Oaks Day crowd of 116,046 sets record; total wagering also sets record

A new attendance record crowd of 116,046, up 11 percent over last year, watched Blind Luck battle down the stretch to defeat Evening Jewel in the 136th running Kentucky Oaks.

Blind Luck rallies from last, nips Evening Jewel by a nose to win Kentucky Oaks

Mark DeDomenico, John Carver, Peter Abruzzo and Jerry Hollendorfer’s Blind Luck outgamed Evening Jewel in a deep stretch duel to win the 136th running of the $584,300 Kentucky Oaks for 3-year-old fillies by a nose on Friday afternoon at Churchill Downs before a record Kentucky Oaks Day crowd

Wet forecast is major question mark for Derby trainers

AMERICAN LION – WinStar Farm’s Illinois Derby (GIII) winner American Lion had a routine gallop Friday morning. Trainer Eoin Harty said the Tiznow colt will walk early Saturday morning.

Jill Byrne's Oaks Day Update

Noseda likes Awesome Act, Maker duo transitions from Trackside to Downs

AMERICAN LION – Trainer Eoin Harty sent WinStar Farm’s American Lion out Thursday for a routine morning of schooling in the gate and galloping a mile and a half.

McPeek excited to have Solis aboard Beautician...Hollendorfer bids for third Oaks win

AGE OF HUMOR – Bluegrass Equine Center, Sky Chai Stable and Twin Creeks Farm’s Age of Humor schooled in the gate and galloped 1 ¼ miles Thursday morning with regular exercise rider Marvin Jiminez in the saddle and all was well with Aqueduct’s Busanda Stakes winner, according to trainer Mike Maker.

The do's and don'ts when packing for the infield

Jill Byrne's Derby Update April 29

Derby Nation on the Backside, on Thursday!

Taste of Derby attendees include film, television and racing celebrities

 

Award Winning Chilean Winery Haras to sponsor Taste of Derby

 

Famous faces are expected at the inaugural Taste of Derby presented by Yum! Brands on Thursday, April 29 at the Mellwood Arts and Entertainment Center beginning at 7 p.m.

Celebrities in attendance will include: