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New Twist for Downs After Dark in 2010: Each Will Be Themed, Led by 'Disco at the Downs'

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 Resumes Thursday, May 6 with Big Carryovers in Pick 6, Super Hi-5

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.

Power Outage Cancels Simulcast Betting On Sunday, May 2 At Trackside Louisville

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.

Revitalized Derby Trial Kicks Off 42-Day Spring Meet, Kentucky Derby Week at Churchill Downs

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

Churchill Downs Issues 'Pink Fridays' Challenge

Got pink? Churchill Downs and Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the world’s largest breast cancer organization, are issuing the people of Louisville a challenge to “Get Your Pink On!” each Friday leading up to the 136th running of the Kentucky Oaks to honor breast cancer survivors.

Simulcast Wagering Shifts to Trackside Louisville; 60 New Flat Screen TVs Installed

Churchill Downs will shift simulcast wagering operations to its Trackside Louisville facility at 4520 Poplar Level Road starting Wednesday for the month-long lead-up to Kentucky Derby 136. The necessary annual move is done to minimize inconvenience for customers as track officials prepare the landmark Louisville racetrack for hosting the typical Derby Day crowd of about 150,000.

Woodford Reserve Bourbon Releases 2010 Kentucky Derby Bottle

Like nurturing a champion thoroughbred, the art of crafting fine bourbon whiskey takes time, patience and attention to detail.

First Derby Nation 'Road to the Kentucky Derby' Viewing Party at PRIME Lounge is Saturday

While “March Madness” is heating up, the “Road to the Kentucky Derby” is also well underway, and Churchill Downs has arranged a fun way for fans of both basketball and horse racing to keep tabs on each sport by partnering with PRIME Lounge, one of Louisville’s newest and upscale nightclubs, to host a trio of viewing parties for NBC Universal’s upcoming broadcasts of the “Road to the Kentucky De

'Road to the Kentucky Derby' Begins This Saturday

Like every prolific sporting championship, the Kentucky Derby® is the culmination of months – even years – of preparation, determination and the heart-felt desire to win America’s greatest race for horses.  For many, the chance to compete in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and not making the cut means saying goodbye to a dream.