US horse-racing venue operator Churchill Downs is partnering with Wagner Cuban distribution division Truly Indie on the US theatrical release of Brad and John Hennegan's documentary The First Saturday In May which will open on April 18.

The film chronicles the journey of a cast of six hard-working trainers as they jockey for a position on the 2006 Kentucky Derby trail.

The deal was negotiated by Michael Overn with Truly Indie Executive Director Kelly Sanders and Head of Business and Legal Affairs Jason Janego.

Truly Indie's credits to date include Neill Dela Llana and Ian Gamazon's Cavite, Doug Block's 51 Birch Street, Geoffrey Wright's Macbeth, John Jeffcoat's Outsourced and Terry Sanders' Fighting For Life.