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Churchill Downs Announces New Kentucky Oaks Day Collaboration With ‘Stand Up To Cancer’

Churchill Downs Racetrack will be aglow in pink again for the 138th running of the Kentucky Oaks – America’s premier race for 3-year-old fillies on Friday, May 4 and annual celebration of food, fashion and fun – as the springtime event welcomes a new beneficiary in Stand Up To Cancer (“SU2C”) to raise vital funds and awareness for cancer research. 

Ryan Jordan Appointed Churchill Downs GM; Greg Bush VP, Operations

Churchill Downs Racetrack has looked within its organization to fill a pair of key positions on its team by naming Ryan Jordan to the post of General Manager and promoting Greg Bush to Vice President, Operations at the historic home of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands.

Trackside at Churchill, Racetrack and Corporate Offices Close Early

Churchill Downs’ Trackside at Churchill Downs off-track betting closed early on Friday, March 2 in anticipation of a dangerous outbreak of severe weather forecast for Kentucky and Southern Indiana later in the afternoon.

'All Others' Favored Over Surging Union Rags, Five Baffert Contenders Derby Future Pool 2

A dominant performance by Chadds Ford Stable’s Union Rags (#23) in last weekend’s Fountain of Youth (Grade II) at Gulfstream Park has made the son of Dixie Union a strong individual choice in this week’s second three-day pool of Churchill Downs’ 2012 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”), but the “All Others” wagering interest (#24) remains a narrow morning line among the 24 betting

Registration Open for 'Road to the Roses' Kentucky Derby Fantasy Challenge

Churchill Downs’ popular “Road to the Roses” Kentucky Derby Fantasy Challenge is back for the 14th consecutive year. Registration is now open at to compete in the free online contest that allows horse racing fans to manage a stable of contenders during the 10-week buildup to the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) on Saturday, May 5.

Kristin Warfield Named Churchill Downs' Vice President, Partnerships

Churchill Downs Racetrack has appointed Kristin Warfield to the new post of Vice President, Partnerships at the famed home of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands.

'All Others' Strong Favorite, Algorithms Favored Individual in First Futures Pool

The first of three pools of Churchill Downs2012 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”) begins its three-day run on Friday, Feb 10, and the bet’s opening scenario is very similar to each of its opening pools since the wager was created in 1999: the Mutuel Field, or “All Others”, looms as a very strong favorite.<

Churchill Downs Sets Dates for 2012 Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks Future Wager Pools

Churchill Downs has set the dates for its trio of three-day betting pools for its 2012 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”) and a single pool for the historic track’s Kentucky Oaks Future Wager (“KOFW”).

Dates for the pools for the Kentucky Derby Future Wager, which is now in its 14th year, are:

Memorial Service for Julian 'Buck' Wheat Set for Dec. 28 at Churchill Downs

A memorial service for Julian Logan “Buck” Wheat, the longtime director of Horsemen’s Relations and the unofficial “Mayor of the Backside” at Churchill Downs, will be held at the home of the Kentucky Derby on Wednesday, Dec. 28.

Julian 'Buck' Wheat, Churchill Downs' 'Mayor of the Backside', Dies at 78

Julian Logan “Buck” Wheat, Churchill Downs’ Director of Horsemen’s Relations long known as the “Mayor of the Backside” at the home of the Kentucky Derby, died Wednesday afternoon of complications from injuries suffered in a Tuesday fall at his home.  Wheat was 78.