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Please Refer To our Looking Good and Worth Watching pages for updates on horses of interest to you. Feel free to contact us if you don't see your horse.
Monday: Authentic put in his final Preakness workout at Churchill Downs and was joined on the worktab by Max Player and Excession. More on Looking Good.
Lukas Promises Return of Baffert Horses - On Tuesday
Probable: Authentic (John Velazquez); Art Collector (Brian Hernandez Jr.); Country Grammer (Victor Carrasco); Excession (Sheldon Russell); Jesus’ Team (Jevian Toledo); Liveyourbeastlife (Trevor McCarthy); Max Player (Paco Lopez); Mr. Big News (Gabriel Saez); Ny Trafic (); Pneumatic (Joe Bravo); Swiss Skydiver (Tyler Gaffalione); Thousand Words (Florent Geroux)
Preakness Post Position Draw: It will be conducted virtually Monday at noon ET at Pimlico and will include morning-line odds and interviews with Bob Baffert, Steve Asmussen and John Velazquez. According to the Maryland Jockey Club, the draw will be streamed at https://www.facebook.com/Preakness.
Saturday: There are eight possible Preakness Stakes contenders based at Churchill Downs. They are scheduled to be flown to Baltimore on Tuesday. In alphabetical order: Art Collector, Authentic, Excession, Max Player, Mr. Big News, Ny Traffic, Swiss Skydiver and Thousand Words. (updated)
Saturday: Happy Saver won't run in the Preakness, moved to Worth Watching.
Thursday: Country Grammer, Excession added to Preakness lineup. Moved to Looking Good.
Wednesday: Max Player is on his way to Baltimore soon. Tiz the Law staying home. More on Looking Good and Worth Watching.
Monday: Pneumatic work as good as it gets, per Blasi. He tells us about it on Looking Good.
Sutton Flight: The Tex Sutton plane transporting horses from Louisville to Baltimore for the Oct. 3 Preakness is scheduled to leave Tuesday, Sept. 29.
Tesio: Happy Saver makes it three-for-three in the Frederico Tesio. More on Looking Good.
Looking Good: Known Preakness Probables and Possibles
Final Daily Derby Update: Sept. 6, 2020
Everyone Doing Well Today
Kentucky Derby Horses Page: Everything About The Kentucky Derby Horses
Sunday: Authentic is eligible for the $1 million bonus for any horse that wins the TVG.Com Haskell Stakes, the Kentucky Derby and the Breeders’ Cup Classic.
Authentic Wins Kentucky Derby
Derby Day Handle: Wagering from all sources on the Kentucky Derby Day program was down 50 percent from last year. It totaled $126.0 million compared to $250.9 million on the 2019 Kentucky Derby Day program. All-sources wagering on the Kentucky Derby race was $79.4 million compared to $165.5 million from last year’s Derby race, a decline of 48 percent. A statement from Churchill Downs said, "the decline in handle for this year’s Derby Day program is attributable to the lack of on-track wagering, fewer horses per race including in the Kentucky Derby race, and a prohibitive favorite in the Derby race."
Pat Day Mile: In the Pat Day Mile, Rushie took command in upper stretch and extended his lead to win by 1 3/4 lengths. Sonneman took second at 25-1 odds, and Tap It to Win was third. The race was timed was 1:34.41. Only four lengths separated the seven runners at the wire. Rushie is trained by Michael McCarthy, was ridden by Javier Castellano, is owned by Jim and Donna Daniell, and was bred in Florida by Ocala Stud. The 5-2 second choice, Rushie paid $7.80, $4.40 and $3.00. Quotes at Worth Watching.
American Turf: Fancy Liquor rallied from far off a fast pace and then held off Taishan by a half-length to win the 29th running of the American Turf Presented by Smithfield at 9-2 odds. Field Pass third, favored Smooth Like Strait fourth. Trained by Mike Maker and ridden by Florent Geroux, Fancy Liquor covered 1 1/16 mile on a firm course in 1:42.83. The winner was bred in Kentucky by Hot Pink Stable and Skychai Racing LLC.
Kentucky Oaks: Shedaresthedevil upset the Kentucky Oaks at 15-1 after stalking the pace; Swiss Skydiver second, pacesetter Gamine third at 3-5 odds after tiring. Florent Geroux rode for trainer Brad Cox and owner Flurry Racing Stables LLC, Qatar Racing Limited and Big Aut Farm. Bred in Kentucky by WinStar Farm, LLC. She paid $32.20, $8.40 and $3.80 and was timed in 1:48.28.
Pneumatic Pounces To Top Pegasus
Art Collector Pads Kentucky Derby Credentials In Ellis Park Derby
Tiz the Law Gavels Down Travers Stakes
Thousand Words Holds 'Em Off In Shared Belief
Authentic Hangs On To Win TVG Haskell
Country Grammer Cuts Corner In Peter Pan
Art Collector Best In Blue Grass
Shared Sense Best In Indiana Derby
Uncle Chuck Romps In Los Alamitos Derby
Dean Martini Toast Of The Ohio Derby
Tiz the Law Gavels Down Belmont Stakes
Honor A. P. Springs Mild Upset To Win Santa Anita Derby
Maxfield Picks Up Where He Left Off
Nadal Pressures Pace This Time To Win Arkansas Derby Div 2
Charlatan Dominates Division 1 Of Arkansas Derby
Mr. Big News Headliner in Oaklawn Stakes
Tiz the Law Coasts to Florida Derby Victory
Wells Bayou Leads Them Home at Fair Grounds
Nadal Takes On All Comers To Win Rebel
Charlatan Romps First Time At Two Turns
Field Pass Gets Up In Jeff Ruby
Authentic, King Guillermo, Mischevious Alex Win Derby Points Races
Ete Indien Waves Goodbye to FOY Field
Sample Kentucky Derby Subscription Page
Looking Back on 17 Years of TDP
Some Changes At The Downey Profile
TDP Overview and Construction; Subscriptions
The Early 2020 Triple Crown Nominations
Facts and Figures About The Early 2020 Triple Crown Nominations
Road to the 2020 Kentucky Derby