Prep Schedule

Kentucky Derby Prep Race Schedule and Winners

In order for officials to decide on who will be racing on May 1st, there are a number of Kentucky Derby “Prep” races. These preps will be contested at the major race tracks throughout the US and serve to reduce the current large group of derby hopefuls down to the maximum of twenty starters for the May 7th Derby. Good handicappers know that picking the winner of the Kentucky Derby often depends on keeping up-to-date with these prep races.

Date Track Race Dist. Winner Beyer
7-Jan SA Sham Stakes 1M Out of Bounds
21-Jan FG LeComte 1M 70 yds Mr. Bowling
29-Jan GP Holy Bull 1M Algorithms
4-Feb AQU Withers 1 1/16M Alpha
4-Feb SA Robert B. Lewis 1 1/16M I’ll Have Another
4-Feb TB Sam F. Davis 1 1/16M Battle Hardened
18-Feb GG El Camino Real 1 1/8M Daddy Nose Best
19-Feb SA San Vicente 7F Drill
20-Feb OP Southwest 1M Castaway
25-Feb FG Risen Star 1 1/16M El Padrino
26-Feb GP Fountain of Youth 1 1/16M Union Rags
3-Mar AQU Gotham 1 1/16M Hansen
10-Mar SA San Felipe 1 1/16M Creative Cause
10-Mar TB Tampa Bay Derby 1 1/16M Prospective
17-Mar OP Rebel 1 1/16M Secret Circle
24-Mar TP Spiral 1 1/8M Went The Day Well
25-Mar SP Sunland Park Derby 1 1/8M Daddy Nose Best
31-Mar GP Florida Derby 1 1/8M Take Charge Indy
1-Apr FG Louisiana Derby 1 1/8M Hero of Order
7-Apr AQU Wood Memorial 1 1/8M Gemologist
7-Apr HAW Illinois Derby 1 1/8M Done Talking
7-Apr SA Santa Anita Derby 1 1/8M I’ll Have Another
14-Apr KEE Blue Grass 1 1/8M Dullahan
14-Apr OP Arkansas Derby 1 1/8M Bodemeister
21-Apr AQU Jerome 1M Lumber Guy
30-Apr CD Derby Trial 1M Hierro