Green Light Go Takes a Nod Running for the 2020 Kentucky Derby

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The 146th edition of the Kentucky Derby will commence in the second quarter of this year. It takes place annually in the racing field of Churchill Downs Kentucky, where three-year-old thoroughbreds saddle up in a dirt track. This year, we are expecting a lot of newbies to grace the said event.

Last year, the Derby didn’t end well due to its controversial edition of disqualifying a winner. It is why the Kentucky Derby organization will make sure that they can bounce back this year. As early as now, the horse racing community starts to release a few names that will run in the Kentucky Derby soon.

Since Derby’s primary requirement is to feature three-year-old colts, fillies, and geldings, a lot of new hopefuls are in the line to compete in the Run For The Roses. Gone are the days where we used to see the same names competing. This time, we can witness promising new horse racers  to entice us to wager in the Kentucky Derby betting games.

One of the 2020 Kentucky Derby horses who’s in good shape to run in Churchill Downs this May is Green Light Go. Along with other horses that were already named, he is also considered as one of the mightiest racers to compete in the Derby. If he will qualify in Kentucky, then the competition gets even tighter and more exciting.

So, can Green Light Go show an unstoppable speed when he turns his engine on and runs in the Derby? Let’s get to know this horse racer more.

Green Light Go’s Profile

Green Light Go is a three-year-old horse athlete that gets foaled on April 10, 2017. He is the sire of Hard Spun, who also competed and accomplished several horse racing tournaments in the past. Aside from that, he is bred by Adena Springs and trained by James Jerkens. His jockey is Javier Castellano, who also received several recognitions from the horse racing community.

Moreover, this horse racer started four racing games, two of which are in the first place, one in the second place, and one in the third place. Because of this, he has successfully tallied a total of $268, 500 earnings throughout his career. That’s why a lot of bettors want to bet on him, as his records are excellent.

Green Light Go’s Racing Career and Achievements

Green Light Go has very colorful horse racing records. He can ultimately convince a lot of bettors to wager for him in upcoming Kentucky. He started his racing career last July 4, 2019, when he took part in Maiden Special Weight at Belmont Park. He got the first place that led Stronach Stables to bid and train him.

After winning the Maiden Special Weight, he was sent to Saratoga to accomplish his first Stakes racing event. He made an entry in the Grade 2 Saratoga Special Stakes, where he won the championship title. Since then, this horse racer continued to join racing events last year.

On October 5, 2019, he participated in the Champagne Stakes at Belmont Park and ended second place. On February 1, 2020, he saddled up in Gulfstream Park, competing for Grade 3 Swale Stakes and took home the third place. These achievements had inspired him to work out right away to prepare for the 2020 Kentucky Derby.

Green Light Go’s Strengths

One of the things that make Green Light Go a reasonable bet for the Kentucky Derby is his racing form. As mentioned, this horse racer has placed in the four racing starts he took part, and all of them are in the dirt track. Aside from that, he can hustle hard onside the field where he shows an incredible speed though he’s a little distance behind and can still place by the end of the show.

Aside from his racing form, Green Light Go has an award-winning jockey, to begin with. Javier Castellano is a Multiple Graded Stakes winning jockey who has achieved several victories from all significant horse racing events in the country and overseas. He has completed seven U.S. Triple Crown recognition, and that might be added if he will make it to the 2020 Kentucky Derby.


In less than four months, the 2020 Kentucky Derby will commence it’s 146th renewal and will feature fresh faces of horse racers to compete at Churchill Downs. This will bring another amazing opportunity for all bettors to earn and grow their bankroll by taking part in the wagering games.

Therefore, as Green Light Go joins the thoroughbred races to compete in the upcoming Run For The Roses, can he generate the highest odds and get the Kentucky Derby crown this year?