Ohio Derby Added to Road to the Kentucky Derby Extension

Churchill Downs Racetrack today announced that the Ohio Derby has been added to the extension of the “Road to the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve.”

The Ohio Derby presented by TwinSpires.com (Grade III) will be run for 3-year-old Thoroughbreds at 1 1/8 miles on Saturday, June 27 at JACK Thistledown Racino in North Randall, Ohio and will feature a $500,000 purse.

Points to the Top 4 finishers will be worth 20-8-4-2 on the Road to the Kentucky Derby.

The 146th running of the 1 ¼-mile Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (GI) has been rescheduled for Saturday, Sept. 5.

The upcoming schedule of races:

June 6, $400,000 Santa Anita Derby (GI), 1 1/8 miles, Santa Anita, 100-40-20-10

June 20, $1 million Belmont Stakes (GI), 1 1/8 miles, Belmont Park, 150-60-30-15

June 27, $500,000 Ohio Derby (GIII), 1 1/8 miles, Thistledown, 20-8-4-2

July 4, $150,000 Los Alamitos Derby (GIII), 1 1/8 miles, Los Alamitos, 20-8-4-2

July 8, $300,000 Indiana Derby (GIII), 1 1/8 miles, Indiana Grand, 20-8-4-2

July 11, $600,000 Blue Grass (GII), 1 1/8 miles, Keeneland, 100-40-20-10

July 18, $1 million Haskell (GI), 1 1/8 miles, Monmouth Park, 100-40-20-10

Aug. 1, $100,000 Shared Belief, 1 1/16 miles, Del Mar, 50-20-10-5

Aug. 15, $150,000 Pegasus, 1 1/16 miles, Monmouth Park, 20-8-2-1

The Ellis Park Derby (50-20-10-5) and stakes races at Saratoga Race Course will be added to the series once their stakes schedules are finalized.

 

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