Houston software designer Glen Fullerton wins $900,000 for selecting Super Saver in a sweepstakes contest sponsored by Churchill Downs and CNBC.
Medaglia d'Amour made her stakes debut a winning effort when she edged clear in deep stretch to take the $100,000 Wilshire Handicap (gr. IIIT) by 1 1/4 lengths over favored Cat by the Tale on the Hollywood Park turf May 1.
Lenny Shulman recaps the 2010 Kentucky Derby as Super Saver, Calvin Borel, and Todd Pletcher get the roses. Watch Video
Baletti took the Fort Marcy (gr. IIIT) and Dynaslew set all of the fractions to score in the Beaugay (gr. IIIT) for fillies and mares in front of a crowd of 9,405 on Kentucky Derby day at Belmont Park May 1.
Super Saver, with Calvin Borel up, wins the 136th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I). WinStar Farm's homebred son of Maria's Mon gives trainer Todd Pletcher his first Derby win.
Silver Music, a graded stakes winning son of Silver Ghost, died May 1 while covering a mare at Sarah Warmack's Hilltop Farm near Gordonsville, Va.
General Quarters got headed down the lane but came back to win the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (gr. IT) at Churchill Downs May 1.
Calvin Borel guided his mount to an early lead and never looked back. This time, Borel steered 10-1 chance Atta Boy Roy to a wire-to-wire score in the $250,000 Churchill Downs (gr. II) May 1.
Speightstown filly upsets last year's winner and favorite, champion Informed Decision.
Speightstown filly launches a late bid and charges through the slop on the outside to take the Humana Distaff Stakes (gr. II) May 1 at Churchill Downs.
Phola rallied from well off the pace to win the Churchill Distaff Turf Mile (gr. IIT) on Derby day. The 4-year-old filly by Johannesburg covered the mile over a yielding course in 1:38.35.
Buckleupbuttercup, never off the board in six previous starts, earned her first stakes victory in her first attempt when taking the $100,000 Eight Belles Stakes (gr. III) over a sloppy Churchill Downs track May 1.
Breeders' Cup Ltd. is sponsoring a sweepstakes for this year's World Championships Nov. 5-6 at Churchill Downs, with registrants also being registered for the ticket pre-sale.
The bankruptcy reorganization plan for Magna Entertainment that includes the transfer of Santa Anita, Gulfstream, and Golden Gate to MID Developments has been implemented, effective at 5:01 p.m. (EDT) April 30.
French-trainer long shot Makfi won the Two Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) at 33-1 odds, beating Dick Turpin by 1 1/4 lengths in the first classic of the English season.
Join Jason Shandler and Evan Hammonds for a live chat from Churchill Downs this Saturday, May 1st, from NOON to 2:00 (EDT). Brought to you by TVG. Read Transcript!
American Lion looks to be the early overlay in the wide-open betting.
As predicted, there was rain and no training at Churchill Downs on the morning of May 1, hours before the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
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