Tiz The Law could not catch up to Authentic down the stretch of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday in a thrilling rush to the finish line.
Tiz The Law, the heavy favorite, finished second by 1 1/4 lengths after winning the Belmont Stakes earlier in the year. He started quicker than expected but did not produce his typical late burst.
Mr. Big News finished third. Honor A.P. salvaged a horrendous start by coming in fourth.
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This year’s Kentucky Derby took place without spectators because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The quiet scene presented a sharp contrast to the typical large crowds donning extravagant outfits and headwear.
Sporting News tracked live Kentucky Derby action with updates and highlights from Churchill Downs. Follow along below for full results.
Who won the Kentucky Derby in 2020?
Authentic, an 8-1 shot ridden by jockey John Velazquez, won the Kentucky Derby in dramatic fashion, finishing ahead of Tiz The Law to give trainer Bob Baffert his sixth career Derby victory. That ties him for the all-time record at Churchill Downs.
Kentucky Derby finish order
|17||Tiz the Law||3.40||3.20|
|9||Mr. Big News||16.80|
|4||Storm the Court|
$2 Exacta (18-17) paid $41.00
$1 Trifecta (18-17-9) paid $1,311.80
$1 Superfecta (18-17-9-16) paid $7,925.80
Scratched: Finnick the Fence, King Guillermo, Thousand Words.
Kentucky Derby highlights
Kentucky Derby live updates, highlights, results
7:05 p.m. Authentic holds off Tiz The Law to win the Kentucky Derby.
7:05 p.m.: Tiz The Law is pushing Authentic late.
7:04 p.m.: Tiz The Law, who was not expected to make a move until late, starts strong.
7:03 p.m.: We’re off!
7:02 p.m.: Horses are arriving at the starting gates.
6:55 p.m.: Almost ready!
6:48 p.m.: There’s apparently been a late scratch from the race.
6:46 p.m.: With about 15 minutes until post time, NBC is previewing the jockeys for the 2020 Kentucky Derby.
6:34 p.m.: Colorful as usual.
6:10 p.m.: In a virtual simulation of the race, Tiz The Law comes out on top. This computer generated race is pretty cool looking.
6 p.m.: Here’s the favorite.
2020 Kentucky Derby post time
- TV coverage: NBC, fuboTV
- Date: Saturday, Sept. 5
- Post time: 7 p.m. ET
Coverage of the 2020 Kentucky Derby begins at 2:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Sept. 5. Post time is not slated until the afternoon, at 7 p.m. ET. TV audiences can tune into NBC for full coverage, while online streamers can turn to fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial.
Kentucky Derby post positions
Tiz The Law, who won the Belmont Stakes earlier this year, will be racing out of the No. 17 post position. Below is the full list of starting spots, as well as each horse’s odds of winning the Kentucky Derby, as established by Vegas bookmakers.
|Post position||Horse||Morning line odds|
|1||Finnick The Fierce||50-1|
|4||Storm The Court||50-1|
|9||Mr. Big News||50-1|
|17||Tiz The Law||3-5|
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