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Kentucky Derby & Kentucky Oaks Update: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

KENTUCKY DERBY UPDATE – Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Two-Time Horse of the Year Wise Dan Seeks Woodford Reserve Turf Classic Repeat; Judy the Beauty Tops Humana Distaff Field of Eight on Derby Day Undercard

Two-Time Horse of the Year Wise Dan seeks Woodford Reserve Turf Classic Repeat; Judy the Beauty Tops Humana Distaff Field of Eight on Derby Day Undercard

21 Known Entries for Kentucky Derby; Post Position Draw Scheduled for 5 P.M.

Through various sources, the Churchill Downs communications team has confirmed that 21 horses are known to have been entered in Saturday's $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands.

Champion Will Take Charge Tops Strong Alysheba; On Fire Baby Heads La Troienne on Rich Oaks Undercard

Willis Horton’s Will Take Charge, winner of the Clark Handicap (Grade I) here last fall and the Oaklawn Handicap (GII) in his most recent start, heads a field of nine for Friday’s  11th running of the $300,000-added Alysheba Presented by Besilu Stables (GII) at 1 1/16 miles on the main track.

Churchill Downs, Twinspires.com Guarantee Pick 6 Pools on Kentucky Oaks, Kentucky Derby Days

$250,000 Pick 6 for Oaks Day; $1 million Pick 6 for Derby Day

Churchill Downs Racetrack and TwinSpires.com have partnered for the third straight year to guarantee the Pick 6 pools on Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby days. The Kentucky Oaks Day Pick 6 will carry a $250,000 guaranteed pool and the Kentucky Derby Day Pick 6 will feature a $1 million guarantee. 

KENTUCKY DERBY UPDATE – Tuesday, April 29, 2014

CALIFORNIA CHROME (No. 1) – Trainer Art Sherman, coming on strong despite running on very little sleep, and California Chrome, coming on strong, too, despite not being allowed to do much running, made the Churchill Downs scene Tuesday morning and proved big hits.

Untapable Brings Favorite's Role to Friday's 140th Longines Kentucky Oaks

Winchell Thoroughbreds’ homebred Untapable, who has won her two starts in 2014 by a combined 17 ¼ lengths, has been installed as the 4-5 morning-line favorite in a field of 13 3-year-old fillies for Friday’s 140th running of the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade I). 

Kentucky Derby & Kentucky Oaks Update: Monday, April 28, 2014

KENTUCKY DERBY UPDATE – Monday, April 28, 2014

Embellishing Bob Elevated to Derby Trial Win via Disqualification of Favored Bayern

Martin Cherry’s homebred Embellishing Bob was elevated to first place after Bayern was disqualified for drifting out in deep stretch to win the 90th running of the $176,700 Derby Trial (Grade III) for 3-year-olds before a crowd of 24,431 on the opening night of the 38-day Spring Meet.

California Chrome Narrowly Favored Over Cairo Prince in Final 2014 Kentucky Derby Future Wager

With just under six weeks to go until the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!