Known as “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports” for the approximate amount of time it takes all horses to cross the finish line, the Kentucky Derby has been held annually on the first Saturday in May and draws close to 155,000 fans.
The 146th running of the Kentucky Derby was held on the first Saturday in September due to the pandemic. Trained by Bob Baffert and ridden by John Velazquez, Authentic covered the classic distance of a mile and quarter in 2:00.61 over a fast track. Authentic returned $18.80, $6 and $5. Tiz the Law returned $3.40 and $3.20 with Mr. Big News paying $16.80 to show under Gabriel Saez.
Kentucky Derby 147
The 147th running of the $3 million guaranteed Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I) is scheduled to be run on Saturday, May 1st, 2021 at Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky.