Starting in January each year, fans start looking forward to the Kentucky Derby, which is scheduled for May 4th, 2019. The Kentucky Derby Prep races are a chance for 3 Year-Old horses to earn points and increase their standings to hopefully qualify for the Kentucky Derby.
Here are the upcoming Kentucky Derby Prep Races for 2019
- Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park on 3/02/19
- Gotham Stakes at Aquaduct Racetrack on 3/09/19
- San Felipe at Santa Anita Racetrack on 3/09/19
- Tampa Bay Derby at Tampa Bay Racetrack on 3/09/19
- Jeff Ruby Stakes at Turfway Park on 3/09/19
- Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Racetrack on 03/16/19
- Louisiana Derby at Fairgrounds Racetrack on 03/23/19
- Sunland Derby at Sunland Park on 03/24/19
- UAE Derby at Meydan on 3/30/19
- Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park on 03/3019
- Wood Memorial at Aqueduct Racetrack on 04/06/19
- Bluegrass Stakes at Keeneland Racetrack on 04/06/19
- Santa Anita Derby at Santa Anita on 04/06/19
- Lexington Stakes at Keeneland on 04/13/19
- Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park on 04/13/19
One cool thing about Derby Prep Races is that many of them are on TV, so you can begin to see your favorites for the big Kentucky Derby Day. Usually NBC will play the Florida Derby and the Arkansas Derby. See the upcoming TV schedule for 2019 at America’s Best Racing. Another fun race to watch is the UAE Derby, which takes place in the United Arab Emirates.
Also, Don’t forget you can always bet the Derby Prep Races on DerbyJackpot.com.