July 29, 2012 - 7:51pm
Contested wins, sets new stakes record.
Martin Garcia, aboard the favored Contested won the Grade III, $100,000 added Eight Belles for trainer Bob Baffert in a stakes record 1:21.29 over Good Deed and Always Here Too on Kentucky Oaks Day at Churchill Downs. 
July 29, 2012 - 7:51pm
The Michael Maker-trained Juanita captured the 27th running of the La Troienne (GII).
The Michael Maker-trained Juanita captured the 27th running of the La Troienne (GII) under the Spires of Churchill Downs on Kentucky Oaks Day. The one and one-sixteenth, $300,000 Added La Troienne for fillies and mares four years and up was the first stakes race of the busy Oaks Day Card.Juanita,...
July 29, 2012 - 7:51pm
Julien Leparoux will attempt to win his first Kentucky Derby aboard Union Rags.
We recently sat down for a little one-on-one time with the very busy Julien Leparoux. Leparoux is not only riding for Michael Matz in this weekend’s big races, he’s the sponsored jockey of beer maker Stella Artois and an active supporter of the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.Stella...
July 29, 2012 - 7:51pm
Jockey Robby Albarado was arrested this morning for a domestic violence charge from May 1st. He was removed from all mounts on the Kentucky Oaks card at Churchill Downs.
Jockey Robby Albarado was arrested this morning for a domestic violence charge from May 1st. He was removed from all mounts on the Kentucky Oaks card at Churchill Downs.Albarado has been in trouble for domestic violence before. He was arrested in April 2011 for similar charges.Kudos to the...
July 29, 2012 - 7:51pm
Peggy will be featured as an inflatable during the Pegasus Parade
The longest running Derby Festival event will showcase all things great about Kentucky
From Campbell to 9th Street, marching bands, floats, inflatable characters, and well respected people will be on display for all of Louisville to see.  Notable, Cyndi Lauper will kick things off with her timeless song, “True Colors” as the Grand Marshal.  The one thing that...