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Churchill Downs Winner's Circle Governor's Scholars Class of 2012 Honored

Thirty-one outstanding high school students, members of their families and representatives of their respective schools were saluted at Churchill Downs on Friday, Nov. 16 as the historic home of the Kentucky Derby held its annual reception for participants in its Churchill Downs Governor’s Scholars Program (“CDGS”).

Colorful Collage by Derek Gores Unveiled as Official Derby 139 Art

A dynamic and explosively colorful patchwork by famed collage artist Derek Gores has been formally unveiled as the official artwork for the 139th running of the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands.

Churchill Downs Unveils Section 110 Trackside Seating for Kentucky Derby, Oaks

Churchill Downs Racetrack is introducing a new Section 110 seating and hospitality venue for the 2013 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!

West End School Benefits from Fall Meet Recycling Effort at Churchill Downs

Patrons visiting Churchill Downs during the track’s Oct. 28-Nov. 25 Fall Meet will have opportunities on each racing day to “pitch in” to support the work of Louisville’s West End School through an on-track recycling campaign.

Churchill Downs Releases Official Event Logos for 2013 Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks

The official event logos for Kentucky Derby 139 and Kentucky Oaks 139 were released Tuesday (Sept. 18) by Churchill Downs, and officially licensed apparel and headwear featuring the new marks are now available for purchase online at

David Lehr Named Churchill Downs Track Superintendent

Churchill Downs Racetrack has appointed David Lehr to the post of Track Superintendent and Senior Director of Track Surfaces, a post he will assume immediately at the historic home of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!

Churchill Downs Racetrack Announces $9 Million in Renovations Highlighted by Lush New 'Mansion'

Churchill Downs, the home for 138 years of the world famous Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!

Churchill Downs Presents $185,000 In Donations to Oaks, Taste of Derby Fundraising Partners

Churchill Downs Racetrack has presented checks totaling nearly $200,000 to fundraising partners who joined the track in the celebrations of its 138th running of the Kentucky Oaks on Friday, May 4 and the third annual “Taste of Derby” party on Thursday, May 3.

Record Kentucky Derby, Strong Nights, Unusual Weather Combine for Memorable Spring Meet

An eventful and memorable Spring Meet at Churchill Downs Racetrack that included an attendance record for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!

First All-Night Racing Weekend, Topped by Saturday's Downs After Dark, Closes Spring Meet

The complexion of the three racing sessions that comprise the final racing days of Churchill Downs’ 38-day Spring Meet changed drastically in recent days as record heat pushed into the Ohio Valley, but the centerpiece of the meet’s farewell weekend – the return of the popular “White Party” for the final Downs After Dark Presented by Stella Artois and Finlandia Vodka night racin