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2017 Kentucky Derby Prep Race & Championship Series Schedule

The Road to the 2016 Kentucky Derby is a 35-race series that awards points to the Top 4 finishers in each prep race. The Top 20 point earners will earn a spot in the starting gate for the 142nd running of the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Churchill Downs. The Kentucky Derby field has been limited to 20 starters since 1975. At least 20 horses have entered the 1 ¼-mile race for 3-year-olds every year since 2004, and 15 of the last 17 runnings.

RACE DATE
TITLE
TRACK
WINNER
TRAINER
September 17, 2016
Iroquois
Churchill Downs
Not This Time
Dale Romans
October 1, 2016
FrontRunner
Santa Anita Park
Gormley
John Shirreffs
October 8, 2016
Breeders’ Futurity
Keeneland
Classic Empire
Mark Casse
October 8, 2016
Champagne
Belmont Park
Practical Joke
Chad Brown
November 5, 2016
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile
Santa Anita
Classic Empire
Mark Casse
November 19, 2016
Delta Downs Jackpot
Delta Downs
Gunnevera
Antonio Sano
November 26, 2016
Remsen
Aqueduct
Mo Town
Anthony Dutrow
November 26, 2016
Cattleya Sho
Tokyo Racecourse
Mont Saint Legame (JPN)
Y. Hatakeyama
November 26, 2016
Kentucky Jockey Club
Churchill Downs
Mccracken
Ian Wilkes
December 10, 2017
Los Alamitos Futurity
Los Alamitos Race Course
Mastery
Bob Baffert
January 2, 2017
Jerome
Aqueduct
El Areeb
Cathal Lynch
January 7, 2017
Sham
Santa Anita Park
Gormley
John Shirreffs
January 16, 2017
Smarty Jones
Oaklawn Park
TBD
TBD
January 21, 2017
Lecomte
Fair Grounds
TBD
TBD
February 4, 2017
Holy Bull
Gulfstream Park
TBD
TBD
February 4, 2017
Robert B. Lewis
Santa Anita Park
TBD
TBD
February 4, 2017
Withers
Aqueduct
TBD
TBD
February 4, 2017
Robert B. Lewis
Santa Anita
TBD
TBD
February 11, 2017
Sam F. Davis
Tampa Bay Downs
TBD
TBD
February 18, 2017
El Camino Real Derby
Golden Gate Fields
TBD
TBD
February 19, 2017
Hyacinth
Tokyo Racecourse
TBD
TBD
February 20, 2017
Southwest
Oaklawn Park
TBD
TBD
February 25, 2017
Risen Star
Fair Grounds
TBD
TBD
March 4, 2017
Fountain of Youth
Gulfstream
TBD
TBD
March 4, 2017
Gotham
Aqueduct
TBD
TBD
March 11, 2017
Tampa Bay Derby
Tampa Bay
TBD
TBD
March 11, 2017
San Felipe
Santa Anita
TBD
TBD
March 18, 2017
Rebel
Oaklawn Park
TBD
TBD
March 25, 2017
UAE Derby
Meydan
TBD
TBD
March 25, 2017
Spiral
Turfway Park
TBD
TBD
March 26, 2017
Sunland Derby
Sunland Park
TBD
TBD
April 1, 2017
Florida Derby
Gulfstream Park
TBD
TBD
April 1, 2017
Louisiana Derby
Fairgrounds
TBD
TBD
April 8, 2017
Santa Anita Derby
Santa Anita Park
TBD
TBD
April 8, 2017
Wood Memorial
Aqueduct
TBD
TBD
April 8, 2017
Blue Grass
Keeneland
TBD
TBD
April 15, 2017
Arkansas Derby
Oaklawn Park
TBD
TBD
April 15, 2017
Lexington
Keeneland
TBD
TBD
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