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2011 Kentucky Derby Contenders Graded Stakes Earnings

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Uncle Mo currently tops the earnings list with $1,260,000, nearly twice as much as the next highest earner.

© Cindy Pierson Dulay
Updated October 07, 2011

Graded stakes earnings are used to determine the order of preference for which horses are drawn into the Kentucky Derby if there are more than 20 horses, the maximum allowed number of starters, entered into the race. Below is a list of horses in order of graded earnings amount through April 17. The graded preps are over now, so the list for this year is final. Usually it will take at least $100,000 in graded earnings to make the field for the Derby, and there are already over 20 horses with at least that much in earnings so it will probably be close to $200,000 this year.

Note: Horses who have already be declared as out of the Derby are not listed and only those with at least $100,000 in earnings are included. Where there is a tie in earnings, the horses are ranked alphabetically.

  1. Uncle Mo ... $1,360,000
  2. Dialed In ... $840,000
  3. Archarcharch ... $780,000
  4. Comma to the Top ... $671,000 (uncertain)
  5. Toby's Corner ... $625,000
  6. Pants On Fire ... $623,000
  7. Midnight Interlude ... $600,000
  8. Soldat ... $540,000
  9. Brilliant Speed ... $450,000
  10. Master of Hounds ... $441,884
  11. Nehro ... $400,000
  12. Twice the Appeal ... $400,000
  13. Mucho Macho Man ... $370,000
  14. Decisive Moment ... $301,000
  15. Animal Kingdom ... $285,000
  16. Stay Thirsty ... $260,000
  17. Santiva ... $242,397
  18. Watch Me Go ... $235,500
  19. Shackleford ... $212,000
  20. Twinspired ... $197,500
  21. Machen ... $169,730
  22. Brethren ... $157,500
  23. Flashpoint ... $140,000
  24. Derby Kitten ... $120,000
  25. Mr. Commons ... $120,000
  26. Sway Away ... $111,500
  27. Dance City ... $100,000
  28. Norman Asbjornson ... $100,000
  29. Lou Brissie ... $99,043
  30. Ruler on Ice ... $96,000
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