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AMERICAN LION (post position 7, jockey David Flores, 30-1) – Trainer Eoin Harty: “I’m quite happy. It doesn’t change the way the horse is going to run, one way or the other. Seven is a lucky number for me. Well Armed was No. 7 in Dubai.”
BACKTALK – With the announcement that neither Endorsement nor Interactif would be entered for the Derby, Gold Mark Farm’s Backtalk made the field.
AGE OF HUMOR – Twin Creek Farm’s Age of Humor arrived at Churchill Downs just before 10 a.m. following a 15-minute van ride from trainer Mike Maker’s Trackside Training Center base.
Karl Watson, Mike Pegram and Paul Weitman’s Lookin At Lucky, America’s champion 2-year-old of 2009 and a winner of six of eight career starts, has been installed as the 3-1 morning line favorite for Saturday’s 136th running of America’s greatest race, the $2 million-guaranteed Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) at Churchill Downs.
Grace Stables and Stonestreet Stables announced Wednesday that they will make a financial contribution and have their jockeys wear pink this season to support the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and its funding of breast cancer education and research.
WinStar Farm’s Endorsement is out of the Kentucky Derby (G1) due to a non-displaced condylar fracture in his right front leg.
The Sunland Derby (G3) winner worked four furlongs in :47 2/5 Tuesday morning at Churchill Downs with trainer Shannon Ritter in the saddle, but he exited the breeze in discomfort and x-rays revealed the injury.
When: Wednesday, April 28, 2010
AGE OF HUMOR (post position 4, jockey Rajiv Maragh) – Twin Creek Farm’s Age of Humor drew post position No. 4 for Friday’s Kentucky Oaks, a spot that trainer Mike Maker was pleased with.
“She did fine,” Maker said.
Conveyance drills 'bullet' five furlongs...Awesome Act works half-mile...Dominguez, Rosario secure mounts
AMERICAN LION – WinStar Farm’s Illinois Derby (GIII) winner American Lion had a quiet morning on Tuesday, the day after he worked five furlongs in 1:02.60 for trainer Eoin Harty.