October 26, 2020

2020 Kentucky Derby: Racing Twitter reacts

Authentic wins the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs (Jamie Newell/TwinSpires)

Here’s a sampling of racing Twitter’s reactions to the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby (G1), as Authentic handed Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert a record-equaling sixth trophy:

In years to come, the social context of Derby 146 might be remembered most of all, from the pandemic that caused the postponement to the first Saturday in September, without fans in attendance, and the calls for racial justice: