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Todd Pletcher worked five of his possible starters for Kentucky Derby 136 on Saturday morning, but his top Derby prospect, Wood Memorial and Fountain of Youth hero Eskendereya, will wait until Sunday to breeze. The track was sloppy.
AGE OF HUMOR – Twin Creek Farm’s Age of Humor, runner-up in the Bourbonette (GIII) on synthetic Polytrack at Turfway Park in her most recent start, turned in another sharp work over the traditional dirt surface at Trackside Louisville training center on Friday. Now trainer Mike Maker hopes the daughter of Distorted Humor can somehow get lucky enough to find a
AMERICAN LION – WinStar Farm’s American Lion galloped after the renovation break over a sloppy track at Churchill Downs with exercise rider Paul Turner up.
Can you imagine going to work every day under the weather? How about learning you have cancer, undergoing surgery, and continuing to work each day through your chemotherapy and radiation? It may seem unbelievable, but this became life’s reality for Vicki Penix of Burgin, Kentucky. Just as David faced Goliath, Vicki maintained her life’s mission while battling breast cancer and succeeded.
The excitement of the “greatest two minutes in sports” can now be found anytime at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, where four brand new Kentucky Derby slot machines made their international debut Thursday.
Seeking the Title Works, Hopes To Get In The Oaks ... Romans Duo Set for Friday Works ... Weather Could Alter Weekend Training Plans
AGE OF HUMOR – Bluegrass Equine Center, Sky Chai Stable and Twin Creeks Farm’s Age of Humor galloped Thursday morning at the Trackside Training Center under exercise rider Marvin Jiminez.
Trainer Mike Maker now plans to work Age of Humor five furlongs on Friday at Trackside. He moved that schedule up one day because of impending rain. .She will work in company with Kentucky Derby candidate Dean’s Kitten, as she did last week.
American Lion Gets First Taste of Churchill Dirt ... Wet Forecast Alters Training Plans
AMERICAN LION – WinStar Farm’s American Lion paid his first visit to the track at Churchill Downs for trainer Eoin Harty on an overcast Thursday morning, galloping a mile under exercise rider Paul Turner.“I liked what I saw out there,” Harty said. “He will work on Monday.”
The most awarded group in country music this decade, Rascal Flatts, will help Churchill Downs continue the newest Kentucky Derby Day tradition when the trio performs the national anthem live on Saturday, May 1, prior to the running of the 136th Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands.