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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.

Forty Tales Holds Off Capo Bastone to Win Opening-Night Derby Trial Before Crowd of 21,038

Perretti Racing Stable’s Forty Tales held off Capo Bastone by a diminishing neck to win the 89th running of the $201,425 Derby Trial before a crowd of 21,038 on “Opening Night” Presented by Stella Artois and Finlandia Vodka.

Trained by Todd Pletcher, Forty Tales was the fourth of five winners on the night for jockey Joel Rosario.

Derby / Oaks Update - Saturday, April 27, 2013

KENTUCKY DERBY UPDATE – SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2013

Derby / Oaks Update - Friday, April 26, 2013

KENTUCKY DERBY UPDATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2013

BLACK ONYX (No 12) – Sterling Racing’s Black Onyx had an uneventful morning on the track, galloping 1 ½ miles after the Friday morning renovation break under exercise rider Aurelio Gomez.

Country Star Martina McBride Will Sing National Anthem at Kentucky Derby 139

Award-winning country music star Martina McBride, a four-time the Country Music Association (“CMA”) “Female Vocalist of the Year” who has sold more than 18 million albums worldwide, will add a new experience to her career resume on Saturday, May 4 when she performs the National Anthem prior to the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!

Churchill Downs to Kick Off Derby Week, Spring Meet in Style Under Lights with Saturday's 6 P.M. 'Opening Night' Premiere

Let the party begin! Churchill Downs will kick off Kentucky Derby Week and its 38-day Spring Meet in style Saturday night with a rousing prime-time 11-race program that begins at 6 p.m. EDT.

Derby / Oaks Update - Thursday, April 25, 2013

KENTUCKY DERBY UPDATE – THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013

Pletcher Duo of Capo Bastone and Forty Tales Top Field of Nine for Saturday Night's Derby Trial

The Todd Pletcher-trained duo of Eclipse Thoroughbred PartnersCapo Bastone and Perretti Racing Stable’s Forty Tales top a field of nine horses entered today for Saturday night’s 89th running of the $175,000-added Derby Trial (GIII).

Derby / Oaks Update - Wednesday, April 24, 2013

KENTUCKY DERBY UPDATE – WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013

BLACK ONYX – Sterling Racing’s Black Onyx (No. 12) beat the rain Wednesday morning, galloping 1 ½ miles under exercise rider Aurelio Gomez shortly after 6 o’clock.

Derby / Oaks Update - Tuesday, April 23, 2013

KENTUCKY DERBY UPDATE – TUESDAY, APRIL 23

Derby / Oaks Update - Monday, April 22, 2013

KENTUCKY DERBY UPDATE – MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013

Derby / Oaks Update - Sunday, April 21, 2013

KENTUCKY DERBY UPDATE – SUNDAY, APRIL 21

Pletcher Works Quartet Toward Oaks, Rose to Gold Breezes and Black Onyx Has Strong Gallop

It was a busy Saturday morning at the Todd Pletcher barn at Churchill Downs as Dreaming of Julia (ranked No. 4 on the “Road to the Kentucky Oaks” Leaderboard), Unlimited Budget (No. 3), Silsita (No. 10) and Princess of Sylmar (No. 7) all worked for the two-time Kentucky Oaks (Grade I) winning trainer.

Churchill Downs Strengthens Security Policies, Expands Screenings for 2013 Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks

Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT”) will strengthen security and hospitality policies and expand screenings for patrons, employees and vendors who will enter the track for the 139th runnings of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!