On Saturday, May 4, 2019, history was made at Churchill Downs when the 65/1 longshot Country House was named the first-ever winner via disqualification of the 145th Kentucky Derby (G1) Presented by Woodford Reserve at Churchill Downs. No matter if you’re looking for 2019 Kentucky Derby contenders, entries, odds, 2019 results and payouts, news, Kentucky Derby prep race schedule, point standings and leaderboard, past performances, 2019 Kentucky Derby Trail Tracker, Kentucky Derby Future Wager odds, picks and tips, or handicapping advice, you will have the most updated information here.


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Race Recap/Replay

America’s most storied sporting event rewrote its own history on Saturday when the 65/1 longshot Country House was named the first-ever winner via disqualification of the Kentucky Derby (G1) Presented by Woodford Reserve at Churchill Downs. Maximum Security, who crossed the finish line first, was taken down via DQ after a 22 minute review, and placed 17th.

Country House’s win was his first since breaking his maiden at Gulfstream Park on January 17 at third asking. The 3-year-old son of Lookin At Lucky record now stands at 7-2-2-1 with $2,120,175 earned for breeder Mrs. J. V. Shields, Jr., and co-owners E. J. M. McFadden, Jr., and LNJ Foxwoods. The win the first for trainer Bill Mott and jockey Flavien Prat.

Get results and payouts to the 2019 Kentucky Derby below. Also, click the link to download our 35-page Inside Track to the Kentucky Derby wagering guide. These wagering guides are included at least once a month as part of our premium picks packages.

20Country HouseFlavien PratBill Mott132.4056.6024.60
13Code of HonorJohn VelazquezShug McGaughey15.209.80
8TacitusJose OrtizBill Mott5.60
$0.50 Pick 37-12-20 (3 Correct)$638.80$1,512,379
$0.50 Pick 3Oaks/Forester/Derby 13-12-20 (3 Correct)$2,072.65$686,826
$0.50 Pick 43-7-12-20 (4 Correct)$11,325.65$4,091,771
$0.50 Pick 52/8-3-7-12-20 (5 Correct)$72,317.60$3,980,809
$2.00 Pick 6Oaks/Derby P6 1-13-3-8-12-20 (5 Correct)$67,936.00$479,561
$0.20 Pick 6 Jackpot4-2/8-3-7-12-20 (6 Correct)$271,869.82$1,066,333$137,594
$1.00 Daily Double12-20$121.40$1,399,396
$1.00 Daily DoubleOaks/Derby 13-20$1,290.50$2,832,209
$2.00 Exacta20-13$3,009.60$25,969,517
$0.50 Trifecta20-13-8$5,737.65$34,688,427
$1.00 Superfecta20-13-8-5$51,400.10$16,581,163
$1.00 Super High Five20-13-8-5-16$544,185.90$644,420


BLINKERS OFF 380: Kentucky Derby 145 Recap and Rapid-Fire

Horse Racing Podcast

On this episode of Blinkers Off, the Racing Dudes give a final recap of Saturday’s crazy 145th running of the $3 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1), then give rapid-fire selections for the four graded-stakes races Saturday at Belmont Park. Listen Now

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The Kentucky Derby 145 field is based on a tiered point system in select races throughout the world. See below for the entire schedule of Kentucky Derby prep races.

2018-19 Kentucky Derby Prep Season (19 races)

Sep 15, 2018IroquoisChurchill Downs1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1Cairo Cat
Sep 29, 2018American Pharoah Santa Anita1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1Game Winner
Oct 6, 2018ChampagneBelmont Park1 Mile10-4-2-1Complexity
Oct 6, 2018Breeders’ FuturityKeeneland1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1Knicks Go
Nov 2, 2018Breeders’ Cup JuvenileChurchill Downs 1 1/16 Miles20-8-4-2Game Winner
Nov 24, 2018Kentucky Jockey ClubChurchill Downs1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1Signalman
Dec 1, 2018RemsenAqueduct1 1/8 Miles10-4-2-1Maximus Mischief
Dec 8, 2018Los Alamitos FuturityLos Alamitos1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1Improbable
Dec 16, 2018Springboard MileRemington Park1 Mile10-4-2-1Long Range Toddy
Jan 1, 2019JeromeAqueduct1 Mile 70 Yards10-4-2-1Mind Control
Jan 5, 2019ShamSanta Anita1 Mile10-4-2-1Gunmetal Gray
Jan 19, 2019LecomteFair Grounds1 Mile 70 Yards10-4-2-1War of Will
Jan 25, 2019Smarty JonesOaklawn Park1 Mile10-4-2-1Gray Attempt
Feb 2, 2019Robert B. LewisSanta Anita1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1Mucho Gusto
Feb 2, 2019WithersAqueduct1 1/8 Miles10-4-2-1Tax
Feb 2, 2019Holy BullGulfstream Park1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1Harvey Wallbanger
Feb 9, 2019Sam F. DavisTampa Bay Downs1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1Well Defined
Feb 16, 2019El Camino Real DerbyGolden Gate1 1/8 Miles (S)10-4-2-1Anothertwistafate
Feb 18, 2019SouthwestOaklawn Park1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1Super Steed

2019 Kentucky Derby Championship Series (16 races)

Feb 16, 2019Risen StarFair Grounds1 1/16 Miles50-20-10-5War of Will
Mar 2, 2019Fountain of YouthGulfstream Park1 1/16 Miles50-20-10-5Code of Honor
Mar 9, 2019GothamAqueduct1 Mile50-20-10-5Haikal
Mar 9, 2019Tampa Bay DerbyTampa Bay Downs1 1/16 Miles50-20-10-5Tacitus
Mar 9, 2019Jeff Ruby Steaks Turfway Park1 1/8 Miles (S)20-8-4-2Somelikeithotbrown
Mar 16, 2019RebelOaklawn Park1 1/16 Miles37.5-15-7.5-3.75Long Range Toddy
Mar 16, 2019RebelOaklawn Park1 1/16 Miles37.5-15-7.5-3.75Omaha Beach
Mar 23, 2019Louisiana DerbyFair Grounds1 1/8 Miles100-40-20-10By My Standards
Mar 24, 2019Sunland DerbySunland Park1 1/8 Miles50-20-10-5Cutting Humor
Mar 30, 2019UAE DerbyMeydan Racecourse1 3/16 Miles100-40-20-10Plus Que Parfait
Mar 30, 2019Florida DerbyGulfstream Park1 1/8 Miles100-40-20-10Maximum Security
Apr 6, 2019Wood MemorialAqueduct1 1/8 Miles100-40-20-10Tacitus
Apr 6, 2019Blue GrassKeeneland1 1/8 Miles100-40-20-10Vekoma
Apr 6, 2019Santa Anita DerbySanta Anita1 1/8 Miles100-40-20-10Roadster
Apr 13, 2019Arkansas DerbyOaklawn Park1 1/8 Miles100-40-20-10Omaha Beach
Apr 13, 2019LexingtonKeeneland1 1/16 Miles20-8-4-2Owendale

2018-19 European Road to the Kentucky Derby (7 races)

Sep 29, 2018+Juddmonte Royal LodgeNewmarket (GB)1 Mile (T)10-4-2-1Mohawk
Sep 30, 2018+Juddmonte BeresfordNaas (Ire)1 Mile (T)10-4-2-1Japan
Oct 7, 2018+Qatar Prix Jean-Luc LagardèreLongchamp 1 Mile (T)10-4-2-1Royal Marine
Oct 27, 2018+Racing Post TrophyDoncaster (GB)1 Mile (T)10-4-2-1Magna Grecia
Mar 1, 2019+PattonDundalk (Ire)1 Mile (S)20-8-4-2Playa Del Puente
Mar 6, 2019+Road to the Kentucky Derby Condition StakesKempton Park (GB)1 Mile (S)20-8-4-2Jahbath
April 11, 2019Cardinal Condition StakesChelmsford City (GB)1 Mile (S)30-12-6-3Bye Bye Hong Kong

2018-19 Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby (3 races)

Nov 24, 2018Cattleya ShoTokyo Racecourse1 Mile10-4-2-1Make Happy
Dec 19, 2018Zen-Nippon Nisai YushunKawasaki Racecourse1 Mile20-8-4-2Nova Lenda
Feb 17, 2019HyacinthTokyo Racecourse1 Mile30-12-6-3Oval Ace
March 31, 2019FukuyruNakayama Racecourse
1 1/8 Miles40-16-8-4Der Flug

(T) = Turf
(S) = Synthetic


Leaderboard for qualifying points to the 2018 Kentucky Derby. Points are earned by the top four finishers in designated qualifying Kentucky Derby prep races listed above. The Kentucky Derby field is reserved for the top 20 point earners. Two positions in the Kentucky Derby starting gate – one from Japan and one from Europe – will be extended to the horse that accrues the most points in their respective series.

America Road to the Kentucky Derby

1Tacitus 150Bill MottJuddmonte Farms Inc.
2Omaha Beach 137.5Richard Mandella Fox Hill Farms
3Vekoma110George Weaver R. A. Hill Stable & Gatsas Stables
4Plus Que Parfait 104Brenden WalshImperial Racing, LLC
5Roadster 100Bob Baffert Speedway Stable LLC (Peter Fluor & K.C. Weiner)
6By My Standards 100Bret Calhoun Allied Racing Stable LLC (Chester Thomas)
7Maximum Security 100Jason Servis Gary and Mary West
8Game Winner 85Bob Baffert Gary and Mary West
9Code of Honor 74Claude R. McGaughey IIIW.S. Farish
10Haikal 70Kiaran McLaughlinShadwell Stable
11Improbable 65Bob Baffert WinStar Farm LLC (Kenny Troutt), China Horse Club
International Ltd. (Ah Khing Teo) & Starlight Racing (Jack
Wolf et al)
12War of Will 60Mark Casse Gary Barber
13Long Range Toddy 53.5Steve Asmussen Willis Horton Racing LLC
14Tax52Danny GarganHugh Lynch & Corms Racing Stable
15Cutting Humor 50Todd Pletcher Starlight Racing
16Wn Win Win 50Live Oak Plantation Mike Trombetta
17Country House 50Bill MottMrs. J.V. Shields, E.J.M. McFadden Jr. & LNJ Foxwoods (Larry, Nanci & Jaime Roth)
18Gray Magician 41Peter Miller Wachtel Stable, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, and Gary Barber
19Spinoff 40Todd Pletcher Wertheimer et Frere (Alain & Gerard Wertheimer)
20Master FencerJapan RTKDKoichi TsunodaKatsumi & Yasuyo Yoshizawa
21Bodexpress 40Gustavo DelgadoTop Racing LLC, Global Thoroughbred & GDS Racing Stable
22Signalman 38Kenny McPeekLewis, Tommie M. and Magdalena Racing (Sherri McPeek)
23Anothertwistafate 38Blaine WrightPeter Redekop B. C. Ltd.
24Sueno 32Keith Desormeaux Silverton Hill LLC
25Bourbon War31Mark HennigBourbon Lane Stable (Jamie Hill) & Lake Star Stable
26Instagrand 30Jerry Hollendorfer OXO Equine LLC
27Mucho Gusto 24Bob Baffert Michael Lund Petersen
28Knicks Go 20Ben ColebrookKRA Stud Farm
29Owendale 20Brad CoxRupp Racing
30Outshine 20Todd Pletcher Let's Go Stable

European Road to the Kentucky Derby

(Not Nominated) Playa Del Puente20M. HalfordHuang Kai Wen
(Not Nominated) Jahbath20William HaggasSheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum
1Royal Marine 10Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin
(Not Nominated) Magna Grecia 10Aidan O'Brien Derrick Smith, Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor & Flaxman Stables
(Not Nominated) Mohawk 10Aidan O'Brien Mr D Smith, Mrs J Magnier, Mr M Tab
(Not Nominated) Japan 10Aidan O'Brien Derrick Smith, Mrs J. Magnier & M. Tabor
2Western Australia 10Aidan O'Brien Derrick Smith, Mrs. John Magnier & Michael Tabor
(Not Nominated)Getchagetchagetcha8Clive CoxPaul & Clare Rooney
(Not Nominated) Phoenix of Spain 4Charlie Hills Tony Wechsler & Ann Plummer
(Not Nominated) Broome 4Aidan O'Brien Michael B. Tabor, Mrs. John 'Susan' Magnier, and Derrick Smith
3Sydney Opera House 4Aidan O'Brien Mrs John Magnier,Mr M.Tabor & Mr D.Smith
(Not Nominated) Mount Everest 4Aidan O'Brien Flaxman Stables/Mrs Magnier/Tabor/Smith
(Not Nominated) Numerian4Joseph O’BrienLong Wait Two Partnership
(Not Nominated) Target Zone 4David ElsworthG. B. Partnership
4Van Beethoven2Aidan O'Brien Derrick Smith, Mrs. John Magnier & Michael Tabor
(Not Nominated) Anodor 2Freddie Head Ecurie Jean and Louis Bouchard
(Not Nominated) Cape Of Good Hope2Aidan O'Brien Mrs John Magnier,Mr M.Tabor & Mr D.Smith
(Not Nominated) Power of Now 2M. D. O'callaghan Mr Michael O'Callaghan
(Not Nominated) Chairmanoftheboard2Michael E. Channon/EnglandDavid Kilburn, David Hudd & Chris Wright
(Not Nominated) Boitron 1Richard Hannon Jr. Gerard Augustin-Normand and Middleham Park Racing
(Not Nominated) Victory Command 1Mark Johnston Kingsley Park 10
(Not Nominated) Circus Maximus 1Aidan O'Brien Flaxman Stables & Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith
(Not Nominated) Sovereign 1Aidan O'Brien Mrs John Magnier & M Tabor & D Smith

Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby

(Not Nominated)Der Flug40Nobuhiro SuzukiTsuru Nishimori
(Not Nominated)Oval Ace 30Noboru TakagiTsuru Nishimori
(Not Nominated) Nova Lenda 20Saito TU. Carrot Farm
1Master Fencer19Koichi TsunodaKatsumi Yoshizawa
2Derma Louvre 14Toda HirofumiHiroyuki Asanuma
(Not Nominated)Weitblick12Shoichiro WadaU Carrot Farm
(Not Nominated) Make Happy 12Koichi ShinkaiKazuko Yoshida
(Not Nominated) Rhein Carina8Yoshinori MutoShigemasa Osawa
(Not Nominated) Black Warrior 4Masayuki NishimuraNorio Sato
(Not Nominated) Gal Vihara 4Hagiwara, KiyoshiU. Carrot Farm
(Not Nominated) Kingen 4Kunihide MatsudaGodolphin
(Not Nominated) Johaan 2Yasuyuki TakahashiCypress Holdings LLC
3Romantico 1Kazuo FujisawaNobutaka Tada


The Derby Trail Tracker monitors and lists all the 2019 Kentucky Derby contenders and where they will be running next. Updated by Saratoga Slim, the races along the Derby trail with Kentucky Derby points (and a couple important preps without points) are listed and the potential runners (with trainer last name in parentheses) are categorized as follows:

·         Probable: connections (trainer / owner) have said they are planning to run their horse in this race

·         Possible: connections (trainer / owner) have named this race as a possible place that their horse may run

·         Speculative: based on quotes from connections and past trainer trends, these are educated guesses on where the horse may run on the Derby Trail

Kentucky Derby Contenders


Placing a Kentucky Derby Future Wager gives you the opportunity to lock down horses that you think will be in the Kentucky Derby starting gate, but usually at a much better price than what you would see on Kentucky Derby Day because the field is still unknown.

The dates and results for the 2019 Kentucky Derby Future Wager are:

November 22-25, 2018 (CLOSED)
Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 1 

November 22-25, 2018 (CLOSED)
Kentucky Derby Sire Wager

February 8-10, 2019 (CLOSED)
Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 2

March 8-10, 2019 (CLOSED)
Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 3

March 8-10, 2019 (CLOSED)
Kentucky Oaks Future Wager Pool 1

March 8-10, 2019 (CLOSED)
Kentucky Oaks/Derby Double Future Wager

April 5-7, 2019 (CLOSED)
Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 4