Tag: Kentucky Derby
The long journeys to the 2014 renewals of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and the Longines Kentucky Oaks are in the homestretch and, with guidance offered by the standings on the “Road to the Kentucky Derby” and Oaks point system leaderboards, the fields for both races are mostly set.
The “Road to the Kentucky Derby” points race that will determine eligibility for the horses that compete in the upcoming 135th running of America’s Greatest Race ratcheted up the intensity level last week with the first of the year’s Championship Series races in which the winner earns 50 points.
In the waning moments of a Black Friday afternoon, one horse was clearly in the lead, rolling with the nine-horse field in the turn for home and looking toward the finish line of the 139th running of the $500,000-added Clark Handicap presented by Norton Healthcare.
Thoroughbred racing has a rebirth about once a century.