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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:
Chambord® Sponsors First Lady of Fashion Contest
The First Lady of Oaks designation was introduced in 2009 with Susan G. Komen for the Cure® founder, Nancy G. Brinker. The official Oaks Day ambassador selection is to honor a special female who has used her professional and personal experiences to celebrate women and the causes that women support.
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.