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Kentucky Derby 2020 Field, Odds, Results, Tips

  • World’s biggest race meets affected by coronavirus

    Yesterday France announced that all racing in that country will be suspended until at least 15 April. In contrast, it is expected today that Racing NSW CEO, Peter V’Landys will announce that the Autumn Carnival in Sydney will go ahead – but behind close doors. Oh, and the Japanese runners… Read More »

  • Kentucky Derby winner War Emblem dies

    War Emblem, the 2002 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner, has died aged 21. He had been at Old Friends Farm, a thoroughbred retirement centre since 2015 after returning from stud in Japan. Officials say the cause of death is believed to be a paddock accident, but exact details are not… Read More »

  • Churchill Downs to use new starting gate

    A new custom-made 20-stall starting gate made in Australia will be in place for this year’s Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs to ensure a uniform start for the largest field in American horse racing. The gate, which is being designed and constructed by Australian-based Steriline Racing, will eliminate the wide… Read More »

  • Maximum Security’s disqualification lawsuit dismissed

    A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by the owners of Maximum Security seeking to challenge the decision to disqualify their horse as the winner of the Kentucky Derby. Owners Gary and Mary West wanted the U S District Court in the Eastern District of Kentucky to reverse the stewards’… Read More »

  • Trainer denies giving Triple Crown winner a banned substance

    Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has denied giving Triple Crown winner Justify a banned substance which caused a positive test before last year’s Kentucky Derby and blamed the result on contaminated food. Baffert said in a statement he “unequivocally” rejects the implication he would give Justify or any other… Read More »

  • Maximum Security beaten in New Jersey

    Maximum Security has been beaten in his first start since being disqualified as the winner of the Kentucky Derby. The colt lined up at Monmouth Park in New Jersey on Sunday (Monday AEST) as the overwhelming favourite but was beaten by King For A Day. He stumbled slightly at the… Read More »

  • Kentucky Derby incident a catalyst for rule changes?

    Is it fair to say, as Bob Dylan once did, ‘that the answer is blowing in the wind’? Certainly when it comes to horse racing rules, the winds of change are very, very close and North American racing actually needed the upheaval that occurred at the recent Kentucky Derby to… Read More »

  • Maximum Security owner’s $20m challenge

    The owner of disqualified Kentucky Derby winner, Maximum Security, has so much confidence in his horse he has issued a $20 million challenge to several rivals. Gary West is offering $5 million each to the owners of Country House, War Of Will, Long Range Toddy and Bodexpress if any of… Read More »

  • Kentucky Derby jockey banned for 15 days

    Jockey Luis Saez is to appeal a 15-day suspension for causing interference in the Kentucky Derby which cost his mount Maximum Security victory. The decision by the Kentucky stewards was announced by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Monday, nine days after the race. A lawyer for Saez says the… Read More »

  • Legal action taken over Kentucky Derby saga

    The owners of disqualified Kentucky Derby winner Maximum Security are pursuing legal options to try to have the colt reinstated. Gary and Mary West have issued a statement saying they believe Maximum Security is the rightful winner under the rules. Country House, who originally ran second, was declared the winner… Read More »

  • No Preakness Stakes for Kentucky Derby winner

    There will be no Triple Crown winner this year with Country House ruled out of the second leg, the Preakness Stakes, because of illness. Country House was promoted from second to first in the Kentucky Derby after the controversial disqualification of Maximum Security as the winner for causing interference. But… Read More »

  • Kentucky Derby appeal denied

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has denied an appeal of Maximum Security’s disqualification as Kentucky Derby winner for interference, saying the stewards’ decision is not subject to appeal. The commission’s letter to attorney D Barry Stilz, who filed the appeal of behalf of owners Gary and Mary West, also denied… Read More »

  • Kentucky Derby results and replay – 2019

    View the results and replay for the 2019 Kentucky Derby. The Kentucky Derby was raced at Churchill Downs racecourse on 5/5/2019. Replay: Maximum Security wins the 145th @KentuckyDerby! #KyDerby — At The Races (@AtTheRaces) May 4, 2019 Maximum Security was disqualified following the running of the 2019 Kentucky Derby… Read More »

  • Kentucky Derby Field Preview, Tips and Bets – 2019

    The world will watch the Gr 1 Kentucky Derby on Sunday morning (Sydney time). A lot normally do as we know. The race, America’s Melbourne Cup if you like, elbows its way ahead of all sporting events during the first weekend of May. But more so this year. That’s because… Read More »

  • Bob Baffert favoured to win 6th Kentucky Derby

    Bob Baffert is feeling the pressure now. The five-time Kentucky Derby winning-trainer finds himself with new favourite Game Winner after Omaha Beach was scratched with a breathing problem. “Oh, boy, here we go,” Baffert said. “I think everybody is trying to jinx me. It’s still a very wide-open race.” The… Read More »

  • Kentucky Derby favourite Omaha Beach scratched

    Pre-post favourite Omaha Beach has been scratched from the Kentucky Derby because of a breathing problem. The Richard Mandella-trained colt, who was the 4-1 early favourite for the Derby on Saturday (Sunday AEST) galloped on Wednesday morning without any problem. That changed by late afternoon when Omaha Beach was found… Read More »

  • Kentucky Derby favourite draws wide

    Kentucky Derby favourite Omaha Beach has drawn barrier 12 of 20 for the famous Run To The Roses with second elect Game Winner in 16. Their respective trainers Richard Mandella and Bob Baffert were both relieved not to have drawn close to the rail which has traditionally been a stumbling… Read More »

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