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Sunday, November 23
|Gates Open||First Post||Admission|
Live racing returns Wednesday, November 26.Click here for results, payouts and replays.
|Fair Grounds||Pick 5 Jackpot||$4,537.00|
|Churchill Downs||Pick 6 Jackpot||$1,087.00|
Ricardo Santana Jr.
Jockey Ricardo Santana Jr. provided a breakout performance in the 2nd ever September Meet at Churchill Downs. Santana Jr. tied clinched 13 wins to tie defending champ, Corey Lanerie, for the title of Leading Jockey. Congratulations, Ricardo, on your first Leading Jockey title at Churchill Downs!
Trainer Wayne Catalano earned his first Churchill Downs training title during the September Meet. Catalano saddle seven winners, earning a shared title with Trainer Steve Asmussen, and signifying his comeback from a health scare earlier in the year.
Falls City favorite Don't Tell Sophia launched her big fall with a win in the Locust Grove (Reed Palmer, Churchill Downs)
Phil Sims and Jerry Namy’s Don’t Tell Sophia, a $1,000 yearling purchase who has thrilled racing fans this year with a victory in Keeneland’s Grade I Juddmonte Spinster and a runner-up finish in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff (GI), heads a field of 10 older fillies and mares entered Sunday for the 99th running of Thursday’s $200,000-added Falls City Handicap (GII), the traditional main dish of the Thanksgiving Day racing menu at Churchill Downs Racetrack.
Julien Leparoux rode In My Time to victory in Wednesday's ninth race for win No. 2,000. (Reed Palmer, Churchill Downs)
Jockey Julien Leparoux rode In My Time to a one-length win in Wednesday’s ninth race at Churchill Downs to secure his 2,000th career win.
Conquest Stables' Conquest Tsunami easily won the Street Sense under Shaun Bridgmohan (Reed Palmer, Churchill Downs)
Conquest Tsunami Rolls in Street Sense; West Coast Belle Romps in Rags to Riches in 'Stars of Tomorrow I'
Conquest Tsunami, a multiple stakes winner on synthetic surfaces, showed a fondness for Churchill Downs’ dirt with a 2 ¾-length, front-running victory over Nun the Less in Sunday’s second running of the $55,221 Street Sense, one of two overnight stakes on opening day of the track’s 26-day Fall Meet.
Steven Coburn and Perry Martin's favored California Chrome, ridden by Victor Espinoza, took command at the head of the stretch en route to a 1 3/4-length victory over Commanding Curve to win the 140th running of the $2,202,800 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!
Churchill Downs welcomed 29 members of the Churchill Downs Governor's Scholars 'Class of 2014' (Reed Palmer, CD)
Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT”) welcomed 29 outstanding high school seniors to the historic home of the Kentucky Derby on Thursday, Nov.
Rosie Napravnik was joined by fellow jockeys during Churchill Downs' salute to her career (Reed Palmer, Churchill Down)
Saturday marked an emotional afternoon beneath the Twin Spires, as Churchill Downs and the City of Louisville celebrated the extraordinary career of Rosie Napravnik, the first female rider to capture the Kentucky Oaks (twice), the Breeders’ Cup Distaff and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile.