michael asked in SportsHorse Racing · 2 months ago

are they going to have the Kentucky derby this year?

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  • God
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    The Kentucky Derby has been run during two World Wars, the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918,1919, a world wide depression and a couple of floods.  I'm glad they decided to keep up the tradition, only four months late and few people in attendance. 

  • 2 months ago

    Yes, there is! The 146th running of the Kentucky Derby is on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. The Derby will be run on a dirt track with post time is set for approximately 7:01 p.m. ET.  

    at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, where it has been held since its inaugural running in 1875. 

    NBC is home to the 146th Kentucky Derby, providing comprehensive race coverage and analysis live on TV, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app before, during and after. NBC will also broadcast the 2020 Kentucky Oaks, the 2020 Preakness Stakes and the 2020 Breeders’ Cup.

    New York-based Tiz the Law leads the Road to the Kentucky Derby standings with a hulking 372 points, thanks mostly to his Belmont Stakes, Travers Stakes and Florida Derby wins. 

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    After dazzling and dominant trips in New York’s most high profile races, the Belmont Stakes and the Travers Stakes, Barclay Tagg’s Tiz the Law looks to continue his dominant 3-year-old season in the Kentucky Derby. He shares the same trainer (Tagg) and owners (Sackatoga Stable) as 2003 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Funny Cide. Tiz the Law is expected to be the heavy favorite, but his one and only career loss was at Churchill Downs last November.

    Tom Drury’s hometown horse Art Collector could be Tiz the Law’s biggest challenger on the first Saturday in September. Trainer Drury and owner Bruce Lunsford are both from Louisville, and Drury could become the first ever Louisville native to train a Derby winner. The son of 2006 Preakness winner Bernardini, Art Collector’s collection of recent wins include the Ellis Park Derby (Aug. 9) and the Blue Grass (July 11).

    Santa Anita Derby winner Honor A.P. could make Mike Smith, 55, the oldest jockey to win the Kentucky Derby. Though he was second in his last start (the Aug. 1 Shared Belief) behind fellow Derby contender Thousand Words, Smith said he thought the distance, 3/16th of a mile shorter than the Derby, was too short for him. He notes the horse’s intelligence, while trainer John Shirreffs is impressed by his stride and lightness, and Smith opted for Honor A.P. over another Derby probable, Authentic. Shirreffs and Smith were the winning combo in the 2005 Kentucky Derby with 50-1 longshot Giacomo.

    Haskell winner Authentic is the first of Hall of Famer Bob Baffert’s two expected entries in the Derby. In five starts, the Into Mischief colt has four wins and one second, so he’s yet to finish out of the money. His one second place came on June 6 in the Santa Anita Derby, 2 3/4 lengths behind fellow Kentucky Derby contender Honor A.P. This will be Authentic’s first race with Hall of Fame jockey John Velzquez.

    King Guillermo has the record and breeding of a tough competitor, but he faces an uphill battle after not racing since May 2, 126 days before the Derby. He was second in the second division of the Arkansas Derby in his most recent race. Before that, the horse, who is owned by former MLB All-Star Victor Martinez, won the Tampa Bay Derby on March 7. He ran on the turf in two of his early races. This is the first Kentucky Derby start for his trainer Juan Carlos Avila and jockey Samy Camacho. King Guillermo’s trainer, jockey and owner all hail from Venezuela.

    Bob Baffert’s late bloomer Thousand Words enters the Derby field with an Aug. 1 win in the Shared Belief Stakes, beating Honor A.P. He’s had a bumpy ride, opening his racing career with three-straight wins before losing three in a row and then finally impressing in the Shared Belief. If the Kentucky Derby had been run in May, the $1 million son of Pioneerof the Nile (sire to Triple Crown winner American Pharoah) likely wouldn’t have been in the Derby picture, but the later race date gave him time to mature.

    As if being a gelding with a price tag of $3,000 didn’t set Finnick the Fierce apart from the rest of the field, he also has one eye. His right eye was surgically removed when he was young due to a congenital cataract. His owner Arnaldo Monge, a vet at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute based in central Kentucky, was called to examine the horse just hours after he was born and later purchased him from the breeder for an almost unheard of sum of $3,000. He may not be one of the front runners, but at the Kentucky Derby, anything could happen. Enjoy!

    Source(s): Thanks to https://sports.nbcsports.com/2020/08/30/what-to-kn... for information above.
  • 2 months ago

    What: Kentucky Derby 2020

    When: Saturday, September 5, 2020

    Where: Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky.

    Post time: 6:50 p.m. Eastern

    TV: NBC Live Coverage (2:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. ET)

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    It will be on Saturday, 9/5/2020. The Saturday of Labor Day weekend. Right now, Tiz the Law is the heavy favorite.

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  • 2 months ago

    Yes on Saturday, September 5.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    They haven't cancled yet.  It does show that Face Mask will be required to attened in person.

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