Here’s a look at where this year’s prep-race stars rank with winner of major Kentucky Derby prep races in years past.

(Lazy Bettor Gold Standard
Qualifiers in Gold)

Arkansas Derby Winners

2003 Sir Cherokee……………….1:48.1
2015 American Pharoah……..1:48.2

2012 Bodemeister………………..1:48.3
2005 Afleet Alex………………….1:48.4
2009 Papa Clem………………….1:49.0
2000 Graeme Hall……………….1:49.0
2001 Balto Star……………………1:49.0
2011 Archarcharch………………1:49.1
2010 Line of David……………..1:49.1
2010 Super Saver (2nd)……….1:49.2
2004 Smarty Jones……………..1:49.2
2008 Gayego……………………..1:49.3
2014 Danza………………………..1:49.3
2007 Curlin………………………1:50.0
2002 Private Emblem………..1:50.1
2006 Lawyer Ron……………..1:51.1
2013 Overanalyze………………1:51.4

Florida Derby Winners

2009 Quality Road…………..1:47.3
2008 Big Brown………………1:48.0
2012 Take Charge Indy…….1:48.3
2002 Harlan’s Holiday…….1:48.4
2007 Scat Daddy…………….1:49.0
2006 Barbaro…………………..1:49.0
2003 Empire Maker………….1:49.0
2014 Constitution…………..1:49.0
2010 Ice Box………………….1:49.0
2005 High Fly……………….1:49.2
2001 Monarchos……………..1:49.4
2011 Dialed In……………….1:50.3
2004 Friends Lake………..1:51.1
2000 Hal’s Hope…………..1:51.2
2015 Materiality……………..1:52.1

Wood Memorial Winners

2005 Bellamy Road………….1:47.0
2000 Fusaichi Pegasus….1:47.4
2001 Congaree………………..1:47.4
2001 Monarchos (2nd)……..1:48.2
2002 Buddha………………….1:48.3
2003 Empire Maker……1:48.3
2003 Funny Cide (2nd)..1:48.4

2014 Wicked Strong…………1:49.1
2007 Nobiz Like Shobiz…….1:49.2
2004 Tapit………………………1:49.3
2011 Toby’s Corner…………..1:49.4
2010 Eskendereya……………1:49.4
2013 Verrazano……………….1:50.1
2015 Frosted……………………1:50.1
2012 Gemologist………………1:50.4
2002 Bob and John…………..1:51.2
2008 Tale of Ekati…………….1:52.1

Santa Anita Derby Winners
(dirt only)

2014 California Chrome…….1:47.2
2001 Point Given……………..1:47.3
2012 I’ll Have Another……..1:47.4
2006 Brother Derek…………1:48.0
2011 Midnight Interlude…..1:48.2
2015 Dortmund…………..1:48.3
2013 Goldencents…………..1:48.3
2000 The Deputy…………..1:49.0
2005 Buzzard’s Bay………..1:49.0
2004 Castledale…………….1:49.1
2007 Tiago……………………1:49.2
2003 Buddy Gil……………..1:49.2
2002 Came Home………….1:50.0