Kentucky Derby Odds 2020

This year’s Kentucky Derby will be held on Saturday, May 2nd. This one and a quarter-mile race is the most famous horse race in the world and even the most novice of horse racing fans tune in to watch and bet on the event. “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports” is the first leg of the American Triple Crown, which is followed up by the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes. The Kentucky Derby has been held uninterrupted since 1875.

Horse
Odds
War of Will
16/1
Tax
35/1
By My Standards
18/1
Gray Magician
30/1
Improbable
9/2
Vekoma
21/1
Maximum Security
4/1
Tacitus
5/1
Plus Que Parfait
54/1
Cutting Humor
23/1
Haikal
SCR
Omaha Beach
SCR
Code of Honor
14/1
Win Win Win
15/1
Master Fencer
54/1
Game Winner
6/1
Roadster
10/1
Long Range Toddy
50/1
Spinoff
52/1
Country House
62/1
Bodexpress
72/1

Road To The Kentucky Derby

The Road to the Kentucky Derby is a series of races in which horses qualify to run in the 2020 Kentucky Derby. The Kentucky Derby limits its entrants to 20 horses with as many as four reserve horses in case of late withdrawals or emergency fill-ins. There are three different paths to the Kentucky Derby. One is the main path that consists of 35 races in North America. The other one is through four races in Japan and the other being the European route which consists of seven races in Europe (England, Ireland and France). Horses that finish in the top four in these races earn points. Horses qualify for the Kentucky Derby based on these points.

10 Horses Expected to Qualify For The Kentucky Derby

Storm the Court

Trainer: Peter Eurton

Owners: David Bernsen; Exline-Border Racing; Dan Hudock; Susanna Wilson

Jockey: Flavien Prat

Sire: Court Vision

Career record: 2-0-1 in five starts

Career earnings: $1,184,951

Tiz the Law

Trainer: Barclay Tagg

Owners: Sackatoga Stable

Jockey: Manuel Franco

Sire: Constitution

Career record: 3-0-1 in four starts

Career earnings: $498,900

Thousand Words

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Owners: Albaugh Family Stables and Spendthrift Farm

Jockey: Flavien Prat

Sire: Pioneerof the Nile

Career record: 3-0-0 in three starts

Career earnings: $211,000

Independence Hall

Trainer: Michael Trombetta

Owners: Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners; Twin Creeks Racing Stables; Kathleen Verratti; Robert Verratti

Jockey: Jose Ortiz

Sire: Constitution

Career record: 3-1-0 in four starts

Career earnings: $250,000

Anneau d’Or

Trainer: Blaine Wright

Owner: Peter Redekop

Jockey: Joel Rosario

Sire: Medaglia d’Oro

Career record: 1-2-0 in three starts

Career earnings: $399,000

Maxfield

Trainer: Brendan Walsh

Owner: Godolphin

Jockey: Jose Ortiz

Sire: Street Sense

Career record: 2-0-0 in two starts

Career earnings: $354,412

Dennis’ Moment

Trainer: Dale Romans

Owners: Albaugh Family Stables

Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr.

Sire: Tiznow

Career record: 2-0-0 in four starts

Career earnings: $167,800

Authentic

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Owners: SF Racing; Starlight Racing; Madaket Stables; Frederick Hertrich; John Fielding; Goleonda Stables

Jockey: Drayden Van Dyke

Sire: Into Mischief

Career record: 2-0-0 in two starts

Career earnings: $91,200

Nadal

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Owners: George Bolton, Arthur Hoyeau, Barry Lipman, Mark Mathiesen

Jockey: Joel Rosario

Sire: Blame

Career record: 2-0-0 in two starts

Career earnings: $153,000

Honor A P

Trainer: John Shirreffs

Owner: C R K Stable (Lee and Susan Searing)

Jockey: Mike Smith

Sire: Honor Code

Career record: 1-1-0 in two starts

Career earnings: $42,200

Early Kentucky Derby Picks

Storm The Court

As of February 15th, Storm the Court is sitting tied-fourth in the Main Road to the Kentucky Derby standings with 22 points. Storm the Court won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile while sitting at 45-1 odds. Storm the Court’s nearly $1.2 million in career earnings is more than three times the next highest horse on the Main Road standings.

Tiz The Law

As of February 15th, Tiz the Law is tied-fourth with Storm the Court in the Main Road to the Kentucky Derby standings with 22 points. Tiz the Law’s 100 Beyer Speed Figure in the Holy Bull is the fastest for any 3-year-old colt in the United States this year. Tiz the Law was the winner of the 2019 Champagne Stakes.

Thousand Words

Thousand Words was the horse that earned bob Baffert his 3,000th career victory with its win in the Robert B. Lewis. Thousand Words has won three races in a row and according to Baffert, “the further the better with him”. This is a horse who excels in longers races and really hits its stride late in lengthy races. After his win that got Baffert his 3,000th career victory, Baffert also noted that the horse “wasn’t even tired”. Thousand Words very well could be the horse to get Baffert his sixth career Kentucky Derby win in May. Thousand Words is currently sixth in the Main Road standings with 20 points.

Nadal

Another Baffert-trained horse, Nadal is already drawing comparisons to a former Triple Crown winner in Justify. Both horses were unraced as two-year-olds. Nadal won in his first race back in January by more than three lengths and that followed that race up with another victory. “We’re laying foundation. We’re basically running him into shape like I did with Justify,” said Baffert.

Chasing History

Ben A. Jones has the most Kentucky Derby wins by one single trainer with six. Bob Baffert is currently one Kentucky Derby win behind Jones with five. Baffert is certainly expected to have at least one horse in the Kentucky Derby again this year. Baffert could have as many as six different horses qualify for this year’s Kentucky Derby (Thousand Words, Azul Coast, Eight Rings, Authentic, High Velocity, Nadal). Come race time on May 2nd, keep an eye on any and all Baffert horses as he looks to chase down Ben A. Jones atop the Kentucky Derby trainer ranks.

  
Calvin is a sports betting enthusiast that has been in the business for over 10 years. He has created successful betting formulas for seven different sports. way too serious Packers, Mets, and Avalanche fan that hates everything Pittsburgh, despite living there.

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