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2016 Kentucky Derby Contenders Top 20 Poll – (Nov. 24th)

We are 165 days (May 7, 2016) away from the running of the 142nd Kentucky Derby. The Road to the Kentucky Derby features 34 graded stakes races, which include 16 major horse racing events leading up to the first Saturday in May.  Most people wait until the week before, or Derby day before they are familiar with the horses running in the Kentucky Derby.  Since there’s still work to do to find out who those horses will actually be, Analyzed Sports will be providing  a weekly update of the Contenders by releasing a Top 20 rankings poll.  The poll will be based off the graded races tiered point system created by the Kentucky Prep Races (10-4-2-1 point scale) and the Kentucky Derby Championship Series (50-20-10-5 & 100-40-20-10 point scale).  There’s also a wildcard race that rewards extra points on a 10-4-2-1 scale.   The top 4 finishers from each race are rewarded with points. The top 20 horses with the most points by the last Championship Series race of the season will receive an opportunity to compete in the Kentucky Derby.  7 of the races this year are already in the books as the first Prep race started on September 12th at Churchill Downs.  Below is the schedule that makes up the Kentucky Prep, Kentucky Derby Championship Series, and the Wildcard race.  The first horse ranking poll is below after the first few Kentucy Derby prep races having taken place, so make sure you check in week to week to become familiar with the 2016 Kentucky Derby Contenders.  It will basically be like the College Basketball A.P. Poll, but for Horse Racing.

Kentucky Prep Season   : 1st=10 points; 2nd=4 points; 3rd=2 points; 4th=1 point

Sept. 12 – Iroquois- Churchil Downs – Winner: Cocked and Loaded
Sept. 26 – FrontRunner – Santa Anita – Winner: Nyquist
Oct. 3 – Champagne – Belmont Park – Winner:
Oct. 3 Breeders’ Futurity – Keeneland – Winner:
Oct. 4 Grey – Woodbine – Winner:
Oct. 31 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile -Keeneland – Winner:
Nov. 21 -Delta Downs Jackpot – Delta Downs – Winner:
Nov. 28 Remsen -Aqueduct
Nov. 28 -Kentucky Jockey Club -Churchill Downs
Dec. 19 – Los Alamitos Futurity – Los Alamitos
Jan. 9 – Jerome – Aqueduct
Jan. 16 – Sham – Santa Anita
Jan. 18 – Smarty Jones – Oaklawn Park
Jan. 30 – Holy Bull – Gulfstream Park
Feb. 13- Withers – Aqueduct –
Feb. 13 – Robert B. Lewis – Santa Anita

Feb. 15 – Southwest – Oaklawn Park
Feb. 20 – El Camino Real Derby – Golden Gate

2016 Kentucky Derby Contenders Top 20 Poll - (Nov. 24th)

American Pharoah – Photo Credit: Andre’ Chapman/Analyzed Sports

Championship Series 1st Leg : 1st=50 points; 2nd=20 points; 3rd=10 points; 4th=5 point

Feb. 20 – Risen Star – Fair Grounds

Feb. 27 – Fountain of Youth – Gulfstream Park

Feb. 28 – Gotham – Aqueduct

Mar. 12 – San Felipe – Santa Anita

Mar. 12 – Tampa Bay Derby – Tampa Bay Downs

Mar. 19  -Rebel – Oaklawn Park

Mar. 20 – Sunland Derby – Sunland Park

Mar. 26 – Spiral – Turfway Park

Championship Series 2nd Leg :  1st=100 points; 2nd=40 points; 3rd=20 points; 4th=10 point

Mar. 26 – UAE Derby – Meydan Racecourse

Mar. 26 -Louisiana Derby – Fair Grounds

Apr. 2 – Florida Derby – Gulfstream Park

Apr. 9 – Wood Memorial – Aqueduct

Apr. 9 – Blue Grass – Keeneland

Apr. 9 – Santa Anita Derby – Santa Anita

Apr. 9 – Blue Grass – Keeneland

Apr. 16 – Arkansas Derby – Oaklawn Park

Wildcard: 1st=10 points; 2nd=4 points; 3rd=2 points; 4th=1 point

April 16 – Lexington – Keeneland

Below is the full poll including other receiving votes:

1. Nyquist – (30)

2. Exaggerator (16)

3. Brody’s Cause (14)

4. Swipe (12)

5. Greenpointcrusader (10)

6. Cocked and Loaded (10)

7. Riker (10)

8. Sunny Ridge (8)

9. Rated R. Superstar (6)

10. Kasseopia (GB) (4)

11. Harlan Punch (2)

12. Hollywood Don (2)

13. Portfolio Manager (2)

14. Tizzarunner (2)

15. Unbridled Outlaw (2)

16. Found Money (1)

17. Van Damme (1)

18. Sticksstatelydude (1)

19. Sail Ahoy (1)

20. Rare Candy (1)

Other Receiving Votes:  Conquest Windycity

 

Next Kentucky Derby Qualifiers:  

Nov. 28 Remsen -AqueductNov. 28 -Kentucky Jockey Club -Churchill Downs

 

Watch the Past Performances from the first 7 Derby Preps.

Sept. 12, 2015 Iroquois Stakes – Win: Cocked and Loaded, Place: Rated R., Show: Unbridled Outlaw

Sept. 26, 2015 – FrontRunner – Santa Anita – Win: Nyquist, Place: Swipe, Show: Hollywood Don

Oct. 3, 2015 – Champagne – Belmont Park – Win: Greenpointcrusader, Place: Sunny Ridge, Show: Portfolio Manager

Oct. 3, 2015 Breeders’ Futurity – Keeneland – Win: Brody’s Cause, Place: Exaggerator, Show: Rated R Superstar

Oct. 4, 2015 Grey – Woodbine – Win: Riker, Place: Kasseopia, Show: Tizzarunner 

Oct. 31, 2015 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile -Keeneland – Win: Nyquist, Place: Swipe, Show: Brody’s Cause

Nov. 21, 2015 -Delta Downs Jackpot – Delta Downs – Win: Exaggerator, Place: Sunny Ridge, Show: Harlan Punch

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