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Rachel Alexandra Storms to Record 20 1/4 Length Victory Before 104,867 in Kentucky Oaks 135

L & M Partners LLC’s Rachel Alexandra delivered a tour de force under Calvin Borel in crushing six rivals to win the 135th running of the $554,500 Kentucky Oaks (Grade I) by a record 20 ¼ lengths on Friday before a crowd of 104,867 at Churchill Downs.

Foot Ailment Forces Scratch Justwhistledixie from 135th Kentucky Oaks

West Point Thoroughbreds, Lakland Farm and R.D. Hubbard’s Justwhistledixie, a winner of five consecutive races including the Bonnie Miss (Grade II) and Davona Dale (GII) at Gulfstream Park, has been scratched from the 135th running of the $500,000-added Kentucky Oaks (GI) because of a foot ailment.

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!

TVG to Offer Wagering on Kentucky Derby 135

Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) (“CDI”)  has announced that advance-deposit wagering (“ADW”) company TVG will offer wagering on the 135th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands from Churchill Downs on Saturday, May 2, 2009.  The deal, which is through TrackNet Media, extends through Oct.

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!

Talamo Gets First Churchill Downs Victory as Sugar Baby Love Takes Wednesday Feature

Jockey Joe Talamo got his Kentucky Derby Week activity off to a good start Wednesday afternoon as he drove Sugar Baby Love (GER) past Happiness Is in deep stretch to win the $46,406 Grinstead Gallop over the Matt Winn Turf Course at Churchill Downs by a half-length.

Derby 135 Undercard - Einstein Bids for Second Straight

Matthew Garretson’s Einstein (BRZ), a versatile major stakes winner on grass, dirt and synthetic surfaces, will attempt to become the first repeat winner of the $500,000-added Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (Grade I) on Saturday in one of the main appetizers on the Kentucky Derby 135 card at Churchill Downs.

I Want Revenge Is Solid Favorite In 135th Running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands

David Lanzman, IEAH Stables & Puglisi Racing’s I Want Revenge, a dazzling winner of Aqueduct’s Wood Memorial (Grade I) and Gotham (GIII) since his move from synthetic racetracks to traditional dirt, was installed as a solid 3-1 favorite when he faces 19 rivals in Saturday’s 135th renewal of the $2 million-guaranteed Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!