LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The 135th Kentucky Derby is this Saturday, May 2, at Churchill Downs. I Want Revenge, the 3-1 morning-line favorite, is starting at post 13, with Pioneer of the Nile in second. The winner’s purse of the 10-furlong race is $2,000,000. Last year’s winner was Big Brown of IEAH Stables, the same stables that co-own Revenge with David Lanzman.
-www.espn.comMEXICO CITY – Swine flu has spread to eight countries and has left an estimated 150 people dead. The World Health Organization has raised the risk-level for pandemic to “5” on a scale of “6” based on the fact that the swine flu has spread by human to human contact in more than two countries. The organization may upgrade the outbreak to a rating of “6,” indicating that a “pandemic is imminent.”
WASHINGTON – President Obama reached 100 days in office Wednesday. Among his actions in his first 100 days were closing the Guantanamo Bay detention center, restating American policy against torture and planning to end the Iraq War by August 31, 2010.