Coronavius forces changes for Kentucky Derby jockeys
(AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)Jockeys riding in the rescheduled 146th Kentucky Derby have to arrive by Monday and then quarantine upon returning to their home tracks, just one of many changes forced by the coronavirus pandemic. Initially, Churchill Downs had proposed an arrival date of Aug. 24 nearly two weeks before the Derby on Sept. 5. Smith will bolster his trip to the Derby with a riding assignment the following weekend at Kentucky Downs near the Tennessee border. Smith will be joined by some other Derby jockeys. Their coronavirus tests from Churchill Downs will be honored at the southern Kentucky track.
Serpentine wins English Derby in bizarre fashion
People cycle, walk and sit on the Downs surrounded by the Epsom Downs Racecourse, in Epsom, England, Friday, July 3, 2020. The Derby annual horse race will take place at the Epsom Downs Racecourse behind closed doors on Saturday amid the coronavirus pandemic. Irish trainer Aidan OBrien, who had six runners, claimed a record eighth win in the race. It was unbelievable," O'Brien said of Serpentine's win. That was his eighth winner of the classic for fillies.
Connecticut murder suspect's family pleads for his surrender
This undated photo provided by the Connecticut State Police shows Peter Manfredonia. Peter Manfredonia, a University of Connecticut senior, is suspected of killing Ted DeMers, 62, and Nicholas Eisele, 23, before forcing Eisele's girlfriend into her car and fleeing the state with her. Paterson is about a 90-minute drive from Derby, Connecticut, where Eisele was killed. Eisele's family set up an online fundraiser to help cover funeral expenses and far exceeded the goal of $10,000 in just a few hours. On the page, friends and family shared memories, including his love of his mother's German shepherds, Trooper and Sandy.