What is the road to the Kentucky Derby and why is it so special?
In 2012 there were 23,500 thoroughbred racehorses foaled (born). Of those 30,000, owners and breeders of about 429 horses, pay a nominal fee of $600 to have their horse "Derby" Eligible. This does not guarantee your horse will run on the first Saturday of May, rather it gets you the right should your horse be good enough to compete.
The Road to the Kentucky Derby is a 35-race series that awards points to the Top 4 finishers in each race. The Top 20 point earners will earn a spot in the starting gate for the 141st running of the $2 million Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 2, 2015.
Here are the final point standings with just one Derby race to go, the Arkansas Derby.
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point standings with the Top 30 Derby eligible horses