Updated on 07/20/2012 9:29AM

2012 Kentucky Derby contenders ranked by graded stakes earnings

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List of contenders for the 2012 Kentucky Derby on May 5 at Churchill Downs, ranked by graded stakes earnings. The Kentucky Derby field is limited to 20 horses; if more than 20 enter, the entries are determined by the amount of graded stakes earnings each horse has accumulated.

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2012 Kentucky Derby contenders ranked by graded stakes earnings

Rank Horse Trainer Earnings
1 Hansen Michael Maker $1,550,000
2 Daddy Long Legs Aidan O'Brien $1,294,030
3 Union Rags Michael Matz $1,170,000
4 Dullahan Dale Romans $855,000
5 Creative Cause Mike Harrington $836,000
6 Gemologist Todd Pletcher $703,855
7 Sabercat Steve Asmussen $701,429
8 Take Charge Indy Patrick Byrne $698,400
9 Bodemeister Bob Baffert $660,000
10 I'll Have Another Doug O'Neill $601,000
11 Daddy Nose Best Steve Asmussen $545,558
12 Liaison Bob Baffert $393,000
13 Alpha Kiaran McLaughlin $380,000
14 Prospective Mark Casse $367,327
15 Trinniberg Bisnath Parboo $324,500
16 Done Talking Hamilton Smith $311,000
17 Went the Day Well Graham Motion $282,000
18 Rousing Sermon Jerry Hollendorfer $270,000
19 El Padrino Todd Pletcher $250,000
20 Optimizer D. Wayne Lukas $184,708
21 Castaway Bob Baffert $162,000
22 Currency Swap Teresa Pompay $150,000
22 The Lumber Guy Michael Hushion $150,000
24 Hierro Steve Asmussen $141,886
25 My Adonis Kelly Breen $140,000
26 Brother Francis James Cassidy $135,000
27 All Squared Away* Wesley Ward $129,400
28 Battle Hardened Eddie Kenneally $127,000
29 Genten Yoshito Yahagi $123,826
30 Stirred Up Bob Baffert $116,000

* Not nominated to Triple Crown. Would require $200,000 supplement and could not get into the Derby field ahead of any original or late nominee.