Kentucky Derby live updates: Results and more from Churchill Downs

The 148th running of the Kentucky Derby won’t go off until nearly 7 p.m. EST Saturday in Louisville, but there will be plenty of action all day long from Churchill Downs.

There are a total of 14 races that began Saturday morning leading up to the Run for the Roses, which is set for 6:57 p.m. EST. Zandon (3-1) is the morning-line favorite with Epicenter next at 7-2. (For up-to-the-minute odds, visit

Check back throughout the day for updates from the track, including sights and sounds from the scene and race results.

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Eclipse Award winner Jackie’s Warrior wins Churchill Downs Stakes
Jackie’s Warrior was the best in a field of accomplished older sprinters in the Grade 1 Churchill Downs Stakes, winning at even money for trainer Steve Asmussen and jockey Joel Rosario.

Jackie’s Warrior earned the Eclipse Award as champion sprinter of 2021 after winning three significant races last summer but fizzled to sixth in the Breeders’ Cup, which was won by Aloha West. Jackie’s Warrior started his 2022 campaign at Oaklawn Park with a win in the Count Fleet Sprint and carried that form to Kentucky, where he had little trouble putting away this field after being allowed to set a surprisingly slow pace on the front end.

Reinvestment Risk from the Chad Brown barn finished second, while Aloha West finished third.

Asmussen, the all-time leading trainer in North America, is looking for his first Derby win later with the current favorite Epicenter.

Stolen Base steals American Turf in mild upset

Stolen Base, a well-bred 3-year old colt who cost $335,000 as a yearling, won the Grade 2 American Turf in a mild upset under jockey Flavien Prat, holding off Balnikhov and race favorite Sy Dog in third.

It was Stolen Base’s second win in nine career starts, and some smart handicapping by the public, which bet him down to 5-to-1 despite starting at 12-to-1 on the morning line. Stolen Base was coming off two races on the synthetic polytrack at Turfy Park, where he lost two races to Kentucky Derby entrant Tiz the Bomb.

Before that, he had been in the mix in four straight races on the grass but hadn’t closed the deal. This time, though, Stolen Base finally got home for trainer Mike Maker.

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