Churchill Downs Selections, Day 1–Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Sir Winston
Tracy Farmer’s 2019 Belmont Stakes (G1) winner Sir Winston, shown winning an optional claiming/classified allowance event at Aqueduct in January, is the 8-5 morning line choice for the $115,000 Champions Day Marathon Overnight Stakes on Tuesday, September 1 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Chelsea Durand/NYRA Photo

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Harvey Wallbanger
Harold Lerner, LLC, AWC Stables, Scott K. Akman, and Nehoc Stables’ Harvey Wallbanger will try to garner his second win of 2020 in the seventh race at Churchill Downs on September 1. Lauren King

Champions Day–highlighting the history of Thoroughbred racing and the Kentucky Derby– jump starts Derby Week 2020 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. on Tuesday, September 1.

The featured fourth race on the card is the $115,000 Champions Day Marathon Overnight Stakes Presented by Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance for three-year-olds and upward slated for a 12-furlong trip on the main track.

Tracy Farmer’s 2019 Belmont Stakes (G1) winner Sir Winston is the 8-5 morning line favorite in a compact field that attracted six entrants. Jockey Tyler Gaffalione has the call on the four-year-old chestnut son of Awesome Again for trainer Mark Casse.

Cox, Lanerie Back To Defend September Titles

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Corey Lanerie booted home 13 winners last September at Churchill Downs. Coady Photography

Trainer Brad Cox, whose outfit sent out five winners last September, and jockey Corey Lanerie, who booted home 13 winners at this meet in 2019, will be back to defend their respective titles in 2020.

Post time for the first of nine races at Churchill Downs on Tuesday, September 1 is 1:00 P.M. (Eastern).

Live racing will be conducted under the Twin Spires spectator-free, in accordance with guidelines set forth by the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the federal government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, on Thursdays through Sundays through September 27 with a daily post time of 12:45 P.M. (Eastern).

Exceptions include a 1:00 P.M. (Eastern) first post on Tuesday, September 1-Thursday, September 3, an 11:00 A.M. (Eastern) first post on Friday, September 4, an 11:00 A.M. (Eastern) first post on Saturday, September 5, and a 12:45 P.M. (Eastern) first post on Wednesday, September 23.

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