Kentucky Oaks http://wfpl.org en Untapable Runs Away With Kentucky Oaks Win http://wfpl.org/post/untapable-runs-away-kentucky-oaks-win <p>Untapable surged past My Miss Sophia entering the stretch and rolled to a 4½-length victory Friday in the 140th Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs.</p><p>Ridden by Rosie Napravnik and breaking from the far 13th spot, the overwhelming favorite in the $1 million race for 3-year-old fillies earned her third straight victory and fifth in seven starts. Untapable has won her last three by a combined margin of nearly 22 lengths.</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 22:59:49 +0000 Associated Press 9265 at http://wfpl.org Untapable Runs Away With Kentucky Oaks Win Byline Today: The Kentucky Oaks and Derby are Upon Us http://wfpl.org/post/byline-today-kentucky-oaks-and-derby-are-upon-us <p>It's all horseracing, all the time this week on Byline.</p><p>In our annual live broadcast from Churchill Downs, host Rick Howlett will be joined by the<a href="http://www.drf.com/"> Daily Racing Form</a>'s Mike Watchmaker and Ed DeRosa from<a href="http://www.brisnet.com/"> Brisnet </a>for the full hour. &nbsp;</p><p>They'll discuss issues in the horseracing industry and handicap today's Kentucky Oaks and Saturday's Kentucky Derby.</p><p>Tune in for a special Kentucky Oaks and Derby-filled Byline at 1 p.m. today. Listen at 89.3 or stream at <a href="http://wfpl.org">WFPL.org.</a></p> Fri, 02 May 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Staff 9261 at http://wfpl.org Byline Today: The Kentucky Oaks and Derby are Upon Us LMPD Boosts Security As Kentucky Derby Weekend Approaches http://wfpl.org/post/lmpd-boosts-security-kentucky-derby-weekend-approaches <p>Louisville Metro Police are boosting security details in the final days of celebrations for the Kentucky Derby.</p><p>LMPD&nbsp;officials said the department will &nbsp;work with local, state and federal agencies—including the homeland security department—to ensure the safety.</p><p>Maj. Kelly Jones, commander for LMPD’s special operations, said officers are also constantly monitoring social media, watching for potential threats.</p><p>“We don’t know of any threat that is a threat to safety at any event for any of our citizens right now,” he said.</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 00:06:03 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9241 at http://wfpl.org LMPD Boosts Security As Kentucky Derby Weekend Approaches Kentucky Oaks Favorite Untapable Gets Outside Post http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-oaks-favorite-untapable-gets-outside-post <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The favorite for Friday's Kentucky Oaks will start the mile and 1/8 race from the outside post.</p><p>The post draw was held Tuesday. Untapable will be ridden by <a href="/post/black-jockey-kentucky-derby-once-again">Rosie Napravnik</a> and is trained by <a href="/post/peta-accuses-top-trainer-abuses-churchill-downs-saratoga-springs">Steve Asmussen.</a> Fashion Plate, written by Gary Stevens and trained by Simon Callaghan, starts from the seventh position and is the second choice at 6-1.</p><p>Post Position</p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 17:31:47 +0000 Joseph Lord 9238 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Oaks Favorite Untapable Gets Outside Post Churchill Downs' Officials Prep for Kentucky Oaks http://wfpl.org/post/churchill-downs-officials-prep-kentucky-oaks <p>The fight against breast and ovarian cancers will again be the focus of Kentucky Oaks Day at Churchill Downs.</p><p>The 140<sup>th</sup> running of the <a href="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/kentucky-oaks">Kentucky Oaks</a> will be preceded by the 6th annual <a href="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/kentucky-oaks/pink-out">Pink Out</a> and<a href="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/survivors"> Survivors Parade</a>.&nbsp; Both focus on raising awareness and funds for cancer research.</p><p>The 2014 Survivors Parade will include 140 people who have been diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 13:52:40 +0000 Jacob Ryan 8907 at http://wfpl.org Churchill Downs' Officials Prep for Kentucky Oaks Today: A Very Derby Byline http://wfpl.org/post/today-very-derby-byline <p>The <a href="/post/field-139th-kentucky-oaks-down-10">Kentucky Oaks runs </a>today and the<a href="/post/orb-early-favorite-20-horse-kentucky-derby-field"> Kentucky Derby runs</a> tomorrow (obviously), and WFPL is taking Byline to Churchill Downs to talk horses.</p> Fri, 03 May 2013 15:01:24 +0000 Joseph Lord 5243 at http://wfpl.org Today: A Very Derby Byline Kentucky Derby Post Draw is This Afternoon; Albarado to Ride Golden Soul http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-derby-post-draw-afternoon-albarado-ride-golden-soul <p></p><p>A full field of 20 horses is expected for Saturday’s Kentucky Derby.</p><p>The Derby post positions will be drawn later today.</p><p>An unexpected addition to the field was announced yesterday when the owners of Giant Finish announced that he would run.</p><p>Giant Finish has enough points in the new Derby qualifying system to take the 20<sup>th</sup> spot in the field, bumping Fear the Kitten from the list of 20 starters. &nbsp; Fear the Kitten could get into the race if there's &nbsp;a scratch. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 01 May 2013 17:11:35 +0000 Rick Howlett 5218 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Derby Post Draw is This Afternoon; Albarado to Ride Golden Soul Dreaming of Julia Leads Field of 11 in Kentucky Oaks http://wfpl.org/post/dreaming-julia-leads-field-11-kentucky-oaks <p></p><p>A field of 11 is set for Friday’s running of the <a href="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/oaks/leaderboard">139<sup>th</sup> Kentucky Oaks</a>.</p><p>The post positions for the fillies-only race were drawn this &nbsp;morning at Churchill Downs.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The early favorite, at 3 -1, is Dreaming of Julia, one of four Todd </span>Pletcher-trained<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> entries.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;Jockey John Velazquez </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">will be aboard.</span></p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 17:22:17 +0000 Rick Howlett 5202 at http://wfpl.org Dreaming of Julia Leads Field of 11 in Kentucky Oaks Churchill Downs and Louisville Metro Police Outline Kentucky Derby, Oaks Security Plans http://wfpl.org/post/churchill-downs-and-louisville-metro-police-outline-kentucky-derby-oaks-security-plans <p>It's becoming a common refrain.</p><p>As with Thunder Over Louisville, Louisville Metro Police are urging attendees to the Kentucky Derby and Oaks to report suspicious activity, in a bid to heighten security after last week's bombing at the Boston Marathon.</p><p>"If you see something, say something," said Maj. Kelly Jones of Louisville Metro Police. "Find the nearest police officer, tell him or her, 'Hey it doesn't look right,' or, 'This is suspicious,' or, 'It bothers me.' We'll be happy to address it. That's why we're here—to serve the public and make sure everybody is safe."</p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 16:54:08 +0000 Joseph Lord 5101 at http://wfpl.org Churchill Downs and Louisville Metro Police Outline Kentucky Derby, Oaks Security Plans Albarado Pleads Not Guilty to Assault http://wfpl.org/post/albarado-pleads-not-guilty-assault <p>Jockey Robby Albarado has pleaded not guilty to an assault charge. The veteran rider is charged in an alleged case of domestic violence.</p><p>Albarado&rsquo;s attorney, Scott Barton, entered the plea today in Jefferson District Court to the misdemeanor charge. A July trial date was set. The jockey was arrested Friday and charged with fourth-degree assault for allegedly accosting a woman who said she was trying to break up with him.</p> Tue, 08 May 2012 15:44:28 +0000 Rick Howlett 158 at http://wfpl.org Albarado Pleads Not Guilty to Assault