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2016 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 12, 2015
Iroquois
Churchill Downs
TBD
TBD
September 26, 2015
FrontRunner
Santa Anita Park
TBD
TBD
October 3, 2015
Breeders’ Futurity
Keeneland
TBD
TBD
October 3, 2015
Champagne
Belmont Park
TBD
TBD
October 4, 2015
Grey
Woodbine
TBD
TBD
October 31, 2015
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile
Keeneland
TBD
TBD
November 21, 2015
Delta Downs Jackpot
Delta Downs
TBD
TBD
November 28, 2015
Remsen
Aqueduct
TBD
TBD
November 28, 2015
Kentucky Jockey Club
Churchill Downs
TBD
TBD
January 9, 2016
Jerome
Aqueduct
TBD
TBD
January 16, 2016
Sham
Santa Anita Park
TBD
TBD
January 18, 2016
Smarty Jones
Oaklawn Park
TBD
TBD
January 23, 2016
Lecomte
Fair Grounds
TBD
TBD
January 30, 2016
Holy Bull
Gulfstream Park
TBD
TBD
February 13, 2016
Robert B. Lewis
Santa Anita Park
TBD
TBD
February 13, 2016
Withers
Aqueduct
TBD
TBD
February 20, 2016
El Camino Real Derby
Golden Gate
TBD
TBD
February 15, 2016
Southwest
Oaklawn Park
TBD
TBD
February 27, 2016
Fountain of Youth
Gulfstream Park
TBD
TBD
February 27, 2016
Risen Star
Fair Grounds
TBD
TBD
March 12, 2016
Gotham
Aqueduct
TBD
TBD
March 12, 2016
Tampa Bay Derby
Tampa Bay
TBD
TBD
March 12, 2016
San Felipe
Santa Anita
TBD
TBD
March 19, 2016
Rebel
Oaklawn Park
TBD
TBD
March 20, 2016
Sunland Derby
Sunland Park
TBD
TBD
March 26, 2016
UAE Derby
Meydan
TBD
TBD
March 26, 2016
Spiral
Turfway Park
TBD
TBD
April 2, 2016
Florida Derby
Gulfstream Park
TBD
TBD
April 2, 2016
Louisiana Derby
Fairgrounds
TBD
TBD
April 9, 2016
Santa Anita Derby
Santa Anita Park
TBD
TBD
April 9, 2016
Wood Memorial
Aqueduct
TBD
TBD
April 9, 2016
Blue Grass
Keeneland
TBD
TBD
April 16, 2016
Arkansas Derby
Oaklawn Park
TBD
TBD
April 16, 2015
Lexington
Keeneland
TBD
TBD
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