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NBC Sports Group Reassembles Triple Crown

The NBC Sports Group will broadcast all three legs of horse racing’s prestigious Triple Crown, renewing the rights to the Preakness Stakes and reacquiring rights to the Belmont Stakes. As previously announced, NBC and Churchill Downs, Inc. renewed rights to the Kentucky Derby. This marks the first time that all three races will be on one network since NBC aired them in 2005.

Unbeaten Uncle Mo Is Favored Individual Horse in Opening Pool 2011 Kentucky Derby Future Wager

Repole Stable’s Uncle Mo, the unbeaten 2-year-old champion of 2010 and winner of last fall’s Grey Goose Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (Grade I) at Churchill Downs, is a strong individual favorite in the first of three betting pools in Churchill Downs’ 2011 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”).  But the mutuel field, or “All Others”, is expected to again be the bettors’ choice when the Feb.

Road to the Roses Kentucky Derby Fantasy Challenge Now Open

Churchill Downs’ “Road to the Roses” Kentucky Derby Fantasy Challenge presented by WinStar Farm is back. The free online contest that allows racing fans to manage a stable of Kentucky Derby contenders during the three-month buildup to the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) is now open for registration.

MainGate, Churchill Downs Launch New KentuckyDerbyStore.com

MainGate Inc., the premier event retail and online merchandising company in the country, and Churchill Downs, home of the world’s most legendary racetrack and the Kentucky Derby, announce a three-year partnership for MainGate to be an official licensee, handle official off-site retail locations and to launch the new Kentucky Derby e-commerce website, KentuckyDerbyStore.com.

Churchill Downs' Trackside OTB Closed Thursday, Jan. 20, In Anticipation of Winter Storm

An approaching winter storm has prompted Churchill Downs officials to cancel simulcast wagering for Thursday, Jan. 20, at its Trackside at Churchill Downs off-track betting facility.

Churchill Downs, Yum! Brands Announce Five-Year Extension of Kentucky Derby Presenting Sponsorship Agreement

Churchill Downs Racetrack and Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM) today announced a five-year extension of their 2006 agreement that made the world’s largest restaurant company the first named presenting sponsor of the $2 million-guaranteed Kentucky Derby, the historic track’s signature race and one of the country’s  major sports and entertainment events.

Emotional Farewell to Popular Kentucky Derby Winner Mine That Bird Caps Churchill Downs' 2010 Fall Meet

The curtain dropped on the Churchill Downs Fall Meet on Sunday, Nov.

More Than 500 Served in The Lord's Kitchen's Annual Thanksgiving Food Box Giveaway at Churchill Downs

Volunteers from The Lord's Kitchen and Churchill Downs distributed more than 500 frozen turkeys and boxes of food filled with Thanksgiving food items to needy residents in neighborhoods surrounding the historic track during Tuesday's annual Thanksgiving Family Food Box Giveaway in the track's Paddock Pavilion.

The Lord's Kitchen, Churchill Downs Provide Thanksgiving Food Boxes To Needy Neighbors on Tuesday, Nov. 23

Volunteers from The Lord’s Kitchen and Churchill Downs will again become partners beneath the historic Twin Spires providing needy families and neighbors with frozen turkeys and boxes of food during the annual Thanksgiving Family Food Box Giveaway on Tuesday, Nov. 23.

Only 'Downs After Dark' Fall Event is Friday Night; Theme is 'Mad About Plaid'

The lone “Downs After Dark Presented by Budweiser Select” nighttime racing event of Churchill Downs’ 21-day Fall Meet is Friday, and the first of 11 live races under the lights at the historic home of the Kentucky Derby will be 4:30 p.m. (all times Eastern).