Road to the Kentucky Derby
A new points system begins with the 2013 Kentucky Derby, in which points are awarded to the top four finishers of selected prep races. The point values increases as the season goes on. The highest point totals will determine which 20 horses have preference for the Derby on May 4 if more than the maximum are entered. Previously, the field of 20 was determined by grades stakes earnings:
(Point values 10-4-2-1)
Sept. 29 -- FrontRunner, 1 1/16 miles, Santa Anita (Power Broker, Know More, ...
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