The 2019 Kentucky Derby is set to be the best yet, with the points total required to enter the 145th running of the races likely to be the highest of all time.
Only 20 horses can qualify to run in the Kentucky Derby and entry is secured by picking up points throughout the season. The top 20 line up at Churchill Downs and this year’s cut line is almost guaranteed to be the highest ever.
The horse occupying the final qualifying position for the 145th Kentucky Derby is Omaha Beach with 37.5 points. There is less than a week left for those in the chasing pack to overtake Richard Mandella’s charge.