2020 Kentucky Derby payouts: Authentic wins with Tiz The Law second, longshot Mr. Big News in third

After a four-month wait, for the Kentucky Derby, Bob Baffert-trained Authentic (8/1) raced into the winner's circle at Churchill Downs, edging out heavy favorite Tiz The Law (4/5) for the Derby win. Long-shot Mr. Big News (46/1) made it to third in the race, which saw just 15 horses after a late vet scratch. Thousand Words reared and fell in the paddock area just about 20 minutes before post time. 

Authentic's win was a huge surprise and Sportsline had this to say about the upset:

Authentic's upset of Tiz the Law in Saturday's Derby ranks among the biggest upsets in the race's history. Sent off at 3-5 odds, Tiz the Law became just the Derby third favorite that price or lower to lose the Run for the Roses. The other two were Honest Pleasure, who was 2-5 in 1976, and Bimelech, who was 2-5 in 1940. Both finished second, just like Tiz the Law.  

Kentucky Derby official results

18 - Authentic - 8/1 WIN: $18.80 PLACE: $6.00 SHOW: $5.00
17 - Tiz The Law - 3/5 PLACE: $3.40 SHOW: $3.20
9 - Mr. Big News - 46/1 SHOW: $16.80

$2 Exacta - 18-17: $41.00
$1 Trifecta - 18-17-9: $1,311.80
$1 Superfecta - 18-17-9-16: $7,925.80

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Stunning late scratch, Thousand Words (10/1) an extremely late vet scratch after rearing up and falling down just about 20 minutes before post time. Thousand Words is out of the Kentucky Derby.


With the 13 undercard races complete, the Derby is finally set to take center stage. If the first 13 races are any indication, favorite Tiz the Law could have a rough run. Favorites lost 12 of the first 13 races on Saturday's card. The only favorite to win was Essential Quality, who went off at 9-5 in Race 4. Tiz the Law currently is a 5-8 favorite in the Derby at William Hill. Post time is 7:01 p.m. ET. Jody Demling has nailed 9 Derby doubles. You can see his long shot to back here.


Serengeti Empress returns to the site of her greatest career victory on Saturday when she leaves the starting gate in the Derby City Distaff. Last year, the Tom Amoss-trained filly went wire-to-wire in winning the Kentucky Oaks at 13-1 odds. Since then, she has developed into one of the fastest fillies in the country. She is the 9-5 favorite, but Bob Weir is fading her. SportsLine has who he's backing instead in this race.


The talented filly Newspaperofrecord will try to stay hot when she leaves the starting gate in the Churchill Distaff Turf Mile. After going winless in 2019, the Chad Brown trainee is a perfect 2-for-2 this year, winning by a combined seven lengths. She's been so dominant this year that SportsLine's own Jonathon Kinchen has already said she's a pick to win the Breeders' Cup Mile in November, and here's what he thinks about her chances in today's race. Newspaperofrecord is the 4-5 morning-line favorite. Post time is 4:39 p.m. ET.


Race 10

The Iroquois Stakes is a one-mile race limited to 2-year-olds and features talented runners from some of the winningest trainers in the country. The Ignacio Correas-trained Therideofalifetime, who is coming off a second-place finish in the Saratoga Special, is the 7-5 favorite in the 10-horse field. Post time is 4:07 p.m. ET. See Jonathon Kinchen's pick for the race here.


The Pat Day Mile is Race 9 on Saturday. Four of the seven entrants in the Pat Day had previously competed in Derby prep races. One of the entrants who did not is the Steve Asmussen-trained Echo Town, who is coming off a win in the H. Allen Jerkens and is the 7-2 favorite. Post time is 3:35 p.m. ET. Here's who Jonathon Kinchen, who once cashed for $150K on Derby day, is picking in the Pat Day Mile.


The country's top three-year-old turf runners will meet on Saturday when the starting gate opens in the American Turf Stakes. If the morning line is any indication, the race could be a battle between Smooth Like Strait, who's the 8-5 morning-line favorite, and Field Pass, who's 2-1. Post time for the American Turf is 2:55 p.m. ET. Jonathon Kinchen has been red-hot in racing picks for SportsLine. Here's who he's backing on the Turf Stakes.

September 5, 2020, 6:37 PM

Here are the final Kentucky Derby odds from William Hill Sportsbook. Some of the biggest moves: Honor A.P. from 5/1 down to 6/1, while Money Moves jumped from 30/1 to 18/1 in the last hour. Storm the Court also rose from 60/1 to 45/1.

Kentucky Derby Odds:
Tiz the Law -160 Honor A.P. 6/1 Authentic 8/1 Thousand Words 12/1 NY Traffic 16/1 Money Moves 18/1 Max Player 20/1 Enforceable 24/1 Sole Volante 35/1 Attachment Rate 45/1 Storm the Court 45/1 South Bend 50/1 Major Fed 60/1 Mr. Big News 80/1 Necker Island 85/1 Winning Impression 100/1


Race 7

Bodexpress, the horse best known for running riderless in last year's Preakness, returns to the national stage in Race 7, an optional-claiming race. This 4-year-old son of Bodemeister has two wins in 14 career starts. He is coming off a third-place finish on Aug. 9 and is listed at 4-1. Post time is 2:20 p.m. ET. Here are picks from national handicapping champion Jonathon Kinchen.


Race 6

Trainer Brad Cox will try to stay hot when he sends out Cowboy Diplomacy in Race 6. The trainer won Race 4 with his 2-year-old first-time starter Essential Quality. Cox is winning at 24 percent on the year. Cowboy Diplomacy is the 7-2 favorite in Race 6, a seven-furlong sprint. Post time is 1:45 p.m. ET. Here are picks from SportsLine handicapping insider Bob Weir.


Race 4

Six first-time starters will leave the gate in a wide-open, 12-horse field in Race 4. Among them is the Brad Cox-trained Essential Quality, who's the favorite at 3-1. This Godolphin homebred is a son of distance sire Tapit. Cox is winning at 24 percent this year and at 23 percent in maiden special races. Post time is 12:35 p.m. ET.


Here's the latest Kentucky Derby odds from William Hill Sportsbook as of Noon ET. Note that NY Traffic, Max Player and Enforceable all are moving up and now in middle of the pack.

Tiz the Law -160
Honor A.P. 5/1 Authentic 8/1 Thousand Words 12/1 NY Traffic 16/1 Max Player 22/1 Enforceable 24/1 Money Moves 30/1 Sole Volante 35/1 Attachment Rate 45/1 South Bend 50/1 Storm the Court 60/1 Major Fed 60/1 Mr. Big News 80/1 Necker Island 85/1 Winning Impression 100/1


Race 3 preview (Noon ET)

A wide-open group of maidens will try to win for the first time in their careers when they leave the starting gate in Race 3 on Saturday. Pit Boss, who has a second and third in four career starts, is the 4-1 favorite. Six of the nine horses are listed between 4-1 and 6-1.

September 5, 2020, 3:33 PM

Here are the latest Kentucky Derby odds from William Hill Sportsbook as of 11 am ET:

Tiz the Law -160
Honor A.P. 5/1 Authentic 8/1 Thousand Words 12/1 NY Traffic 18/1 Enforceable 25/1 Max Player 25/1 Money Moves 30/1 Sole Volante 35/1 Attachment Rate 45/1 South Bend 50/1 Storm the Court 60/1 Major Fed 60/1 Mr. Big News 80/1 Necker Island 85/1 Winning Impression 100/1


Race 2 preview (11:30 am ET)

Race 2 is a $97,000 maiden special for 3-year-olds and up at six furlongs. The race features a 3-year-old colt, Quality Warrior, who is trained by a familiar face on Derby day, D. Wayne Lukas. The 85-year-old Hall of Famer, who has won the Derby four times, is back at the track after battling the coronavirus. Quality Warrior is listed at 5-1 in the seven-horse field. Post time is 11:30 a.m. ET. Get picks here from the expert who nailed the 2015 Derby superfecta.

September 5, 2020, 3:13 PM

The Derby has arrived, and for the first time since 2016 the race will be run on a fast dry track. The forecast is calling for sunny skies and a high of 83 degrees with just a 10 percent chance of precipitation. That is a stark contrast to the last three runnings of the race. In 2017, the race was run on a wet-fast track, and the last two years the race was run in the slop. The fast track could help the chances of the favorite, Tiz the Law, whose only career defeat came on a sloppy track at Churchill Downs. Get SportsLine's superfecta bets for the race here. Last year, it paid $51,000 on a $1 bet.

September 5, 2020, 2:03 PM

The Oaks-Derby Double is a popular bet in horse racing. A $1 wager on Shedaresthedevil, who won Friday's Oaks at 15/1, with Tiz the Law in the Kentucky Derby will pay $46.10.

However, the Oaks-Derby Double will-pays also show there is plenty of support behind Max Player, who opened at 30/1 but is projected to be 20/1 based on the will-pays. Max Player is coming off a third-place finish in the Travers Stakes.

September 4, 2020, 11:12 PM

Official Results for the 2020 Kentucky Oaks:

7 - Shedaresthedevil (15/1): WIN: $32.20 PLACE: $8.40 SHOW: $3.80
1 - Swiss Skydiver (5/2): PLACE: $3.80 SHOW: $2.60
5 - Gamine (3/5): SHOW: $2.40

$2 Exacta 7-1: $118.80
$1 Trifecta 7-1-5: $116.80
$1 Superfecta 7-1-5-4: $279.30


Big Upset at Churchill Downs! Unofficial results: Shedaresthedevil (15/1) in a new Kentucky Oaks record wins in 1.48.28. Swiss Skydiver (5/2) finishes in second, and the favorite, Gamine (3/5) which led for most of the race, finishes in third. An absolute stunner.


A last look at the odds before the 2020 Kentucky Oaks, as of 5:43 p.m ET
Gamine - 3/5
Swiss Skydiver - 5/2
Speech - 5/1
Shedaresthedevil - 14/1
Donna Veloce - 14/1
Tempers Rising - 40/1
Dream Marie - 48/1
Hopeful Growth - 48/1
Bayerness - 59/1


A field of nine three-year-old fillies will leave the starting gate for the Oaks, and the Baffert-trained Gamine is even a bigger favorite now. After opening on Monday as an even-money favorite, the filly has dropped to 3-5.

Gamine has never trailed in four career starts. Two starts ago, she won the Grade 1 Acorn Stakes by 18¾ lengths. Her only "loss" came after she was disqualified after crossing the finish line first three starts ago at Oaklawn Park.

The Ken McPeek-trained Swiss Skydiver, who has won four of her last five starts, is 5-2, up from 8-5.

September 4, 2020, 9:24 PM

Kentucky Oaks odds as of 5:10 p.m. ET -- Post time is 5:45

Gamine - 3/5
Swiss Skydiver - 5/2
Speech - 5/1
Shedaresthedevil - 13/1
Donna Veloce - 15/1
Tempers Rising - 35/1
 Dream Marie - 39/1
Hopeful Growth - 45/1
Bayerness - 57/1


Just an hour away from the Kentucky Oaks, and here are the post positions for the race


Some big movers in the middle of the board for the Kentucky Derby, odds as of 4:25 pm ET Sept 4.

Tiz the Law - Even
Honor A.P. - 8/1
Authentic - 9/1
Thousand Words - 9/1
Money Moves - 15/1
NY Traffic - 16/1
Max Player - 16/1
Sole Volante - 21/1
Enforceable - 22/1
Storm the Court - 22/1
Major Fed - 28/1
South Bend - 34/1
Necker Island - 42/1
Mr. Big News - 44/1
Attachment Rate - 44/1
Winning Impression - 45/1

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