News / Videos / Photos

135th Derby, Oaks Launch Historic Churchill Downs Spring Meet That Introduces Night Racing

Historic Churchill Downs will raise the curtain on Saturday, April 25 on its historic 52-day Spring Meet that begins with the 135th renewals of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!

Kentucky Derby 135 Notes - Summer Bird Works Six Furlongs

Follow your Kentucky Derby 135 favorites on www.churchilldowns.com, and get the rundown on how the contenders are training up to the first Saturday in May!

ADVICE / DUNKIRK / JOIN IN THE DANCE – Two of the three Todd Pletcher Kentucky Derby hopefuls galloped Friday morning at Churchill Downs.

Kentucky Oaks 135 Update - Justwhistledixie Works; Fitz Just Right Injured

Follow the progress of your favorite Kentucky Oaks 135 contender daily through Churchill Downs' morning updates!

BE FAIR / TWEETER – Thomas Van Meter and Charles Kidder’s Be Fair galloped an unspecified distance.  Trainer D. Wayne Lukas says it’s up to the others to “figure out” how far she went.

Lukas says Be Fair will likely work Sunday or Monday.

Churchill to Unveil New HD Graphics for 2009 Spring Meet

Churchill Downs, which became the first racetrack in the United States to offer simulcasting in high definition (“HD”) last year, will unveil a new graphics package designed specifically for the HD experience when racing returns on Saturday, April 25.

Kentucky Oaks 135 Update - McLaughlin Duo Gallops

Follow the progress of your favorite Kentucky Oaks contender through the Churchill Downs Notes Team, bringing you daily updates on the fillies preparing for the 135th running of the Kentucky Oaks on Friday, May 1.

Kentucky Derby 135 Update - General Quarters Has Final Derby Work

Follow the progress of your favorite Kentucky Derby contender through the Churchill Downs Notes Team, bringing you daily updates on the horses preparing for the 135th running of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 2.

Silver City Heads 85th Running of Churchill Downs' Opening Day Grade III Derby Trial

Saturday’s 85th running of the Grade III $100,000-added Derby Trial, the featured race on the opening day of the April 25-July 5 Spring Meet at Churchill Downs, will have a distinct Kentucky Derby flavor as several of the eight 3-year-olds entered in the race hail from barns that will seek success in 135th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) a week later.

Kentucky Oaks 135 Update - Gallop for Rachel Alexandra

Churchill Downs has provided the following horse-by-horse update on preparations by the contenders for the 135th Kentucky Oaks on Friday, May 1, 2009.

Kentucky Derby 135 Update - Square Eddie Jogs

How is your favorite contender for Kentucky Derby 135 training up to the big race?  Read on...

Kentucky Oaks 135 Update - McLaughlin Fillies Arrive Wednesday

Churchill Downs is offering daily updates on the Kentucky Oaks contenders.  Read through the notes below to see how your favorite is training up to the big race!

BE FAIR – Trainer D Wayne Lukas said Tuesday morning that Rafael Bejarano will ride Be Fair in the 135th Kentucky Oaks (Grade I) on May 1.