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125th Fall Meet Opens Sunday for Action-Packed 26-Date, Five-Week Run

Cooler temperatures and the leaves changing colors signify the return of live horse racing to the Louisville area as Churchill Downs, the historic home of the Kentucky Derby, readies to open its 125th Fall Meet on Sunday, Oct. 26.

Churchill Downs' September Meet Concludes 12-Day Run With Encouraging Results,Strong On-Track Performances

The second-consecutive September Meet at Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT”) concluded its 12-date run on Sunday, September 28 with encouraging results and a string of strong performances by the equine and human stars who competed during the brief racing session.

Canadian Shippers Heart to Heart, Speightsland; French-Raced Battlefront Seek Grade III Jefferson Cup

A trio of 3-year-old Thoroughbreds whose primary racing experience has occurred beyond the borders of the United States is set to descend upon Churchill Downs in search of a signature victory when they compete in the 38th running of the $100,000-added Jefferson Cup (Grade III) over the Matt Winn Turf Course on Saturday (Sept. 27).

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).

'Pigskins and Ponies' With College Football, Drink Specials Added to Final Two Saturdays

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).

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.

Racing Returns to Churchill Downs Friday Night for 12-Date September Meet

Racing returns to Churchill Downs in earnest Friday night (Sept. 5) as the historic Louisville racetrack opens its second annual September Meet for an action-packed 12-date run every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Sept. 28.

Churchill Downs Concludes Eventful, Challenging 2014 Spring Meet

Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT”)concluded its 140th Spring Meet on Sunday, June 29 after 38 days of racing highlighted by spectacular renewals of the $2 million guaranteed Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!

Spring Meet's Final Week Features "Downs After Dark" Racing, Stakes Races, "Fan Appreciation Day"

While some of us might still be working to recover from the memorable celebrations of the 140th Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) and the Longines Kentucky Oaks (GI), the calendar has rolled on Churchill Downs Racetrack’s 38-day Spring Meet and the track moves into its last four racing days on Thursday, June 26.

Family Adventure Day Presented by Kroger Returns to Churchill Downs Sunday June 22

Interactive areas, play land inflatables, crafts and a birthday party for Churchill Charlie create family festival atmosphere

A birthday extravaganza for Junior Jockey Club Mascot Churchill Charlie will be the highlight of an action packed Family Adventure Day Presented by Kroger at Churchill Downs on Sunday, June 22.