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Stephanie's Kitten returns in style to win Churchill Distaff Turf Mile

Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s homebred Stephanie’s Kitten, making her first start in more than six months, outgamed defending champion Hungry Island by a neck to win the 28th running of the $288,750 Churchill Distaff Turf Mile presented by Longines (Grade II) at Churchill Downs.

Aubby K Revels in the Slop to Win Humana Distaff

James Spence’s homebred Aubby K disposed of pacesetting Jamaican Smoke in the upper stretch en route to a 1 1/2-length victory in the 27th running of the $345,600 Humana Distaff (Grade I), the first of three Grade I races on the Kentucky Derby Day program at Churchill Downs.

Berlino Di Tiger Holds Off Chamberlain Bridge to Win Twin Spires Turf Sprint

Stud Sampaio’s Berlino Di Tiger (BRZ) held off a late charge from 2009 race winner Chamberlain Bridge by a nose to win the 19th running of the $138,250 Twin Spires Turf Sprint presented by RAM (Grade III), the first of six graded stakes on the Kentucky Derby Day program at Churchill Downs.

Kentucky Oaks Update – Saturday, May 3, 2013

PRINCESS OF SYLMAR / UNLIMITED BUDGET / DREAMING OF JULIA / SILSITA – The report on the four Kentucky Oaks (GI) fillies out of the Todd Pletcher barn was all positive Saturday morning following their major impact on the rich 3-year-old filly classic.

Longshot Princess Of Sylmar Wins Longines Kentucky Oaks Before Crowd Of 113,820

King of Prussia Stable’s Princess of Sylmar, the second-longest shot on the board at 38-1, caught Beholder in deep stretch to win the 139th running of the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade I) for 3-year-old fillies by a half-length before the second-largest Oaks Day crowd in history, 113,820.
   

Favored Noble Tune Cruises To American Turf Victory

Martin Schwartz and Dell Ridge Farm’s Noble Tune, benefiting from a ground-saving trip under Javier Castellano, rocketed to the front in upper stretch and cruised to a 1 3/4-length victory over Admiral Kitten in the 22th running of the $234,200 American Turf presented by TwinSpires.com (Grade II) for 3-year-olds on Friday afternoon at Churchill Downs.
   

Take Charge Indy Overwhelms Alysheba Field With Six-Length Romp

WinStar Farm and Chuck and Maribeth Sandford’s Take Charge Indy swept past pace-setting  Right to Vote at the head of the stretch and drew off for a six-length victory in the 10th running of the $339,900 Alysheba presented by Besilu Stables (Grade II) for 4-year-olds and up on Friday afternoon at Churchill Downs.
   

So Many Ways Wins Eight Belles By Half-Length

Maggi Moss’ So Many Ways charged past a tight pack of fillies in deep stretch to win the 58th running of the $177,150 Eight Belles presented by Xerox (Grade III) for 3-year-olds by a half-length over Fusaichiswonderful on Friday afternoon at Churchill Downs.
    

Kitten's Dumplings Romps to Edgewood Victory

Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s homebred Kitten’s Dumplings roared past the field at the eighth pole en route to a 3 3/4-length victory over Praia to win the 28th running of the $172,500 Edgewood presented by Forcht Bank for 3-year-old fillies on Friday afternoon at Churchill Downs. Trained by Mike Maker and ridden by Joel Rosario, Kitten’s Dumplings covered the 1 1/16 miles on a firm Matt

Authenticity Outduels On Fire Baby To Win La Troienne

Padua Stables’ Authenticity outgamed On Fire Baby by a head to win the 28th running of the $335,100 La Troienne presented by Steelcase and ORI (Grade II) for fillies and mares on Friday afternoon at Churchill Downs. Trained by Todd Pletcher and ridden by John Velazquez, Authenticity covered the mile and a sixteenth on a fast main track in stakes-record time of 1:42.09.

Kentucky Derby Update - Friday, May 3, 2013

BLACK ONYX – At 11:30 a.m., Spiral (Grade III) winner Black Onyx was scratched from the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI). 

Derby / Oaks Update - Thursday, May 2, 2013

KENTUCKY DERBY UPDATE – THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2013

Kentucky Derby 139 Post Position Draw Quotes

KENTUCKY DERBY 139 POST POSITION DRAW QUOTES

Orb, Verrazano Vie for Favoritism in Stellar Field of 20 for 139th Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands

Stuart Janney III and Phipps Stable’s Orb and the undefeated Verrazano, owned by Let’s Go Stable, Mrs.

Derby / Oaks Update - Wednesday, May 1, 2013

NOTE – Through various sources, the Churchill Downs Communications Team has confirmed the following 21 horses have entered the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!

Derby / Oaks Update - Tuesday, April 30, 2013

KENTUCKY DERBY UPDATE – TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2013

Dreaming of Julia, Champion Beholder Headline Star-Studded Field of 11 for Friday's Longines Kentucky Oaks

The top 3-year-old fillies from all corners of the country, headed by  Dreaming of Julia, the 21 ¾-length winner of the Gulfstream Park Oaks (GII), and Eclipse Award winner Behold

Derby / Oaks Update - Monday, April 29, 2013

KENTUCKY DERBY UPDATE – MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2013

Churchill Downs Announces Longines as Entitlement Partner of Longines Kentucky Oaks 139

Churchill Downs Racetrack, home of the world famous Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks, has entered into a long-term agreement with internationally renowned Swiss watchmaker Longines to serve as Entitlement Partner of the Kentucky Oaks and to retain its role as Official Watch and Timekeeper of the Kentucky Derby.

Derby / Oaks Update - Sunday, April 28, 2013

Sterling Racing’s Black Onyx walked the shedrow at Barn 41 the morning after working a half-mile in :48.60.