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Entered in Friday night’s featured $43,000 allowance optional claiming event at Churchill Downs is Brereton C. Jones’ Myositis Dan, who was named to specifically build awareness for a disease called Myositis that affects thousands of Americans each year.
Downs After Dark Returns Friday Night as Churchill Downs Celebrates Oktoberfest with Beer Garden, German Fare
Churchill Downs will transform its spacious 30,000-square-foot Plaza into Louisville’s largest beer garden on Friday night (Sept. 19) to celebrate Oktoberfest in true Bavarian style as “Downs After Dark Presented by Stella Artois and Old Forester” returns to the historic Louisville racetrack with a 10-race program that begins at 6 p.m. (all times Eastern).
Churchill Downs will host “Pigskins and Ponies” on Saturday! Last week’s Football Watch Party was popular with race-goers so track officials will bring it back for the final two Saturdays of the meet (Sept. 20 and Sept. 27).
Fiftyshadesofgold, the winner of the $200,725 Eight Belles Presented by TwinSpires.com (Grade III) on Kentucky Oaks Day, has been made the 2-1 morning line favorite in a field of 10 3-year-old fillies entered in Saturday’s $100,000-added Dogwood (GIII) at Churchill Downs.
Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider’s multiple graded stakes-winning millionaire Departing breezed a half-mile in :48 Sunday at Churchill Downs ahead of the Sept. 27 Homecoming Classic.
Aireofdistinction battled for the lead midway around the far turn and kicked clear in the final 100 yards to beat late-running Interest Free by 2 ½ lengths in Saturday’s sixth running of the $111,500 Open Mind, a six-furlong listed stakes race for fillies and mares at Churchill Downs.
Douglas Scharbauer’s Fiftyshadesofgold breezed a half-mile in :47.40 on Saturday morning at Churchill Downs in preparation for the $100,000-added Dogwood (Grade III) on Saturday, Sept. 20.
Ranked in the Top 20 North American jockeys by wins over the last three years, Rafael Hernandez moved his tack to Kentucky last week hoping to make an impact on the local racing scene.
A native of San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico, Hernandez was inspired by his uncle, former jockey Heriberto “Herbie” Rivera Jr., to start riding at a young age.
Churchill Downs to Host Football Watch Party for Saturday's U of L, Virginia Game with Tailgate-Like Atmosphere, Drink Specials
If you can’t make it to Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Va., the next best place to watch Saturday’s ACC showdown between the University of Louisville Cardinals and Virginia Cavaliers is Churchill Downs.
Kentucky Derby Champ Mine That Bird's Half-Brother Among Promising 2-Year-Olds Set for Saturday Debuts
Highlighted by a half-brother to 2009 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) winner Mine That Bird, a number of well-bred 2-year-old colts will be making their debuts Saturday at Churchill Downs where the excitement for new Derby prospects is always brewing on the backside.