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 5th, 2021
*Not Eligible
#HorseTrainerPoints Earnings
1Essential QualityBrad Cox
140$2,210,000
2Hot Rod Charlie
Doug O'Neill110$962,000
3Like a KingWesley Ward104$164,500
4Known AgendaTodd Pletcher102$461,100
5Rock Your WorldJohn Sadler100$510,000
6BourbonicTodd Pletcher100$450,000
7Rebel's Romance (Ire)Charlie Appleby100$510,000
8Greatest HonourShug McGaughey80$295,740
9Medina SpiritBob Baffert74$290,000
10Midnight BourbonSteve Asmussen66$430,000
11Life is Good OUT
Bob Baffert60$240,000
12 WeyburnJames Jerkens60$165,000
13MandalounBrad Cox52$260,000
14Highly MotivatedChad Brown50$271,000
15 HeliumMark Casse50$255,492
16Concert TourBob Baffert50$720,000
17Soup and SandwichMark Casse40$161,000
18Dynamic OneTodd Pletcher40$140,000
19Saint HoodTodd Pletcher40$47,000
20Crowded TradeChad Brown40$135,000
21RombauerMike McCarthy34$260,500
22ProxyMichael Stidham34$160,000
23Hidden StashVictoria Oliver32$130,000
24Dream ShakePeter Eurton30$126,000
25O BesosGreg Voley25$116,000
26 Hockey DadDoug O'Neill20$19,000
27HozierBob Baffert20$200,000
28*Drain the ClockSaffie Joseph, Jr.20$120,000
29KeepmeinmindRobertino Diodoro18$379,040
30SpielbergBob Baffert17$206,000
31Nova RagsBill Mott14$111,250
32Jackie's WarriorSteve Asmussen14$457,500
33Capo Kane OUT
Harold Wyner12$112,500
34Moonlite StrikeSaffie Joseph, Jr.11$7,500
35Hard Rye GuyIan Wilkes11$16,575
36PapetuAntonio Sano
11$39,925
37Big LakeSteve Asmussen10$100,000
38Candy Man RocketBill Mott10$137,500
39Caddo RiverBrad Cox10$90,000
40Risk TakingChad Brown10$137,500
41Brooklyn StrongDaniel Velazquez10$82,500
42Sittin On GoDale Romans10$137,800
43Get Her Number
Peter Miller10$186,000
44DefundedBob Baffert10$43,710
45Hush of a StormWilliam Morey10$43,710
46Super StockSteve Asmussen9$109,000
47TarantinaRodolphe Brisset9$58,400
48Unbridled HonorTodd Pletcher8$17,500
49Roman CenturianSimon Callaghan8$20,000
50Freedom FighterBob Baffert8$58,000
51CowanSteve Asmussen8$320,477
52*Reinvestment RiskChad Brown
4$120,000
53The Great One Doug O'Neill4$40,500
54*Javanica (f)Eoin Harty4$20,000
55Smiley Sobotka Dale Romans
4$38,400
56OvertookTodd Pletcher4$50,000
57*Eagle OrbRudy Rodriquez4$30,000
58*Ten for TenShug McGaughey
4$30,000
59Gretzky the GreatMark Casse2$7,050
60*SwillBrad Cox2$9,600
61Hold the SalsaRichard Lugovich
2$19,125
62WaspirantJohn Shirreffs
2$24,000
63*Govenor's PartyDaniel Franco2$12,000
64Big ThornSteve Asmussen2$16,000
65Prime FactorTodd Pletcher2$19,200
66Arabian PrinceDallas Stewart2$19,200
67PetruchioRichard Mandella2$24,000
68*Therideofalifetime
Ignacio Correas1$39,500
69Pickin' TimeKelly Breen1$9,000
70Red Flag
John Shirreffs1$72,000
71ParnelliJohn Shirreffs
1$12,000
72*Civil WarTom Albertrani1$15,000
73WoodhouseC. R. Trout
1$37,500
74*Royal NumberMichael Trombetta1$15,000
75*Boca BoyCheryl Winebaugh1$15,000
76 It's My HouseJamey Thomas1$6,000
77*Upstriker Ron Moquett1$20,000
78Santa Cruiser
Keith Desormeaux1$8,000