Kentucky Derby Betting

Date: September 5, 2020
Location: Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
Race type: Thoroughbred
Distance: 1 1⁄4 miles (10 furlongs; 2,012 m)
Surface: Dirt
Track: Left-handed
Qualification : 3-year-old
Purse: US $3 million / 1st: $1,860,000

The 2020 Kentucky Derby (or, the 2020 Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve will be the 146th Kentucky Derby. The Kentucky Derby is regularly scheduled to be held on the first Saturday in May, but the 2020 running was rescheduled to Saturday, September 5th, due to the 2020 coronavirus pandemic in the United States. This will be the first time since the 1945 event, due to the World War II, that the event has taken place outside of the regular May schedule. Horses qualify through points in the 2020 Road to the Kentucky Derby.

It is dubbed "The Run for the Roses," stemming from the blanket of roses draped over the winner. It is also known in the United States as "The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports" or "The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports" because of its approximate duration. It is the first leg of the American Triple Crown, followed by the Preakness Stakes, and then the Belmont Stakes. Unlike the Preakness and Belmont Stakes, which took hiatuses in 1891–1893 and 1911–1912 respectively, the Kentucky Derby has been held uninterrupted since 1875. Even with the Olympics and major professional sports leagues canceled at those points, the Derby, Preakness, and Belmont took place during the Great Depression and both World Wars.

A horse must win all three races to win the Triple Crown. In the 2015 listing of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA), the Kentucky Derby tied with the Whitney Handicap as the top Grade 1 race in the United States outside the Breeders' Cup races.

The attendance at the Kentucky Derby ranks first in North America and usually surpasses the attendance numbers of all other stakes races including the Preakness Stakes, Belmont Stakes, and the Breeders' Cup.

Virtual Kentucky Derby results 2020:
Secretariat wins Triple Crown Showdown

The 2020 Kentucky Derby was postponed to the first Saturday in September because of the coronavirus pandemic, but there was still a Run for the Roses on the first Saturday in May.

It took place through a computer simulation and it pitted all 13 Triple Crown-winning horses against each other. Think of it as that dream race to settle debates over which legendary champion was the greatest.

Order of finish

1. Secretariat
2. Citation
3. Seattle Slew
4. Affirmed
5. American Pharoah
6. Whirlaway
7. Justify
8. Count Fleet
9. Assault
10. War Admiral
11. Omaha
12. Gallant Fox
13. Sir Barton



2020 Kentucky Derby Runners

# Horse Trainer Points
1 Nadal Bob Baffert 150
2 Tiz the Law Barclay Tagg 122
3 Wells Bayou Brad H. Cox 104
4 Charlatan Bob Baffert 100
5 King Guillermo Avila Juan Carlos 90
6 Ete Indien Patrick L. Biancone 74
7 Modernist William I. Mott 70
8 Authentic Bob Baffert 60
9 Mr. Monomoy Brad H. Cox 52
10 Basin Steven M. Asmussen 50
11 Mischevious Alex John C. Servis 50
12 Ny Traffic Saffie A. Joseph, Jr. 50
13 Shivaree Ralph E. Nicks 40
14 Gouverneur Morris Todd A. Pletcher 34
15 Enforceable Mark E. Casse 33
16 Storm the Court Todd A. Pletcher 32
17 Sole Volante Patrick L. Biancone 30
18 Major Fed Gregory D. Foley 30
19 Thousand Words Bob Baffert 25
20 Finnick the Fierce Hernandez Rey 25


2020 Kentucky Derby Schedule

Activity Approximate Time
Place a bet Wagering windows will open 30 minutes before the first race, approximately 10:00a.m.
Sip a Mint Julep Mint Juleps are available as soon as the gates open - 8:00am - and the last call is at post time for the 14th race, approximately 8:10p.m.
Watch the Garland of Roses arrive at Clubhouse Gate from Kroger Approximately 9:45a.m.
Make a Trip to the Infield and See What's Happening with Party-goers on the Inside of the Track Anytime
Visit the Red Carpet, at VIP Gate and Spot a Celebrity Celebrities will be walking the Red Carpet from approximately 12:00p.m. to 2:30p.m.
Make a Trip to the Paddock and Get an Up-close View of the Horses Horses will be in the Paddock 20 minutes prior to each race, for each of the 14 Races. See the Post Times schedule for details.
Kentucky Derby & Oaks 145 artwork signing with artist Rhonda McEnroe in the Plaza 1:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Watch the Military Armed Forces Enlistment Ceremony, in the Trackside Winner's Circle Approximately 1:23p.m.
Kentucky Derby & Oaks 145 artwork signing with artist Rhonda McEnroe in the Plaza 3:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
Woodford Reserve toast to the Kentucky Derby in Trackside Winner's Circle 5:13p.m.
Watch & listen to the National Anthem  Approximately 5:08p.m.
Watch the 50/50 Raffle Drawing -Location TBD Approximately 5:20p.m.
Watch the Track as the Kentucky Derby Contenders and their Connections walk from their barn to the Paddock, in preparation for the Kentucky Derby Race Approximately 6:06p.m.
Listen for the "Riders Up" call as the jockey's are instructed to mount their horses, and take to the track. Approximately 6:33p.m.
Sing "My Old Kentucky Home" with 160,000 fellow Kentucky Derby Fans Approximately 6:35p.m.
Watch "the most exciting two minutes in sports," the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve They're off at 6:50p.m.
Cheer as the Kentucky Derby Winning Horse is draped with a Garland of Roses and the Winning Connections are presented with the Kentucky Derby Trophy. Immediately following the Kentucky Derby Race
G.H.Mumm Champagne Spray in the Kentucky Derby Winner's Circle Approximately 7:22p.m.


2020 Kentucky Derby Results

Finish Program
Horse Qualifying
Trainer Jockey Morning
Line Odds
Final odds Margin Winnings
1 18 Authentic 200 Bob Baffert John Velazquez 8–1 8.40 $1,860,000
2 17 Tiz the Law 372 Barclay Tagg Manuel Franco 3–5 0.70 ​1 1⁄4 lengths $600,000
3 9 Mr. Big News 0 W. Bret Calhoun Gabriel Saez 50–1 46.50 ​3 1⁄4 lengths $300,000
4 16 Honor A.P. 140 John Shirreff Mike E. Smith 5–1 7.60 5 lengths $150,000
5 2 Max Player 60 Steve Asmussen Ricardo Santana Jr. 30–1 19.60 7 lengths $90,000


Kentucky Derby Past Winners

Year Winner Jockey Trainer
2020 Authentic John Velazquez Bob Baffert
2019 Country House Flavien Prat William I. Mott
2018 Justify Mike Smith Bob Baffert
2017 Always Dreaming John R. Velazquez Todd A. Pletcher


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