"The Homeboy, I call him: the Louisville Homeboy." Bruce Lunsford gives a proud chuckle. "With Tommy, and Brian, we've made it an all-Louisville crowd. So that's kind of fun. In fact, when we laid out a plan, one of the good things was that we could get all the way to the Breeders' Cup without leaving Kentucky. I think that's an advantage, but who knows?"
One thing he does know: he would prefer to cede the limelight to those unsung horsemen, Tom Drury, Jr. and Brian Hernandez, Jr. But if Art Collector (Bernardini) can keep their dream alive in the Runhappy Ellis Park Derby, Lunsford will have to accept his share of civic goodwill when his homebred colt ships back along the Ohio River for the GI Kentucky Derby itself.
NOT BE HELD IN 2020
by Bill FinleyDue to circumstances that arose with the coronavirus
pandemic, Parx Racing has canceled all of its open stakes for the remainder of the year, including the GI Pennsylvania Derby and the GI Cotillion S. The two $1-million events were part of a program that had been scheduled for Sept. 26 and also included the Turf Amazon S., the Parx Dirt Mile and the GII Gallant Bob S.
8:00a Frank Conroy Silver Flash S.-G3, LEO
8:30a Japan Racing Association Tyros S.-G3, LEO
GI Belmont S. winner Tiz the Law (Constitution) looks to take his next step down this unconventional GI Kentucky Derby trail in Saturday's GI Runhappy Travers S. at Saratoga. The even- money morning-line favorite will break from post six with regular rider Manny Franco in the irons.