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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

Citizen Cope, Derby Winner's Poster, Preakness,Family Fun Days Top Churchill Downs Weekend

Churchill Downs joins racing fans in celebrating the bid by I’ll Have Another, winner of the 138th Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!

Post-Derby Spring Meet Racing Kicks-Off with Super Hi-5, Paddock Concert Series

With the excitement of a record-breaking Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks Weekend still present on its historic grounds, Churchill Downs kicks-off the remaining 32 days of its Spring Meet on Thursday, May 10 with a nine-race program that concludes with a Super-Hi 5 race with a carryover pool from Kentucky Derby Day of $276,914.

Nineteen Chefs Confirmed for Third Annual 'Taste of Derby' on Thursday, May 3

The hottest new Kentucky Derby party continues to heat up as 19 top international chefs announce their menu offerings and wine pairings for the third annual Taste of Derby – the Official Kentucky Derby Party of Churchill Downs.

Longtime Horse Racing Fan Wins $100,000 Kentucky Derby Dream Bet

A longtime horse racing fan from New York has won a chance to place a life-changing $100,000 win bet in the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands on Saturday, May 5.

Churchill Downs' On-Track Box Office Now Open

 Churchill Downs has opened its on-site ticket office for convenient walk-up purchase of tickets for the upcoming April 28-July 1 Spring Meet that include general admission tickets to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!

Solid Gold Derby 138 Winner's Trophy Arrives

Exactly 30 days before the 138th running of the $2 million-guaranteed Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I), the solid gold trophy that will be presented to the owner of the Derby-winning 3-year-old has arrived at Churchill Downs.