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'All Others' A Strong Derby Futures Pool 2 Favorite; Honor Code Is Individual Choice in Six-Way Battle
Much of the country was covered by snow and ice during the three-day run of Churchill Downs Racetrack’s second of four pools of its 2014 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”), but fan betting produced a hot battle between six 3-year-old Thoroughbreds for the honor of favored individual horse, and trainer Shug McGaughey’s Honor Code (#8) topped that tight group b
Churchill Downs is offering a suggestion for Valentine’s Day shoppers as their search for the perfect gift in your life enters its final week: consider making the most romantic day of the year truly unforgettable with a gift of the sensational experiences of the 2014 Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks for that special person.
The nomination of a 3-year-old Thoroughbred to the 2014 Triple Crown races received via “late mail” has lifted the overall total for early nominations to the coveted three-race series of American classics to 414.
Derby, Oaks, Stephen Foster Top Record Six Grade I Events on Churchill Downs' 2014 Spring Meet Stakes Schedule
The 140th runnings of the $2 million-guaranteed Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!
Cairo Prince, Shared Belief, Honor Code Favored Individuals, But 'All Others' Strong Choice in Derby Futures 2
With fewer than 90 days remaining before the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!
Record Pletcher Army, Unbeaten Champ Shared Belief Top 413 Early Nominations to 2014 Kentucky Derby, Triple Crown
A record-shattering army of 42 talented and promising young stars from the stable of six-time Eclipse Award-winning trainer Todd Pletcher and 2-year-old stars of 2013 headed by unbeaten champion Shared Belief and stakes winners Honor Code and Cairo Prince top a roster of 413 3-year-old Thoroughbreds – an 11.9%
Early nominations are now being accepted from owners and trainers of 3-year-old Thoroughbreds who hope their young horses have the talent to the compete in the 2014 Triple Crown, the coveted series of American classic races that includes the $2 million-guaranteed Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!
Churchill Downs has adjusted its policy on supplemental nominations to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) to make supplemental entrants eligible to make the field for the race if they have qualified on the “Road to the Kentucky Derby” point system.
The new “Big Board” under construction at Churchill Downs, the legendary home of the Kentucky Derby, will be the only video board in an outdoor stadium or arena capable of displaying the new and advanced 4K ultra-high definition technology.
As the hectic swirl of holiday shopping heads into the homestretch, here’s a reminder that you can still place the ultimate gift – tickets to the 2014 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and Longines Kentucky Oaks – beneath the tree in a neatly-wrapped package or in the stocking of a loved one.