Liquidity goes to the Louisiana Derby
next weekend after agonizing seconds to a pair of big Derby
prospects at Santa Anita.
There's also the Prix du Jockey-Club, which we call the French Derby
, because it's run over the Derby
distance and under Derby
conditions - but which is nothing of the sort because it's the Prix du Jockey-Club.
The unveiling also launched the "Off to the Races delivered by UPS Sweepstakes," an online contest that will provide one lucky fan with two tickets to the race at Talladega and the 133rd running of the Kentucky Derby
to be held at Churchill Downs on Saturday, May 5.
It was this week in 2006 when Barbaro jumped onto Derby
handicappers' top 10 lists by winning the Holy Bull Stakes by three-quarters of a length on a sloppy surface at Gulfstream Park near Miami.
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The player who earns the most points at the end of the game will receive a VIP trip for two to the 2008 Kentucky Derby
, including airfare and accommodations, a private backstretch tour, and a trip to the paddock on Kentucky Derby
As Hendricks said to a group of writers the morning after Barbaro won the Derby
, in which Brother Derek and Sweetnorthernsaint took troubled trips to fourth- and seventh-place finishes: "There's a lot more good trainers out there than you guys realize.
The 2007 Kentucky Derby
and Kentucky Oaks Web sites continue Churchill Downs' tradition of leading our industry in online technology implementation," said Jeremy Borseth, senior director of channel services and Internet operations for Churchill Downs Incorporated.
So begins the next challenge for Matz, 55, in a life that already includes his heroism in helping two children out of a crashed airliner in 1989, his Olympic silver medal in show jumping in 1996, and his Kentucky Derby
romp with unbeaten Barbaro and jockey Edgar Prado in front of 157,536 fans at Churchill Downs on Saturday.
The Kentucky Derby
133 logo, featuring sharp edges and broad strokes as if to visualize a blur of speed, also prominently displays the number 133 and the event date, May 5, 2007.
Sweetnorthernsaint's odds were the second-highest for a Derby
favorite, next to the 6-1 for Harlan's Holiday, who finished seventh in 2002.
The Soap Box Derby
program, whose title sponsor is Levi Strauss Signature brand, is an official youth initiative of NASCAR, but these race cars do not have engines.
It will keep him from watching the Derby
with his own eyes today.
The home of the Kentucky Derby
will bring a little bit of home to five servicemen and women currently serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom when the historic racetrack connects Kentucky-based soldiers with their family members during a live video conference from the Churchill Downs winners' circle on Kentucky Derby
Day, May 6.
Wayne Lukas began by saying this 20-horse Kentucky Derby
really is a five-horse Derby