The 2020 Derby was ultimately raced on September 5 after a long delay due to the coronavirus, and Authentic won with a winning race time of 2:00.61. Authentic was not even featured in the early odds in the fall of 2019, but it did appear in the odds for the first time in February 2020, around +1600. He had been represented by BoastinHorsepower since arriving in America, having previously been trained in France by David Simond.
In 2019, there were actually two horses named Authentic in the Derby field. The first one was El Padrino who finished last in the race. The second one was made up of just statistics at this point in the year. It is possible that someone named Authentic may have entered a horse in the Derby before, but we will never know because no such horse ever finished the race.
It is very difficult to calculate odds because there are so many variables that can affect the outcome of the Derby. For example, if there is a major storm that causes roads to close or delays in travel, that could influence how many people go to the races which would then change the odds. Or, if a highly regarded horse gets injured and has to be removed from the field, that could also cause changes to the odds. Or if a jockey falls ill during the race and cannot continue, that could also cause changes to the odds.
The 147th running of The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports, the Kentucky Derby, will take place on May 1st, 2021. Churchill Downs Race Track provides live odds, betting, horse profiles, travel information, tickets, news, and updates.
The first running of the Kentucky Derby was held on May 4th, 1875. The Derby is the first race of the annual Kentucky Derby Festival which includes a three-day horse racing meeting that ends with the running of the Preakness Stakes on May 25th. In 1924, the festival also included a Memorial Day parade, a fair, and a baseball game.
The Derby is the most prestigious horse race in the United States and has attracted the best horses in the world over many generations. It is considered the opening act of the Triple Crown series. Since the inception of the modern era in 1948, there have been only nine non-American entrants into the Derby: four horses from France, one each from Germany, Ireland, and Israel. No horse from outside of North America has ever won the Derby.
The longest serving trainer of the Derby is Bob Baffert with 10 victories followed by Jerry Bailey with 9 wins. Baffert is also the most successful trainer in terms of earnings with $1,829,028 while Bailey ranks second with $1,563,912.
The Kentucky Derby will take place on Saturday, May 7, 2022. The race will be held at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.
Churchill Downs announced on January 16, 2020 that the derby has been moved up one week to May 6 due to concerns about the COVID-19 virus. The track also announced that all parties involved have agreed to change the date of the race back to its original date of May 2nd and 3rd (previously postponed from April 15th to May 7th). The cancellation of other major races this year due to concerns about the coronavirus led to higher than expected attendance for the derby this year. With more than 150,000 people attending each day, it made this year's event the most popular Derby ever.
Derby tickets went on sale at noon EST on Friday, November 8, 2019. They can be purchased online or by phone through Ticketmaster.
The winner of the Kentucky Derby receives the honor of carrying the iconic blue and yellow jacket during the annual running of the Louisville/Jefferson County Marathon. The runner-up gets to wear a special edition green version of the jacket.
The post positions for the 2021 Kentucky Derby are listed here, along with the current odds as of April 27.
In the Kentucky Derby winner's circle, Authentic is startled and pushes people over. "Authentic" was surprised in the winner's circle after winning the Kentucky Derby and knocked a few people down, including trainer Bob Baffert. The horse appeared to be fine after the incident.
The race was held on May 5 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Authentic beat out fellow California-based colt Tiber by a length under jockey Joel Rosario. In third place was another California-based colt named Chief's Crown with jockey Corey Nakatani.
The win was Authentic's first start in the United States and he became the first foreign-trained entrant to win the Derby since 1978 when Northern Dancer defeated all American horses except for Affectionately.
Northern Dancer is still the record holder for most wins in the Derby with five while Bernardini, Monarchos, Frosted, Azteca, and Charismatic have each won twice.
After the race, Baffert said of his horse, "He's a little banged up but other than that he's okay. He might need a boot or two taken off but other than that he's fine."
Authentic is owned by Seven Oaks Farm LLC which is based in California's Central Valley near Fresno.
A List of Every Winning Kentucky Derby Horse by Year, From Aristides to Medina Spirit
The 2019 Kentucky Derby takes place on Saturday, May 4, and we've put together a guide to everything you need to know about the 145-year-old race. That's true, the Kentucky Derby has been held for the past 145 years. The first running of the race took place at Louisville's Churchill Downs on May 4, 1875.
Prior to that date, many people believed that the only way to settle a horse race was by a vote of the crowd. So when the Derby organizers decided they wanted to create an official award ceremony with medals it made sense to have the race itself mark the beginning of the season.
The first Derby was won by Robin Hood who beat out his five competitors by a margin of more than 20 lengths. He was trained by E. D. Beaman and owned by J. W. Sullivan who also own this year's winner War Story. Sullivan had another horse named Robin Hood who set a record in 1872 by winning all nine races he entered. This makes Robin Hood the most successful trainer in history.
Sullivan sold Robin Hood before the 1873 racing season started and the horse was then trained by Beaman. He went on to win even more races than he already had in 1972 including the 1874 Derby as well. In fact, Robin Hood is one of only three horses to have won the Derby twice (the other two being Ferdinand and River Lad).