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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

Ry's the Guy : photo by Coady Photography
Ry’s the Guy Sets Track Record in Champions Day Marathon Victory

LOUISVILLE, KY (Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020) – Lothenbach Stables’ Ry’s the Guy drove off in deep stretch to post a 4 3/4-length victory in the $115,400 Champions Day Marathon Overnight Stakes to kickoff Kentucky Derby week. Trained by Ian Wilkes and ridden…

Sep 1, 2020

Tiz the Law Arrives by Coady Photography
Minor Injury Knocks Art Collector Out of Derby 146; Tiz the Law Arrives

LOUISVILLE, KY (Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020) – Bruce Lunsford’s Art Collector, who figured to be one of the leading players in Saturday’s 146th running of the $3 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (GI), sustained a minor injury to his left front…

Sep 1, 2020

2020 Kentucky Derby post position draw - Coady Photography
Everything you need to know about the 2020 Kentucky Derby post positions

Post positions for the 2020 Kentucky Derby were drawn on Tuesday morning, triggering the annual debate among bettors as to which horses drew well, which drew poorly, and which might enjoy ideal trips in the “Run for the Roses.” Some assumptions will be anecdotal,…

Sep 1, 2020

Kentucky Derby 146 Post Draw by Coady Photography
Tiz the Law 3-5 Favorite in Field of 18 for Saturday's 146th Running of the $3 Million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve

LOUISVILLE, KY (Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020) – Sackatoga Stable’s Tiz the Law, dominating winner of the Travers (GI) and Belmont Stakes (GI) has been installed as the 3-5 morning line favorite in a field of 18 horses entered for Saturday’s 146th running of the $3…

Sep 1, 2020

Art Collector
Art Collector Out of Kentucky Derby

GOSHEN, Ky. (Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020) – Bruce Lunsford’s Art Collector, winner of Keeneland’s Grade II Toyota Blue Grass Stakes and the $200,000 RUNHAPPY Ellis Park Derby in his last two starts, is out of Saturday’s $3 million Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford…

Sep 1, 2020

Finnick the Fierce as a foal (Blu-Sky Stables)
Tales from the Crib: Finnick the Fierce

If you’re looking for the tug-at-the-heartstrings contender to root for in the 2020 Kentucky Derby (G1), one-eyed Finnick the Fierce qualifies on multiple levels. His dam came from a racehorse adoption facility, and he lost his right eye as a baby due to…

Aug 31, 2020

Monomoy Girl
Champion Monomoy Girl Tops Field of Eight for La Troienne

LOUISVILLE, KY (Monday, Aug. 31, 2020) – Michael Dubb, Monomoy Stables, The Elkstone Group and Bethlehem Stables’ Monomoy Girl, the champion 3-year-old filly of 2018, headlines of a field of eight for Friday’s 35th running of the $500,000 La Troienne presented…

Aug 31, 2020

Max Player
Kentucky Derby Update: Monday, Aug. 31, 2020

LOUISVILLE, KY (Monday, Aug. 31, 2020) – George Hall and SportBLX Thoroughbred’s Max Player completed his major preparations for Saturday’s $3 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (GI) by working a half-mile in :49.80 over a fast track. Late…

Aug 31, 2020

Oaks Post Position Draw
Gamine, Swiss Skydiver Top Field of Nine for $1.25 Million Longines Kentucky Oaks

LOUISVILLE, KY (Monday, Aug. 31, 2020) – Robert Lund Petersen’s brilliant two-time Grade I winner Gamine and Peter Callahan’s Swiss Skydiver, winner of the Alabama (GI) in her most recent start, headline a field of nine 3-year-old fillies entered Monday for…

Aug 31, 2020

Mike Smith aboard Justify after the 2018 Kentucky Derby - Coady Photography
Meet the 2020 Kentucky Derby jockeys

Aug 31, 2020