Racing returns to Churchill Downs under the lights at Opening Night. Kick off Kentucky Derby week in style with live racing and entertainment in celebration of the upcoming Kentucky Derby. First post is at 6:00 p.m. EST.
Glencrest Farm and JSM Equine’s Blofeld, perfect in three career starts that includes victories in the Nashua (GII) and Futurity (GII), tops a field of six 3-year-olds entered in tonight’s first running of the $100,000 William Walker at six furlongs on the main track.
The $100,000 William Walker is a new six-furlong race for 3-year-olds named for African-American jockey and 1877 Kentucky Derby winner William “Billy” Walker and highlights “Opening Night Presented by Stella Artois & Finlandia Vodka” that launches Kentucky Derby Week and the 38-day 2015 Spring Meet. (4/25/15-6/27/15)
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Saturday Free Picks
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Race 1: #3 Flattermejim
Race 2: #5 Baby Wildcat
Race 3: #4 Como Se Llama
Race 4: #5 Wasatch
Race 5: #4 Thunder’s Rollin’
Race 6: #6 Hooligan
Race 7: #2 Blofeld
Race 8: #2 Shining Copper
Race 9: #5 Plenty Elusive
Race 10: #1 This Ones for Tony
Race 11: #2 Don’tforgetaboutme
Only 5 qualifying spots remain! Nearly 1000 entries have come to the Dudes’ Derby Challenge sponsored by Race Track Warriors and BETMIX. Only 55 have left victorious and qualified for the main event on Oaks/Derby day.
BOTH Dudes are in and qualified and will be at it again this weekend at Churchill Downs! That’s right, you can qualify more than once and gain extra entries in the main event!