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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

Record Heat Prompts Churchill Downs to Shift to Night Racing Schedule on Friday and Sunday

Churchill Downs officials will adjust their post times and race exclusively in the evening for the final three days of its 138th Spring Meet due to looming near-record triple-digit heat in the forecast for Louisville. The first race on Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be 6:30 p.m. (all times Eastern).

Forecast of Triple-Digit Heat Prompts Cancellation of Thursday, June 28 Racing

With weather forecasts calling for near-record triple-digit heat, officials at Churchill Downs Racetrack have decided to cancel the track’s live racing program scheduled for Thursday, June 28.

Young Stars, Music, Family Fun Headline Next-to-Last Spring Meet Weekend

Only two weekends of racing remain in the Churchill Downs Spring Meet, and the next-to-last weekend of racing beneath the Twin Spires features a look at racing’s future stars in the historic Debutante Stakes, terrific live music and another Sunday of Family Fun activities presented by Kroger.

Some Dining, Seats Available for Saturday's 'Desert Oasis' 'Downs After Dark', J.D. Shelburne Set for Friday Happy Hours

The atmosphere of Churchill Downs and fashion choices by its racing fans will reflect the sights and sounds of the Middle East as the historic track is transformed into a “Desert Oasis” for the “Downs After Dark” Presented by Stella Artois and Finlandia Vodka celebration on Saturday, June 16, with spectacular on-track action highlighted by the

Churchill Downs Refines 'Road to the Kentucky Derby', Oaks with Point System

In one of the most essential developments in the storied history of the Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs Racetrack will abandon the graded stakes earnings criteria it has used since 1986 to determine which 20 horses get into the starting gate for the 1 ¼-mile classic on the first Saturday in May and institute a point system to qualify for America’s Greatest Race.

Churchill Downs Joins Fans To Celebrate I'll Have Another's Triple Crown Bid

Churchill Downs will join its fans in celebrating the historic Triple Crown bid by I’ll Have Another, winner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!

Black Lillies, Bluegrass Art Experience, 'Family Fun' Sunday Share Churchill Downs Holiday Weekend Spotlight with Louisville 'Cap

Paddock Concert Series performance by The Black Lillies on Friday evening kicks off a festive four-day holiday weekend at Churchill Downs that includes a special Memorial Day racing program on Monday, infield fun Saturday-through-Monday with the first Bluegrass Art Experience, and another ‘Family Fun’ Sun

Churchill Downs Presents Ladies Only Racing Clinic, Thursday, May 24

Half and Full Day Sessions Feature Wagering Advice and Thoroughbred Education From Two of Racing’s Leading Ladies, Jill Byrne and Donna Barton Brothers