Updated on 04/20/2016 9:38AM

Kentucky Derby 2016 point standings


Kentucky Derby 2016 point standings

Leader board for qualifying points to the 2016 Kentucky Derby, which will be run at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., on Saturday, May 7, 2016. Points are earned by the top four finishers in designated Kentucky Derby prep races. Earnings in non-restricted stakes races serve as a tie-breaker.

Rank Horse Trainer Points Non-Restricted Stakes Earnings
1 Gun Runner Steve Asmussen 151 $849,200
2 Nyquist Doug O'Neill 130 $3,289,000
3 Exaggerator Keith Desormeaux 126 $1,628,000
4 Outwork Todd Pletcher 120 $660,000
5 Brody's Cause Dale Romans 114 $1,100,000
6 Creator Steve Asmussen 110 $690,000
7 Lani Mikio Matsunaga 100 $1,300,119
8 Mor Spirit Bob Baffert 84 $616,800
9 Mohaymen Kiaran McLaughlin 80 $807,750
10 Danzing Candy Cliff Sise Jr. 60 $290,000
11 Destin Todd Pletcher 51 $338,000
12 Suddenbreakingnews Donnie Von Hemel 50 $637,000
13 $+ Oscar Nominated Mike Maker 50 $321,360
14 Shagaf Chad Brown 50


15 Whitmore Ron Moquett 44 $400,000
16 Tom's Ready Dallas Stewart 44 $270,670
17 My Man Sam Chad Brown  40 $200,000 (Career: $251,200)
18 Majesto Gustavo Delgado 40 $190,000
19 Trojan Nation Paddy Gallagher 40 $190,000 (Career: $213,290)
20 Mo Tom Tom Amoss 32 $268,326
21 Fellowship Mark Casse 32 $206,590
22 Adventist Leah Gyarmati 32 $155,000
23 Laoban Eric Guillot 32 $142,000
24 Dazzling Gem Brad Cox 30 $150,000
25 Uncle Lino Gary Sherlock 29 $174,000
26 Cherry Wine Dale Romans 25 $145,000
27 Collected Bob Baffert 21 $402,500
28 Discreetness Williams Fires 10 $251,011
29 Star Hill Rusty Arnold 10 $66,500

+ = Not Triple Crown Nominated

$+ = Not Triple Crown nominated but owner intends to pay $200,000 supplemental nomination at time of entry

Exacta Race 14 hours ago
This horse is cheap has no major credentials as the top 10, BUT GUARANTEED HE WILL HIT THE BOARD AT DECENT ODDS AND MAY EVEN WIN THIS THING.   YOU HAVE TO GO BEYOND THE OBVIOUS SOMETIMES,   Wasn't there a horse named SUNDAY SILENCE one time,,      HMMM wonder what he did as a 3 years old.?  
Suddenbreakingnews , I THIS YEARS BIGGEST SECRET. Watch and learn, He has all the makings of a horse who will peak on the first Saturday in MAY, JUNE, JULY and NOVEMBER!.    exactarace.weebly.com

jartaius 5 days ago
The Street Cry can though.
David Farbman 5 days ago
Yes they can, but I look at the wood. as a bad bunch of horses. Would be something for a maiden to win it, but not this year. 5 horses have a chance, should be a good pace and someone from behind will win it.
jartaius 5 days ago
I'll buy that!
David Farbman 6 days ago
The Tapit and the Uncle Mo horses can't make the the mile and a quarter so cross them out!
Dahorsecapper 6 days ago
ever hear of Tonalist  out of Tapit ???? ? he seemed ok at 1mile 1/4 and farther. Wins Belmont at 1mile and 1/2 and of course the Jockey Club twice at the derby distance of 1 mile and 1/4. Tapit's  can do the distance.
David Farbman 5 days ago
Beat a very week field that day, including a very tired Cal. Chrome, had the trifecta that day, would have been better with the Commish on top. The only reason I had Tonalist is my wife's name is Tonya. Wait till Derby Day and see, they can't get the distance.
Ray Sousa 4 days ago
TAPIT does not have issues with distance .depending on the mare TAPITS  stay as well any other . its temperament .some are headstrong horses that can get wound up .and if they are not bred underneath to get distance. They might waste just enough energy before the race and not  be as effective going a route. Take TONALIST for example he was always a bit inconsistent .his best races were at his home track Belmont. he would be fine there at any distance but at other tracks you never knew how he would run..
Ray Sousa 4 days ago
why not ?...i understand the fact that these sires have some weak points .like temperament in the case of TAPIT and distance in the case of UNCLE MO , but you have to know that a horses pedigree has 62 horses to the 5th generation .not just a sire. the same argument was made about CALIFORNIA CHROME being poorly bred .that argument now looks silly and i did disagree with it here on various posts pre derby. an in depth look at each horse individually will tell you much more that just knowing who the sire was and throwing out every runner by that sire. BEHOLDER is by sprinter HENNEY HUGHES for example I've made some money betting against those that thought she would not stay. WAR EMBLEM who i did not like was out of sprinter OUR EMBLEM . MR PROSPECTOR was a sprinter who ran 14 times and never won going long. yet many triple crown winners are his descendants
Ernie Taylor 7 days ago

jartaius 5 days ago
Andrew Connie 9 days ago
who says i like Nyqvist ? 
i put who i have and there on the bubble .you bring up that ridiculous comment about Trojan Nation.
and its funny you bring up Uncle Mo and Tapit .. I couldn't agree more about the distance limitations in breed (believe Me you don't want to try and discuss breed with Me) ..
But if you think you can Im posted up @ the Finish Line every Saturday /Sunday .
and while your at it i will show You my Wins on a horse that Won the Triple crown @ 150/1 / 125/1 and 100/1 ....
Anytime Buddy..
jartaius 9 days ago
I guess the question is how many horses did the great Indian Charlie sire that could win a top class race at a mile and a quarter or more?  How many has Tapit sired?  More Than Ready?  Once you have taken a look at that, I would like to hear your thoughts.
Dahorsecapper 7 days ago
One horse you can take of your list is TAPIT.

With him being a sire of Tonalist all distance questions about Tapit being a sire who can have a Classic distance winner  should be put to rest.
Tonalist won the Belmont 12 furlongs ,  He won The Jockey club twice 10 furlongs , The Peter Pan 9 furlongs .
Lets take Tapit off that list.
Cecil Woolums Jr. 9 days ago
If he can get a clean trip. "MO TOM" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
jartaius 9 days ago
In other words, Nyquist will not win the derby.  
jartaius 9 days ago
You're wondering why Nyquist is the favorite?  I just told you it was due to the ignorance of the handicappers.  
Cecil Woolums Jr. 9 days ago
If he has a clean trip. MO TOM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!