Kentucky Derby Points Standings [2021]

The lead up to the Kentucky Derby consists of 36 races that award points to the Top 4 finishers in each race. The top 20 point earners will earn a spot in the starting gate for the 147th running of the first leg of the Triple Crown on Saturday, May 1st, 2021 at Churchill Downs. One invitation will be extended to the top point earners in the Europe Road to the Kentucky Derby and one invitation will be extended to the top point earners in the Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby. The field has been limited to 20 starters since 1975. We will update this page every weekend and you can see our predictions for every race on our Free Horse Picks page.

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Kentucky Derby Points Standings

as of January 24th, 2021
#HorseTrainerPointsEarnings
1Essential QualityBrad Cox
30$1,280,000
2KeepmeinmindRobertino Diodoro18$379,040
3Midnight BourbonSteve Asmussen16$190,000
4Spielberg Bob Baffert12$206,000
5Jackie's WarriorSteve Asmussen12$457,500
6Brooklyn StrongDaniel Velazquez10$80,500
7Sittin On GoDale Romans10$137,800
8Get Her Number
Peter Miller10$186,000
9Life is GoodBob Baffert10$60,000
10Capo KaneHarold Wyner10$82,500
11Hot Rod Charlie
Doug O'Neill8$340,000
12ProxyMichael Stidham6$40,000
13The Great One Doug O'Neill4$40,500
14Rombauer Mike McCarthy4$120,500
15Reinvestment RiskChad Brown
4$120,000
16Super StockSteve Asmussen4$59,000
17Smiley Sobotka Dale Romans
4$38,400
18Ten for TenShug McGaughey
4$30,000
19Medina SpiritBob Baffert4$20,000
20Eagle OrbRudy Rodriquez4$30,000
21Known AgendaTodd Pletcher2$18,000
22Arabian PrinceDallas Stewart2$19,200
23Petruchio Richard Mandella2$24,000
24Swill
Brad Cox2$9,600
25Hold the SalsaRichard Lugovich
2$19,125
26WaspirantJohn Shirreffs
2$24,000
27MandalounBrad Cox2$20,000
28Santa Cruiser
Keith Desormeaux1$8,000
29Upstriker Ron Moquett1$20,000
30Therideofalifetime
Ignacio Correas1$39,500
31Pickin' TimeKelly Breen1$9,000
32Red Flag
John Shirreffs1$72,000
33ParnelliJohn Shirreffs
1$12,000
34Civil WarTom Albertrani1$15,000