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Kentucky Derby & Kentucky Oaks Update: Thursday, May 1, 2014

KENTUCKY DERBY UPDATE

California Chrome Owns Favorite's Role at 5-2 for 140th Kentucky Derby

Steven Coburn and Perry Martin's California Chrome, winner of four consecutive races by a combined 24 ¼ lengths, is the 5-2 morning-line favorite for Saturday's 140th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) at Churchill Downs.

Kentucky Derby 140 Post Position Draw Quotes

Vicar's in Trouble (Post position 1, morning line 30-1)/Harry's Holiday (Post position 2, morning line 50-1)/General a Rod (Post position 8, morning line 15-1) – Mike Maker (trainer) – On Vicar's in Trouble --"I know we didn't have much choice, but I don't have to walk too far to saddle the horses, and maybe our riders will be friendly and give each other enough space.

Kentucky Derby & Kentucky Oaks Update: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

KENTUCKY DERBY UPDATE – Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Two-Time Horse of the Year Wise Dan Seeks Woodford Reserve Turf Classic Repeat; Judy the Beauty Tops Humana Distaff Field of Eight on Derby Day Undercard

Two-Time Horse of the Year Wise Dan seeks Woodford Reserve Turf Classic Repeat; Judy the Beauty Tops Humana Distaff Field of Eight on Derby Day Undercard

21 Known Entries for Kentucky Derby; Post Position Draw Scheduled for 5 P.M.

Through various sources, the Churchill Downs communications team has confirmed that 21 horses are known to have been entered in Saturday's $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands.

Champion Will Take Charge Tops Strong Alysheba; On Fire Baby Heads La Troienne on Rich Oaks Undercard

Willis Horton’s Will Take Charge, winner of the Clark Handicap (Grade I) here last fall and the Oaklawn Handicap (GII) in his most recent start, heads a field of nine for Friday’s  11th running of the $300,000-added Alysheba Presented by Besilu Stables (GII) at 1 1/16 miles on the main track.

Churchill Downs, Twinspires.com Guarantee Pick 6 Pools on Kentucky Oaks, Kentucky Derby Days

$250,000 Pick 6 for Oaks Day; $1 million Pick 6 for Derby Day

Churchill Downs Racetrack and TwinSpires.com have partnered for the third straight year to guarantee the Pick 6 pools on Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby days. The Kentucky Oaks Day Pick 6 will carry a $250,000 guaranteed pool and the Kentucky Derby Day Pick 6 will feature a $1 million guarantee. 

KENTUCKY DERBY UPDATE – Tuesday, April 29, 2014

CALIFORNIA CHROME (No. 1) – Trainer Art Sherman, coming on strong despite running on very little sleep, and California Chrome, coming on strong, too, despite not being allowed to do much running, made the Churchill Downs scene Tuesday morning and proved big hits.

Untapable Brings Favorite's Role to Friday's 140th Longines Kentucky Oaks

Winchell Thoroughbreds’ homebred Untapable, who has won her two starts in 2014 by a combined 17 ¼ lengths, has been installed as the 4-5 morning-line favorite in a field of 13 3-year-old fillies for Friday’s 140th running of the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade I). 

Kentucky Derby & Kentucky Oaks Update: Monday, April 28, 2014

KENTUCKY DERBY UPDATE – Monday, April 28, 2014

Embellishing Bob Elevated to Derby Trial Win via Disqualification of Favored Bayern

Martin Cherry’s homebred Embellishing Bob was elevated to first place after Bayern was disqualified for drifting out in deep stretch to win the 90th running of the $176,700 Derby Trial (Grade III) for 3-year-olds before a crowd of 24,431 on the opening night of the 38-day Spring Meet.

COUNTRY STAR JO DEE MESSINA TO SING NATIONAL ANTHEM AT 140th KENTUCKY DERBY

LOUISVILLE, KY (Friday, April 25, 2014) –  Multiplatinum and award-winning country music singer and songwriter Jo Dee Messina will perform the national anthem prior to the 140thrunning of the Kentucky Derby® Presented by YUM!

Unveiling of Massive 'Big Board,' Derby Trial, Larry Collmus, Sky Divers and Fireworks Highlight 'Opening Night'

Churchill Downs Racetrack is set to open its 140th year and Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks Week with a spectacular “Opening Night Presented by Stella Artois and Finlandia Vodka” celebration on Saturday, April 26 highlighted by the anticipated public unveiling of its spectacular “Big Board” 4K video screen, the 90th runni

Churchill Downs Maintains Tightened Security for Kentucky Derby, Oaks 140

Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT”) has released its list of security and hospitality policies and procedures for this year’s 140th celebrations of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands on Saturday, May 3, and the Longines Kentucky Oaks on Friday, May 2.

Dance With Fate, Harry's Holiday Head 10 Late Nominations to Kentucky Derby, Triple Crown

The late nomination period for the classic races of the 2014 Triple Crown concluded late Saturday, March 22 with a total of 10 additional 3-year-old Thoroughbreds added to the roster of horses that are eligible to complete in the 2014 renewal of the prized three-race series.

California Chrome Narrowly Favored Over Cairo Prince in Final 2014 Kentucky Derby Future Wager

With just under six weeks to go until the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!

CHURCHILL DOWNS OPENS NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2014 SURVIVORS PARADE PRESENTED BY KROGER AND ANNOUNCES BRIGHT PINK AS NEW CHARITABLE PARTNER

Churchill Downs donates $50,000 to kick-off Pink Out fundraiser

Pocahontas Winner Untapable Edges 'All Others', Favored in Kentucky Oaks Future Wager

A 9 1/2-length romp by Winchell ThoroughbredsUntapable (#23) in last week’s Rachel Alexandra (Grade III) at Fair Grounds made her a rising star on the road to the 140th running of the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (GI), and the authority of that victory left such a strong impression that the daughter of Tapit closed as the narr

'All Others' Is Overall Choice, Cairo Prince Gets Narrow Edge as Favored Horse in Kentucky Derby Futures Pool 3

It was no surprise when the Mutuel Field (#24), or “All Others,” ended up as the overall favorite in the third of four pools in Churchill Downs Racetrack’s 2014 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW), but the small edge that Cairo Prince (#3), the favored individual horse, held over several KDFW rivals underscored the narrow margi