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Authentic wins 2020 Kentucky Derby, stuns heavy favorite Tiz The Law

We had a stunning upset at the 2020 Kentucky Derby. Authentic beat out heavy favorite Tiz The Law. There will be no Triple Crown winner in 2020.

Tiz the Law #17, ridden by jockey Manny Franco during the post parade prior to the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on September 05, 2020 in Louisville, Kentucky. Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

UPDATE: Here is the complete race from start to Authentic winning.

Horse racing’s biggest prize won’t have a winner this year, but Authentic runs from the gate to the wire in first for trainer Bob Baffert, who wins his sixth Kentucky Derby by 34 of a length. Authentic ran the race in 2:00.61 and edged out heavy favorite Tiz The Law to end the Triple Crown bid. Mr. Big News finished third and Honor A.P. finished fourth.

Authentic started in the 18th post position as far from the rail as possible, but was fearless in running from the front for the entire race, and was actually pulling away as he crossed the finish line.

There have been 13 Triple Crown winners in history, but none from 1978 until 2015. There won’t be a third in six years.

Here’s the prices on Authentic and the rest of the board, who beat the 3/5 favorite Tiz The Law that started just to his inside.

Authentic now has won five of six career starts, with his only loss a second to Honor A.P. in the Santa Anita Derby. His last win was by a nose at the Haskell at Monmouth Park by a nose over NY Traffic.

Since Authentic didn’t run at the Belmont, it sets up a potential revenge race for TTL and his connections at the Preakness Stakes, now scheduled for October 3rd at Pimlico. That battle between the best two three-year-olds in the world might also have Horse of The Year honors on the line.

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