Jill Byrne's Oaks Update April 23

Jill Byrne's Derby Update April 23

'And they're on'...Kentucky Derby slots now open at Fair Grounds

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.

Jackson Bend Sharp In Work -- But Will He Get in The Derby?

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.”

Rascal Flatts to sing National Anthem at Kentucky Derby 136; Little Big Town performs on Oaks Day

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.

Churchill Downs announces safety initiatives for 2010

Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) announced Thursday its safety initiatives in place for the 2010 Kentucky Oaks (G1) and Kentucky Derby (G1), following the creation in March, 2009, of its Safety from Start to Finish, a comprehensive, ongoing initiative to improve the safety of both horses and people at CDI's four racetracks.

Seviche Restaurant represents Louisville at The Taste of Derby

Derby 136 Hopefuls Eightyfiveinafifty, Pleasant Prince Top $200,000 The Cliff's Edge Derby Trial

Eightyfiveinafifty and Pleasant Prince, two colts hoping to earn enough money to gain a spot in the starting gate for next week’s $2 million guaranteed Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI), top a field of 10 3-year-olds entered for Saturday’s $200,000-added The Cliff’s Edge Derby Trial (GIII) as Kentucky Derby Week begins at historic Churchill Downs.

Pletcher fillies get feel for Churchill Downs…Amen Hallelujah gallops under Julien Leparoux

AGE OF HUMOR – Bluegrass Equine Center, Sky Chai Stable and Twin Creeks Farm’s Age of Humor galloped at the nearby Trackside Training Center under Marvin Jiminez for trainer Mike Maker.