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Can you imagine going to work every day under the weather? How about learning you have cancer, undergoing surgery, and continuing to work each day through your chemotherapy and radiation? It may seem unbelievable, but this became life’s reality for Vicki Penix of Burgin, Kentucky. Just as David faced Goliath, Vicki maintained her life’s mission while battling breast cancer and succeeded.
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.
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.”
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 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.
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.