A World Apart, New Derby Starters

In Derbies held half a world apart from each other on Saturday, two horses making their stakes debuts earned enough points to run in the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 3.

Over the synthetic surface at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai, the Kentucky-bred Toast of New York, racing for English connections, won the UAE Derby, worth 100 Kentucky Derby qualifying points to the winner. The victory put him in a tie for second place in the Kentucky Derby points standings; the top 20 points earners will earn a place in the Kentucky Derby starting gate.

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