2020 Road to the Kentucky Derby

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The 2020 Road to the Kentucky Derby is a series of races through which horses will qualify for the 2020 Kentucky Derby, which will be held on September 5 (rescheduled from the traditional first Saturday in May due to the coronavirus pandemic). The field for the Derby is limited to 20 horses, with up to four 'also eligibles' in case of a late withdrawal from the field. There are three separate paths for horses to take to qualify for the Derby: the main Road consisting of races in North America (plus one in Dubai), the Japan Road consisting of four races in Japan, and the European Road with seven European races in England, Ireland and France. The top four finishers in the specified races receive points, with higher points awarded in the major prep races in March and April. Earnings in non-restricted stakes races act as a tie breaker.

When originally announced in September 2019, the main Road to the Kentucky Derby would have remained substantially the same as the 2019 Road to the Kentucky Derby, consisting of 35 races, 19 races for the Kentucky Derby Prep Season and 16 races for the Kentucky Derby Championship Season.[1] Fair Grounds Race Course subsequently made minor changes to the length of the three qualifying races that it hosts: the Lecomte Stakes goes from a mile and 70 yards to ​1 116 miles, the Risen Star from ​1 116 to ​1 18 miles, and the Louisiana Derby goes from ​1 18 to ​1 316 miles.[2] However in March 2020, the growing coronavirus pandemic prompted the cancellation of several prep races, and the rescheduling of the Derby itself. Churchill Downs added more qualifying races to the series in May [3] which became known as the Extended Series.

Main Road to the Kentucky Derby[edit]

Standings[edit]

The following table shows the points earned in the eligible races for the main series as of June 20, 2020.[4]

Rank[4] Horse Points Earnings[a] Trainer Owner Ref
1 Tiz the Law 272 $1,437,400 Barclay Tagg Sackatoga Stable [5]
retired[b] Nadal 150 $1,020,000 Bob Baffert George Bolton, Arthur Hoyeau, Barry Lipman & Mark Mathiesen [7]
2 Honor A. P. 120 $320,000 John Shirreff C R K Stable [8]
injured[c] Wells Bayou 104 $765,000 Brad Cox Lance and Clint Gasaway [10]
3 Authentic 100 $380,000 Bob Baffert SF Racing, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stables, F. Hertrich III, J. Fielding and Golconda Stables [11]
injured[d] Charlatan 100 $300,000 Bob Baffert SF Racing, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stables, Stonestreet Stables, F. Hertrich III, J. Fielding and Golconda Stables [13]
4 King Guillermo[e] 90 $317,050 Juan Carlos Avila Victoria's Ranch [15]
5 Ete Indien 74 $357,156 Patrick L. Biancone Linda Shanahan, Sanford Bacon, Dream With Me Stable, Horse France America, D P Racing & Patrick L. Biancone Racing [16]
6 Modernist 70 $365,000 William I. Mott Pam & Martin Wygod [17]
7 Ny Traffic 70 $272,820 William I. Mott John Fanelli, Cash is King, LC Racing & Paul Braverman [17]
injured[f] Maxfield 60 $388,350 Brendan Walsh Godolphin Stables [18]
8 Dr Post 60 $231,035 Todd Pletcher St. Elias Stable [19]
injured[20] Mr. Monomoy 52 $260,000 Brad Cox Madekat Stables, Michael Dubb and Doheny Racing Stable [21]
9 Basin 50 $392,500 Steven Asmussen Jackpot Farm [7]
10 Mischevious Alex 50 $323,410 John Servis Cash is King & LC Racing [22]
11 Shivaree 40 $284,505 Ralph Nicks Jacks or Better Farm [23]
12 Max Player 40 $237,500 Linda L. Rice George E. Hall [24]
13 Gouverneur Morris 34 $186,000 Todd Pletcher Team Valor and WinStar Farm [18]
14 Enforceable 33 $284,550 Mark Casse John Oxley [25]
15 Storm the Court 32 $1,198,851 Peter Eurton David A Bernsen, Exline-Border Racing, D. Hudock, S. Wilson [26]
16 Sole Volante 30 $243,510 Patrick L. Biancone Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Andie Biancone & Limelight Stables [27]
17 Major Fed 30 $81,500 Greg Foley Lloyd Madison Farms [17]
18 Thousand Words 25 $205,000 Bob Baffert Albaugh Family Stables & Spendthrift Stables [28]
19 Finnick the Fierce 25 $120,200 Rey Hernandez Arnaldo Monge and Rey Hernandez [25]
20 Pneumatic[g] 25 $79,250 Steven Asmussen Winchell Thoroughbreds [29]
21 Silver Prospector 21 $664,018 Steven Asmussen Ed and Susie Orr [25]
22 Anneau d'Or 20 $424,000 Blaine Wright Peter Redekop [30]
not nominated[31] Field Pass 20 $229,960 Michael J. Maker Three Diamond Farms [32]
23 Excession 20 $206,000 Steven Asmussen Calumet Farm [7]
24 Candy Tycoon 20 $83,500 Todd Pletcher Mathis Stable [33]
25 Untitled 20 $81,999 Mark Casse Gary Barber & Michael B. Sebastian [22]
not nominated[31] Rushie 20 $48,000 Michael McCarthy Jim Daniell & Donna Daniel [34]
26 Shotski 19 $212,466 Jeremiah O'Dwyer Wachtel Stable, G. Barber, Pantofel Stable & M. Karty [35]
27 Farmington Road 15 $101,000 Todd Pletcher Eclipse Thoroughbreds, Chrysalia Stables & Robert LaPenta [36]
28 Attachment Rate 15 $43,125 Dale Romans Jim Bakke & Gerald Isbister [22]
bypassing[h] Independence Hall 14 $226,600 Michael J. Trombetta Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Twin Creeks Racing Stables, Kathleen and Robert Verratti [38]
29 Silver State 14 $90,000 Steven Asmussen Winchell Thoroughbreds and Willis Horton Racing [21]
30 Azul Coast 14 $80,500 Bob Baffert Karl Watson, Michael Pegram and Paul Weitman [11]
31 Shoplifted 13 $388,500 Steven Asmussen Grandview Equine, Cheyenne Stables & LNJ Foxwoods [39]
32 Eight Rings 10 $200,351 Bob Baffert SF Racing, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stables, F. Hertrich III, J. Fielding and Golconda Stables [26]
bypassing[i] Dennis' Moment 10 $141,800 Dale Romans Albaugh Family Stables [40]
33 Gold Street 10 $141,000 Steven Asmussen Mike McCarty [41]
34 As Seen On Tv 10 $80,100 Kelly Breen Screen Door Stables [33]
not nominated[31] Texas Swing 10 $35,000 Todd Pletcher Harrell Ventures [15]
35 Winning Impressions 10 $25,000 Dallas Stewart West Point Thoroughbreds and Pearl Racing [13]
36 Three Technique 9 $80,000 Jeremiah Englehart August Dawn Farm [41]
37 Invader 8 $107,140 Wesley Ward Grandview Equine, Cheyenne Stables & LNJ Foxwoods [32]
38 Ajaaweed 7 $95,000 Kiaran McLaughlin Shadwell Stable [18]
39 Scabbard 6 $186,000 Eddie Kenneally Joseph Sutton [40]
40 Answer In 6 $155,000 Brad Cox Robert LaPenta & Madaket Stables [39]
41 Relentless Dancer 6 $29,750 Michael J. Maker Paradise Farms, Terry Raymond, Jana Wagner [16]
42 Wrecking Crew 5 $301,000 Peter L. Miller Rockingham Ranch & David Bernsen [30]
43 Montauk Traffic 5 $73,000 Linda L. Rice Chris Fountoukis [22]
44 Mailman Money 5 $16,000 Bret Calhoun Allied Racing Stable [17]
45 Green Light Go 4 $224,550 James Jerkens Stronach Stables [5]
46 High Velocity 4 $97,000 Bob Baffert Gary West and Mary West [28]
47 American Theorem 4 $66,667 George Papaprodromou Kretz Racing [26]
48 Royal Act 4 $31,644 Peter Eurton C R K Stable [42]
49 Fancy Liquor 4 $23,500 Michael J. Maker Skychai Racing & Sand Dollar Stable [32]
not nominated[31] American Farmer 4 $20,000 Steve Sherman BKB Stables & Steve Sherman [43]
50 Prince of Pharoahs 3 $27,750 Linda L. Rice Darlene Bilinski and Harry Patten [38]
51 Bourbon Bay 3 $24,000 Mark A. Hennig Bourbon Lane Stable, Seidman Stables and Lake Lonely Racing [38]
52 Lebda[j] 2 $150,125 Claudio Gonzalez Joseph Besecker [40]
53 Big City Bob 2 $123,000 Jorge Duarte Jr. Colts Neck Stables [5]
not nominated[31] Embolden 2 $82,000 Michael Stidham Dare To Dream Stable [39]
54 Chase Tracker 2 $51,700 Todd Pletcher St. Elias Stable [35]
55 Portos 2 $30,000 Todd Pletcher Wertheimer & Frere [24]
56 Toledo[k] 2 $24,500 Chad C. Brown Juddmonte Farms [16]
57 Zimba Warrior 2 $24,500 J. Keith Desormeaux Charles and Cynthia Marquis [11]
not nominated[31] Indian Peak 2 $16,500 Quinn Howey Jill and William Gray [43]
58 Halo Again 2 $11,400 Steven Asmussen Winchell Thoroughbreds & Willis Horton Racing [32]
59 Jungle Runner 1 $87,250 Steven Asmussen Calumet Farm [39]
60 Monday Morning Qb 1 $75,000 Butch Reid Jr. Cash is King and LC Racing [24]
not nominated[31] Gozilla 1 $72,000 Steven Asmussen Zayat Stables [5]
61 Taishan 1 $51,000 Richard Baltas Calvin Nguyen and Joey Tran [11]
62 Informative 1 $38,000 Uriah St. Lewis Uriah St. Lewis [35]
63 Letmeno 1 $29,200 Ian Wilkes Randall Bloch & Six Column Stables [40]
64 Express Train 1 $18,000 John Shirreff C R K Stable [26]
not nominated[31] Celtic Striker 1 $12,000 Raymond Handal Imperial Racing [38]
65 Tiz Rye Time 1 $10,000 Ian Wilkes Bourbon Lane Stable, Cleber J. Massey & Jim Gladden [27]
66 Tizamagician[l] 1 $6,000 Richard Mandella MyRacehorse.com & Spendthrift Farm [42]
not nominated[31] Wine and Whiskey 1 $6,000 Felix Rondan Ruben Arechiga & Felix Rondan [43]


Prep season[edit]

Note: 1st=10 points; 2nd=4 points; 3rd=2 points; 4th=1 point (except the Breeders' Cup Juvenile: 1st=20 points; 2nd=8 points; 3rd=4 points; 4th=2 points)

Race Distance Purse Track Date 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Ref
Iroquois 1 116 miles $200,000 Churchill Downs Sep 14 2019 Dennis' Moment Scabbard Lebda Letmeno [40]
American Pharoah 1 116 miles $301,404 Santa Anita Sep 27 2019 Eight Rings American Theorem Storm the Court Express Train [26]
Champagne 1 mile $500,000 Belmont Oct 5 2019 Tiz the Law Green Light Go Big City Bob Gozilla [5]
Breeders' Futurity 1 116 miles $500,000 Keeneland Oct 5 2019 Maxfield Gouverneur Morris Enforcable Ajaaweed [18]
Breeders' Cup Juvenile 1 116 miles $2,000,000 Santa Anita Nov 1 2019 Storm the Court Anneau D'or Wrecking Crew Scabbard [30]
Kentucky Jockey Club 1 116 miles $300,000 Churchill Downs Nov 30 2019 Silver Prospector Finnick the Fierce Tiz the Law Enforceable [25]
Remsen 1 18 miles $250,000 Aqueduct Dec 7 2019 Shotski Ajaaweed Chase Tracker Informative [35]
Los Alamitos Futurity 1 116 miles $200,000 Los Alamitos Dec 7 2019 Thousand Words Anneau D'or High Velocity Wrecking Crew [28]
Springboard Mile 1 mile $400,000 Remington Dec 15 2019 Shoplifted Answer In Embolden Jungle Runner [39]
Jerome 1 mile $150,000 Aqueduct Jan 1 2020 Independence Hall Prince of Pharoahs and Bourbon Bay[m] Celtic Striker [38]
Sham 1 mile $100,000 Santa Anita Jan 4 2020 Authentic Azul Coast Zimba Warrior Taishan [11]
Lecomte 1 116 miles $200,000 Fair Grounds Jan 18 2020 Enforceable Silver State Mr. Monomoy Finnick the Fierce [21]
Smarty Jones 1 mile $150,000 Oaklawn Jan 24 2020 Gold Street Three Technique Shoplifted Silver Prospector [41]
Holy Bull 1 116 miles $350,000 Gulfstream Feb 1 2020 Tiz the Law Ete Indien Toledo Relentless Dancer [16]
Withers 1 18 miles $250,000 Aqueduct Feb 1 2020 Max Player Shotski Portos Monday Morning Qb [24]
Robert B. Lewis 1 116 miles $150,000 Santa Anita Feb 1 2020 Thousand Words Royal Act High Velocity Tizamagician [42]
Sam F. Davis Stakes 1 116 miles $250,000 Tampa Bay Feb 8 2020 Sole Volante Independence Hall Ajaaweed Tiz Rye Time [27]
El Camino Real Derby 1 18 miles $100,000 Golden Gate Feb 15 2020 Azul Coast American Farmer Indian Peak Wine and Whisky [43]
Southwest 1 116 miles $750,000 Oaklawn Feb 17 2020 Silver Prospector Wells Bayou Answer In Shoplifted [10]

Championship series events[edit]

First leg of series[edit]

Note: 1st=50 points; 2nd=20 points; 3rd=10 points; 4th=5 points

Race Distance Purse Grade Track Date 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Ref
Risen Star Stakes[n] 1 18 miles $400,000 2 Fair Grounds Feb 15 2020 Mr. Monomoy Enforceable Silver State Farmington Road Division 1[36]
Modernist Major Fed Ny Traffic Mailman Money Division 2[17]
Fountain of Youth 1 116 miles $400,000 2 Gulfstream Park Feb 29 2020 Ete Indien Candy Tycoon As Seen On Tv Shotski [33]
Tampa Bay Derby 1 116 miles $400,000 2 Tampa Bay Mar 7 2020 King Guillermo Sole Volante Texas Swing Relentless Dancer [15]
Gotham Stakes 1 mile $300,000 3 Aqueduct Mar 7 2020 Mischevious Alex Untitled Attachment Rate Montauk Traffic [22]
San Felipe Stakes 1 116 miles $401,000 2 Santa Anita Mar 7 2020 Authentic Honor A.P. Storm the Court Thousand Words [8]
Rebel Stakes 1 116 miles $1,000,000 2 Oaklawn Mar 14 2020 Nadal Excession Basin Three Technique [7]
Sunland Derby 1 18 miles $700,000 3 Sunland Park Mar 22 2020 Cancelled[o]

Second leg of series[edit]

These races are the major preps for the Kentucky Derby, and are thus weighted more heavily. Additional races are scheduled to be added in the summer as to make up for cancelled races towards the September 5 Derby. Note: 1st=100 points; 2nd=40 points; 3rd=20 points; 4th=10 points

Race Distance Purse Grade Track Date 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Ref
Louisiana Derby 1 316 miles $1,000,000 2 Fair Grounds Mar 21 2020 Wells Bayou Ny Traffic Modernist Major Fed [46]
UAE Derby 1,900 metres
(~1 316 miles)
$2,500,000 2 Meydan Mar 28 2020 Cancelled[p]
Florida Derby 1 18 miles $750,000[q] 1 Gulfstream Park Mar 28 2020 Tiz the Law Shivaree Ete Indien Gouverneur Morris [23]
Wood Memorial 1 18 miles $1,000,000 2 Aqueduct Apr 4 2020 Cancelled[r]
Blue Grass Stakes 1 18 miles $600,000 2 Keeneland Moved to Extended Season[s]
Arkansas Derby (Division 1)[t] 1 18 miles $500,000 1 Oaklawn Park May 2 2020[u] Charlatan Basin Gouverneur Morris Winning Impression [13]
Arkansas Derby (Division 2) 1 18 miles $500,000 1 Oaklawn Park May 2 2020 Nadal King Guillermo Finnick the Fierce Farmington Road [53]
Santa Anita Derby 1 18 miles $400,000 1 Santa Anita Moved to Extended Season[v]

'Wild Card' events[edit]

Note: 1st=20 points; 2nd=8 points; 3rd=4 points; 4th=2 points

Race Distance Purse Track Date 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Ref
Jeff Ruby Steaks 1 18 miles $250,000 Turfway Mar 14 2020 Field Pass Invader Fancy Liquor Halo Again [32]
Lexington Stakes 1 18 miles $200,000 Keeneland Apr 11 2020 Cancelled[w]

Extended series events[edit]

The following preliminary list of races have been announced for the extension of the Road to the Kentucky Derby, pending agreeable race placement by the host tracks. The races are separated by region and have been added to the 2020 Road to the Kentucky Derby as a result of the Derby being run in September instead of May.[56]

Race Distance Purse Grade Track Date 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Ref
Matt Winn Stakes 1 116 miles $150,000 3 Churchill Downs May 23 2020 Maxfield Ny Traffic Pneumatic Attachment Rate [29]
Santa Anita Derby 1 18 miles $400,000[x] 1 Santa Anita June 6 2020[y] Honor A. P. Authentic Rushie Anneau d'Or [34]
Belmont Stakes 1 18 miles $1,000,000 1 Belmont Park June 20 2020 Tiz the Law Dr Post Max Player Pneumatic [19]
Ohio Derby 1 18 miles $500,000 3 Thistledown Racino June 27 2020 Dean Martini South Bend Storm the Court Rowdy Yates [57]
Los Alamitos Derby 1 18 miles $150,000 3 Los Alamitos July 4 2020 Uncle Chuck Thousand Words Cosmo Great Power [58]
Indiana Derby 1 116 miles $500,000 3 Indiana Grand July 8 2020 Shared Sense Major Fed Necker Island Earner [59]
Blue Grass Stakes 1 18 miles $600,000[z] 2 Keeneland July 11 2020[aa]
Peter Pan Stakes 1 18 miles $100,000 3 Saratoga July 16 2020
Haskell Invitational 1 18 miles $1,000,000 1 Monmouth Park July 18 2020
Shared Belief Stakes 1 mile $150,000 Del Mar August 1 2020
Travers Stakes 1 14 miles $1,000,000 1 Saratoga August 8 2020
Ellis Park Derby 1 mile $100,000 Ellis Park August 9 2020
Pegasus Stakes 1 116 miles $200,000 1 Monmouth Park Racetrack August 15 2020

Note:
Belmont Stakes: 1st=150 points; 2nd=60 points; 3rd=30 points; 4th=15 points
Blue Grass Stakes, Santa Anita Derby, Haskell Invitational, Travers Stakes: 1st=100 points; 2nd=40 points; 3rd=20 points; 4th=10 points
Matt Winn Stakes, Ellis Park Derby, Shared Belief Stakes, Peter Pan Stakes: 1st=50 points; 2nd=20 points; 3rd=10 points; 4th=5 points
Pegasus Stakes, Indiana Derby, Los Alamitos Derby, Ohio Derby: 1st=20 points; 2nd=8 points; 3rd=4 points; 4th=2 points

Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby[edit]

The Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby is intended to provide a place in the Derby starting gate to the top finisher in the series. If the connections of that horse decline the invitation, their place is offered to the second-place finisher and so on through the top four finishers. If neither of the top four accept, this place in the starting gate reverts to the horses on the main road to the Derby.

Race Distance Track Date 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Ref
The Cattleya Sho 1,600 metres
(~1 mile)
Tokyo Racecourse Nov 23 2019 Dieu du Vin Shonan Mario Daimei Corrida Aurora Tesoro [61]
Zen-Nippon Nisai Yushun 1,600 metres
(~1 mile)
Kawasaki Racecourse Dec 18 2019 Vacation Iolite T's Dunk Meisho Tensui [62][63]
Hyacinth Stakes 1,600 metres
(~1 mile)
Tokyo Racecourse Feb 23 2020 Cafe Pharoah Tagano Beauty Yaugau Longonot [64]
Fukuryu Stakes 1,800 metres
(~​1 18 miles)
Nakayama Racecourse Mar 28 2020 Herrschaft T O Keynes Miyaji Kokuo American Face [65]
Unicorn Stakes 1,600 meters Tokyo Racecourse Jun 21 2020 Cafe Pharoah Dieu du Vin Kenshinko Thunder Blitz [66]
Japan Dirt Derby 2,000

meters

(~​1 14 miles)

Oi Racecouse Jul 8 2020 Danon Pharaoh Daimei Corrida Kitano Octopus Bravoure

Note: Cattleya Sho: 1st=10 points; 2nd=4 points; 3rd=2 points; 4th=1 point
Zen-Nippon Nisai Yushun: 1st=20 points; 2nd=8 points; 3rd=4 points; 4th=2 points
Hyacinth: 1st=30 points; 2nd=12 points; 3rd=6 points; 4th=3 points
Other 3 races : 1st=40 points; 2nd=16 points; 3rd=8 points; 4th=4 points

European Road to the Kentucky Derby[edit]

The European Road to the Kentucky Derby is designed on a similar basis to the Japan Road and is intended to provide a place in the Derby starting gate to the top finisher in the series. If the connections of that horse decline the invitation, their place is offered to the second-place finisher and so on. If none of the top four accept, this place in the starting gate reverts to the horses on the main road to the Derby.

The series was supposed to consist of seven races – four run on the turf in late 2019 when the horses were age two, plus three races run on a synthetic surface in early 2020. The last race in the series, the Cardinal Stakes, was postponed when horse racing in Britain was suspended from mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic.[67]

Race Distance Track Date 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Ref
Royal Lodge Stakes 1 mile Newmarket Sep 28 2019 Royal Dornoch Kameko Iberia Year Of The Tiger [68]
Beresford Stakes 1 mile The Curragh Sep 29 2019 Innisfree Shekhem Gold Maze Camorra [69]
Prix Jean-Luc Lagardère 1,600 metres
(about 1 mile)
Longchamp Oct 6 2019 Victor Ludorum Alson Armory Ecrivain [70]
Vertem Futurity Trophy 1 mile Newcastle[ab] Nov 1 2019 Kameko Innisfree Year Of The Tiger Mogul [72]
Patton Stakes 1 mile Dundalk Feb 28 2020 Crossfirehurricane Choice Of Mine Orchid Gardens Dutch Admiral [73]
Road to the Kentucky Derby Conditions Stakes 1 mile Kempton Park Mar 4 2020 Chares Berlin Tango New World Tapestry Naval Commander [74]
Cardinal Stakes 1 mile Chelmsford City Apr 2 2020 Suspended[67]

Note:

  • the four races in 2019 for two-year-olds: 1st=10 points; 2nd=4 points; 3rd=2 points; 4th=1 point
  • the first two races in 2020: 1st=20 points; 2nd=8 points; 3rd=4 points; 4th=2 points
  • The Cardinal Stakes: 1st=30 points; 2nd=12 points; 3rd=6 points; 4th=3 points

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Earnings from non-restricted stakes prior to the running of the Kentucky Derby serve as a tie-breaker.
  2. ^ Nadal was retired after sustaining a condylar fracture[6]
  3. ^ Wells Bayou sustained ankle bruising and is off the Kentucky Derby trail[9]
  4. ^ Charlatan has suffered an ankle injury and connections are not considering the horse will be ready for the Kentucky Derby[12]
  5. ^ Originally King Guillermo was not nominated for the Triple Crown, but after his victory in the Tampa Bay Derby connections paid the late payment fee for nomination[14]
  6. ^ Maxfield has suffered a condylar fracture and off the Kentucky Derby trail[9]
  7. ^ Originally Pneumatic was not nominated for the Triple Crown, but his connections paid the late payment fee for nomination
  8. ^ Connections of Independence Hall has decided to bypass the Kentucky Derby trail[37]
  9. ^ Dennis' Moment is not in consideration for the Kentucky Derby
  10. ^ Originally Lebda was not nominated for the Triple Crown, but his connections paid the late payment fee for nomination
  11. ^ Toledo is ahead of Zimba Warrior in the standings due to higher stakes earned from non-restricted stakes[4]
  12. ^ Tizamagician is ahead of Wine and Whiskey in the standings due to higher stakes earned from non-restricted stakes[4]
  13. ^ Dead heat for second place, both horses received three qualification points
  14. ^ Racing officials split the event into two divisions after the number of entries entered exceeded the number for one event[44]
  15. ^ Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States the administration of Sunland Park cancelled the event[45]
  16. ^ Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Arab Emirates the administration of Meydan Racetrack cancelled the World Cup meeting[47]
  17. ^ Originally the purse for the Florida Derby was $1,100,000 but due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States the administration of Gulfstream Park lowered the purse as the race was run behind closed doors while the accompany casino was closed.[48]
  18. ^ Originally scheduled for 4 April but due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, NYRA postponed racing at Aqueduct indefinitely.[49] The event was not rescheduled.
  19. ^ Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States the administration of Keeneland cancelled the Spring meeting between April 2–24 including the Blue Grass Stakes[50] The event was moved to the Extended series events.
  20. ^ The event was split into two division after 22 entries were nominated as a result of race cancellations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. Each division would carry a purse of $500,000 as the track was prepared to commit an additional $250,000 to the initial reduced $750,000 purse. Additionally, 20 entries were to be entered so that the split into divisions would occur. Qualification points for the first four finishers would be not be adjusted.[51]
  21. ^ Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States the administration of Oaklawn Park moved the Arkansas Derby from April 4 and lowered the purse from $1 million to $750,000 as the race is run behind closed doors.[52] When the track announced that the event would be split into two divisions the purse returned to $1 million, with each division having a $500,000 purse.[51]
  22. ^ Originally scheduled for 4 April but due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, the administration of the track with instructions received from Los Angeles County Health Department postponed racing at Santa Anita until further notice.[54] On 30 April Santa Anita Park administration announced the reopening of the track on May 15 with the rescheduling of Santa Anita Derby to 6 June.[55] The event was moved to the Extended series events.
  23. ^ Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States the administration of Keeneland cancelled the Spring meeting including the Lexington Stakes[50]
  24. ^ Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States the administration of Santa Anita Park lowered the purse of the Santa Anita Derby from $1 million to $400,000.[55]
  25. ^ Santa Anita Derby was moved to the Extended Season due to rescheduling of the event.[56]
  26. ^ Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States the administration of Keeneland lowered the purse of the Blue Grass Stakes from $1 million to $600,000.[60]
  27. ^ Blue Grass Stakes was moved to the Extended Season due to rescheduling of the event.[60]
  28. ^ Originally the race was scheduled on 26 October 2019 at Doncaster Racecourse but the event was canceled due to the waterlogged condition of the track. Event was rescheduled for Friday, 1 November 2019.[71]

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