Kentucky Derby News

Finnick The Fierce
Finnick the Fierce Scratches From Kentucky Derby; Tiz the Law, Honor A. P. Have Routine Gallops On Derby Eve

LOUISVILLE, KY (Friday, Sept. 4, 2020) – Arnaldo Monge and trainer Rey Hernandez’s Finnick the Fierce was declared out of Saturday’s 146th running of the $3 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (GI) by his co-owners.With the scratch of Finnick the…

Sep 4, 2020

Honor A. P. (Jamie Newell/
How to make money with Honor A. P. in the Kentucky Derby

Honor A. P. is a good option to play, if not wanting to bet favorite Tiz the Law. A total of 16 horses will go postward in the 146th edition of the $3 million Kentucky Derby (G1) at Churchill Downs on Saturday. Four-time Grade 1 wizard #17 Tiz the Law (3-5)…

Sep 4, 2020

GIRL DADDY - Pocahontas G3
Girl Daddy Wins Pocahontas To Pick Up 2021 Oaks Points; Crafty Daddy Takes Opening Verse

LOUISVILLE, KY (Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020) – Albaugh Family Stables’ Girl Daddy collared dueling leaders Inject and Mania at the head of stretch and then repulsed a bid from favored Crazy Beautiful to win the 52nd running of the $200,000 Pocahontas (GIII) for…

Sep 3, 2020

King Guillermo
King Guillermo To Scratch From Kentucky Derby 146

LOUISVILLE, KY (Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020) – Owner Victor Martinez of Victoria’s Ranch reported Thursday that Tampa Bay Derby (GII) winner King Guillermo will be scratched from Saturday’s 146th running of the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (GI)…

Sep 3, 2020

Kentucky Derby 146 Update
A Statement to our Community from Churchill Downs

The Kentucky Derby has been run every year for the past 145 years. It is a great American tradition that has survived depressions, wars, pandemics and myriad changes in our country, large and small. The first Derby was run just ten years after the end of the…

Sep 3, 2020

Tiz the Law
Tiz the Law Jogs Over Sloppy Track In Advance of Kentucky Derby 146

LOUISVILLE, KY (Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020) – Sackatoga Stable’s Tiz the Law jogged twice around the Churchill Downs main track Thursday morning with trainer Barclay Tagg alongside on a pony over a track turned sloppy by heavy rain that began before 4 o’clock…

Sep 3, 2020

Therideofalifetime breaking his maiden at Keeneland - Coady Photography/Keeneland Photo
Study Guide: Iroquois Stakes

By J. Keeler Johnson The first leg of the 2020-21 Road to the Kentucky Derby, the Iroquois (G3) will be held at Churchill Downs on Sept. 5, 2020 and will award Kentucky Derby qualifying points on a 10-4-2-1 basis to the top four finishers.

Sep 3, 2020

Max Player as a yearling (Keeneland/Photos by Z)
Tales from the Crib: Max Player

Nine years after co-owner George Hall celebrated a 24-1 upset of the 2011 Belmont (G1) with Ruler on Ice, his homebred Max Player hopes to spring a surprise of his own in the Kentucky Derby (G1). Max Player’s dam, Fools in Love, was a stablemate of Ruler on…

Sep 3, 2020

Major Fed as a foal (Upson Downs Farm)
Tales from the Crib: Major Fed

The hometown hope in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby (G1), Major Fed is an Oldham County native like his veteran Louisville trainer, Greg Foley.Unlike the other Kentucky-breds raised in the Bluegrass region around Lexington, Major Fed was born and raised near Goshen,…

Sep 3, 2020

Ambassador Luna
Ambassador Luna Captures Unbridled Sidney

LOUISVILLE, KY (Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020) – Voodoomon Racing’s Ambassador Luna surged to the front in the upper stretch and went on to post a 2 1/4-length victory over Tomlin to win the 10th running of the $145,500 Unbridled Sidney for fillies and mares.Trained…

Sep 2, 2020

Tiz the Law
Kentucky Derby Favorite Tiz the Law Makes Initial Derby Week Appearance Beneath Historic Twin Spires

LOUISVILLE, KY (Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020) – Sackatoga Stable’s Tiz the Law, the 3-5 morning line favorite for Saturday’s $3 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (GI), made his first on track appearance of Derby Week on a soggy Wednesday morning.With…

Sep 2, 2020

Kentucky Oaks 146
Oaks/Derby Pick 6, 10-Cent Supers Highlight Oaks/Derby Wagering Menu

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020) – A two-day Pick 6 that features six graded stakes races, including the $3 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve and $1.25 million Longines Kentucky Oaks, highlights a spectacular wagering menu for the…

Sep 2, 2020

Kentucky Derby trophy - Coady Photography
2020 Kentucky Derby Study Guide

On Saturday at Churchill Downs, 18 talented 3-year-old Thoroughbreds will vie for victory in the $3 million Kentucky Derby (G1). The 146th renewal of the historic 1 1/4-mile race is shaping up to be an exciting event with Tiz the Law looming as a formidable…

Sep 2, 2020

Seattle Slew wins the 1977 Kentucky Derby
Pedigree fun facts: 2020 Kentucky Derby

Although we’re in novel circumstances with a Kentucky Derby (G1) on Labor Day weekend, the pedigrees of the 18 entrants bring us back to familiar territory. Derby winners factor in the sire lines of 15 contenders, even the three exceptions trace to beaten Derby…

Sep 2, 2020

Therideofalifetime wins their maiden at Keeneland (Coady Photography)
Expert Pick of the Week: Iroquois Stakes

The 146th running of the Kentucky Derby (G1) is the centerpiece of a grand day of racing at Churchill Downs on Saturday. But the undercard is loaded, as well, with six graded stakes races on the slate. One of those is the $200,000 Iroquois (G3) for juveniles…

Sep 2, 2020

Factor This by Coady Photography
Old Forester Bourbon Turf Classic Draws Evenly Matched Field of 10

LOUISVILLE, KY (Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020) – A field of 10 top older grass runners will go to post in the 34th running of the $1 million Old Forester Bourbon Turf Classic (GI), one of six graded stakes that will precede Saturday’s 146th running of the $3 million…

Sep 1, 2020