The Kentucky Derby program on May 1 at Churchill Downs will feature five graded stakes in addition to the 1 1/4-mile classic. On Friday, Churchill Downs provided an early look at who is targeting the undercard stakes. Click on the race names to learn more.
$500,000 Pat Day Mile (G2)
Dream Shake (Peter Eurton); Excellent Timing (Chad Brown); Gretzky the Great (Mark Casse); Jackie’s Warrior (Steve Asmussen); Prevalence (Brendan Walsh); and Whiskey Double (Steve Asmussen).
$500,000 Distaff Turf Mile (G2)
Abscond (Eddie Kenneally); Blowout (Chad Brown); Got Stormy (Mark Casse); and Princess Grace (Mike Stidham).
$500,000 Derby City Distaff (G1)
Gamine (Bob Baffert) and Sconsin (Greg Foley). Possible: Bell’s the One (Neil Pessin); Finite (Steve Asmussen); Hibiscus Punch (Justin Nixon); and Unique Factor (Peter Miller).
$500,000 Churchill Downs Stakes (G1)
Charlatan (Bob Baffert); Hog Creek Hustle (Vickie Foley); Lexitonian (Jack Sisterson); and Tap It To Win (Mark Casse). Possible: Bango (Greg Foley); and Shashashakemeup (Peter Miller).
$1 million Turf Classic (G1)