The win cemented Bob Baffert’s place in history with a record seven Kentucky Derby victories.
It’s not every year a Louisville-native trainer is the favorite to bring home the Garland of Roses. In 2021, Brad Cox is looking for his first Kentucky Derby win in his first start.
The filly crossed the finish line with a limited number of fans in the stands Friday, a welcome change following an empty Churchill Downs in September when Shedaresthedevil won Kentucky Oaks 146.
A light drizzle brought out ponchos, but that didn’t stop people from placing bets and cheering on horses.
Smith pushes his body, especially in the month before a big race.