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Road to the Kentucky Derby
|2020 Kentucky Derby||$3,000,000||1 1/4 Miles/Dirt||Churchill Downs||May 2, 2020||–|
|Iroquois||$200,000||1 1/16 Miles/Dirt||Churchill Downs||Sept 14, 2019||10-4-2-1|
|Juddmonte Royal Lodge||1 Mile/Turf||Newmarket (GB)||Sept 28, 2019||10-4-2-1|
|American Pharoah (FrontRunner)||$300,000||1 1/16 Miles/Dirt||Santa Anita Park||Sept 27, 2019||10-4-2-1|
|Juddmonte Beresford||1 Mile/Turf||Naas (IRE)||Set 29, 2019||10-4-2-1|
|Champagne||$500,000||1 Mile/Dirt||Belmont Park||Oct 5, 2019||10-4-2-1|
|Breeders’ Futurity||$500,000||1 1/16 Miles/Dirt||Keeneland||Oct 5, 2019||10-4-2-1|
|Qatar Prix Jean-Luc Lagardère||1 Mile/Turf||Chantilly (FR)||Oct 6, 2019||10-4-2-1|
|Vertem Futurity Trophy||1 Mile/Turf||Doncaster (GB)||Oct 26, 2019||10-4-2-1|
|Breeders’ Cup Juvenile||$2,000,000||1 1/16 Miles/Dirt||Churchill Downs||Nov 1, 2019||20-8-4-2|
|Kentucky Jockey Club||$200,000||1 1/16 Miles/Dirt||Churchill Downs||Nov 30, 2019||10-4-2-1|
|Cattleya Sho||1 Mile/Dirt||Tokyo Racecourse (JPN)||Nov 23, 2019||10-4-2-1|
|Remsen||$2,500,000||1 1/8 Miles/Dirt||Aqueduct||Dec 2019||10-4-2-1|
|Los Alamitos Futurity||$250,000||1 1/16 Miles/Dirt||Los Alamitos Race Course||Dec 2019||10-4-2-1|
|Springboard Mile||$300,000||1 Mile/Dirt||Remington Park||Dec 15, 2019||10-4-2-1|
|Zen-Nippon Nisai Yushun||1 Mile/Dirt||Kawasaki Racecourse (JPN)||Dec 18, 2019||20-8-4-2|
|Jerome||$150,000||1 Mile 70 Yards/Dirt||Aqueduct||Jan 2020||10-4-2-1|
|Sham||$100,000||1 Mile/Dirt||Santa Anita Park||Jan 2020||10-4-2-1|
|Lecomte||$200,000||1 Mile 70 Yards/Dirt||Fair Grounds||Jan 2020||10-4-2-1|
|Smarty Jones||$300,000||1 Mile/Dirt||Oaklawn Park||Jan 24, 2020||10-4-2-1|
|Robert B. Lewis||$150,000||1 1/16 Miles/Dirt||Santa Anita Park||Feb 2020||10-4-2-1|
|Withers||$250,000||1 1/16 Miles/Dirt||Aqueduct||Feb 2020||10-4-2-1|
|Holy Bull||$350,000||1 1/16 Miles/Dirt||Gulfstream Park||Feb 2020||10-4-2-1|
|Sam F. Davis||$250,000||1 1/16 Miles/Dirt||Tampa Bay Downs||Feb 2020||10-4-2-1|
|Hyacinth||1 Mile/Dirt||Tokyo Racecourse (JPN)||Feb 2020||30-12-6-3|
|El Camino Real Derby||$200,000||1 1/8 Miles/Dirt||Golden Gate Fields||Feb 2020||10-4-2-1|
|Risen Star||$400,000||1 1/16 Miles/Dirt||Fair Grounds||Feb 2020||50-20-10-5|
|Southwest||$400,000||1 1/16 Miles/Dirt||Oaklawn Park||Feb 17, 2020||10-4-2-1|
|Fountain of Youth||$400,000||1 1/16 Miles/Dirt||Gulfstream Park||Mar 2020||50-20-10-5|
|Road to the Kentucky Derby Condition S.||1 Mile/Dirt||Kempton Park (GB)||Mar 2020||20-8-4-2|
|Patton (Listed)||1 Mile/Dirt||Dundalk (IRE)||Mar 2020||20-8-4-2|
|Gotham||$300,000||1 1/16 Miles/Dirt||Aqueduct||Mar 2020||50-20-10-5|
|San Felipe||$400,000||1 1/16 Miles/Dirt||Santa Anita Park||Mar 2020||50-20-10-5|
|Tampa Bay Derby||$350,000||1 1/16 Miles/Dirt||Tampa Bay Downs||Mar 2020||50-20-10-5|
|Rebel||$900,000||1 1/16 Miles/Dirt||Oaklawn Park||Mar 14, 2019||50-20-10-5|
|Jeff Ruby Steaks (Spiral Stakes)||$500,000||1 1/8 Miles/Dirt||Turfway Park||Mar 2020||20-8-4-2|
|Louisiana Derby||$1,000,000||1 1/8 Miles/Dirt||Fair Grounds||Mar 2020||100-40-20-10|
|Sunland Derby||$800,000||1 1/8 Miles/Dirt||Sunland Park||Mar 2020||50-20-10-5|
|UAE Derby||$2,000,000||1 3/16 Miles/Dirt||Meydan Racecourse||Mar 28, 2020||100-40-20-10|
|Florida Derby||$1,000,000||1 1/8 Miles/Dirt||Gulfstream Park||Mar 2020||100-40-20-10|
|Fukuryu||1 1/8 Miles/Dirt||Nakayama Racecourse (JPN)||Mar 2020||40-16-8-4|
|Wood Memorial||$750,000||1 1/8 Miles/Dirt||Aqueduct||Apr 2020||100-40-20-10|
|Blue Grass||$1,000,000||1 1/8 Miles/Dirt||Keeneland||Apr 2020||100-40-20-10|
|Santa Anita Derby||$1,000,000||1 1/8 Miles/Dirt||Santa Anita Park||Apr 2020||100-40-20-10|
|Arkansas Derby||$1,000,000||1 1/8 Miles/Dirt||Oaklawn Park||Apr 11, 2020||100-40-20-10|
|Cardinal Condition Stakes||1 Mile A/W||Chelmsford City (GB)||Apr 2020||30-12-6-3|
|Lexington||$200,000||1 1/16 Miles/Dirt||Keeneland||Apr 2020||20-8-4-2|
The 2020 Kentucky Derby Event
Where and When to watch the race:
- Kentucky Derby: May 2, 2020
- Kentucky Oaks: May 1, 2020
- Churchill Downs Racetrack or on TwinSpires
- Race Time
- Television Coverage
- NBCSN TBD
- NBC TBD
Kentucky Derby History
The Run for the Roses. The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports. No matter what moniker you care to use, the Kentucky Derby has become an American institution. Its date – the first Saturday in May – is unforgettable, its location – Churchill Downs with its Twin Spires – iconic.
First run in 1875 and patterned after the English Derby at Epsom Downs, the inaugural Kentucky Derby was won by Aristides over 1 1/2 miles, which remained the Derby distance until 1896 when it was shortened to 1 1/4 miles.
“I do not care if she never wins another race, nor if she ever starts in another race, she has won the greatest race in America and I am satisfied,” owner Harry Payne Whitney remarked when Regret became the first filly ever to win the Kentucky Derby in 1915. In so doing, he validated Churchill Downs president Col. Matt Winn’s efforts to make the Derby the most important and prestigious brand in American racing, a position it’s held for more than a century.
The starting point of the Triple Crown, the Kentucky Derby, has witnessed all 13 of the series’ winners, from Sir Barton in 1919 to Justify in 2018. The Derby counted as one of the mighty Citation’s 16 consecutive victories, while Secretariat, who many consider the greatest Thoroughbred ever seen on the American turf, maintains the Derby race record of 1:59.40.
For the non-Triple Crown winner, a victory in the Kentucky Derby nonetheless ensures a spot in the sport’s pantheon. It’s counted among the highlights in the careers of such Hall of Fame performers as Exterminator, Swaps, Northern Dancer, Spectacular Bid, Alysheba, and Sunday Silence, plus the fillies Genuine Risk and Winning Colors.
The human element is also woven deeply into the Derby fabric. The father-son trainer combo of Ben and H.A. “Jimmy” Jones graced the Derby winner’s circle a collective eight times from 1938 through 1958. Among jockeys, the legendary Eddie Arcaro and Bill Hartack each captured the classic five times. Among Arcaro’s quintet were the Triple Crown winners Whirlaway and Citation.
Befitting its position as the most sought-after prize in racing, the Derby is also well known for its attendance and viewership, as well as the amount of betting it generates. Crowds of more than 150,000 have become commonplace at the hallowed Louisville course, while television ratings exceed those of any other race in the country and nearly all other sporting events on the day.
Betting on the Kentucky Derby Day card hovers around $200 million, a large chunk of it on the Derby itself as the only race throughout the year with as many as 20 starters. Interest on betting the Derby is not only at an all-time high, but begins months beforehand with the Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW) offered four times throughout the winter and spring at various tracks, off-track facilities, and online platforms like TwinSpires.com.
With Derby thoughts immediately swirling at the sight a good-looking two-year-old winner, the Kentucky Derby has truly become a year-round phenomenon.
Kentucky Derby Resources
Kentucky Derby Video
Kentucky Derby Future Wager
Featuring the Future Wager & Sire Wager
Opens: November 28, 2019 at 12 PM
Closes: December 1, 2019 at 6 PM
Featuring the Future Wager
Opens: February 7, 2020 at 12 PM
Closes: February 9, 2020 at 6 PM
Featuring the Future Wager, Kentucky Oaks & Derby/Oaks Double
Opens: March 6, 2020 at 12 PM
Closes: March 8, 2020 at 6 PM (Oaks and Oaks/Derby Double Wagers close at 6:30 PM)
Featuring the Future Wager
Opens: April 3, 2020 at 12 PM
Closes: April 5, 2020 at 6 PM
Single-Race Exotic Bets
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