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2012 Kentucky Derby Contenders Graded Stakes Earnings

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Hansen currently tops the graded earnings list with $1,400,000

© Vanessa Ng
Updated May 01, 2012

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 15. The graded preps nearly over with only a few big ones left, so the list can still change a lot over the next week or two. 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 much higher this year, perhaps over $250,000.

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. Hansen ... $1,550,000
  2. Daddy Long Legs ... $1,284.030
  3. Union Rags ... $1,170,000
  4. Dullahan ... $855,000
  5. Creative Cause ... $836,000
  6. Gemologist ... $703,855
  7. Sabercat ... $701,429
  8. Take Charge Indy ... $698,400
  9. Bodemeister ... $660,000
  10. Hero of Order ... $615,500 (not nominated and would require a $200,000 supplement, but still could not get in unless less than 20 early or late nominees were entered)
  11. I'll Have Another ... $601,000
  12. Daddy Nose Best ... $545,558
  13. Liaison ... $393,000
  14. Alpha ... $380,000
  15. Prospective ... $367,327
  16. Trinniberg ... $324,500
  17. Done Talking ... $311,000
  18. Went the Day Well ... $282,000
  19. Rousing Sermon ... $270,000
  20. El Padrino ... $250,000
  21. Optimizer ... $184,708
  22. Castaway ... $162,000
  23. Currency Swap ... $150,000
  24. The Lumber Guy ... $150,000
  25. My Adonis ... $130,000
  26. Battle Hardened ... $127,000
  27. Brother Francis ... $120,000
  28. Longview Drive ... $102,834

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