Secretariat (R) probable favorite for the Kentucky Derby, and stalemate, Angle Light, winner of Aqueduct's Wood Memorial, graze on Kentucky's famous Blue Grass. Both horses are being trained by Lucian Laurin, but have different owners. They will be entered in the Kentucky Derby on May 5th at Churchill Downs as one entry. Photographed:May 2, 1973
Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky, National Historic Landmark | Flickr - Photo Sharing! -- Entry in the 2011 National Historic Landmark Photo Contest by J.R. Gordon
A full field of 14 horses plus one also-eligible passed the entry box Wednesday morning for Saturday’s 89th running of the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G1) at Keeneland. The 1 1/8-mile Toyota Blue Grass serves as a major steppingstone for the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1). The race offers 170 points toward qualification to this year’s race with 100 points going to the winner, a total that would ensure a spot in the Churchill Downs starting gate.
The glitz and dirt of the Kentucky Derby. Today is...Derby Day! "And they're off...," the most awaited words of the day! The Kentucky Derby -- America's most prestigious horse race -- is run annually on the first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs' historic dirt track in Louisville, Kentucky. The 2014 Kentucky Derby takes place today Saturday, May 3. "It's the race that never stops -- come rain, hail or sleet."