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The Arkansas Derby was the last prep race that would impact the field at the Kentucky Derby. Heavy will have the full results from the race as soon as they are released.
A field of 12 horses were fighting to not only find the Winner’s Circle but qualify for the Kentucky Derby. The winner earned 100 points with a total of 170 points at stake in the race. Second place received 40 points, third place received 20 points and fourth place earned 10 points.
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Classic Empire entered the race as the favorite but was anything but a lock. The horse has been battling foot abscess and managed to finish just third in his last outing before the injury. He needed a strong finish to qualify for the Derby.
Heavy will have the full rundown of the Arkansas Derby results and betting payouts at the the conclusion of the race.
Kentucky Derby 2017: Date, Horses, Contenders & Standings
Find out all the details about the 2017 Kentucky Derby including what horses have qualified for the race in the latest leaderboard.
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April 15, 2017 7:31 pm