Longines Kentucky Oaks 139 Fashion Contest

Favored Noble Tune Cruises To American Turf Victory

Trained by Chad Brown, Noble Tune covered the 1 1/16 miles on a firm Matt Winn Turf Course in 1:41.63. The victory in the race was the second for Castellano, who won the American Turf in 2005 with Rey de Café.

Longines Kentucky Oaks Fashion Contest Winner

A sparkling day at the Longines Kentucky Oaks 139

Longines Kentucky Oaks 139 Racing Excitement

Take Charge Indy Overwhelms Alysheba Field With Six-Length Romp

Trained by Pat Byrne and ridden by Rosie Napravnik, Take Charge Indy covered the mile and a sixteenth on a fast main track in 1:41.47. Cyber Secret, ridden by Robby Albarado, finished second, but was placed eighth by the stewards for interference into the run to the first turn. Hynn Book, who finished a length behind Cyber Secret, was elevated to second and Bourbon Courage was moved up to third.

Oaks 139 - Weasie Style

So Many Ways Wins Eight Belles By Half-Length

Trained by Tom Amoss and ridden by Garrett Gomez, So Many Ways covered the seven furlongs on a fast main track in 1:22.84.

Kitten's Dumplings Romps to Edgewood Victory

Trained by Mike Maker and ridden by Joel Rosario, Kitten’s Dumplings covered the 1 1/16 miles on a firm Matt Winn Turf Course in 1:41.24. Kitten’s Dumplings gave the Ramseys their second consecutive victory on the Edgewood, having won with Stephanie’s Kitten last year.

Longines Kentucky Oaks 139 - A Day at the Races

Kentucky Oaks 139 Hats!

Longines Kentucky Oaks 139 Style

Kentucky Oaks Fans 2013

Welcome to Kentucky Oaks 139

Derek Gores Art Signing at Kentucky Oaks 139

D-Day Veterans to Visit Kentucky Derby 139 Contender Normandy Invasion at Barn 42 On Kentucky Oaks Morning At 8:30 A.M.

Fox Hill Farm owner Rick Porter invited the Normandy veterans to attend the 2013 Kentucky Derby as his guests, and Porter will welcome the group for visit with Normandy Invasion at Churchill Downs’ Barn 42 at 8:30 a.m.

Churchill Downs Offers Infield Patrons $5 Cooler & Ice Combo for Derby, Oaks

Although infield revelers are not permitted to bring personal coolers to the infield for this weekend’s celebrations of the 139th runnings of the Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade I) and Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI), Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT”) will offer an affordable alternative to those fans once they’ve entered the infield admission gates.

Derby / Oaks Update - Thursday, May 2, 2013

KENTUCKY DERBY UPDATE – THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2013

BLACK ONYX – Sterling Racing’s Black Onyx galloped 1 ½ miles during the Derby and Oaks session while under regular exercise rider Aurelio Gomez. Trainer Kelly Breen was concerned that with the largest throng of morning onlookers yet his Spiral Stakes (Grade III) winner might finally get fazed by all the attention. Turned out, there was nothing to worry about.

Kentucky Oaks 139 backside Buzz with Jill Byrne

Cyber Secret, Take Charge Indy Top Oaks Undercard

Charles Cella’s  Cyber Secret, runaway winner of the Oaklawn Handicap (Grade II) in his most recent start, and WinStar Farm and Chuck and Maribeth Sandford’s Take Charge Indy, winner of the 2012 Florida Derby (GI), head a field of nine for Friday’s  10th running of the $300,000-added Alysheba Presented by Besilu Stables (GII).