Articles posted April 29, 2014

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Downey Profile: Derby by the Speed Numbers

In 55 of the last 59 runnings of the Kentucky Derby, the winner was either on the lead with an eighth of a mile to go in the race, within a length of the lead, or running second although more than a length off the leader.

Will Take Charge Heads Alysheba

Will Take Charge Heads Alysheba

Will Take Charge, last year's champion 3-year-old male, tops a Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) reunion in the May 2 Alysheba Stakes (gr. II) at Churchill Downs. Four runners from last year's Derby are entered.

Kentucky Derby and Oaks Daily Updates

Kentucky Derby and Oaks Daily Updates

Find out the latest on the contenders for the May 2 Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) and May 3 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands by reviewing these daily updates from Churchill Downs and its Derby media team.

KY Derby Buzz: Weather, California Chrome

KY Derby Buzz: Weather, California Chrome

The horrific thunderstorm that hit Churchill Downs Monday morning and the afternoon arrival of Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) favorite California Chrome generated a lot of online discussion.

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