Ten Memorable Moments From Racing In 2020 (So Far)

| December 9, 2020

Despite the world lockdown and social distancing rules set earlier this year, horse racing has soldiered on, with pointsbet promo code adding more fun for betting enthusiasts. That also provided the much-needed distraction, scrambled schedules, and shut down the tracks despite the empty stands. There were very many memorable moments in the race. Below are the best ten moments in tracks.

  • Authentic

The Colt embodied the essence of the thoroughbred brilliance as he came within a week of sweeping the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and breeders’ cup classic. The only individual who has ever won the three is the Triple Crown hero, the American pharaoh.

  • Girl Power

Since Rachael Alexandra took the Preakness in 2009, the Swiss skydiver became the only sixth filly. Slumping Robby Albarado remembered his glory days with an off-pace moved that denied antithetic a classic double.

  • Classic Baffert

The world’s most outstanding dirt trainers might have run 1, 2, and 3 with Nadal, Authentic, and Chaertan in May this year. That did not happen due to the world lockdown and social distancing regulations that brought most sports to a complete halt. Nadal and Charlatan got sidelined for the derby due to injuries. After regrouping, Baffert still managed to make history and his fourth classic with the Colt, which was considered a liability after one and a quarter miles.

  • Aidan O’Brien

Despite training the favorites, it was bombs away in the Epsom derby and breeders’ cup mile. O’Brien competed for 1-2-3 with long shots in the mile, in which 73-1 Order of Australia topped a $2 trifecta worth $17,572.

  • Drug Scandal

Jorge Navarro and trainers Jason Servis were among 27 people charged for producing, distributing, and administering banned substances to horses. The news came to light on 9th March after Servis won the Saudi cup’s richest race, where he got 20 million dollars. Ten million dollars was withheld pending the conclusion of the inquiries.

  • Serengeti Empress

Serengeti Empress raced very fast, covering half a mile in about 43 seconds in back oak. 7-Furlong Grade 1s, the Ballerina and Derby City Distaff, and missed slightly from winning both. Rarely has raw speed Been So Compelling.

  • Gamine

Gamine looked like the Ruffian’s reincarnation when blasting wire to wire in an 18 length demolition of the mile acorn. Over 1 1/8 miles covered by Kentucky was too far. Despite the pace, the female Buffett’s latest female star turned the table around by crushing 7 – Furlong breeders’ cup filly and male splint by six a quarter length in 1: 20, which is a Keeneland record.

  • Whitemore

Whitemore won with three and a quarter length on the breeders’ weekend, a feel-good story. Irad Ortiz Jr. off the pace sprint finally got the seven-year-old gelding their fourth consecutive win.

  • Monomoy Girl

Future Hall of Famer overpowered an 18-month layoff to go 4-for-4, capped by a second Distaff win for Brad Cox. She’s 13-for-15 with 2 seconds, about as close to perfect as you can get, and she’ll race next year At Age 6.

  • Brad Cox

He’s gone from someone to watch to the rising star in the past five years to the elite horseman. His four Breeders’ Cup wins — Juvenile, Juvenile Fillies Turf, Dirt Mile, Distaff — equaled Richard Mandella’s 1993 record, a strong competitor for the Eclipse Award as top trainer.

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