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Due to preparations for the Spring Meet and for Kentucky Derby 134 on Saturday, May 3, Churchill Downs will move simulcasting operations to its Trackside Louisville facility at 4520 Poplar Level Road from Wednesday, April 2, through Friday, April 25. Simulcasting will also be available at Trackside Louisville on Kentucky Oaks Day, Friday, May 2; Kentucky Derby Day; and on Sunday, May 4.
Churchill Downs is open for simulcast wagering on Easter Sunday, March 23. Admission is free all day and and simulcasting includes Fair Grounds Race Course, Gulfstream Park and Santa Anita. Gates open at noon.
Churchill Downs Incorporated has partnered with Truly Indie and filmmakers John and Brad Hennegan to distribute their award-winning documentary The First Saturday in May to U.S. theatres for a week-long national run in 18 major markets starting Thursday, April 18. A special one-night Louisville, Ky., premiere is scheduled for Sunday, April 13, at The Louisville Palace Theatre.
Celebrity Chef Bobby Flay Helps Churchill Downs 'Bring the Derby Home' Through Official Kentucky Derby Party Program
Celebrity Chef Bobby Flay knows his recipes – and his horses. The host of the Food Network’s Emmy-awarding winning television show, “Boy Meets Grill,” is no stranger to the horse racing scene, having owned racehorses for a number of years after developing an affinity for the sport.
The Kentucky Derby “Road to the Roses” Fantasy Challenge, a free online contest that allows racing fans to manage a stable of Kentucky Derby contenders during the three-month buildup to the historic race, is now open for registration.
Churchill Downs Selected as Burial and Official Memorial Site for 2006 Kentucky Derby Winner Barbaro
Churchill Downs has been selected as the final resting place for 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro, who was euthanized one year ago after a lengthy battle with laminitis. The announcement was made Tuesday by Barbaro’s owners, Roy and Gretchen Jackson, at a Churchill Downs news conference.
Churchill Downs to Host Jan. 29 News Conference Featuring Roy and Gretchen Jackson, Owners of Barbaro
Roy and Gretchen Jackson, the owners of 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro, will participate in a news conference at Churchill Downs on Tuesday, Jan. 29, to make a special announcement.
Seven Eligible For $1 Million Twin Spires Club Bonus With Win In National Handicapping Championship IX
A field of 275 horseplayers is scheduled to gather in Las Vegas later this week to take a shot at record prize money and recognition as racing’s “Handicapper of the Year” in the ninth Daily Racing Form/National Thoroughbred Racing Association National Handicapping Championship (“NHC IX”), but only seven of those handicappers have a shot at a $1 million bonus offered by Churchill Downs Inco
Churchill Downs has established the dates for the three wagering pools that will comprise the track’s 2008 renewals of its Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”) and Kentucky Oaks Future Wager (“KOFW”).