Quick Answer: How Do You Qualify For The Kentucky Derby?

Each year 20 horses have the once in a lifetime chance to run in the Kentucky Derby.

To earn a spot in the starting gate, they must travel along the Road to the Kentucky Derby, a series of designated races at tracks across the country and around the world.

Points are awarded to the top four finishers in each race.

What is the entry fee for the Kentucky Derby?

In the Kentucky Derby, there is an entry fee of $25,000 and a starting fee of an additional $25,000. For the Preakness, the cost is $15,000 to enter and another $15,000 to start.

Who is racing in the Kentucky Derby 2019?

2019 Kentucky Derby

Kentucky Derby
Grade I stakes race
LocationChurchill Downs Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
DateMay 4, 2019
Winning horseCountry House (by disqualification)

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Can a filly run in the Kentucky Derby?

Winning Colors (1988), Genuine Risk (1980) and Regret (1915) are the only fillies to win the Kentucky Derby. Each raced against males in advance of running in the Kentucky Derby. A total of 40 fillies have run in the Kentucky Derby and six were post-time favorites.

What is the age limit for horses in the Kentucky Derby?

three-year-old