July 29, 2012 - 7:50pm
In a an exciting duel, Blind Luck overtakes Evening Jewel to win the $500,000 Added Grade I Kentucky Oaks.
In a thrilling photo finish, Blind Luck with Rafael Bejarano aboard captured the lilies by a nose in the $500,000 Added Grade I Kentucky Oaks over James Cassidy's Evening Jewel and Kent Desormeaux. Running six wide nearing the stretch, Blind Luck was forced to close fast to win in the final...
July 29, 2012 - 7:50pm
Son of Prime Timber out of River Princess runs five furlongs over the "firm" Matt Winn Turf Course in 0:55.54.
Rallying after a blistering pace, Silver Timber, the Chad Brown-trained entry ridden by Julien Leparoux, captured the Grade III Churchill Downs Turf Sprint from Chamberlain Bridge in a record 0:55.45 by a neck. The prior record was :55.34 and set by Unbridled Sidney on July 9, 2005. Co-owner...
July 29, 2012 - 7:50pm
Horse of the Year outdueled in $400,000, Grade II Stakes
Conditioner Bill Mott's Unrivaled Belle with Kent Desormeaux outdueled reigning Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra to win the 25th La Troienne Stakes (GII) by a head at historic Churchill Downs. Desormeaux was ecstatic with the victory, in which his mount caught last year's Kentucky Oaks winner...
July 29, 2012 - 7:49pm
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?
One of the great things about Kentucky Derby is that everyone miraculously becomes the handicapping expert. With a 25 race card, Oaks and Derby Days at Churchill Downs provide a great opportunity to test one's handicapping mettle.
July 29, 2012 - 7:49pm
Baffert's colt remains Derby favorite.
Derby-winning trainer Bob Baffert expressed disappointment at drawing the first hole in the starting gate for his colt Lookin At Lucky, but the horse remains  the 3-1 morning line favorite in Saturday's Kentucky Derby 136. "This horse, he can't catch a break," said Baffert. "We...