Hoppertunity gets points to go to Kentucky Derby

Mar 16th, 2014 | By TrackSide View | Category: Kentucky Derby trail

Ron Correll
Senior columnist
Tracksideview.com

Hoppertunity jumped to the second spot on the Kentucky Derby points list after he won the Grade 2 Rebel on March 15 at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark. The son of Any Given Saturday has 55 points. Tapiture, second in the Rebel, picked 20 point and now has 42 points Ride on Curlin got 10 and Strong Mandate got 5 for their Rebel efforts.

Hoppertunity is a half-brother to Executiveprivilege, as both are out of the Unaccounted For mare Refugee.

Although there are 55 horses on the points list according to Churchill Downs (3-15-14), I’m only going to list the top 30. The earnings are listed in case a tiebreakers is needed;

Samraat 60 – $450,000
Hoppertunity 55 – $376,000
Intense Holiday 53 – $327,500
Wildcat Red 50 – $410,000
Ring Weekend 50 – $210,000
California Chrome 50 – $182,250
Tapiture 42 – $420,738
Midnight Hawk 32 – $144,000
Albano 24 – $150,000
Uncle Sigh 24 – $150,000
Vinceremos 20 – $190,000
Vicar’s in Trouble 20 – $160,000
General a Rod 20 – $140,000
Ride On Curlin 15 – $154,387
Havana 14 – $660,000
Cairo Prince 14 – $470,000
Honor Code 14 – $340,000
Kristo 14 – $56,000
Tamarando 12 – $490,000
Strong Mandate 11 – $472,500
Bond Holder 11 – $333,000
Rise Up 10 – $786,633
We Miss Artie 10 – $262,000
Candy Boy 10 – $260,000
In Trouble 10 – $170,000
Noble Moon 10 – $145,000
Ami’s Holiday 10 – $136,145
Cleburne 10 – $102,044
Tanzanite Cat 10 – $99,000
Surfing U S A 10 – $35,000

Kentucky Derby Championship Series:

Date Race Racetrack Distance 1st  2nd  3rd  4th 
March 22 Spiral Turfway Park 1 1/8 Miles (S) 50 20 10 5
March 23 Sunland Derby Sunland Park 1 1/8 Miles 50 20 10 5

March 29 Florida Derby Gulfstream Park 1 1/8 Miles 100 40 20 10
March 29 Louisiana Derby Fair Grounds 1 1/8 Miles 100 40 20 10
March 29 UAE Derby Meydan Racecourse 1 3/16 Miles (S) 100 40 20 10
April 5 Wood Memorial Aqueduct 1 1/8 Miles 100 40 20 10
April 5 Santa Anita Derby Santa Anita 1 1/8 Miles 100 40 20 10
April 12 Arkansas Derby Oaklawn Park 1 1/8 Miles 100 40 20 10
April 12 Blue Grass Keeneland 1 1/8 Miles (S) 100 40 20 10
April 19 Lexington Keeneland 1 1/16 Miles (S) 10 4 2 1

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