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Churchill Downs announced today that advance-deposit wagering (“ADW”) companies TwinSpires.com and Youbet.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: UBET) will offer the Churchill Downs signal for the racetrack’s 2009 spring meet, which begins on Friday, April 25. TwinSpires.com is owned by Churchill Downs Incorporated (“Company” or “CDI”) (NASDAQ: CHDN).
Historic Churchill Downs will raise the curtain on Saturday, April 25 on its historic 52-day Spring Meet that begins with the 135th renewals of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!
Follow your Kentucky Derby 135 favorites on www.churchilldowns.com, and get the rundown on how the contenders are training up to the first Saturday in May!
ADVICE / DUNKIRK / JOIN IN THE DANCE – Two of the three Todd Pletcher Kentucky Derby hopefuls galloped Friday morning at Churchill Downs.
Follow the progress of your favorite Kentucky Oaks 135 contender daily through Churchill Downs' morning updates!
BE FAIR / TWEETER – Thomas Van Meter and Charles Kidder’s Be Fair galloped an unspecified distance. Trainer D. Wayne Lukas says it’s up to the others to “figure out” how far she went.
Lukas says Be Fair will likely work Sunday or Monday.
Churchill Downs, which became the first racetrack in the United States to offer simulcasting in high definition (“HD”) last year, will unveil a new graphics package designed specifically for the HD experience when racing returns on Saturday, April 25.
Follow the progress of your favorite Kentucky Oaks contender through the Churchill Downs Notes Team, bringing you daily updates on the fillies preparing for the 135th running of the Kentucky Oaks on Friday, May 1.
Follow the progress of your favorite Kentucky Derby contender through the Churchill Downs Notes Team, bringing you daily updates on the horses preparing for the 135th running of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 2.
Saturday’s 85th running of the Grade III $100,000-added Derby Trial, the featured race on the opening day of the April 25-July 5 Spring Meet at Churchill Downs, will have a distinct Kentucky Derby flavor as several of the eight 3-year-olds entered in the race hail from barns that will seek success in 135th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) a week later.
Churchill Downs has provided the following horse-by-horse update on preparations by the contenders for the 135th Kentucky Oaks on Friday, May 1, 2009.