Kentucky Derby Points Standings [2022]

The lead up to the Kentucky Derby consists of several races throughout the season 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 148th running of the first leg of the Triple Crown on Saturday, May 7th, 2022 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 10th, 2022
* - Denotes Not Nominated to Triple Crown
++ - Denotes Late Nomination to Triple Crown
1EpicenterSteve Asmussen164
2ZandonChad Brown114
3White AbarrioSaffie Joseph, Jr.
4Mo DonegalTodd Pletcher112
5Tiz the Bomb
Ken McPeek110
6TaibaTim Yakteen100
7Crown Pride (Jpn)Koichi Shintani100
8CyberknifeBrad Cox
9SimplificationAntonio Sano74
10Smile HappyKen McPeek70
11Classic Causeway OUT Brian Lynch66
12Slow Down AndyDoug O'Neill
13Barber RoadJohn Ortiz58
14Un OjoRicky Courville54
15Early VotingChad Brown
16MorelloSteve Asmussen50
17Forbidden Kingdom OUT
Richard Mandella50
18MessierTim Yakteen40
19ZozosBrad Cox40
20Charge ItTodd Pletcher40
21Tawny PortBrad Cox40
22Summer Is TomorrowBhupat Seemar40
23Emmanuel OUT Todd Pletcher25
24Pioneer of MedinaTodd Pletcher25
25PappacapMark Casse
26Grantham Mike Maker21
27Ethereal RoadD. Wayne Likas20
28Rattle N Roll
Ken McPeek20
29++ Bye Bye BobbyRoimes Fincher20
30Island Fashion (Ire)bin Suoor20
31In Due TimeKelly Breen20
32Dean's ListTodd Pletcher20
33Secret Oath (f)
D. Wayne Lukas20
34Rich StrikeEric Reed
33++ Skippylongstocking
Saffie Joseph, Jr.20
34Happy JackDoug O'Neill
35DoppelgangerTim Yakteen10
36++ O CaptainGustavo Delgado
37Golden CodeTodd Pletcher10
38Major GeneralTodd Pletcher10
39* Pepper SprayEdward Kereluk
40Dash AttackKen McPeek
41CourvoisierKelly Breen10
42Make It BigSaffie Joseph, Jr.
43Call Me MidnightKeith Desormeaux10
44Dowagiac Chief
Tom Amoss10
45Happy JackDoug O'Neill10
46Jack ChristopherChad Brown10
47KavodChris Hartman7
48Commandperformance Todd Pletcher6
49Mackinnon Doug O'Neill5
50Giant GameDale Romans5
51Fowler Blue Luis Mendez5
52ShipsationalEdward Barker4
53* Life is GreatRobert Klesaris4
54* OsbourneRon Moquett4
55* Double ThunderTodd Pletcher4
56Tough to Tame Christopher Davis4
Todd Pletcher4
58Smarten UpAlfredo Velazquez4
59Cabo Spirit
George Papaprodromou4
60VolcanicMark Casse4
61* Del Mo
Doug O'Neill4
62* Tejano TwistBret Calhoun4
63Stolen Base Mike Maker4
64* Oviatt Class
Keith Desormeaux4
65Ben Diesel Dallas Stewart3
66IgnitisD. Wayne Lukas2
67Red Knobs Dale Romans2
68Cooke Creek Jeremiah O'Dwyer2
69* Surfer Dude Dallas Stewart2
70Midnight Chrome Tyler Servis2
71Gilded Age Bill Mott2
72* Mr JeffersonMike Trombetta
73* Durante Doug O'Neill1
74* Kevin's FollyTom Amoss1
75Strike Hard Matthew Williams
76TrafalgerAl Stall1
77Unbridled BomberJames Ryerson1
78GaltBill Mott1
79Sir London Simon Callaghan1
80lL BellatorJose Bautista1
81Rich Strike Eric Reed1
82My Prankster Todd Pletcher1
83American SanctuaryChristopher Davis1
84Bourbon HeistIan Wilkes1