Instead of lighting a firecracker and losing a finger or two on the Fourth of July head to Churchill Downs where general admission is free and beer and hot dogs are $1 all day.
Kiddari held off Vertical Vision to win the $66,500 feature race Friday night at Churchill Downs in front of a record "Downs After Dark" crowd.
The 2009 Kentucky Derby winner hasn't won a race since winning the Run for the Roses, but he looked very good in a Monday workout at Churchill and could race here Saturday or Sunday.
After a pair of runner-up finishes this year Rachel Alexandra, the reigning Horse of the Year, won her first race of 2010 Saturday at Churchill Downs by capturing the Fleur de Lis Handicap.
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Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver, and jockey Calvin Borel, drew the No. 8 post for Saturday's 135th Preakness Stakes and is the early 5-2 favorite for the Baltimore race.
In his first workout since winning the 136th Kentucky Derby, Super Saver had an easy and breezy exercise with jockey Calvin Borel aboard on Monday.
Recent newcomer Luis Terrero hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Bats their fourth straight win Monday night.
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Borel takes the rail to win his third Kentucky Derby out of the last four.
Calvin Borel won his third Kentucky Derby in four years - becoming the first jockey to do so - Saturday aboard Super Saver.