2020 Kentucky Derby Trainers to Watch

One of the biggest story lines leading up to the 2020 Kentucky Derby is the trainers of the horses. Will big name trainers get a horse in the Derby? Can Bob Baffert win his 6th Kentucky Derby? Will other legendary trainers find infamy and glory on the first Saturday in May?

Let’s look at 3 trainers that you will undoubted hear about at Kentucky Derby 146

Bob Baffert

In 2019, Bob Baffert put 3 horses in the Kentucky Derby and none of them were successful. The esteemed trainer of Justify and American Pharoah will continue to be a living legend and this year’s crop of horses promises to give him many chances at an elusive Kentucky Derby title.

Todd Pletcher

Did you know that Todd Pletcher has quietly won 2 Kentucky Derbys over the years? Many analysts continued to criticize Todd saying that he couldn’t win the big races. Pletcher silenced the critics in 2017 when Always Dreaming won the Kentucky Derby. To not leave any doubt about his abilities, Vino Rosso regained top form and won the 2019 Breeders Cup Classic at Santa Anita Park for the Pletcher barn.

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Doug O’Neill

The California based Doug O’Neill always seems to have his horses ready to run in the Derby. The trainer of I’ll Have Another and Nyquist always seems to send a string of horses to Churchill Downs to compete on the world’s biggest stage. Because of this, any horse Doug O’Neill puts on the Kentucky Derby Trail should be regarded as a serious threat to win.

Keep these three trainers in mind when you are watching for horses that could win the Kentucky Derby. Carefully examine all of the trainers up and coming horses and determine which trainer could have an actual chance at winning the Run for the Roses in 2020.

March 10, 2020 by : Posted in odds No Comments

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