The Kentucky Derby "Road to the Roses" Fantasy Challenge, a free online contest that allows racing fans to manage a stable of Kentucky Derby contenders during the three-month buildup to the May 3 race, is now open for registration.
Churchill Downs Incorporated launched the official 2005 <a href="http://www.kentuckyderby.com"target=_blank">Kentucky Derby</a> (gr. I) and <a href="http://www.kentuckyoaks.com"target=_blank">Kentucky Oaks</a> (gr. I) Web sites Wednesday. According to a release from the company, the new and improved sites offer "the most comprehensive coverage of the Run for the Roses" and its sister race, the Kentucky Oaks. This year's Derby will be held May 7 and the Oaks May 6.