Eskendereya, 'All Others', Lookin At Lucky Tight at the Top After Opening Day of Final Derby Futures Pool

It is crowded at the top of the collection of 24 betting interests following the first of three days of betting in Churchill Downs’ third and final pool of the 2010 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”), and a single $2 bet is all that separates the top two choices after Friday’s opening day betting.

Quiet Temper just gets up in Fair Grounds Oaks

Mark H. Stanley's QUIET TEMPER (Quiet American) returned to her winning ways on Friday when rallying for the victory in the $300,000 Fair Grounds Oaks (G2) under jockey Robby Albarado. The Dale Romans-trained bay was sent off the near 3-1 favorite against her 10 rivals in this 1 1/16-mile test and stopped the clock in 1:44 2/5 on the fast track.

Woodford Reserve Bourbon releases Kentucky Derby 136 commemorative bottle

Like nurturing a champion Thoroughbred, the art of crafting fine bourbon whiskey takes time, patience and attention to detail. So it is with Woodford Reserve®, the Official Bourbon of the Kentucky Derby, which honors the country’s favorite horse race with a limited-edition Kentucky Derby commemorative bottle.  The 2010 bottle features the work of nationally-acclaimed, Louisville-based artist Jeaneen Barnhart.

John Asher's Kentucky Derby 136 Update for Friday, March 26

SOUTH / PLETCHER’S DISCREETLY MINE HEADS BAKER’S DOZEN IN LOUISIANA DERBY – E. Paul Robsham’s Discreetly Mine, a front-running winner of Fair Grounds Risen Star (GII) on Feb. 20, figures to have more company on the front end Saturday has he faces a dozen foes in the 97th running of the $750,000 Louisiana Derby (Grade II) at the New Orleans track.

John Asher's Kentucky Oaks Update for Friday, March 26

SOUTH / JODY SLEW LIKELY FOR TODAY’S FAIR GROUNDS OAKS – Martin Racing Stable’s Jody Slew, winner of Fair Grounds’ Silverbulletday (GIII) and Tiffany Lass, is expected to be in the starting gate with 10 other 3-year-old fillies in Friday’s 44th running of the $300,000 Fair Grounds Oaks (Grade II) at New Orleans’ Fair Grounds.

Connemara rates as the 9-5 favorite in Lane's End

El Camino Real Derby (G3) hero CONNEMARA (Giant's Causeway) is the only graded stakes winner in the 10-horse field entered in Saturday's $500,000 Lane's End S. (G2) at Turfway Park, and that fact explains his status as the 9-5 favorite on the morning line. A major Kentucky Derby (G1) prep, the 1 1/8-mile Polytrack test anchors the 12-race program that features six stakes.

Jill Byrne's Weekend Prep Preview March 26-28

Jill Byrne analyzes the upcoming Derby prep races

Awesome Act records final major work for Wood Memorial

AWESOME ACT (Awesome Again) breezed six furlongs in 1:14 over the fast Belmont Park training track Thursday morning in his first serious move since posting a 1 1/4-length score in the Gotham S. (G3) on March 6. The move was likely his final serious timed work before an expected start in the $750,000 Wood Memorial (G1) at Aqueduct on April 3.

Taste of Derby 'Finish Line' and 'Winner's Circle' Menu Ideas with Levy Restaurant's Executive Chef Jo Jo Doyle

Conveyance brings speed to Sunland Derby

A front-running winner of the San Rafael S. (G3) and Southwest S. (G3), CONVEYANCE (Indian Charlie) will make his final Kentucky Derby (G1) prep against eight rivals in Sunday's $800,000 Sunland Derby (G3).