Intense Holiday Sharp in Final Work; Ring Weekend, Bayern Out - Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks Update for Sunday, April 27

A parade of contenders for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and the Longines Kentucky Oaks worked Sunday morning at Churchill Downs, with Tood Pletcher-trained Derby contenders Intense Holiday and Danza turning in eye-catching efforts.  Also, it was announced Sunday that two possible Derby contenders - Ring Weekend and Bayern - are no longer being considered for the race.

Click here to link to a PDF copy of the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks Update for Sunday, April 27.

Ortiz brothers achieve dream of riding in Kentucky Derby

When the starting gate opens for the 11TH race on Saturday, May 3, at Churchill Downs, two young brothers from Puerto Rico will have realized a childhood dream -- to ride in the Kentucky Derby.

  • Apr

    27
  • Contender

    Ride On Curlin
  • Track (Condition)

    Churchill Downs (Fast)
  • Workout

    Breezed 7F in 1:29.00
  • Apr

    27
  • Contender

    Chitu
  • Track (Condition)

    Churchill Downs (Fast)
  • Workout

    Breezed from the gate 6F in 1:13.20
  • Apr

    27
  • Contender

    Wildcat Red
  • Track (Condition)

    Churchill Downs (Fast)
  • Workout

    Breezed 5F in 1:04.40
  • Apr

    27
  • Contender

    We Miss Artie
  • Track (Condition)

    Churchill Downs (Fast)
  • Workout

    Breezed 4F in 49.20
  • Apr

    27
  • Contender

    Vinceremos
  • Track (Condition)

    Churchill Downs (Fast)
  • Workout

    Breezed 4F in 49.00
  • Apr

    27
  • Contender

    Intense Holiday
  • Track (Condition)

    Churchill Downs (Fast)
  • Workout

    Breezed 4F in 48.60
  • Apr

    27
  • Contender

    Danza
  • Track (Condition)

    Churchill Downs (Fast)
  • Workout

    Breezed 4F in 48.80

Ring Weekend, Bayern Out; Commanding Curve Now In - Updated Road to the Kentucky Derby Standings

With news Sunday of defections by Ring Weekend and Bayern from the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands, Commanding Curve now sits in the 20th spot on the updated "Road to the Kentucky Derby" point standings. 

Click here for the latest RTTKD standings.