Traffic Plan for Oaks, Derby is Much the Same

by Stephanie Crosby This year’s traffic plan for the Kentucky Oaks and Derby will be much the same as in years past. LMPD Lt. Doug Sweeney says they’re making a couple of changes to the roads that will be shut down while race-goers leave Churchill Downs because of ongoing construction on Eastern Parkway. He says… Continue reading Traffic Plan for Oaks, Derby is Much the Same

Handicapping the 2010 Kentucky Oaks and Derby

There’s no Endorsement for the 136th running of the Kentucky Derby. As a matter of fact, there’s no Interactif or Eskendereya either. But if you’re Looking for Lucky or have a hankerin’ for Sidney’s Candy, you just might end up a winner. Join us on Thursday as we get the lowdown on the horses running in the 2010 Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks this weekend at Churchill Downs.  Listen to the Show
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Churchill Downs Continues Oaks Marketing Campaign

The Kentucky Oaks will again this year be marketed to women and will raise money for breast cancer research. The campaign is building off last year’s changes that began marketing Oaks Day to women. The track changed its broadcast partner from ESPN to Bravo, and touted everything from a ‘Pink Out’ for the day to… Continue reading Churchill Downs Continues Oaks Marketing Campaign

3,000 Derby and Oaks Tickets Sell Out in 48 Minutes

Today’s online sale of three-thousand Kentucky Derby and Oaks tickets was sold out in 48 minutes. Churchill Downs spokesperson Darren Rogers says their ticket sales website received fifty-thousand requests in the first five minutes of the sale. “There were a number of folks who were in line, or were in queue, in case those other… Continue reading 3,000 Derby and Oaks Tickets Sell Out in 48 Minutes

PHOTOS: Artwork for 2010 Kentucky Derby and Oaks Unveiled

Officials at Churchill Downs have tapped a French artist to supply this year’s artwork for the Kentucky Derby and Oaks. Linda Le Kinff was at the unveiling this morning of the artwork. Speaking through an interpreter, Le Kinff says she’s never seen the Kentucky Derby, but was honored to participate. “Artistically, it was just a… Continue reading PHOTOS: Artwork for 2010 Kentucky Derby and Oaks Unveiled

Rachel Alexandra Wins Kentucky Oaks

In what’s believed to be a record margin of victory, 1-5 favorite Rachel Alexandra finished 20-and-a-half lengths ahead of the rest of the field to capture the 135th Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs Friday. With Calvin Borel aboard, Rachel Alexandra broke away from pacesetter Gabby’s Golden Gal at the final turn to win the $554,500… Continue reading Rachel Alexandra Wins Kentucky Oaks

Police Ready For Oaks, Derby Traffic

Hundreds of Louisville Metro Police officers will be on traffic control duty on Kentucky Oaks and Derby days. LMPD Lieutenant Doug Sweeney says authorities will shut down some Watterson Expressway offramps near the end of each race day to facilitate the flow of traffic out of  the racetrack area. The Department of Transportation,  one of our… Continue reading Police Ready For Oaks, Derby Traffic

Eight To Run In Oaks

A field of eight is entered for Friday’s running of the 135th Kentucky Oaks.  Post positions for the $500,000, fillies only race were drawn Tuesday morning at Churchill Downs. The heavy favorite is Rachel Alexandra, with 3-to-5 odds for the mile-and-an-eighth race. She’ll run from the number six post position. Rachel Alexandra is trained by… Continue reading Eight To Run In Oaks

Police Easing Some Derby Cruising Rules

Louisville Metro Police have lifted some of the restrictions that were put in place to crack down on Derby weekend cruising along West Broadway. Assistant Chief Philip Turner says motorists will no longer need a permit for access to the route, and police won’t divert traffic unless there’s a heavy backup of vehicles. “(Such as)… Continue reading Police Easing Some Derby Cruising Rules