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.
The popular night racing event returns to the Twin Spires for a four Friday run.
As we head toward Pimlico and the Preakness, here is a chance to remember a Triple Crown Champion.
Borel takes the rail to win his third Kentucky Derby out of the last four.
Bo-Rail does it again; Trainer Todd Pletcher gets first Derby win!
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.
In a an exciting duel, Blind Luck overtakes Evening Jewel to win the $500,000 Added Grade I Kentucky Oaks.
Son of Prime Timber out of River Princess runs five furlongs over the "firm" Matt Winn Turf Course in 0:55.54.
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?