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BARN NOTES (May 7, 2009) - Rachel Alexandra Gallops for New Connections/Mine That Bird Gallops/Leparoux Grabs Riding Lead


RACHEL ALEXANDRA MOVES TO NEW BARN –
Stonestreet Stables and Harold McCormick’s new purchase Rachel Alexandra began her new life in the care of trainer Steve Asmussen on Thursday morning by galloping once around a sloppy Churchill Downs main track under exercise rider Dominic Terry.

BARN NOTES (May 6, 2009) - Mine That Bird Gallops Two Miles/Terrain Preakness-Bound/Oaks Winner Rachel Alexandra Back On Track

MINE THAT BIRD GALLOPS TWICE AROUND – Longshot Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird galloped twice around the Churchill Downs through a light drizzle Wednesday morning with exercise rider Charlie Figueroa up.

Kentucky Derby 135 Sunday Wrap-Up: Mine That Bird Well After Upset

The morning after the stunning victory in the $2,177,200 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) by Mine That Bird was a busy one for his owners and trainer – and for the 3-year-old gelding that won the roses with his last-to-first rally along the rail on Churchill Downs’ one-mile dirt oval.

Kentucky Oaks 135 Notes - Everything Perfect For Rachel Alexandra

It was easy to figure out where the winner of Friday’s 135th running of the Kentucky Oaks was … just follow the lilies.

The garland of lilies was draped over the wall in front of Stall 17 at Barn 30 where Rachel Alexandra was taking it easy after her jaw-dropping, 20 1/4-length victory in the Kentucky Oaks.

Kentucky Derby 135 Friday Update: Pletcher Hopes to Avoid Muddy Derby

Catch the latest and final updates on your Derby favorites, one day in advance of Kentucky Derby 135!

Kentucky Derby 135 Thursday Update - Papa Clem Sharp

As the clock winds down to the 135th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands, use Churchill Downs as your one-stop location for all the latest details on training schedules, workouts and more.

Kentucky Oaks 135 Thursday Update - Nan Camp Looks to Benefit from Speed Duel

Follow your Oaks favorites through Churchill Downs, and make your choice on who will win tomorrow's 135th running of the Kentucky Oaks!

Kentucky Derby 135 Wednesday Update - Win Willy Out

Final preparations are underway for the 135th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands.  Scroll down to see how your Derby favorite is training up to the big race!

Kentucky Oaks 135 Wednesday Update - Lukas plans to 'Tag Team' Rachel

Follow your favorite contenders for the 135th running of the Kentucky Oaks with Churchill Downs!

BE FAIR / STONE LEGACY / TWEETER – All three D. Wayne Lukas-trained fillies galloped at Churchill Downs on Wednesday morning in preparation for a meeting with likely odds-on favorite Rachel Alexandra in Friday’s Kentucky Oaks.

Kentucky Derby 135 Tuesday Update - Square Eddie Sidelined

Churchill Downs is providing daily updates on your favorite contenders for the 135th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands.  Get the latest information below!

ADVICE / DUNKIRK / JOIN IN THE DANCE – It now appears trainer Todd Pletcher will start three horses in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby 135 – Advice, Dunkirk and Join in the Dance.