Road to the 2020 Kentucky Derby: November Prep Races

Posted by Evan Chronis on Mon, Nov 25, 2019

The Road to the 2020 Kentucky Derby® continued into November with several names starting to separate themselves from the pack. 

This is an important time on the Derby trail, as every contender is wrapping up their 2-year-old season and preparing for the most important year of their lives in 2020. 

So, who scored points in November? Check out our race recaps below.

Note: This recap will only include the first three Road to Derby races for November. The fourth, the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes, will be included in the December recap. 

Road to the 2020 Kentucky Derby: November Prep Races

Breeders' Cup Juvenile

When: November 1

Where: Santa Anita Park

Winner: Storm the Court

Storm the Court became one of Derby Experiences' 2020 Derby frontrunners with an impressive showing at the Breeders' Cup Juvenile on the first day of the month. 

Every year, the Juvenile crowns the best 2-year-old in the world and gives fans a look at some of the most anticipated Derby contenders for the following year. 

In the 2019 edition, it was Storm the Court, a 45-1 underdog, who defied the odds and crossed the finish line first at Santa Anita Park, defeating second-place Anneau d'Or by a neck.

Vertem Futurity Trophy Stakes

When: November 1

Where: Newcastle Racecourse

Winner: Kameko

Kameko earned points on the European Road to the 2020 Kentucky Derby to start the month with an impressive win at the Newcastle Racecourse.

This race was originally supposed to take place in October at Doncaster, but was moved in both date and location due to waterlogging from inclement weather. 

Cattleya Sho

When: November 23

Where: Tokyo Racecourse

Winner: Dieu du Vin

Dieu du Vin scored the first 10 points on the Japan Road to the 2020 Kentucky Derby with a win at the sloppy Tokyo Racecourse on November 23.

After a slow start, the 2-year-old got into rhythm and blasted through the course in 1:36.20, pushing his record to two wins in two career starts. 

 

Kentucky Derby American Road Standings

RANK HORSE POINTS
1

Storm the Court

22
2

Maxfield

10
3

Tiz the Law

10
4

Eight Rings

10
5

Dennis' Moment

10
6

Anneau d'Or

8
7

Scabbard

6
8

Wrecking Crew

4
9

Green Light Go

4
10

Gouverneur Morris

4


Kentucky Derby European Road Standings

RANK HORSE POINTS
1

Kameko

14
2

Innisfree (IRE)

14
3

Victor Ludorum (GB)

10
4

Royal Dornoch (IRE)

10
5

Alson (GER)

4
6

Shekhem (IRE)

4
7

Year of The Tiger (IRE)

3
8

Armory (IRE)

2
9

Iberia (IRE)

2
10

Gold Maze (GB)

2


Kentucky Derby Japan Road Standings

RANK HORSE POINTS
1 Dieu du Vin 10
2

Shonan Mario

4
3

Daimei Corrida

2
4

Aurora Tesoro

1

 

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