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Heavy rain turns Derby track into mess

Updated: May 3, 2010, 2:59 PM ET
Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Get ready for the Trudge for the Roses.

Rain pummeled Churchill Downs early Saturday, turning the historic track into a soggy mess for the Kentucky Derby, the latest wild card in a week full of them.

Heavy rains postponed early morning workouts Saturday, but all 20 Kentucky Derby horses were still expected to start. Trainers opted to trot their Derby hopefuls inside their barns instead.

More than an inch fell by noon ET, and the National Weather Service says ...

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