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Kentucky Derby 2017 point standings

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Kentucky Derby 2017 point standings

Leader board for qualifying points to the 2017 Kentucky Derby, which will be run at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., on Saturday, May 6, 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. Girvin Joe Sharp 150 $849,800
2. Classic Empire Mark Casse 132 $2,093,820
3. Gormley John Shirreffs 125 $884,000
4. Irap Doug O'Neill 113 $744,000
5. Irish War Cry Graham Motion 110 $672,660
6. $ Thunder Snow (IRE) Saeed bin Suroor 100 $1,621,063
7. Always Dreaming Todd Pletcher 100 $589,000
8. Gunnevera Antonio Sano 84 $1,137,800
9. Practical Joke Chad Brown 74 $966,000
10. J Boys Echo Dale Romans 63 $305,000
11. State of Honor Mark Casse 62 $309,564
  + Conquest Mo Money Miguel Hernandez 60 $496,000
12. Tapwrit Todd Pletcher 54 $295,570
13. Malagacy Todd Pletcher 50 $570,000
14. Hence Steve Asmussen 50 $481,129
15. $$ Fast and Accurate Mike Maker 50 $320,712
16. McCraken Ian Wilkes 40 $385,048
17. Battle of Midway Jerry Hollendorfer 40 $224,000
18. Patch Todd Pletcher 40 $200,000
19. Battalion Runner Todd Pletcher 40 $140,000
20. Untrapped Steve Asmussen 34 $210,000
21. Lookin At Lee Steve Asmussen 32 $428,600
22. Sonneteer Keith Desormeaux 30 $236,000
23. Royal Mo John Shirreffs 30 $213,000
24. Local Hero Steve Asmussen 30 $140,000
25. Master Plan Todd Pletcher 20 $214,700
26. Blueridge Traveler Kenny McPeek 20 $95,000
27. Petrov Ron Moquett 13 $195,000
28. Lancaster Bomber Aidan O'Brien 10 $417,430
29. Senior Investment Kenny McPeek 10 $130,000
  + Impressive Edge Dale Romans 10 $57,400
30. Reach the World Bob Baffert 10 $50,000
31. $ Hollywood Handsome Dallas Stewart 10 $40,000

+ Not Triple Crown nominated

$ Late Triple Crown nominee

$$  Owner has indicated that the $200,000 late supplemental
nomination would be paid

David Sherman 9 days ago
Picks let me know what u guys think this field is wide open
1st-classic empire
Had an injury in loss to IWC and looked tough td
2nd-always dreaming
Didn't need the whip to win Florida and live the jockey trainer combo
3rd-IWC
Inconsistent but finished strong last race out
4th-gunnervera

I also like McCracken tapwrit and thundering snow don't think I'm gunna bet big on one horse just try to hit some juicy supers 
Anonymous 8 days ago
the Florida Derby day track was souped up.
so Horses who were near the lead kept going.
6k claimer went 1.22 7 fur
op62knx2 went 1.07 then 1.20 for 7 fur.
That being said how does that look for Geunnevera who had post 11.
The previous race Guennevera had the track would not hold speed thus allowing Guennevera to win by 5.
My point...
draw your conclusions on race day and see how the track is playing.
Speed track
closers track
sloppy track, muddy track, golden rail...etc etc...
all things needed to make a quality decision but most of all...
Have a great day and enjoy...can hardly wait for this great day and all the races that go with it.
Anonymous 8 days ago
IWC has been training to relax and looked great doing so in the Wood. No need for lead.
Classic Empire was all out to win and looked good doing so.
This year is so up and down.
always dreaming ran on a souped up track and beat a nobody horse.
Guennevera could not close on that concrete
flum1448 16 days ago
Looks like there.s going to be some 40 point horses that won't make it. Last few will get in by earnings.
blueyedhusky 19 hours ago
30 points?
Jim Fields 27 days ago
This list will change a lot in the next month, some bubble horses will get in, more high ranked horses will drop out, figuring a mile and a quarter is beyond their capabilities, and possibly a unknown horse will jump to the top.
Io Sor 25 days ago
As usual .
Anonymous 19 days ago
Thanks Captain for being obvious...
BTW...The sun will rise in the east and set in the west.
flum1448 27 days ago
This could be the year that Baffert doesn't make it to the Derby.
markmhere 24 days ago
Arrogate kept Baffert busy.
VmanfromTX 28 days ago
McCracken and Gunevera. Are the top of the 3rd Derby Futures Pool @ 6-1. 
Anonymous 19 days ago
Take Gunevera's 3rd place finish with a grain of salt.
Post 11 on a track labelled as concrete.
$6,250 N3L went in 1:22
The first race went in 1:07 to 3/4 mark finishing in 1:20
Jason Young 29 days ago
why isnt Epicharus on the list?
Matthew Kibbey 28 days ago
The owners have indicated they are not going to enter him in the Derby
Matthew Kibbey 28 days ago
The connections have indicated he will not be entered in the Derby. I believe the plan is the Preakness and/or Belmont.
Shahrokh Saidi-Taleb 3 months ago
Gunny ,tapwrit , practical joke
They figured but this whole thing is not what it should be
Shahrokh Saidi-Taleb 3 months ago
McCracken 12 place
Classic empire 8 place 
No way
Shahrokh Saidi-Taleb 3 months ago
Point system is so wired . About one month ago neither one of these horses were even known by those who were paying attention to pre Derby races .
I just think the distance of 1 1/16 is not a way to go
These races won't matter until they start running 1 1/8 
At least that would indicate who can go for Triple crown races
Anonymous 19 days ago
Years ago on the $$$ earned list you had the likes of Trinniberg racing.
Love the new points system.
You either belong going long or you just don't get into the starting gate.
Very fair.
the only hiccup is the Turfway Spiral allowing turf horses bred to go long a venue to squeak in the side door.
Yes...Animal Kingdom took that route I know but he was a beast
Ann Maree 3 months ago
Need to wipe out the comments from last year!!!!!!!