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 April 23rd, 2021
*Not Eligible
#HorseTrainerPoints
1Essential QualityBrad Cox
140
2Hot Rod Charlie
Doug O'Neill110
3Super StockSteve Asmussen109
4Like the KingWesley Ward104
5Known AgendaTodd Pletcher102
6Rock Your WorldJohn Sadler100
7BourbonicTodd Pletcher100
8Rebel's Romance (Ire) OUT
Charlie Appleby100
9Greatest Honour OUT
Shug McGaughey80
10Medina SpiritBob Baffert74
11Concert Tour OUT to Preakness S.
Bob Baffert70
12Midnight BourbonSteve Asmussen66
13++ Weyburn OUT  to Belmont S.
James Jerkens60
14Life is Good OUT
Bob Baffert60
15MandalounBrad Cox52
16Caddo RiverBrad Cox50
17Highly MotivatedChad Brown50
18++ HeliumMark Casse50
19Crowded Trade OUT to Preakness
Chad Brown40
20Soup and SandwichMark Casse40
21Dynamic OneTodd Pletcher40
22SainthoodTodd Pletcher40
23Proxy OUT
Michael Stidham36
24Rombauer OUT to Preakness S.
Mike McCarthy34
25Hidden StashVictoria Oliver32
26Dream Shake OUT to Pat Day Mile
Peter Eurton30
27O BesosGreg Voley25
28King Fury
Ken McPeek20
29*Drain the Clock OUT
Saffie Joseph, Jr.20
30Get Her Number
Peter Miller20
31++ Hockey Dad OUT
Doug O'Neill20
32Hozier OUT
Bob Baffert20
33KeepmeinmindRobertino Diodoro18
34Spielberg OUT
Bob Baffert17
35Unbridled Honor OUT
Todd Pletcher16
36Jackie's Warrior OUT
Steve Asmussen14
37Nova Rags OUT
Bill Mott14
38Capo Kane OUT
Harold Wyner12
39Papetu OUT
Antonio Sano
11
40Moonlite StrikeSaffie Joseph, Jr.11
41Hard Rye GuyIan Wilkes11
42Candy Man RocketBill Mott10
43Big LakeSteve Asmussen10
44Risk TakingChad Brown10
45Brooklyn Strong OUT- to Preakness
Daniel Velazquez10
46Sittin On GoDale Romans10
47Hush of a StormWilliam Morey10
48DefundedBob Baffert10
49TarantinaRodolphe Brisset9
50StarrininmydreamsDallas Stewart8
51Roman CenturianSimon Callaghan8
52Freedom FighterBob Baffert8
53CowanSteve Asmussen8
54*Reinvestment RiskChad Brown
4
55The Great One Doug O'Neill4
56*Javanica (f)Eoin Harty4
57Smiley Sobotka Dale Romans
4
58OvertookTodd Pletcher4
59*Eagle OrbRudy Rodriquez4
60*Ten for TenShug McGaughey
4
61Gretzky the GreatMark Casse2
62*SwillBrad Cox2
63Hold the SalsaRichard Lugovich
2
64WaspirantJohn Shirreffs
2
65*Govenor's PartyDaniel Franco2
66Big ThornSteve Asmussen2
67Prime FactorTodd Pletcher2
68Arabian PrinceDallas Stewart2
69PetruchioRichard Mandella2
70*Therideofalifetime
Ignacio Correas1
71Pickin' TimeKelly Breen1
72Red Flag
John Shirreffs1
73ParnelliJohn Shirreffs
1
74*Civil WarTom Albertrani1
75WoodhouseC. R. Trout
1
76*Royal NumberMichael Trombetta1
77*Boca BoyCheryl Winebaugh1
78++ It's My HouseJamey Thomas1
79*Upstriker Ron Moquett1
80Santa Cruiser
Keith Desormeaux1