The 2019 Kentucky Derby (Formally, the 2019 Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve) was the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby, Also Happened on Saturday, May 4, 2019, in Louisville, Kentucky.
The field was open to 20 horses, who qualified for the race by points on the 2019 Road to the Kentucky Derby. The Derby is held yearly in May, at the conclusion of the two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival. It is a Grade I stakes race for three-year-old Thoroughbreds in a distance of 1??1???4 kilometers (2.0 km), and was conducted at Churchill Downs racetrack because its inception in 1875. The purse for 2019 was increased from US$two million into US$3 million.
The race was broadcast by NBC, with policy by NBCSN of races beginning at 12:30 pm EDT and chief network coverage of pre-race activities starting at 2:30 pm EDT. Cleveland Browns star quarterback Baker Mayfield supplied the”Riders Up”.
Although Maximum Security crossed the end line before long shot Nation House, Maximum Security was disqualified and the success was granted to Country House after Maximum Security was thought to have cost War Will and Long Range Toddy a better setting in the race when he swerved into their route, making them assess stridesThe Kentucky Derby is open to three-year-old Thoroughbreds,hence entrants from the 2019 race were foaled at 2016, mostly within their North America foal crop of roughly 22,500. The area is limited to twenty horses that qualify according to points earned to the Kentucky Derby, a series of races which was first released in 2013. This stage system replaced the graded stakes race revenue strategy.
Most places from the Derby gate are earned consisting of 34 races in North America plus one . The seven Big preps for the Kentucky Derby are Arkansas Derby, UAE Derby, Florida Derby, Wood Memorial, Blue Grass Stakes, Santa Anita Derby and the Louisiana Derby. Each of those races provided the winner using 100 qualifying factors, essentially promising that horse a berth at the Derby supplied the owner pays the required nomination and entry fees. The first three of these significant preps were conducted in late March and were won by By My Standards, Plus Que Parfait and Maximum Security respectively.The following three major prep races were run on April 6, and were obtained by Tacitus, Vekoma and Roadster respectively. The last major prep was run on April 13, and has been obtained by Omaha Beach.The cutoff to qualify to the Derby has been 40 points, the greatest such total because the points system has been adopted. The post position draw took place on April 30, after 1 morning line favorite.  But he was scratched from the race on May 1 due to an epiglottis, which diminished his departure. Due to his withdrawal, Bodexpress drew into the field.  With the following scratch of Haikal (originally post position 11) combined with Omaha Beach (originally post ranking 12), horses with higher app numbers moved over two place in the starting gate–for instance, Code of Honor (saddle fabric 13) started from post position 11.
Trainer Bob Baffert, whose five Derby wins include Triple Crown winners American Pharoah and Justify, had three of the leading contenders: age-old winner Game Winner, Santa Anita Derby winner Roadster, and Improbable. “This year is different,” said Baffert. “With [Justify and American Pharoah] I knew I had the horse and felt like I needed a little chance. I’ve got three horses that were nice, and there is a lot of parity. It is wide open.