Skip to comments.Churchill Downs Announces Road to the Kentucky Derby Extension (track reopens Saturday)
Posted on 05/13/2020 1:57:54 AM PDT by Libloather
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Tuesday, May 12, 2020) - Churchill Downs Racetrack today released a preliminary list of races that could be used for the extension of the Road to the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve, pending agreeable race placement by the host tracks.
Additionally, the first race in the extended series, the $150,000 Matt Winn (Grade III) on May 23 at Churchill Downs, will have Top 4 points raised from the previously announced 10-4-2-1 to 50-20-10-5.
Based on measured interest from horsemen and limited racing opportunities for 3-year-olds across the country, the Matt Winn at the home of the Kentucky Derby appears to be the lone race in May on the national calendar for horsemen to use as a prep to possible important stakes engagements in mid-to-late June, said Mike Ziegler, Churchill Downs Incorporateds Executive Director of Racing. For that reason, were pleased to be able to fill the void and raise the significance of the Matt Winn.
The 146th running of the 1 ¼-mile Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (GI) has been rescheduled for Saturday, Sept. 5.
The other two legs of horse racings Triple Crown - the Preakness (GI) and Belmont (GI) - have yet to be rescheduled. Should those races be scheduled in advance of the Sept. 5 Kentucky Derby, points to the Top 4 finishers will be worth 150-60-30-15.
(Excerpt) Read more at kentuckyderby.com ...
Horses are back at Churchill Downs and they are ready to run, with 162 entries for Saturdays 11 scheduled races. First post Saturday is 1 p.m. (all times Eastern), with Race 4 headed to the gate at 2:32 p.m.
Watch ‘em race while you can. We’ll be bbq-ing them for dinner soon if the dems have their way
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