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135th Clark Handicap Heads $1.775 Million Fall Meet Stakes Schedule At Churchill Downs

  
The 135th renewal of the Grade II, $400,000-added Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare, a race that is as old as the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) and the Kentucky Oaks (GI), is the premier event on a schedule of 12 stakes races with total purses of $1.775 million announced today for the Nov. 1-28 Fall Meet at historic Churchill Downs.

Churchill Downs Incorporated Names T. Kevin Flanery President of Churchill Downs Racetrack

Churchill Downs Incorporated has announced that T Kevin Flanery has been named the 13th track president of Churchill Downs Racetrack, home of America’s greatest race, the Kentucky Derby.

Flanery will report to Bill Carstanjen, chief operating officer of CDI, and will remain a Company senior vice president.

Spring Meet 2009: The Season of 'The Bird,' 'Rachel' and Big Crowds for the Twin Spires Under Lights

The 135th Spring Meet at Churchill Downs came to a close Sunday afternoon with the lasting images of a longshot winner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I), the coronation of racing royalty in the Kentucky Oaks (GI) and a dazzling start for racing under the stars with the debut of “Downs After Dark” night racing beneath the Twin Spires.

Churchill Downs' Night Racing Finale Set for Thursday at 6 p.m.; Holiday Laser Light Show Added to Entertainment

Last dance. Last chance.

Churchill Downs will kick-start the Fourth of July holiday weekend in style as the world’s most legendary racetrack winds down its 45-date Spring Meet with the final presentation of “Downs After Dark” on Thursday at 6 p.m. (all times Eastern).

Churchill Downs Lowers 'Happy Hour' Prices, Adds Beverage Stations, Boosts Staff For 'Downs After Dark' II

After a successful launch of night racing with last Friday’s historic “Downs After Dark” debut, Churchill Downs is offering fans who were frustrated by lines at beverage stations during the night racing debut lower drink prices and significant increases in both drink stations and staff for the track’s second night racing program on Friday, June 26.

Racing Analyst, Commentator Jill Byrne Joins Churchill Downs Full-Time as On-Air Communications Director

Jill Byrne, whose insights as a television racing analyst for Churchill Downs and cable racing network TVG have earned acclaim and a loyal audience throughout Thoroughbred racing, has joined Churchill Downs on a full-time basis as Director of On-Air Racing Communications.

Debut of Historic "Downs After Dark" Night Racing Set for Friday Premiere at 6 p.m. ET

Let there be lights. Following the testing of temporary track lighting fixtures during early morning training hours on Monday and Tuesday, Churchill Downs officials declared the home of the Kentucky Derby ready for the first of three special dates of night racing billed as “Downs After Dark.”

Churchill Downs Presents $100,000 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, $30,000 to Horses and Hope

Two organizations dedicated to raising funds for the ongoing search for a cure for breast cancer shared the spotlight Saturday at Churchill Downs as the historic home of the Kentucky Derby presented donations totaling $130,000 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure©, the world’s largest breast cancer organization, and Kentucky-based Horses and Hope.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Horses and Hope To Accept Churchill Downs Donations on Saturday, June 13

While many of America’s top horses will be competing in the $600,000 Stephen Foster Handicap and four other major races at Churchill Downs on Saturday, the search for a cure for breast cancer will also be in the spotlight as the historic track presents a $100,000 check to Susan G. Komen for the Cure©, the world’s largest breast cancer organization.

Reunion Day Saturday

With five sensational graded stakes races cumulatively worth more than $1.2 million and a bevy of entertainment before and during the races, Saturday’s popular Reunion Day program at Churchill Downs promises to be action packed on and off the racetrack.