Road to The Kentucky Derby® 2018

Posted by Jazzy Morgan on Thu, Mar 8, 2018

The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby® will be held on Saturday, May 5th, 2018. For the past six years, the journey for horse racing teams to make it to the Derby has been set up on a point system. Teams participate in select races to determine who qualifies to participate in The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports.

The Road to the Kentucky Derby® is a series of designated races at tracks across the United States of America and around the world. The 20 horses with the most points at the end of the road will find themselves at the starting gate on the first Saturday in May.

There are still a number of races left on the Road to the Kentucky Derby® but here are the 2018 contenders as it stands right now:


See Who Makes it to the Starting Gate at the Kentucky Derby® 2018

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