Churchill Downs Selections, Day 1–Saturday, April 27, 2019

Bulletin
WinStar Farm, LLC, China Horse Club International, Ltd., and SF Racing, LLC’s Bulletin, shown winning the Palisades Turf Sprint Stakes on April 4 at Keeneland, will try to keep his undefeated record intact when he goes postward favored in the $125,000 William Walker Stakes at Churchill Downs on Saturday, April 27. Photo By: Coady Photography

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Churchill Kicks Off Derby Week Saturday Night

churchill_downs_logoChurchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. kicks off its 2019 Spring Meeting and Kentucky Derby week on Saturday, April 27 with Opening Night Presented by Budweiser–a 10-race evening program with a first race post of 6:00 P.M. (Eastern).

The featured eighth race on the program is the $125,000 William Walker Stakes for three-year-olds sprinting five-furlongs on the Matt Winn Turf Course.

WinStar Farm, LLC, China Horse Club International, Ltd., and SF Racing, LLC’s Bulletin, who is coming off a win the in Palisades Turf Sprint Stakes at Keeneland on April 4, is the definitive 4-5 morning line favorite in a field that attracted eight entrants.

Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano will be in town to pilot the chestnut son of City Zip for trainer Todd Pletcher.

Asmussen, Hernandez, Jr. Back To Defend Titles

Brian Hernandez, Jr.
Brian Hernandez, Jr., who won the riding title last Spring at Churchill Downs with 44 wins, is named on five mounts on opening night of the 2019 Spring Meet. Photo By: Coady Photography

Jockey Brian Hernandez, Jr., who was the leading rider at Churchill Downs last Spring with 44 wins, and Hall of Fame conditioner Steve Asmussen, who was the top trainer with 30 wins, will be back to defend their respective titles in 2019.

Hernandez, Jr. is named on five mounts on opening night under the Twin Spires while Asmussen has just one entrant.

Finally, Churchill Downs is collaborating with the Louisville Fund for the Arts for the fourth year by adding live performances by local artists to accompany an evening of live Thoroughbred horse racing.

The night will include more than 20 live performances by more than 150 local actors, dancers, musicians, and visual artists throughout the racetrack and on Churchill Downs’ “Big Board”.

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