Japan 2020 Kentucky Derby

Two races have been added to Japan 2020 Kentucky Derby qualifications. On Friday, Churchill Downs racetrack announced the following. Two races have been added to the “Japan Road to the 2020 Kentucky Derby.” The series of races that could produce a starter in this year’s Kentucky Derby. Fans have rejoiced.

The additional races, which include the Unicorn Stakes on June 21 and Japan Dirt Derby on July 8 carve out a spot in the Kentucky Derby starting gate for a horse from Japan.

“We are thrilled that our great partners with the Japan Racing Association. Also the Tokyo Metropolitan Racing Association helped us identify two important races for our Road to the Kentucky Derby extension. One at JRA’s Tokyo Racecourse and the other with the esteemed group at Tokyo City Keiba.” said Mike Ziegler, executive director of racing for Churchill Downs Incorporated.

“We’ve seen international interest grow in the Kentucky Derby since our partnership with the JRA was formalized in 2016. We’re encouraged that this year’s Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby could produce another meaningful starter.”

Japan 2020 Kentucky Derby Qualification Races

Japan 2020 Kentucky Derby Races

Therefore, Master Fencer, which qualified for the Derby through the Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby. Finished sixth in the Derby. Followed it up with a fifth place finish at the Belmont Stakes, for instance.

“I feel quite honored that the Grade 3 Unicorn Stakes has been added to the Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby,” said Mr. Masayuki Goto, the president and CEO of the Japan Racing Association. “In the past, winners of the Unicorn Stakes have progressed to win Grade 1 races. Later in their careers. As the gateway to success in our 3-year-old dirt division. I firmly believe this race will play an important role. Fulfill its duty as one of the qualifying races for the Kentucky Derby.”

“Worldwide, we are experiencing very difficult times caused by COVID-19. Even in this situation. I sincerely hope one of our horses will emerge from the renewed format of the series to qualify. Also add extra excitement to this year’s rescheduled running of the 146th Kentucky Derby on Sept. 5, as Master Fencer did last year.”

In conclusion, stay tuned for the latest Derby odds.

May 26, 2020 by : Posted in betting No Comments

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