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Through various sources, the Churchill Downs communications team has confirmed that 22 horses are known to have been entered inSaturday’s $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands.
Honor Code Heads Field of 10 For Alysheba; La Troienne Atrracts Field of Nine; Unbeaten Promise Me Silver, Taylor S Top Eight Belles; Shakertown Top Four Return in Twin Spires Turf Sprint; Sunset Glow Takes on Seven Foes in Edgewood
Lane’s End Racing and Dell Ridge Farm’s Honor Code’s long-awaited Churchill Downs debut in the 12th running of the $400,000 Alysheba (GII) and an evenly matched field of nine fillies and mares in the 30th running of the $300,000 La Troienne (GI), highlight a stellar 12-race Kentucky Oaks Day card Friday.
Bill and Corinne Heiligbrodt’s Cinco Charlie took the lead out of the gate and held off a mild bid from Senor Grits to win the inaugural running of the $100,000 William Walker Stakes for 3-year-olds by 1 ½ lengths on the opening night of the 2015 Spring Meet at Churchill Downs.
Undefeated Blofeld Tops Field of Six for "Opening Night's'" Inaugural William Walker as Churchill Downs Opens Derby Week, 38-Day Spring Meet
Glencrest Farm and JSM Equine’s Blofeld, perfect in three career starts that includes victories in the Nashua (GII) and Futurity (GII), tops a field of six 3-year-olds entered Wednesday for Saturday night’s first running of the $100,000 William Walker at six furlongs on the main track.
Zayat Stables’ American Pharoah, fresh off a dominant eight-length victory in Saturday’s $1 million Arkansas Derby (Grade I) at Oaklawn Park, completed an uneventful Monday journey from the Hot Springs, Ark. track to Churchill Downs, where he stepped off a van at the home of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) shortly after 4 p.m. (all times Eastern).
Champion Untapable, Breeders' Cup Classic Winner Bayern, Belmont Stakes Winners Palice Malice & Tonalist Nominate to Spring Meet Stakes
Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade I) winner and champion 3-year-old filly Untapable, Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI) winner and Horse of the Year finalist Bayern and Belmont Stakes (GI) winners Palace Malice and Tonalist top a large and highly accomplished roster of racing stars nominated to 10 stakes races scheduled during the April 25
Late Nominations for Longines Kentucky Oaks, Woodford Reserve Turf; Nominations for 10 Derby Week Stakes Due Weds., April 8
Late nominations for the 141st running of the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade I) and the 29th running of the $500,000 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (GI) are due to the racing office at Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT”) by 11:59 p.m. (all times Eastern) on Wednesday, April 9.
Baffert's 'Dynamic Duo' of American Pharoah, Dortmund Top Choices in Final Derby Futures; Mubtaahij Close Behind
Kentucky Derby fans saw much to like during the three days of betting in the fourth and final pool of Churchill Downs Racetrack’s (“CDRT”)’ 2015 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”) but they were most attracted to three-time Derby-winning trainer Bob Baffert’s “dynamic duo” of Zayat Stables’ reigning 2-year-old champion American Pharoah (#1) an
Baffert's American Pharoah, Dortmund Are Top Betting Choices For Final 2015 Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool
The powerful hand held by Hall of Fame Thoroughbred trainer Bob Baffert heading into this year’s 141st running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!
Three Chimneys Farm and Besilu Stable’s Dubai Sky, who ran an ongoing winning