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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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: