressed In Hermes
2/13/2016Golden GateEl Camino Real DerbyIII1 1/8 Miles (Synthetic)PreviewRecap10-4-2-1Frank ConversationTuskKasseopia (GB)San Dimas
2/15/2016OaklawnSouthwestIII1 1/16 MilesPreviewRecap10-4-2-1SuddenbreakingnewsWhitemoreAmerican DubaiCollected
2/20/2016Fair GroundsRisen StarII1 1/16 MilesPreviewRecap50-20-10-5Gun RunnerForevamoMo TomCandy My Boy
2/27/2016GulfstreamFountain of YouthII1 1/16 MilesPreviewRecap50-20-10-5MohaymenZuluFellowshipAwesome Speed
3/5/2016AqueductGotham StakesIII1 1/16 MilesPreviewRecap50-20-10-5ShagafLaobanAdventistSunny Ridge
3/12/2016Tampa BayTamp Bay DerbyII1 1/16 MilesPreviewRecap50-20-10-5DestinOutworkStar HillRafting
3/12/2016Santa AnitaSan FelipeII1 1/16 MilesPreviewRecap50-20-10-5Danzing CandyMor SpiritExaggeratorUncle Lino
3/19/2016OaklawnRebel StakesII1 1/16 MilesPreviewRecap50-20-10-5CupidWhitmoreCreatorCherry Wine
3/20/2016SunlandSunland Derby (Cancelled)III1 1/8 MilesCancellation NoticeNo Points AwardedN/AN/AN/AN/A
3/26/2016MeydanUAE Derby1 3/16 MilesN/ARecap100-40-20-10LaniPolar RiverYu ChangeVale Dori
3/26/2016Fair GroundsLouisiana DerbyII1 1/8 MilesPreviewRecap100-40-20-10Gun RunnerTom's ReadyDazzling GemMo Tom
4/2/2016TurfwaySpiral StakesIII1 1/8 Miles (Synthetic)PreviewRecap50-20-10-5Oscar NominatedAzarSurgical StrikeTwo Step Time
4/2/2016GulfstreamFlorida DerbyI1 1/8 MilesPreviewRecap100-40-20-10NyquistMajestoFellowshipMohaymen
4/9/2016AqueductWood MemorialI1 1/8 MilesPreviewPreview100-40-20-10OutworkTrojan NationAdventistMatt King Coal
4/9/2016KeenelandBlue GrassI1 1/8 MilesPreviewPreview100-40-20-10Brody's CauseMy Man SamCherry WineLaoban
4/9/2016Santa AnitaSanta Anita DerbyI1 1/8 MilesPreviewRecap100-40-20-10ExaggeratorMor SpiritUncle LinoDanzing Candy
4/16/2016OaklawnArkansas DerbyI1 1/8 MilesPreviewRecap100-40-20-10CreatorSuddenbreakingnewsWhitmoreDazzling Gem
4/16/2016KeenelandLexington StakesIII1 1/16 MilesPreviewRecap10-4-2-1CollectedOne More RoundSynchronyDirect Message