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Grade III Kentucky Juvenile Attracts Precocious Field of Nine

Six debut winners at Keeneland, a record-setting filly from Maryland and a West Coast invader highlight a field of nine 2-year-olds entered Sunday for Thursday’s 21st running of the $100,000-added Kentucky Juvenile (Grade III) at Churchill Downs.

Kentucky Oaks 135 Notes - Gabby's Golden Gal Breezes

Follow the preparations of your favorite Kentucky Oaks contender every morning with the Churchill Downs Notes Team, providing daily updates on the contenders for Kentucky Oaks 135!

Kentucky Derby 135 Update - Hold Me Back, Square Eddie Work

Keep tabs on your favorite Kentucky Derby 135 contender through Churchill Downs, as we offer daily updates on the training, workouts, and preparations of all the Derby hopefuls!

Unbeaten Hull Wins Grade III Derby Trial as Churchill Downs Opens Spring Meet, Derby Week

Heiligbrodt Racing Stable and Team Valor International and Gary Barber’s undefeated Hull ran his winning streak to three with a four-length victory over Kensei in the 85th running of the $112,000 Derby Trial (Grade III) on opening day of the 52-day Churchill Downs Spring Meet.

Kentucky Oaks 135 Update - Baffert's Gabby's Golden Gal Set for Sunday Work

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BE FAIR / TWEETER – Thomas Van Meter and Charles Kidder's Be Fair galloped an unspecified distance Saturday morning at Churchill Downs according to trainer D. Wayne Lukas.

Kentucky Derby 135 Update - Godolphin Duo Sharp

How are your favorite contenders training up to the first Saturday in May?  Check back daily with the Churchill Downs Notes Team for all the latest.

TwinSpires.com, Youbet.com to Offer 2009 Spring Meet Signal From Churchill Downs

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).

135th Derby, Oaks Launch Historic Churchill Downs Spring Meet That Introduces Night Racing

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!

Kentucky Derby 135 Notes - Summer Bird Works Six Furlongs

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.

Kentucky Oaks 135 Update - Justwhistledixie Works; Fitz Just Right Injured

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 to Unveil New HD Graphics for 2009 Spring Meet

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.

Kentucky Oaks 135 Update - McLaughlin Duo Gallops

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.

Kentucky Derby 135 Update - General Quarters Has Final Derby Work

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.

Silver City Heads 85th Running of Churchill Downs' Opening Day Grade III Derby Trial

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.

Kentucky Oaks 135 Update - Gallop for Rachel Alexandra

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.

Kentucky Derby 135 Update - Square Eddie Jogs

How is your favorite contender for Kentucky Derby 135 training up to the big race?  Read on...

Kentucky Oaks 135 Update - McLaughlin Fillies Arrive Wednesday

Churchill Downs is offering daily updates on the Kentucky Oaks contenders.  Read through the notes below to see how your favorite is training up to the big race!

BE FAIR – Trainer D Wayne Lukas said Tuesday morning that Rafael Bejarano will ride Be Fair in the 135th Kentucky Oaks (Grade I) on May 1.

Kentucky Derby 135 Update - Works for Five Contenders

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CHOCOLATE CANDY – The Sid and Jenny Craig Trust’s Chocolate Candy tuned up for his engagement in Kentucky Derby 135 by working a mile over a track rated as “fast” in 1:42 with jockey Mike Smith up.

Strong Fields Shaping Up For Kentucky Derby Week Stakes Races

George Krikorian’s Street Car worked five furlongs in 1:01 over a “sloppy” track Monday morning in preparation for an expected start in Saturday’s 85th running of the $100,000-added Derby Trial (Grade III), the opening-day feature of the 52-day spring meet that runs through July 5.

KENTUCKY OAKS 135 NOTES -- Baffert's Gabby's Golden Gal, Lukas' Be Fair Breeze On Rainy Morning

BE FAIR – Thomas Van Meter and Charles Kidder’s Be Fair breezed five-eighths of a mile in a move that trainer D. Wayne Lukas described as “fantastic” on Monday morning over a track rated as “sloppy” with exercise rider Omar Golon up.
“She was flying through the lane,” Lukas said. “I got her in :23 in the lane.”