BREAKING NEWS- The Kentucky Derby, which was originally scheduled for May 2, will be moved to Saturday, Sept. 5 in response to COVID-19. The Kentucky Oaks will be on Sept. 4. This plan just needs final approval from the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.

 

 

It’s time to get the 2020 Kentucky Derby pencils out and begin tracking the races and the horses that will make the day what it always has been… a great day of racing!

The schedule and points for qualifying has been set and we will follow these for you all season long. Let’s win some horse racing bets!

The Road to the Triple Crown continues…..

 

Kentucky Derby spectacle

She loves the Derby!

 

ROAD to the KENTUCKY DERBY

 

Next:

Sunland Derby Sunland Park Feb 21, 2020
50-20-10-5
Fountain of Youth Gulfstream Park Feb 29, 2020
50-20-10-5
Condition Stakes Kempton Park Mar 4, 2020
20-8-4-2
Gotham Aqueduct Mar 7, 2020
50-20-10-5
Tampa Bay Derby Tampa Bay Downs Mar 7, 2020
50-20-10-5
Jeff Ruby Steaks Turfway Park Mar 7, 2020
20-8-4-2
San Felipe Santa Anita Park Mar 7, 2020
50-20-10-5
Rebel Oaklawn Park Mar 14, 2020
50-20-10-5
Louisiana Derby Fair Grounds Mar 21, 2020
100-40-20-10
UAE Derby Meydan Racecourse Mar 28, 2020
100-40-20-10
Florida Derby Gulfstream Park Mar 2, 2020
100-40-20-10
Wood Memorial Aqueduct Apr 4, 2020
100-40-20-10
Blue Grass Keeneland Apr 4, 2020
100-40-20-10
Santa Anita Derby Santa Anita Park Apr 4, 2020
100-40-20-10
Lexington Keeneland Apr 11, 2020
30-8-4-2
Arkansas Derby Oaklawn Park Apr 11, 2020
100-40-2-10

Road to the Triple CrownKentucky Derby Race Standings

  1. Storm the Court 22 $1,136,351
    2 Maxfield 10 $300,000
    3 Eight Rings 10 $180,352
    4 Tiz the Law 10 $275,000
    5 Dennis’ Moment 10 $117,800
    6 Anneau d’Or 8 $340,000
    7 Scabbard  6 $178,000
    8 Gouverneur Morris 4 $100,000
    9 Wrecking Crew  4 $280,000
    10 American Theorem 4 $60,000
    11 Green Light Go 4 $210,000
    12 Enforceable  2 $50,000
    13 Big City Bob  2 $120,000
    14 Lebda  2 $19,000
    15 Gozilla  1 $72,000
    16 Letmeno  1 $29,200
    17 Ajaaweed  1 $25,000
    18 Express Train  1 $18,000

 

Top Horse Trainers for 2020

Bob Baffert            Twitter    Facebook    Instagram

Todd Pletcher        Twitter   Facebook    Instagram

Chad Brown          Twitter   Facebook    Instagram (none)

Jerry Hollendofer Twitter   Facebook    Instagram

 

Top Jockeys 2019

Triple Crown

Jerry Bailey may have been the GOAT.

Irad Ortiz, Jr.              Twitter     Facebook    Instagram
Jose L. Ortiz                Twitter     Facebook    Instagram
Javier Castellano        Twitter     Facebook    Instagram
Joel Rosario                 Twitter     Facebook    Instagram
Flavien Prat                  Twitter     Facebook    Instagram
John R. Velazquez      Twitter     Facebook    Instagram

 

Triple Crown Winners

1st Triple Crown winnerSir Barton (1919)

He was the son of Star Shoot and from the mare Lady Sterling and was bred by John E. Madden near Lexington, Kentucky.

This horse started his racing career slowly by finishing fifth in his debut followed by finishes ninth and seventh. He was sold to J.K.L. Ross for $10,000 in 1918.

As a 3-year-old he made his debut at the Kentucky Derby in 1919. He defeated his stablemates which was a surprise to every one that worked with this horse. He won by five lengths in the driving rain to break his maiden.

He was shipped to Baltimore to run in the Preakness which was only four days after the Derby. He won by four lengths and then went to the Belmont and won easily by 11-furlongs and set a new American record.

Sir Barton was the first Triple Crown winner in horse racing history.

Gallant Fox (1930)

He was the second Triple Crown winner in horse racing history and set a record in 1930 for single season earnings that lasted for 16 years. He was the son of Sir Gallahad III and was bred by William Woodward, Sr. He was born at the Claiborne Farm, which is located near Paris, Kentucky.

As a 2-year-old, he had moment of looking goodby winning the Cowdin Stakes and Flash Stakes. Legendary jockey Earl Sande came out of retirement and rode Gallant Fox during his time as a 3-year-old.

He went on to win the Wood Memorial under the training of “Sunny Jim” Fitzsimmons and then proceeded to win the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stake by four lengths.

In the final leg of the Triple Crown, Gallant Fox won the Belmont Stakes by three lengths to become the second winner of the Triple Crown in history.

The horse went on to win many races after history was made and retired with a career record of 11-3-2 from 17 starts and record lifetime earnings of $328,165.

Gallant Fox sired the 1935 Triple Crown winner Omaha. The horse died Nov. 13, 1954 at Claiborne Farm at the age of 27.

Omaha (1935)
War Admiral (1937)
Whirlaway (1941)
Count Fleet (1943)
Assault (1946)
Citation (1948)
Secretariat (1973)
Seattle Slew (1977)
Affirmed (1978)
American Pharaoh (2015)
Justify (2018)

 

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