Kentucky Oaks http://wfpl.org en 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 Believe You Can is the Kentucky Oaks Champion; Napravnik Makes History http://wfpl.org/post/believe-you-can-kentucky-oaks-champion-napravnik-makes-history <p>Believe You Can has won the 2012 Kentucky Oaks.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>With jockey Rosie Napravnik aboard, the filly finished just ahead of Broadway&rsquo;s Alibi. Napravnik is the first female to ride a Kentucky Oaks winner.</p><p>Grace Hall, the early favorite, was third.</p><p>The rain-delayed race was run before 112,552 fans Churchill Downs, the second-largest Oaks crowd.<span style="display: none">&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 04 May 2012 23:10:50 +0000 Rick Howlett 140 at http://wfpl.org Believe You Can is the Kentucky Oaks Champion; Napravnik Makes History Derby & Oaks Race Handicapping With the Pros http://wfpl.org/post/derby-oaks-race-handicapping-pros <p>On Oaks Friday, WFPL&#39;s <em>State of the News</em> headed to Churchill Downs to spend an hour talking about the big races ahead this weekend, and handicapping the races with professional insights from Mike Watchmaker from the <a href="http://www.drf.com/">Daily Racing Form</a> and Ed DeRosa of <a href="http://brisnet.com/">brisnet.com</a>.</p> Fri, 04 May 2012 19:18:12 +0000 Brad Yost 139 at http://wfpl.org Derby & Oaks Race Handicapping With the Pros Fifteen Fillies Set to Run in 138th Kentucky Oaks http://wfpl.org/post/fifteen-fillies-set-run-138th-kentucky-oaks <p>The 138th Kentucky Oaks will be run today at Churchill Downs.</p><p>A field of 15 is entered for the fillies-only race.</p><p>Grace Hall is the early favorite and will run from post position number two. On Fire Baby and Broadway&rsquo;s Alibi are co-second choices.</p><p>Last year&rsquo;s Kentucky Oaks drew more than 110,000 fans to the track.</p><p>Again this year, Oaks Day will be used as a platform to raise awareness and money for cancers that affect women and their families. For the first time, Churchill Downs has a partnership with the group Stand Up to Cancer.</p> Fri, 04 May 2012 14:40:05 +0000 Rick Howlett 129 at http://wfpl.org Fifteen Fillies Set to Run in 138th Kentucky Oaks Derby Post Positions To Be Drawn Wednesday http://wfpl.org/post/derby-post-positions-be-drawn-wednesday <p><span style="display: none">&nbsp;</span><span style="display: none">&nbsp;</span><span style="display: none">&nbsp;</span><span style="display: none">&nbsp;</span></p><p>The post positions and early odds for Saturday&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/" jquery17106440213772120933="15">Kentucky Derby</a> will be set Wednesday.</p> Tue, 01 May 2012 21:37:17 +0000 Rick Howlett 98 at http://wfpl.org Derby Post Positions To Be Drawn Wednesday