CHURCHILL DOWNS, KY (WTVB) - It's Kentucky Derby week at historic Churchill Downs. The first leg of horse racing's Triple Crown takes place Saturday at 6:24 p.m. Eastern with the 140th "Run for the Roses." Among the contenders are California Chrome, Danza, Intense Holiday, Wicked Strong and Hoppertunity. The post-position draw to determine gate assignments is Wednesday.
Affirmed is the last to Triple Crown winner, capturing the Derby, Preakness and Belmont in 1978.