A Virtual Kentucky Derby Saturday, May 2nd

first_img Email* Horse Sport Enews We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! SIGN UP center_img More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes. Tags: Arkansas Derby, Virtual Kentucky Derby, It would have been Derby Day this coming Saturday and while we’ll certainly miss seeing all the top horses, crowds and fancy hats this year, Churchill Downs isn’t letting this weekend pass without providing physical distancing entertainment. (The ‘live’ Kentucky Derby has been re-scheduled for September 5th.)On Saturday from 3:00-6:00pm EST NBC Sports will broadcast the 2015 Kentucky Derby, the start of American Pharoah’s Triple Crown season. This will be followed by the first-ever Churchill Down’s virtual horse race – The Kentucky Derby Triple Crown Showdown. This will be a computer-simulated version of a race featuring the 13 past Triple Crown winners using data algorithms including historical handicapping information about each horse to determine the probability of their potential finishing positions. (Check out the list of past winners below)Starting April 30th you can go to www.KentuckyDerby.com to make your pick for the race. All those who pick the winning horse will be entered in a draw to win the ultimate Kentucky Derby VIP Experience. You can also donate to COVID-19 emergency relief efforts with Churchill Downs matching up to $1 million in donations. Help honour the annual tradition while staying “Healthy at Home!”The same day there’s also some LIVE RACING and gambling if you are so inclined – there are just a handful of thoroughbred racetracks in operation and Oaklawn Park in Arkansas is one of them. They will host the last major Derby prep race, the Arkansas Derby, this Saturday. Because of the large number of entries this year they opted to split the race into two flights, each worth 100 Kentucky Derby qualifying points for the winner. The races will also air on NBC Sports, with post-time for the first division at 6:29 pm EST – featuring TWO Canadian-owned horses, Charlatan and Anneau d’Or; post time for the second division is 7:43 pm with one Canadian-owned horse, Saratogian.Have a sensational Derby Day and you can try your hand at handicapping on HPIBet. Good luck!Triple Crown Winners1919 – Sir Barton – Jockey: Johnny Loftus; Trainer: H. Guy Bedwell1930 – Gallant Fox – Jockey: Earl Sande; Tainer: Jim Fitzsimmons1935 – Omaha – Jockey: Willie “Smokey” Saunders; Trainer: Jim Fitzsimmons1937 – War Admiral – Jockey: Charles Kurtsinger; Trainer: George Conway1941 – Whirlaway – Jockey: Eddie Arcaro; Trainer: Ben A. Jones1943 – Count Fleet – Jockey: Johnny Longden; Trainer: Don Cameron1946 – Assault – Jockey: Warren Mehrtens; Trainer: Max Hirsch1948 – Citation – Jockey: Eddie Arcaro; Trainer: Horace A. “Jimmy” Jones1973 – Secretariat – Jockey: Ron Turcotte; Trainer: Lucien Laurin1977 – Seattle Slew – Jockey: Jean Cruguet; Trainer: William H. Turner, Jr.1978 – Affirmed – Jockey: Steve Cauthen; Trainer: Laz Barrera2015 – American Pharoah – Jockey: Victor Espinoza; Trainer: Bob Baffert2018 – Justify – Jockey: Mike Smith; Trainer: Bob Baffertlast_img read more