2020 kentucky derby

April 28 Targeted For Opening Of Churchill Downs Stables; Spring Meet Dates Remain Undetermined

After consultation with local and state public health officials amid public health concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, Churchill Downs Racetrack in Louisville, Ky., announced today that it will extend the delay in the reopening of its stable areas at both Churchill Downs Racetrack and the auxiliary training center Trackside to Tuesday, April 28. The opening […]

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Derby Future Wager: Up-And-Comer Charlatan Draws Even With Florida Derby Winner Tiz The Law

With a rescheduled Kentucky Derby 22 weeks away, the pari-mutuel field of “All Other 3-Year-Olds”closed as the 3-1 favorite in Pool 4 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”). Up-and-comer Charlatan, who has won his two starts by a combined 16 lengths, and Florida Derby (G1) winner Tiz the Law closed as the co-second choices […]

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‘All Other 3-Year-Olds’ Early Favorite In Kentucky Derby Future Wager

With a rescheduled Kentucky Derby still 22 weeks away, the pari-mutuel field of “All Other 3-Year-Olds” has been made the 5-2 morning line favorite for Pool 4 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”), which begins a three-day run Friday, April 3 and closes Sunday, April 5 at 6 p.m. EDT. Unbeaten Rebel Stakes (Grade 2) winner […]

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TVG’s Trackside Live To Be Broadcast On NBC Sports This Weekend

TVG, America’s horse racing network, will partner with NBC Sports to bring live horse racing into the homes of fans across the country with twelve hours of coverage, including the $750,000 Florida Derby from Gulfstream Park, from Friday, March 27 through Sunday, March 28th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. ET all three days. The $750,000 Florida Derby (GI), […]

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Churchill Downs Stable Reopening Delayed Until April 14; Decision On Spring Meet Dates Pending

Churchill Downs Racetrack announced on Tuesday that it will delay the reopening of its stable areas at both Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., and the auxiliary training center Trackside until Tuesday, April 14. The decision was made after ongoing consultation with public health officials amid public health concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Churchill Downs’ stable […]

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Connections Looking Ahead To Florida Derby, But Not Too Far Ahead

With only a handful of tracks holding live racing, many in the racing world are looking forward to this weekend’s Grade 1 Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park. It’s hard to forget though, that the race which is normally one of the most critical stops on the route to the first Saturday in May won’t necessarily […]

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From The Brink Of Retirement, Federal Indictments Have Given Casse Renewed Hope

Even before COVID-19 prompted numerous racing delays or cancellations, the horse racing world was living in uncertain times. Last week’s federal indictments of more than two dozen people accused of doping racehorses had already thrown the sport into turmoil.  But for by-the-book trainers like Mark Casse, last Monday wasn’t a black eye for the business […]

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Louisiana Derby Contenders Encouraged To Pledge Percentage Of Earnings To New Vocations

 In an effort to assist Thoroughbred aftercare, owners with horses racing at the Fair Grounds on Louisiana Derby Day are being encouraged to pledge a percentage of their earnings to support New Vocations efforts. All funds raised will go directly to support the horses currently at the Louisiana facility, which has already served over 50 […]

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West’s Kentucky Derby Top 20: Baffert Has A Bumper Crop, Even For Him

This is challenging. Bob Baffert is responsible for some of the most valuable horses in the world, entrusted with nurturing their abilities and developing their talents so they reach not only their potential but also, if possible, the Kentucky Derby. This year, he also has to direct traffic. Baffert trains three horses included here in […]

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