Trainer Bob Baffert made history on Saturday, as his horse, Authentic, had an impressive performance, winning the fan-less Kentucky Derby. Authentic bested favorite Tiz The Law with a time of 2:00:61. The win gives trainer Bob Baffert six Kentucky Derby victories, which ties the record previously set by Ben Jones. “You know, I just feel fortunate and blessed that this happened,” said Baffert. “The record, it sounds great and all, but they’re so hard to win. And today Johnny V., Velazquez the jockey, that ride was just an unbelievable ride.”It was Velazquez’s third Derby victory as a jockey. “I give the credit to the horse really,” said Velazquez. “If you don’t have the horse underneath of you, you can’t do anything.”Velazquez previously won the Kentucky Derby in 2011 with Animal Kingdom and in 2017 with Always Dreaming. It was a smaller field than usual, with just 15 horses, the fewest since 1998. There were three scratches in all over the course of the last week, including one, Thousand Words, just minutes before the race. Authentic paid $18.80, $6 and $5 at 8-1 odds.Tiz the Law finished in second place with Mr. Big News finishing in third place. WLKY will update this story with more race details soon.Click here to see the all the horses in today’s Derby.This Derby was vastly different than years past, partially because of the coronavirus, and partially because of protests fueled by the death of Breonna Taylor.Several groups showed up to Louisville for demonstrations, some armed with large weapons. Just as the race took off, protesters who had gathered at the track had mostly left.

Trainer Bob Baffert made history on Saturday, as his horse, Authentic, had an impressive performance, winning the fan-less Kentucky Derby.

Authentic bested favorite Tiz The Law with a time of 2:00:61.

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The win gives trainer Bob Baffert six Kentucky Derby victories, which ties the record previously set by Ben Jones.

“You know, I just feel fortunate and blessed that this happened,” said Baffert. “The record, it sounds great and all, but they’re so hard to win. And today Johnny V., Velazquez the jockey, that ride was just an unbelievable ride.”

It was Velazquez’s third Derby victory as a jockey.

“I give the credit to the horse really,” said Velazquez. “If you don’t have the horse underneath of you, you can’t do anything.”

Velazquez previously won the Kentucky Derby in 2011 with Animal Kingdom and in 2017 with Always Dreaming.

It was a smaller field than usual, with just 15 horses, the fewest since 1998. There were three scratches in all over the course of the last week, including one, Thousand Words, just minutes before the race.

Authentic paid $18.80, $6 and $5 at 8-1 odds.

Tiz the Law finished in second place with Mr. Big News finishing in third place.

WLKY will update this story with more race details soon.

Click here to see the all the horses in today’s Derby.

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This Derby was vastly different than years past, partially because of the coronavirus, and partially because of protests fueled by the death of Breonna Taylor.

Several groups showed up to Louisville for demonstrations, some armed with large weapons. Just as the race took off, protesters who had gathered at the track had mostly left.

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