Rachel Alexandra Named 2010 'First Lady of Oaks'

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. 

Kentucky Derby 136 post draw quotes

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.”

Endorsement injured, out of Derby 136...Interactif passes; Backtalk, Make Music for Me in

BACKTALK – With the announcement that neither Endorsement nor Interactif would be entered for the Derby, Gold Mark Farm’s Backtalk made the field.

Evening Jewel a handful on first day over Downs track...Hollendorfer: Blind Luck 'Happy to be here'

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.

Backside BBQ with Chef Jo Jo

Lookin At Lucky favored in 20-horse field for 136th Kentucky Derby

Karl Watson, Mike Pegram and Paul Weitman’s Lookin At Lucky, America’s champion 2-year-old of 2009 and a winner of six of eight career starts, has been installed as the 3-1 morning line favorite for Saturday’s 136th running of America’s greatest race, the $2 million-guaranteed  Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) at Churchill Downs.

Stables will make donation and dress jockeys in pink to support 'Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure'

Grace Stables and Stonestreet Stables announced Wednesday that they will make a financial contribution and have their jockeys wear pink this season to support the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and its funding of breast cancer education and research.

Endorsement sidelined by injury, Interactif not entered

WinStar Farm’s Endorsement is out of the Kentucky Derby (G1) due to a non-displaced condylar fracture in his right front leg.

The Sunland Derby (G3) winner worked four furlongs in :47 2/5 Tuesday morning at Churchill Downs with trainer Shannon Ritter in the saddle, but he exited the breeze in discomfort and x-rays revealed the injury.

Media Alert: Kentucky Derby 136 Post Position Draw

When: Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Oaks favorite Blind Luck gallops 1 1/2 miles...Velazquez confirmed to ride Pletcher's Ailalea

AGE OF HUMOR (post position 4, jockey Rajiv Maragh) – Twin Creek Farm’s Age of Humor drew post position No. 4 for Friday’s Kentucky Oaks, a spot that trainer Mike Maker was pleased with.

“She did fine,” Maker said.