Saturday saw Kentucky Derby Championship Series prep races coast to coast, with 85 points each available in races in New York, Florida, and California, and a Kentucky Oaks prep in Arkansas thrown in for good measure.
Under the Kentucky Derby points system instituted in 2012, the 20 horses who earn the most points in a series of races designated by Churchill Downs qualify for the Kentucky Derby. In 2013, it took only 10 points to get into the Derby; in 2014, it took 20.
With 50 points to the winner and 20 points to the runner-up in Saturday’s races, six horses had a chance to pretty much lock up their entries.
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