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Unveiling of Massive 'Big Board,' Derby Trial, Larry Collmus, Sky Divers and Fireworks Highlight 'Opening Night'
Churchill Downs Racetrack is set to open its 140th year and Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks Week with a spectacular “Opening Night Presented by Stella Artois and Finlandia Vodka” celebration on Saturday, April 26 highlighted by the anticipated public unveiling of its spectacular “Big Board” 4K video screen, the 90th runni
Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT”) has released its list of security and hospitality policies and procedures for this year’s 140th celebrations of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands on Saturday, May 3, and the Longines Kentucky Oaks on Friday, May 2.
The late nomination period for the classic races of the 2014 Triple Crown concluded late Saturday, March 22 with a total of 10 additional 3-year-old Thoroughbreds added to the roster of horses that are eligible to complete in the 2014 renewal of the prized three-race series.
CHURCHILL DOWNS OPENS NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2014 SURVIVORS PARADE PRESENTED BY KROGER AND ANNOUNCES BRIGHT PINK AS NEW CHARITABLE PARTNER
Churchill Downs donates $50,000 to kick-off Pink Out fundraiser
A 9 1/2-length romp by Winchell Thoroughbreds’ Untapable (#23) in last week’s Rachel Alexandra (Grade III) at Fair Grounds made her a rising star on the road to the 140th running of the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (GI), and the authority of that victory left such a strong impression that the daughter of Tapit closed as the narr
'All Others' Is Overall Choice, Cairo Prince Gets Narrow Edge as Favored Horse in Kentucky Derby Futures Pool 3
It was no surprise when the Mutuel Field (#24), or “All Others,” ended up as the overall favorite in the third of four pools in Churchill Downs Racetrack’s 2014 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW), but the small edge that Cairo Prince (#3), the favored individual horse, held over several KDFW rivals underscored the narrow margi
Unbeaten Onlyforyou Tops Pletcher Battalion of 17 Among 121 Nominees to 140th Longines Kentucky Oaks
The names of 121 3-year-old fillies – including 17 from the sprawling stable of six-time Eclipse Award-winning trainer Todd Pletcher – are included on the roster of nominees to compete in the $1 million-guaranteed Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade I), America’s premier race for 3-year-old fillies scheduled to be run for the 140th consecutive year at Churchill Downs on Friday, May 2.
Two-Time 'Horse of the Year', Defending Winner Wise Dan Heads Early Nominations for Woodford Reserve Turf Classic
Two-time Horse of the Year and defending winner Wise Dan is the brightest name on an international roster of 90 early nominations to the 28th running of the $500,000-added Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (Grade I) on the Kentucky Derby Day undercard on Saturday, May 3 at Churchill Downs.
The third of four pools of Churchill Downs Racetrack’s 2014 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”) opens its run on Thursday with Cairo Prince (#3) and Top Billing (#20) sharing the role of favored individual horses, but the ever-popular ‘All Others’ (#24) figures to be the overall betting choice when three days
Winchell Thoroughbreds’ Untapable (#23) has turned a dazzling romp in last Saturday’s Grade III Rachel Alexandra at Fair Grounds into status as the co-favorite with the always popular Mutuel Field (#24), or “All Others”, for Churchill Downs Racetrack’s only 2014 pool of the Kentucky Oaks Future Wager (“