Jockeys (total points) leading the way on the road to the Kentucky Derby.

Jockeys’ points are based on the horses’ ranking, with the rider of No. 1 getting 25  points, followed by No. 2 at 24 points, No. 3 at 23 points, etc.

For example, Kent Desormeaux has a total of 48 points based on three mounts: Texas Red (21), Prospect Park (17) and War Story (10). Other jockeys with multiple possibilities at this point are John Velazquez, with Carpe Diem, Materiality and Frammento; and Victory Espinoza, with American Pharoah and Bolo.

1 Kent Desormeaux (48)
2 John Velazquez (37)
3 Victor Espinoza (36)
4 Martin Garcia (25)
5 Gary Stevens (22)
6 Luis Saez (20)
7 Manuel Franco (19)
8 J. L. Ortiz (18)
9 Miguel Mena (16)
10 C. C. Lopez (15)
11 Mike Smith (14)
12 Irad Ortiz Jr. (13)
13 Corey Nakatani (9)
14 Luis Contreras (8)
15 James Graham (7)
16 Calvin Borel (6)
17 Alex Solis (5)
18 Ricardo Santana Jr. (4)
19 Javier Castellano (2)
20 Luis Garcia (1)

Gary WestThe 2015 Derby Poll is compiled by Gary West.

The son of a jockey who then became a trainer, Gary West grew up around racing and horses, and his earliest jobs were all at the racetrack. While going to school, he worked as a hot walker, groom, assistant, agent and valet, and then he set out on a very different career path. But after teaching writing and American literature at the University of Tennessee and publishing scholarly articles in such magazines as The Yeats Eliot Review and The Mark Twain Journal, he returned to the racetrack — as a turf writer. He has worked for the Dallas Times Herald, Dallas Morning News and Fort Worth Star-Telegram; his work also has appeared in many magazines and journals. He’s the author of Razoo At the Races and has contributed to many books on racing. A former president of the National Turf Writers Association, he currently writes a regular column for