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Reigning American 2-year-old champion Hansen tuned up for a planned run in Keeneland’s Toyota Blue Grass (Grade I) on April 14 with a strong five-furlong work in :59.80 on Saturday at Churchill Downs’ Trackside training center.
Friday’s first of three days of betting in Churchill Downs’ final Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”) of 2012 featured strong support for 2-year-old champion and Grey Goose Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (Grade I) winner Hansen (#8), and the flashy gray winner of the Gotham Stakes (GIII) ended the day as a strong 2-1 favorite among the pool’s 24 wager
Chadds Fords Stable’s Union Rags (#22), a dazzling winner of the Fountain of Youth (Grade II) at Gulfstream Park and the expected favorite in Saturday’s $1 million Florida Derby (GI), is expected to be the people’s choice to emerge as the early favorite for the 138th Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!
John Oxley’s Prospective, winner of the Tampa Bay Derby (Grade II) on March 10 and a major contender for the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI), breezed five furlongs on a “fast” main track at Churchill Downs on Tuesday morning in 1:03 for trainer Mark Casse.
Reigning 2-year-old champion Hansen continued his preparations for the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) with an easy five-furlong work on Saturday at Churchill Downs’ Trackside Training Center.
For the third consecutive year, Churchill Downs and NBC have partnered to give one person the chance to place a life-changing $100,000 win bet in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands on Saturday, May 5.
Reigning American 2-year-old champion Hansen breezed an easy half-mile Sunday at Churchill Downs’ Trackside Training Center as the major contender for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) worked for the first time since his return to Kentucky following a winter spent mostly in Florida.
Chefs, Partners Sign On for Official Kentucky Derby Party of Churchill Downs; Event Has Raised $121,000 for Hunger Relief; This Year’s Beneficiary is ‘Blessings In A Backpack’
Derby, Oaks General Admission Ticket Price Steady for Online, Advance Purchase; Higher for Event Day Walk-Up
There will be no change in the price of general admission tickets for the 138th runnings of Churchill Downs’ Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!
Kentucky Derby Winner Animal Kingdom, Defending Winner Get Stormy Head Woodford Reserve Turf Classic Nominees
Team Valor International’s Animal Kingdom could return to Churchill Downs on the anniversary of his greatest triumph as the 2011 winner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!
A strong mix of accomplished stars headed by major stakes performers Grace Hall and On Fire Baby and exciting newcomers led by the Bob Baffert-trained trio of Eden’s Moon, Princess Arabella and Mamma Kimbo comprise the list of 94 3-year-old fillies nominated to compete in the 138th r
Churchill Downs Racetrack will be aglow in pink again for the 138th running of the Kentucky Oaks – America’s premier race for 3-year-old fillies on Friday, May 4 and annual celebration of food, fashion and fun – as the springtime event welcomes a new beneficiary in Stand Up To Cancer (“SU2C”) to raise vital funds and awareness for cancer research.
Churchill Downs Racetrack has looked within its organization to fill a pair of key positions on its team by naming Ryan Jordan to the post of General Manager and promoting Greg Bush to Vice President, Operations at the historic home of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands.
Although fans of the $1 million Kentucky Oaks (Grade I) made the “All Others” (#24) betting interest the overall favorite in Churchill Downs’ 2012 Kentucky Oaks Future Wager (“KOFW”), they recognized Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert’s opportunities to win America’s premier race for 3-year-old fillies for a seco
'All Others' Edges Union Rags as Derby Futures Pool 2 Favorite; Total KDFW Betting Surpasses $1 million
A busy final day in the second of three betting pools in Churchill Downs’ 2012 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KOFW”) ended with the “All Others” (#24) betting interest narrowly edging individual choice Union Rags (#23) to emerge as the pool’s betting favorite and pushed total wagering for the year’s first two Derby pools past the $1 million mark.
Betting on Churchill Downs’ 2012 Kentucky Oaks Future Wager (“KOFW”) heads into its final day on Sunday with the Mutuel Field (#24), or “All Others,” maintaining its role as the lukewarm fan favorite, but promising 3-year-old fillies Princess Arabella (#18) and Grace Hall (#10) are close behind and On F
Fans of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!
'All Others' The Overall Choice, Princess Arabella, Captivating Lass Top Individuals in Oaks Futures
The “All Others” (#24) betting interest was the overall bettors’ choice following the opening day of Churchill Downs’ 2012 Kentucky Oaks Future Wager (“KOFW”), but the inexperienced but impressive Princess Arabella (#18) and steady stakes veteran Captivating Lass (#5) emerged as the favored individual 3-year-ol
Fountain of Youth (Grade II) winner Union Rags (#23) attracted strong support from Kentucky Derby fans across North America during Friday’s first of three days of betting in the second pool of Churchill Downs’ 2012 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”), but the “All Others” (#24) wagering interest ended the day in a familiar spot as a narrow favorite.
Churchill Downs’ Trackside at Churchill Downs off-track betting closed early on Friday, March 2 in anticipation of a dangerous outbreak of severe weather forecast for Kentucky and Southern Indiana later in the afternoon.