The Latest: A Kentucky Derby with no fans and a big favorite

Early races have gone off at sunny Churchill Downs in the lead-up to the 146th Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Latest on the 146th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs (all times EDT):

12:30 p.m.

Early races have gone off at sunny Churchill Downs in the lead-up to the 146th Kentucky Derby, set to begin without spectators beneath the Twin Spires and with protests against social injustice expected to take place nearby.

Rescheduled from its traditional first Saturday in May by the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s Run For The Roses is the second jewel in thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown.

Tiz the Law enters the $3 million race as the 3-5 morning line favorite for the 16-horse field with odds likely to rise by the scheduled 7:02 p.m. post time. The colt won the Belmont Stakes and can become the first Derby winner from the No. 17 post.

He’s surrounded on the outside in the 1¼ mile-race by Honor A. P. (5-1, No. 16) and Authentic (8-1, No. 18).

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