The top 3-year-olds on the planet all vie for one thing: the Kentucky Derby title. previews the best contenders to accomplish the Run for the Roses on the first Saturday in May.

The field of the 2017 Kentucky Derby contenders will be set to 20 proven horses.

Learn more about the Kentucky Derby prep races here.

Below are horses already creating momentum as we travel closer to the finish line at Churchill Downs. Here are some of the best, early Kentucky Derby contenders to keep track of.

Top 20 Kentucky Derby Contender Points Listing

Horse Name Leader Board Rank Total Points Earned
Practical Joke 1 10
Classic Empire 2 10
Gormley 3 10
Not This Time 4 10
Lookin At Lee 5 8
Klimt 6 4
Syndergaard 7 4
Straight Fire 8 2
Favorable Outcome 9 2
Wild Shot 10 2
Recruiting Ready 11 2
Midnight Pleasure 12 1
Big Gray Rocket 13 1
No Dozing 14 1
Honor Thy Father 15 1

View past Kentucky Derby results