2020 Twin Spires Turf Sprint Stakes – Sprint horses will take center stage in the 2020 edition of the Twin Spires Turf Sprint Stakes Race. The annual race for three-year-old horses and up originally takes place in May. However, the coronavirus pandemic forced to reset the race to September 4. No live audience will witness the race. The stakes race will be part of the loaded Kentucky Oaks card at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. The USD250,000 event has a distance of 5 1/2 furlongs (1.106 kilometers). Fourteen grass sprinters are entered in the race and online horseracing bettors will seek for the best horse in the short-distance race.
2020 Twin Spires Turf Sprint Stakes Race
When: Friday, September 4, 6:20 PM ET
Where: Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
TV: Fox Sports 2
The Twin Spires Turf Sprint Stakes was inaugurated on May 5, 1995, as the Churchill Downs Turf Sprint Stakes. It’s the sixth race of the Kentucky Oaks undercard and runs over a distance of five furlongs. The first winner of the race was Long Suit, who led from start to finish and won by 1 3/4 lengths. Power Alert set the course record of 55.17 seconds in the 2015 edition of the race. World of Trouble won last year by a margin of 3 3/4 lengths.
Betting on Horse Racing at the 2020 Twin Spires Turf Sprint Stakes Race
Fourteen horses are listed to compete in the USD250,000 event, which will be run as the 13th race for the day. Leading the entries is Shadwell Turf Mile second placer Diamond Oops. The Patrick Biancone-trained dirt specialist is also an expert in the grass turf. Ridden by Florent Geroux, Diamond Oops will occupy post position number one. Other entries in the event are Wellabled, Real News, Extravagant Kid, Tell Your Daddy, Smart Remark, Just Might, Jazzy Times, Carotari, Fielder, Chaps, Tiger Blood and Chief Cicatriz.
Meanwhile, Morning-line favorite Bound for Nowhere, who is scheduled to race as entry number four in the sprint race, will not take part in the race. According to his trainer Wesley Ward, the six-year-old horse will instead compete in the Grade III, USD700,000 Runhappy Turf Sprint on September 12.
Bound For Nowhere’s place could be taken by High Crime who landed on the also-eligible list, or alternate, when posts were drawn on Monday.
2020 Twin Spires Turf Sprint Stakes Race Entries
- Diamond Oops 8/1*
- Wellabled 10/1
- Real News 10/1
- Bound for Nowhere 3/1 – scratched
- Extravagant Kid 7/2
- Tell Your Daddy 15/1
- Smart Remark 30/1
- Just Might 30/1
- Jazzy Times 30/1
- Carotari 8/1
- Fielder 30/1
- Chaps 20/1
- Tiger Blood 6/1
- Chief Cicatriz 15/1
- High Crime 15/1 – also eligible
* – favorite
Sprint race betting lines see Diamond Oops as the top favorite for the 2020 Twin Spires Turf Sprint Stakes with Bound for Nowhere out of the running. However, the field is still tough with experienced racehorses like Extravagant Kid and Carotari seeking a major upset. Other horses are also capable of a career-defining race in this short-distance Kentucky Oaks undercard special.