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Churchill Downs to Kick Off Derby Week, Spring Meet in Style Under Lights with Saturday's 6 P.M. 'Opening Night' Premiere

Let the party begin! Churchill Downs will kick off Kentucky Derby Week and its 38-day Spring Meet in style Saturday night with a rousing prime-time 11-race program that begins at 6 p.m. EDT.

Derby / Oaks Update - Thursday, April 25, 2013

KENTUCKY DERBY UPDATE – THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013

Pletcher Duo of Capo Bastone and Forty Tales Top Field of Nine for Saturday Night's Derby Trial

The Todd Pletcher-trained duo of Eclipse Thoroughbred PartnersCapo Bastone and Perretti Racing Stable’s Forty Tales top a field of nine horses entered today for Saturday night’s 89th running of the $175,000-added Derby Trial (GIII).

Derby / Oaks Update - Wednesday, April 24, 2013

KENTUCKY DERBY UPDATE – WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013

BLACK ONYX – Sterling Racing’s Black Onyx (No. 12) beat the rain Wednesday morning, galloping 1 ½ miles under exercise rider Aurelio Gomez shortly after 6 o’clock.

Derby / Oaks Update - Tuesday, April 23, 2013

KENTUCKY DERBY UPDATE – TUESDAY, APRIL 23

Derby / Oaks Update - Monday, April 22, 2013

KENTUCKY DERBY UPDATE – MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013

Derby / Oaks Update - Sunday, April 21, 2013

KENTUCKY DERBY UPDATE – SUNDAY, APRIL 21

Pletcher Works Quartet Toward Oaks, Rose to Gold Breezes and Black Onyx Has Strong Gallop

It was a busy Saturday morning at the Todd Pletcher barn at Churchill Downs as Dreaming of Julia (ranked No. 4 on the “Road to the Kentucky Oaks” Leaderboard), Unlimited Budget (No. 3), Silsita (No. 10) and Princess of Sylmar (No. 7) all worked for the two-time Kentucky Oaks (Grade I) winning trainer.

Mylute Tunes Up for Derby With Six-Furlong Work; Arkansas Derby Winner Overanalyze Arrives at Churchill Downs

Mylute, runner-up to Revolutionary in the $1 million Louisiana Derby (Grade II), continued his preparations for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) with a six-furlong breeze in 1:12.20 on Sunday morning at Churchill Downs.

Spiral Winner Black Onyx Back to Work

Black Onyx, 1 ½-length winner of the Spiral (GIII), breezed five furlongs in 1:00.60 on the fast main track at Churchill Downs on Saturday morning in his first major training move since his victory at Turfway Park on March 23.