It turns out Fair Grounds may host two major 2020 Kentucky Derby preps on its February 15 card. Track officials are mulling a split of the Grade 2, $400,000 Risen Star Stakes into two divisions.Kentucky Derby 2020 Live Stream With as many as 21 horses under consideration for the race as of Thursday.
Liam’s Lucky Charm, who won the Pasco Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs. It is among a group of possible Florida shippers, while Blackberry Wine. Lynn’s Map and Digital are each prominent from the local allowance ranks. The Risen Star is the first prep this season. That allots Derby qualifying points on a 50-20-10-5 scale to its top four finishers. With 50 enough to guarantee a starting spot for a healthy horse.
We need only to go back to last year to see how Churchill Downs handles split divisions of a prep. When a number of California-based horses traveled to Oaklawn Park to split. The $1 million Rebel Stakes (G2), separate $750,000 purses were offered. And thus both divisions also offered 75% of their original point totals.