Derby Trial draws nine for opener

Updated: April 28, 2011, 11:53 AM ET
By Marty McGee | Daily Racing Form

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Kentucky Derby week at Churchill Downs will start in earnest in the dark - and that's not to poke fun at the thousands of fans who admit to being clueless about which horse might win the 137th Derby here May 7.

On Saturday night, Churchill will showcase the Grade 3 Derby Trial on the opening program of the spring meet under the lighting system that was installed in the spring of 2010. Entries are out for an 11-race card that starts at 6 p.m. Eastern, with nine 3-year-olds ...

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