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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).

Churchill Downs Unveils Official Artwork for 2011 Derby, Oaks

The official artworks for Kentucky Derby 137 and Kentucky Oaks 137 were released by Churchill Downs on Wednesday (Nov. 17), and they are available for purchase online at Additionally, the artwork will be on sale in the Churchill Downs Gift Shop on Friday (Nov.

New Junior Jockey Club Mural to be Featured Saturday

A colorful new mural outside Churchill Downs’ Junior Jockey Club inside the Gate 10 entrance will be featured Saturday afternoon, and children and families will have an opportunity to name the artwork and meet the artist this weekend.

Churchill Downs Announces 6.3% Increase in Overnight Race Purses for Balance of Fall Meet

Effective Wednesday, Nov. 17, Churchill Downs will raise overnight race purses 6.3 percent because of higher than expected all-sources wagering levels through the early stages of the 21-day Fall Meet.

Churchill Downs to Give Away $10,000 in College Scholarships on Friday

Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association will host their annual “College Scholarship Day” at the historic home of the Kentucky Derby on Friday, Nov. 12. A total of $10,000 in college scholarships will be given away that day to randomly drawn students between live races.

Breeders' Cup World Championships Hospitality and Security Procedures

Churchill Downs and the Breeders’ Cup will implement special hospitality and safety measures for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Friday, Nov. 5 and Saturday, Nov. 6. Patrons are advised to arrive at the track early on both days to accommodate possible search procedures at all entrance gates.

Churchill Downs Box Office Open For Tickets To Breeders' Cup, 'Downs After Dark', Fall Meet Events

Fans hoping to purchase tickets to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, “Downs After Dark” night racing and other Fall Meet events at Churchill Downs can do so in person as well as online.

2011 Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks Logos Unveiled

The official event logos for Kentucky Derby 137 and Kentucky Oaks 137 were released Wednesday by Churchill Downs, and officially licensed apparel and gifts items featuring the new marks are now available for purchase online at

Memorable Kentucky Derby, Oaks; Continued Success of 'Downs After Dark' Night Racing; Rachel,Blame Among Spring Meet Highlights

Memorable renewals of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!

Boots, Brew & BBQ on Friday Night; Free Admission, $1 Beer & Hot Dogs on Closing Day Sunday

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).