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New Names in Contention for Sophomore Honors

New Names in Contention for Sophomore Honors

PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
In most years, likely sophomore stars have made a name for themselves before mid-September. This year, Apart and Morning Line enter the scene right as autumn arrives.

Big Brown Gets Easy Work at Churchill

Big Brown Gets Easy Work at Churchill

Trainer Rick Dutrow Jr. sent Big Brown for an easy work over the Churchill Downs surface May 1, and the imposing colt looked every bit the Derby favorite as he took to the track under regular exercise rider Michelle Nevin. Big Brown, installed as the 3-1 morning line choice following the April 30 post position draw, went three-eighths in :35 2/5.

Morning Line Goes To The Derby: Apr. 29

Right by the main gap on the backstretch the Louisville Thoroughbred Club has set up a fundraising stand selling sausage and biscuits to the crowd on the backstretch. President, founder, and "benevolent dictator" of the club - Manny Cadima - mans the station.

Morning Line: It's All in the Draw

Morning Line: It's All in the Draw

The best drama in Louisville today takes place in the racing office on the backside at Churchill Downs. It's the pill pull to see what order post positions will be drawn later this afternoon in the made-for-television post position show on ESPN.

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