Prep races for the 2016 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 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday, May 7 if more than the maximum are entered. Point values 10-4-2-1 for top four finishers in each race.

2015

Sept. 12 — Iroquois, 1 1⁄16 miles, Churchill Downs (Cocked and Loaded, Rated R Superstar, Unbridled Outlaw, Conquest WindyCity)

Sept. 26 — FrontRunner, 1 1⁄16 miles, Santa Anita (Nyquist, Swipe, Hollywood Don, Rare Candy)

Oct. 3 — Champagne, 1 mile, Belmont (Greenpointcrusader, Sunny Ridge, Portfolio Manager, Sail Ahoy)

Oct. 3 — Breeders’ Futurity, 1 1⁄16 miles, Keeneland (Brody’s Cause, Exaggerator, Rated R Superstar, Sticksstatelydude)

Oct. 4 — Grey, 1 1⁄16 miles, Woodbine (Riker, Kasseopia, Tizzarunner, Van Damme)

Oct. 31 — Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, 1 1⁄16 miles, Keeneland (Nyquist, Swipe, Brody’s Cause, Exaggerator)

Nov. 21 — Delta Downs Jackpot, 1 1⁄16 miles, Delta Downs (Exaggerator, Sunny Ridge, Harlan Punch, Found Money)

Nov. 28 — Remsen, 1 1⁄8 miles, Aqueduct (Mohaymen, Flexibility, Gift Box, Sail Ahoy)

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Nov. 28 — Kentucky Jockey Club, 1 1⁄16 miles, Churchill Downs (Airoforce, Mor Spirit, Mo Tom, Gun Runner)

Dec. 19 — Los Alamitos Futurity, 1 1⁄16 miles, Los Alamitos (Mor Spirit, Toews On Ice, I’malreadythere, Urlacher)

2016

Jan. 2 — Jerome, 1 mile, 70 yards, Aqueduct (Flexibility, Vorticity, In Equality, Bird Of Trey)

Jan.. 9 — Sham, 1 mile, Santa Anita (Collected, Let’s Meet In Rio, Laoban, Found Money)

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Jan. 16 — LeComte, 1 mile, 70 yards, Fair Grounds (Mo Tom, Tom’s Ready, Uncle Walter, Destin)

Jan. 18 — Smarty Jones, 1 mile, Oaklawn Park (Discreetness, Gordy Florida, Synchrony, Luna De Loco)

Jan. 20 — Holy Bull, 1 1⁄16 miles, Gulfstream Park (Mohaymen, Riker, Awesome Speed, Conquest Big E)

Saturday — Withers, 1 1⁄16 miles, Aqueduct

Feb. 6 — Robert B. Lewis, 1 1⁄16 miles, Santa Anita

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Feb. 13 — El Camino Real Derby, 1 1⁄8 miles, Golden Gate Fields

Feb. 15 — Southwest, 1 1⁄16 miles, Oaklawn Park

Point values 50-20-10-5

Feb. 20 — Risen Star, 1 1⁄16 miles, Fair Grounds.

Feb. 27 — Fountain of Youth, 1 1⁄16 miles, Gulfstream Park

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March 5 — Gotham, 1 1⁄16 miles, Aqueduct

March 12 — Tampa Bay Derby, 1 1⁄16 miles, Tampa Bay Downs

March 12 — San Felipe, 1 1⁄2 miles, Santa Anita

March 19 — Rebel, 1 1⁄16 miles, Oaklawn Park

March 20 — Sunland Derby, 1 1⁄8 miles, Sunland Park

Point Values 100-40-20-10

March 26 — UAE Derby, 1 3⁄16 miles, Meydan Racecourse

March 26 — Louisiana Derby, 1 1⁄8 miles, Fair Grounds

April 2 — Spiral, 1 1⁄8 miles, Turfway Park

April 2 — Florida Derby, 1 1⁄8 miles, Gulfstream Park

April 9 — Wood Memorial, 1 1⁄8 miles, Aqueduct

April 9 — Blue Grass, 1 1⁄8 miles, Keeneland

April 9 — Santa Anita Derby, 1 1⁄8 miles, Santa Anita

April 16 — Arkansas Derby, 1 1⁄8 miles, Oaklawn Park

Point Values 10-4-2-1

April 16 — Lexington, 1 1⁄16 miles, Keeneland