July 29, 2012 - 7:50pm
Bo-Rail does it again; Trainer Todd Pletcher gets first Derby win!
Calvin Borel aboard Super Saver won the 136th Kentucky Derby, earning an unprecedented third victory in four years and giving conditioner Todd Pletcher his first win in the Run for the Roses after 24 prior attempts. On winning his third Kentucky Derby, Borel said, "It never gets old....
July 29, 2012 - 7:50pm
Julien Leparoux opened the Kentucky Derby Day stakes card with a victory aboard Buckleupbuttercup in the $100,000 Grade III Eight Belles for three-year old fillies on the sloppy main track.
Julien Leparoux opened the Kentucky Derby Day stakes card with a victory aboard Eddie Kenneally-trained Buckleupbuttercup in the $100,000 Eight Belles (GIII) for three-year old fillies on the sloppy main track. Swinging five wide at the top of the stretch, the Avalon Farms filly covered the 7 1/...
July 29, 2012 - 7:50pm
In a an exciting duel, Blind Luck overtakes Evening Jewel to win the $500,000 Added Grade I Kentucky Oaks.
In a thrilling photo finish, Blind Luck with Rafael Bejarano aboard captured the lilies by a nose in the $500,000 Added Grade I Kentucky Oaks over James Cassidy's Evening Jewel and Kent Desormeaux. Running six wide nearing the stretch, Blind Luck was forced to close fast to win in the final...
July 29, 2012 - 7:50pm
Son of Prime Timber out of River Princess runs five furlongs over the "firm" Matt Winn Turf Course in 0:55.54.
Rallying after a blistering pace, Silver Timber, the Chad Brown-trained entry ridden by Julien Leparoux, captured the Grade III Churchill Downs Turf Sprint from Chamberlain Bridge in a record 0:55.45 by a neck. The prior record was :55.34 and set by Unbridled Sidney on July 9, 2005. Co-owner...
July 29, 2012 - 7:49pm
Two sportswriting hacks, a local radio "personality", a preschooler, and a professional turf writer/handicapper enter a Battle Royale of Handicapping for the 25 races of the Oaks and Derby cards. Who will come out on top?
One of the great things about Kentucky Derby is that everyone miraculously becomes the handicapping expert. With a 25 race card, Oaks and Derby Days at Churchill Downs provide a great opportunity to test one's handicapping mettle.
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