The clock has started ticking down the days until the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby (G1) at Churchill Downs, and it’s already full-speed ahead at TwinSpires.com!

This year features some exciting new opportunities for horses from around the world to make the Run for the Roses. Not only has Remington Park’s Springboard Mile been added to the domestic schedule of points races, but a new event joins the Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby to bring that series to three. Also, seven races in Great Britain, Ireland and France have been designated points contests on the newly created European Road to the Kentucky Derby.

The Road to the Kentucky Derby prep races, Kentucky Derby Future Wager, contender profiles – all that and more is available all in one spot for the convenience of fans.

Continue checking back each day to see updated recaps, analysis and more as TwinSpires.com counts down to the 2018 Kentucky Derby!

KENTUCKY DERBY NEWS & ANALYSIS

2018 Kentucky Derby workout report for February 18
Handicapping the Risen Star, Rachel Alexandra at Fair Grounds

Five things to know for 2018 Risen Star

Kentucky Derby Sophomore Spotlight: Sam F. Davis Stakes

Sophomore Spotlight: Vino Rosso getting better like a...
2018 Kentucky Derby workout report for February 11

Scully: Playing straight exacta in Sam Davis

Five things to know for 2018 Sam F. Davis

Finding Value in Pool 2 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager

Sophomore Spotlight: Withers, Robert B. Lewis & Holy Bull

Dream Tree no; Audible and Army Mule yes
Six horses to watch on the Kentucky Derby trail
Audible stars at Gulfstream
Speed play in Robert Lewis

Using Holy Bull pair in Derby Doubles bonus play
Six things to know for the 2018 Holy Bull, Withers, Lewis

Trio of Kentucky Derby Prep Races could be tough on Favorites
2018 Kentucky Derby workout report for January 28
A closer look at the next round of Kentucky Derby preps

Post times for Road to the Kentucky Derby/Oaks races over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend
Seven things to know for Lecomte, first Kentucky Derby points race at Fair Grounds
Looking for 'Fire to be doused in the Jerome
Shapiro: California shippers to Lecomte, Smarty Jones face tall task
Three sires stand out as having multiple Kentucky Derby contenders

HOW TO BET THE...

Southwest Stakes
El Camino Real Derby

Risen Star Stakes

Pool 2 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager

Sam F. Davis Stakes

Smarty Jones Stakes
Holy Bull Stakes

Withers Stakes

KENTUCKY DERBY BRIS SPEED RATING REPORTS

Sam F. Davis
Holy Bull

Withers
Smarty Jones
Lecomte
Jerome
Sham
Springboard Mile
Los Alamitos Futurity
Remsen
Kentucky Jockey Club

SCULLY'S DERBY REPORT

Flameaway joins the discussion – February 14
Audible emerges in Holy Bull tour-de-force – February 7

Trio of preps on tap after a lull – January 31
Keeping an eye out for up-and-comers – January 24
Derby season begins with a flurry of preps – January 17

New Year’s Excitement – January 3
 

ROAD TO THE KENTUCKY DERBY

Kentucky Derby Prep Season Races

Risen Star – Bravazo
El Camino Real Derby – Paved
Sam F. Davis
 – Flameaway
Holy Bull – Audible
Robert B. Lewis – Lombo
Withers – Avery Island
Smarty Jones – Mourinho
Lecomte – Instilled Regard
Jerome – Firenze Fire
Sham
 – McKinzie
Los Alamitos Futurity
 – McKinzie
Remsen
 – Catholic Boy
Kentucky Jockey Club
 – Enticed
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile
 – Good Magic
Breeders’ Futurity
 – Free Drop Billy
Champagne – Firenze Fire
FrontRunner
 – Bolt d’Oro
Iroquois
The Tabulator

European Road to the Kentucky Derby

Racing Post Trophy – Saxon Warrior
Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere – Happily
Royal Lodge – Roaring Lion
Beresford – Saxon Warrior

Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby

Hyacinth – Sumahama
Zen-Nippon Nisai Yushun
 – Le Vent Se Leve
Cattleya Sho
Ruggero

KENTUCKY DERBY PEDIGREE PROFILES

Audible
Avery Island
Bolt d’Oro

Catholic Boy
Enticed
Firenze Fire
Free Drop Billy
Good Magic
Happily
Instilled Regard
Le Vent Se Leve
McKinzie
Roaring Lion
Ruggero
Saxon Warrior
The Tabulator

KENTUCKY DERBY FUTURE WAGER

Pool 2 – Good Magic, Bolt d'Oro top individual interests as Mutuel Field closes at favorite in Pool 2 of 2018 Kentucky Derby Future Wager
Pool 1Mutuel Field, Bolt d’Oro favored as Pool 1 of 2018 Kentucky Derby Future Wager closes