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(Oct. 29, 2008) – Janis R. Whitham’s homebred 3-year-old filly Nursery Rhyme overcame trouble in traffic at the head of the stretch to rally for a head victory over Kiawah’s Magic in Wednesday’s $48,000 The Lord’s Kitchen allowance feature at Churchill Downs.
Reigning "Horse of the Year" Curlin is back in familiar surroundings at Churchill Downs following a Monday flight from southern California and the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Oak Tree at Santa Anita.
Magna Graduate Wins Grade III, $108,200 Ack Ack Handicap On Opening Day At Churchill Downs’ 26-Day Fall Meet
Churchill Downs Opens 119th Fall Meet on Sunday, Oct. 26 With Ack Ack Handicap, 2009 Wall Calendar Giveaway
(Monday, Oct. 20, 2008) – World-class horse racing returns to legendary Churchill Downs on Sunday, Oct. 26 for the Louisville, Ky. racetrack’s 119th Fall Meet which covers 26 days through Saturday, Nov. 29.
Churchill Downs Incorporated has implemented a new horseshoe policy at its four racetracks that bans the use of toe grabs greater than two millimeters. The new policy is effective immediately.
The policy, which will apply to all horses racing and training at Churchill Downs, Arlington Park, Calder Race Course and Fair Grounds Race Course, states:
Select Group Of Five Guest Announcers Will Be Featured During Churchill Downs’ Fall Meet From Oct. 26-Nov. 29
The talents of a select group of five guest announcers will be showcased at Churchill Downs during the Louisville, Ky. racetrack's Fall Meet, which begins its 26-day run on Sunday, Oct. 26.
Churchill Downs and Great Britain’s Kempton Park Racecourse have announced a partnership to create a race for 3-year-old Thoroughbreds that will provide a clear path for the winner to a starting spot in the field for the 2009 running of the $2 million guaranteed Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I).
Due to a decline of purse money earned from wagering sources during its 2008 Spring Meet, Churchill Downs Racetrack has been forced to reduce $975,000 from its stakes program for the upcoming 2008 Fall Meet through purse reductions in 11 stakes races and the elimination of two other stakes.