The horse racing community starts to hustle again as one of the world’s most significant horse racing events are about to start a few months from now. The U.S. Triple Crown Series will start in the second quarter of this year, starting with the Kentucky Derby. It is then followed by the Preakness Stakes, and will be concluded by the Belmont Stakes.
The Kentucky Derby will serve as the kick-off show for the said series, which also happens to be the most celebrated racing events among the three. Aside from the fact that it offers the largest purse prize, it also features the best horse racers joining where bettors have the chance to pick entries they like to wager.
Last year, the series did not end well due to its controversial finish. This year, the Kentucky Derby organization is looking forward to nailing a better ending and make sure that the winner will have a convincing finish. That’s why, as early as now, Kentucky Derby odds are up, and preliminary entries are named to grace the show. Let’s get to know some of them.
Dennis’ Moment is a three-year-old thoroughbred racer who will take a debut run in the 2020 Kentucky Derby. He is owned by the Albaugh Family Stables, LLC and trained by Dale L. Romans. He had four racing starts since 2017 and recorded two first-place finish.
On July 27, 2019, he ran at Ellis Park for the Maiden Special Weight, where he finished in the first place. After that, he competed at Churchill Downs on September 14, 2019, for Iroquois Stakes and placed first. On November 11, 2019, he ran in the TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and placed 8th.
Eight Rings will also take a debut run in the 2020 Kentucky Derby. He is a three-year-old colt bred by WinStar Farm, LLC, and trained by Hall of Famer trainer Bob Baffert. He holds the same record with Dennis’ Moment, where he started four racing games, and two of these are championship titles.
His first achievement was on August 4, 2019, where he joined the Maiden Special Weight at Del Mar. His first stakes competition was with Runhappy Del Mar Futurity but did not place. He took part in American Pharoah Stakes, which he ended up in the first place and TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, where he finished 6th.
Tiz the Law
This horse will take his first try in the 2020 Kentucky Derby. He is trained by Barclay Tagg and bred by Twin Creeks Farm. He has accomplished three major racing games and earned a total of $347, 000. He successfully recorded two first-place finish and one in third place.
He started competing in Maiden Special Weight that took place last August 8, 2019, in Saratoga, where he won. He also joined the Champagne Stakes last October 5, 2019, and won the title. His last race was with Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes and only placed third.
Maxfield will take his second stakes competition in the 2020 Kentucky Derby. He is bred by Godolphin and trained by Brendan P. Walsh. He already accomplished two racing games, and all of these were titles. He previously earned a total of $354, 412 since he started competing.
He first competed in Maiden Special Weight last September 14, 2019, at Churchill Downs and got the title. After that, he took part in Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity on October 5, 2019, where he also won the title.
Storm the Court
This horse is also making his first cut to the 2020 Kentucky Derby. He successfully earned a total of $1, 172, 951 in his four racing accomplishments. He is trained by Peter Eurton and bred by Stepping Stone Farm. Out of his four racing finishes, he got two titles and one in third place.
He first took part in Maiden Special Weight at Del Mar on August 10, 2019, and won the title. He unfortunately placed in the Runhappy Del Mar Futurity, but managed to bounce back big in American Pharoah Stakes where he placed third. His last racing show was for the TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, where he took home the first prize.
Steven M. Asmussen will not miss the Kentucky Derby as he sends Silver Prospector to Churchill Downs. He is bred by Hargus Sexton, Sandra Sexton & Silver Fern Farm, LLC, and tallied total earnings of $236, 051.
He accomplished seven races and two of which were titles. It comprises of a first-place finish in Maiden Special Weight at Kneeland and in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes at Churchill Downs.
It’s still the first quarter of this year, yet horse racing fans are looking forward to the U.S. Triple Crown Series, especially the Kentucky Derby. Although it’s still far, the potential candidates to run for the Derby are already up for betting purposes. The horses listed above are hopefuls for the 2020 Kentucky Derby that will appear at Churchill Downs this May.