The 2020 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve and Longines Kentucky Oaks were unforgettable experiences, both for the horsemen and owners who attended in person as well as those watching from home. With summer turning to fall rather than spring to summer, the Twin Spires of Churchill Downs watched over the racing action that lacked none of the excitement of a typical year.
There was still amazing fashion (made more unique paired with masks), goosebump-inducing race finishes, longshot surprises, and Derby-winning joy shared by the multitude of Authentic's owners: Spendthrift, MyRaceHorse Stable, Madaket Stables, and Starlight Racing.
The best part? We only have around eight months to wait for the next Kentucky Derby! Check out this slideshow of photos from the Kentucky Oaks and Derby days:
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Famous racetrack pony Harley (Annise Montplaisir/America’s Best Racing)
Jockey James Graham gives some love to Sconsin, winner of the Eight Belles Stakes. (Annise Montplaisir/America’s Best Racing)
Sharing winning the Edgewood Stakes. (Annise Montplaisir/America’s Best Racing)
Sharing getting a post-victory shower. (Annise Montplaisir/America’s Best Racing)
Monomoy Girl winning the La Troienne Stakes. (Evers/Eclipse Sportswire)
Shedaresthedevil winning the Longines Kentucky Oaks over Swiss Skydiver. (Evers/Eclipse Sportswire)
Fancy Liquor winning the American Turf Stakes. (Scott Serio/Eclipse Sportswire)
Rushie winning the Pat Day Mile. (Scott Serio/Eclipse Sportswire)
Beau Recall wins the Longines Churchill Distaff Turf Mile. (Evers/Eclipse Sportswire)
Bell's the One, outside, wins the Derby City Distaff Stakes in a photo finish over Serengeti Empress. (John Voorhees/Eclipse Sportswire)
Digital Age sweeping to victory in the Old Forester Bourbon Turf Classic. (Evers/Eclipse Sportswire)
Tiz the Law and jockey Manny Franco in the Kentucky Derby post parade. (Annise Montplaisir/America’s Best Racing)
Authentic and jockey John Velazquez in the Kentucky Derby post parade. (Annise Montplaisir/America’s Best Racing)
Authentic winning the 2020 Kentucky Derby over Tiz the Law. (Scott Serio/Eclipse Sportswire)
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Barclay Tagg, trainer of Tiz the Law, with jockey Manny Franco after the Derby. (Evers/Eclipse Sportswire)
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