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Churchill Downs will kick-start an action-packed Fourth of July holiday weekend in style as the legendary home of the Kentucky Derby winds down its 42-day spring meet with the final “Downs After Dark Presented by Budweiser Select” on Friday at 6 p.m. (all times Eastern).
Churchill Downs will greet representatives of Operation Homefront and area military families served by that organization during the final “Downs After Dark” night racing session of the track’s Spring Meet on Friday, July 2.
Churchill Downs Presents Donations Of More Than $223,000 to Komen For the Cure, Horses & Hope, Dare to Care, UN Food Programme
Churchill Downs officials will present donation checks totaling $223,346 on Thursday, June 24, to four charitable organizations that benefited from fundraising partnerships with the Kentucky Oaks and the new Taste of Derby Presented by Yum Brands™, a new event introduced during Kentucky Derby Week.
For the first time in its history the Breeders’ Cup World Championships will be held at Churchill Downs, Inc (“CDI”) in consecutive years as officials from Breeders’ Cup Ltd, Churchill Downs and Commonwealth of Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear made the announcement at a news conference this morning at the racetrack.
Now that the sun has set on this year’s Triple Crown, horse racing fans in the Louisville area will turn their attention to the much-anticipated return of the “Downs After Dark” nighttime racing programs at Churchill Downs, which arrive in earnest Friday night.
Dust off the flared trousers, wide collars and platform shoes.
When the wildly popular “Downs After Dark” nighttime racing programs return to Churchill Downs in earnest on Friday, June 11, there’ll be a new twist in 2010: each of the six evening extravaganzas will have a primary theme, beginning with “Disco at the Downs.”
Racing returns to historic Churchill Downs on Thursday, May 6 after a four-day break that followed memorable renewals of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and the Kentucky Oaks with a 10-race program highlighted by large carryover pools in both its Pick 6 and Super Hi-5 wagers.
A weather-related power outage has prompted Churchill Downs officials to cancel the simulcast wagering schedule at Trackside Louisville on Sunday, May 2.
A lightning strike during an overnight thunderstorm left the off-track betting facility at 4520 Poplar Level Road completely without power and the service cannot be restored in time to conduct Sunday’s simulcast wagering schedule.
Churchill Downs to Honor 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra with 'First Lady of Oaks' Designation at Oaks 136
Continuing one of the newest traditions of the Kentucky Oaks, Churchill Downs will honor Kentucky Oaks winner Rachel Alexandra as the 2010 First Lady of Oaks.
Churchill Downs raises the curtain on Kentucky Derby Week and its 2010 Spring Meet on Saturday, April 24 with the revitalized $200,000-added The Cliff’s Edge Derby Trial (Grade III) set as the featured event on an 11-program kicks off what bids to be a memorable 42-day racing session that will includes four “Downs After Dark” night racing sessions under permanent lights and a compelling schedu