Dates Set for 2011 Kentucky Derby/Oaks Future Wager Pools

Churchill Downs has established dates for a trio of three-day betting pools in its 2011 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”) and a single pool for this year’s Kentucky Oaks Future Wager (“KOFW”).

Dates established for the Kentucky Derby Future Wager, which is being conducted for the 13th consecutive year, are:

Uncle Mo named champion juvenile

The word was out early on Repole Stable's UNCLE MO (Indian Charlie), to whom bettors took an immediate liking when he first set foot on the racetrack on Travers Day at Saratoga. Many others have since taken a strong liking to the Todd Pletcher-trained bay, who thoroughly dominated his peers with three wins in as many starts and was named champion two-year-old male at Monday night's Eclipse Awards ceremony at the Fountainbleau Miami Beach in Miami Beach, Florida.

Kentucky Oaks Purse Raised to $1 Million Guaranteed

 

Churchill Downs, Yum! Brands Announce Five-Year Extension of Kentucky Derby Presenting Sponsorship Agreement

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WinStar Bookends Classics With Drosselmeyer Belmont Score

WinStar Farm homebred Super Saver (Maria's Mon) ran away with the Kentucky Derby (G1) five weeks ago, and on Saturday the farm captured the last leg of the Triple Crown when DROSSELMEYER (Distorted Humor) rallied on the outside to take the $1 million Belmont S. (G1) by three parts of a length under jockey Mike Smith.

Ice Box Slight Favorite Over First Dude

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Belmont Stakes Contender Stately Victor Works Quick Five Furlongs At Trackside Louisville

LOUISVILLE, KY (Tuesday, May 25, 2010) – Thomas and Jack Conway’s Stately Victor, winner of the Toyota Blue Grass (Grade I) at Keeneland and eighth to Super Saver in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI), tuned up for a run in the June 5 Belmont Stakes (GI) with a sharp five-furlong workout on Tuesday at Churchill Downs’ Trackside Louisville training center.

Lady Luck smiles on Lookin at Lucky in Preakness

Karl Watson, Michael E. Pegram and Paul Weitman's LOOKIN AT LUCKY (Smart Strike) finally got a clean trip in Saturday's $1 million Preakness S. (G1) at Pimlico and gutted out a three-quarter length victory over pacesetter First Dude (Stephen Got Even) in the 1 3/16-mile test.

Super Saver installed as slight 5-2 Preakness favorite over Lookin at Lucky

Kentucky Derby (G1) hero SUPER SAVER (Maria's Mon) will attempt to keep his Triple Crown hopes alive when he breaks from post 8 in Saturday's 135th running of the $1 million Preakness S. (G1), and the Todd Pletcher-trained colt has been installed as the slight 5-2 favorite on Pimlico oddsmaker Frank Carulli's morning line. Calvin Borel will be back in the saddle aboard the WinStar Farm homebred in the 1 3/16-mile classic.

Pletcher savors first Derby victory...Super Saver to train at Churchill...Lukas likely to challenge in Preakness with Dublin

SUPER SAVER (first), MISSION IMPAZIBLE (ninth), DEVIL MAY CARE (10th), DISCREETLY MINE (13th) – It was shortly after 5 a.m. on Sunday following Kentucky Derby 136 and trainer Todd Pletcher was at his barn and overseeing his first set of horses as they readied for gallops on a stormy spring morning.

The previous day Pletcher had climbed the mountain he’d been working on for the past nine years, winning the world’s most famous race with a racy colt named Super Saver aided by a late-blooming racing star named Calvin Borel.