April 30, 2010. Louisville, Kentucky. Kentucky Oaks, "Louisville's Day at the Races and Run for the Lilies," occurs the day before the "Run for the Roses". On this day, for the 2nd year, people
OUT. In 2009, Churchill Downs initiated a new Oaks tradition by partnering with two charities that work to prevent breast cancer in women and men: Susan G. Komen for the Cure®
and Horses and Hope.
This year, Churchill Downs contributed $1 for every Oaks attendee to Susan G. Komen for the Cure and $1 for every Oaks Lily® beverage sold to Horses & Hope. According to the news, in 2009, Churchill Downs contributed more than $100,000 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure and $30,000 to Horses and Hope. This year, the Oaks drew a record crowd of 116,046!
Churchill Downs partnered once again with Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and Horses and Hope to celebrate women, raise awareness for breast cancer research, education and prevention and transformed the world’s most legendary racetrack into a pink palace for Kentucky Oaks 136. Attendees were encouraged to participate in the second annual Kentucky Oaks PINK OUT on Friday, April 30th by incorporating pink, the official color of the Kentucky Oaks and breast cancer awareness, into their Oaks attire.
The first ever PINK OUT at Churchill Downs in 2009 had impressive results. From hats to handkerchiefs, suits to sundresses, sunglasses to stilettos, ties to socks, Oaks guests were “tickled pink” to show their support by sporting all shades of rose, fuchsia, magenta and melon!
Learn more about the 2010 Kentucky Oaks PINK OUT – and all of the Oaks Day activities – by visiting the official Kentucky Oaks Web site,
"Boar's Head" one of the nation's leading manufacturers of deli meats and cheeses, supported the fight against breast cancer with its Pink Ribbon EverRoast™ Chicken Salad Croissant, during the 136th running of the Kentucky Oaks®
at Churchill Downs®. Boar's Head donated $1 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure®
for each sandwich sold from food service venues around the race track.
Featuring a pink raspberry vinaigrette dressing, this special Boar's Head sandwich will be offered one day only in support of Komen for the Cure, the world's largest breast cancer advocacy organization and partner of the Kentucky Oaks.
May 1, 2010. The "Run for the Roses" Kentucky Derby is known as the most exciting two minutes in sports. This year the rain put a damper on things. Ladies covered their hats and outfits in clear plastic. The rain did not stop the festivities of the Kentucky Derby. It was a full house as usual and the traditional mint juleps were poured in Derby glasses for a grand toast before the race.
The victor was Calvin Borel riding in his fourth Kentucky Derby and winning for third year on Super Saver. Ice Box came in 2nd and 3rd place was taken by Paddy O'Prado.