2009 Kentucky Derby Prep Race Schedule

2009 Kentucky Derby Prep Race Schedule
by Kenneth Strong of Predictem.com

Date - Track - Surface - Prep Race - Distance - Purse

January Kentucky Derby Preps

January 3 - Aqueduct - Dirt - Count Fleet - 1 mile 70 - $65,000
January 3 - Gulfstream Park - Dirt - Spectacular Bid - 6 furlongs - $100,000
January 10 - Fair Grounds - Dirt -Lecomte-G3 - 1 mile - $100,000
January 17 - Santa Anita - Pro-Ride - San Rafael-G3 - 1 mile - $100,000
January 17 - Tampa Bay Downs - Dirt - Pasco - 7 furlongs - $75,000
January 17 - Golden Gate - Tapeta - California Derby - 1 1/16 miles - $100,000
January 19 - Oaklawn Park - Dirt - Smarty Jones - 6 furlongs - $50,000
January 30 - Gulfstream Park - Dirt - Hutcheson-G2 - 7 furlongs - $150,000
January 31 - Gulfstream Park - Dirt - Holy Bull-G3 - 1 1/8 miles - $150,000

February Kentucky Derby Preps

February 7 - Santa Anita - Pro-Ride - Robert B Lewis-G2 - 1 1/16 miles - $200,000
February 7 - Fair Grounds - Dirt - Risen Star-G3 - 1 1/16 miles - $200,000
February 7 - Aqueduct - Dirt - Whirlaway - 1 1/16 miles - $100,000
February 7 - Turf Paradise - Dirt - Turf Paradise Derby - 1 1/16 miles - $100,000
February 14 - Golden Gate - Tapeta - El Camino Real-G3 - 1 1/8 miles - $200,000
February 14 - Tampa Bay Downs - Dirt - Sam F. Davis-G3 - 1 1/16 miles - $225,000
February 16 - Santa Anita - Pro-Ride - San Vicente-G2 - 7 furlongs - $150,000
February 16 - Oaklawn Park - Dirt - Southwest-G3 - 1 mile - $250,000
February 28 - Gulfstream Park - Dirt - Fountain of Youth-G2 - 1 mile - $250,000
February 28 - Santa Anita - Pro-Ride - Sham-G3 - 1 1/8 miles - $200,000
February 28 - Turfway Park - Polytrack - John Battaglia Memorial - 1 1/16 miles - $100,000
February 28 - Sunland Park - Dirt - Borderland Derby - 1 1/16 miles - $100,000

March Kentucky Derby Preps

March 7 - Aqueduct - Dirt - Gotham-G3 - 1 1/16 miles - $250,000
March 14 - Fair Grounds - Dirt - Louisiana Derby-G2 - 1 1/16 miles - $600,000
March 14 - Santa Anita - Pro-Ride - San Felipe-G2 - 1 1/16 miles - $200,000
March 14 - Oaklawn Park - Dirt - Rebel-G2 - 1 1/16 miles - $300,000
March 14 - Tampa Bay Downs - Dirt - Tampa Bay Derby-G3 - 1 1/16 miles - $300,000
March 18 - Kempton Park (Great Britain) - Polytrack - Kempton Challenge - 1 1/8 miles - $150,000
March 21 - Turfway Park - Polytrack - Lane’s End-G2 - 1 1/8 miles - $500,000
March 21 - Turfway Park - Polytrack - Rushaway - 1 1/16 miles - $100,000
March 28 - Gulfstream Park - Dirt - Florida Derby-G1 - 1 1/8 miles - $750,000
March 28 - Gulfstream Park - Dirt - Swale-G2 - 7 furlongs - $200,000
March 28 - Nad Al Sheba (United Arab Emirates) - Dirt - UAE Derby-G2 - 1 1/8 miles - $2,000,000
March 28 - Santa Anita - Pro-Ride - San Miguel - 6 furlongs - $70,000
March 29 - Sunland Park - Dirt - Sunland Derby - 1 1/8 miles - $800,000

April Kentucky Derby Preps

April 4 - Santa Anita - Pro-Ride - Santa Anita Derby-G1 - 1 1/8 miles - $750,000
April 4 - Aqueduct - Dirt - Wood Memorial-G1 - 1 1/8 miles - $750,000
April 4 - Hawthorne - Dirt - Illinois Derby-G2 - 1 1/8 miles - $500,000
April 4 - Aqueduct - Dirt - Bay Shore-G3 - 7 furlongs - $200,000
April 11 - Keeneland - Polytrack - Blue Grass-G1 - 1 1/8 miles - $750,000
April 11 - Oaklawn Park - Dirt - Arkansas Derby-G2 - 1 1/8 miles - $1,000,000
April 18 - Keeneland - Polytrack - Lexington-G2 - 1 1/16 miles - $325,000
April 18 - Pimlico - Dirt - Federico Tesio - 1 1/8 miles - $150,000
April 25 - Churchill Downs - Dirt - Derby Trial-G3 - 1 mile - $100,000
April 25 - Aqueduct - Dirt - Withers-G3 - 1 mile - $150,000

Kentucky Derby Day!

May 2 - Churchill Downs - Dirt - Kentucky Derby-G1 - Dirt - 1 1/4 miles - $2,000,000