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Posted: Mar 16, 2014 7:39 AM

Updated: Mar 16, 2014 7:39 AM

Prep races for the 2014 Kentucky Derby, in which points are awarded to the top four finishers of selected races and point values increase as the season goes on. The highest point totals will determine which 20 horses have preference for the Derby on May 3 if more than the maximum are entered:

(Point values 10-4-2-1)
2013

Sept. 7 Iroquois, 1 1/16 miles, Churchill Downs (Cleburne, Smart Cover, Tapiture)

Sept. 28 FrontRunner, 1 1/16 miles, Santa Anita Park (Bond Holder, Dance With Fate, Tamarando)

Oct. 5 Breeders' Futurity, 1 1/16 miles, Keeneland (We Miss Artie, Smarty's Echo, Arctic Slope)

Oct. 5 Champagne, 1 mile, Belmont Park (Havana, Honor Code, Ride On Curlin)

Oct. 6 Grey, 1 1/16 miles, Woodbine (Ami's Holiday, Big Bazinga, Go Greeley)

Nov. 2 Breeders' Cup Juvenile, 1 1/16 miles, Santa Anita Park (New Year's Day, Havana, Strong Mandate)

Nov. 23 Delta Downs Jackpot, 1 1/16 miles, Delta Downs (Rise Up, Casiguapo, Rankhasprivileges)

Nov. 30 Kentucky Jockey Club, 1 1/16 miles, Churchill Downs (Tapiture, Laddie Boy, Awesome Sky)

Nov. 30 Remsen, 1 1/16 miles, Aqueduct (Honor Code, Cairo Prince, Wicked Strong)

2014

Jan. 4 Jerome, 1 mile 70 yards, Aqueduct (Noble Moon, Classic Giacnroll, Scotland)

Jan. 11 Sham, 1 mile, Santa Anita Park (Midnight Hawk, Kristo, Ontology)

Jan. 18 Lecomte, 1 mile 70 yards, Fair Grounds (Vicar's In Trouble, Albano, Gold Hawk)

Jan. 20 Smarty Jones, 1 mile, Oaklawn Park (Tanzanite Cat, Walt, Coastline)

Jan. 25 Holy Bull, 1 1/16 miles, Gulfstream Park (Cairo Prince, Conquest Titan, Intense Holiday)

Feb. 1 Withers, 1 1/16 miles, Aqueduct (Samraat, Uncle Sigh, Scotland)

Feb. 8 Robert B. Lewis, 1 1/16 miles, Santa Anita Park (Candy Boy, Chitu, Midnight Hawk)

Feb. 15 El Camino Real Derby, 1 1/8 miles, Golden Gate (Tamarando, Dance With Fate, Enterprising)

Feb. 17 Southwest, 1 1/16 miles, Oaklawn Park (Tapiture, Strong Mandate, Ride On Curlin)

(Point values 50-20-10-5)

Feb. 22 Fountain of Youth, 1 1/16 miles, Gulfstream Park (Wildcat, General a Rod, Top Billing)

Feb. 22 Risen Star, 1 1/16 miles, Fair Grounds (Intense Holiday, Albano, Vicar's in Trouble)

March 1 Gotham, 1 1/16 miles, Aqueduct (Samraat, Uncle Sigh, In Trouble)

March 8 Tampa Bay Derby, 1 1/16 miles, Tampa Bay (Ring Weekend, Vinceremos, Surfing U S A)

March 8 San Felipe, 1 1/16 miles, Santa Anita Park (California Chrome, Midnight Hawk, Kristo)

March 15 Rebel, 1 1/16 miles, Oaklawn Park (Hoppertunity, Tapiture, Ride On Curlin)

March 22 Spiral, 1 1/8 miles, Turfway Park

March 23 Sunland Derby, 1 1/8 miles, Sunland Park

(Point values 100-40-20-10)

March 29 Florida Derby, 1 1/8 miles, Gulfstream Park

March 29 UAE Derby, 1 3/16 miles, Meydan

March 29 Louisiana Derby, 1 1/8 miles, Fair Grounds

April 5 Santa Anita Derby, 1 1/8 miles, Santa Anita Park

April 5 Wood Memorial, 1 1/8 miles, Aqueduct

April 12 Arkansas Derby, 1 1/8 miles, Oaklawn Park

April 12 Blue Grass, 1 1/8 miles, Keeneland

(Point values 10-4-2-1)

April 19 Lexington, 1 1/16 miles, Keeneland

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