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Six Pletcher Stars, Five Baffert Hopes Top Pool 2 of Kentucky Derby Future Wager

Five-time Eclipse Award-winning trainer Todd Pletcher lost a major contender for the 2013 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!

TwinSpires.com Offers $1-Million Top Prize in Road to the Derby Contest - Starts Saturday, Feb. 23

TwinSpires.com, the official advance-deposit wagering service for Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN), is offering its players an opportunity to turn $20 into a $1-million prize by betting the Kentucky Derby preps and the Triple Crown with TwinSpires.com. 

'Road to Kentucky Derby' Championship Series Begins with Fountain of Youth, Risen Star

Over the next 10 weeks, compelling drama will be plentiful as the new “Kentucky Derby Championship Series” begins in earnest and horses attempt to earn their way into the May 4 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands beginning with Saturday’s Fountain of Youth at Gulfstream Park and the Risen Star at Fair Grounds

Early Nominations to Kentucky Oaks 139, Woodford Reserve Turf Classic Due Saturday

The early nomination deadline is fast approaching for owners and trainers who are pointing young racing stars in their care to the  139th running of the $1 million-guaranteed Kentucky Oaks (Grade I), America’s premier race for 3-year-old fillies on Friday, May 3 at Churchill Downs.

'All Others' Strong Choice Over Shanghai Bobby, Violence in Derby Futures Pool 1

Champion Shanghai Bobby (#17) and rising star Violence (#21) are expected to vie for the role of individual favorite, but Churchill Downs Racetrack oddsmaker Mike Battaglia believes the “All Others” (#24) betting interest will be a strong fans’ choice in the first of three pools of the 2013 Kentucky Der

Champion Shanghai Bobby Leads Large Pletcher Team Among 369 Horses Nominated to 2013 Triple Crown Series

The early nomination period for the three races in the American Triple Crown has concluded with 369 3-year-old Thoroughbreds based in the United States and abroad eligible to bid for a rare sweep of the series of classic races that includes the $2 million-guaranteed Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!

Early Nominations of 3-Year-Old Thoroughbreds to 2013 Triple Crown Series Due Saturday, Jan. 26

Owners and trainers of 3-year-old Thoroughbreds who dream that their young horses will participate in the 2013 Triple Crown races have only a few days remaining to make their horses eligible during its early nomination period to compete in the coveted series of American classics that includes the $2 million-guaranteed Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!

139th Kentucky Derby, Oaks Top $7.475 Million Churchill Downs' Spring Stakes Schedule

The 139th annual runnings of the $2 million-guaranteed Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!

Churchill Downs Schedules Pools for 2013 Kentucky Derby, Oaks Future Wager

Churchill Downs Racetrack has established dates for three wagering pools for its Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”) and a single pool for its Kentucky Oaks Future Wager (“KOFW”) in 2013.

Scheduled dates for the trio of three-day, Friday-through-Sunday wagering pools in the Kentucky Derby Future Wager are:

Mena Wins Again, Guides Longshot Keep Up to Victory in River City on Closing Day

Jockey Miguel Mena capped a lucrative weekend at Churchill Downs by guiding 30-1 longshot Keep Up to a half-length win over 4-5 favorite Boisterous in the 35th running of the Grade III, $115,700 River City Handicap on closing day of the 21-day Fall Meet.