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Nick Ferrara (AKA 'RiNickulous') Named Chief Party Officer for Kentucky Derby 135

With Kentucky Derby 135® just around the corner, Churchill Downs, the legendary racetrack that hosts the annual “Run for the Roses,” has announced that Nick Ferrara, also known as “RiNickulous,” will be the new Chief Party Officer (CPO) of the 2009 Kentucky Derby infield.  The reigning CPO, Tim “Stymie” Snyder will formally relinquish his party-ruling duties today, making Ferrara the official m

Gosden-Trained Mafaaz Wins Kentucky Derby Challenge Stakes

The John Gosden-trained Mafaaz-GB ran down pacesetter Sochcahtoa-IRE in deep stretch and held off a late charge by Spring of Fame to win Wednesday’s inaugural running of the $115,000 Kentucky Derby Challenge Stakes by a neck at Kempton Park near London.

Kentucky Derby 135 Update - Friesan Fire Tops Louisiana Derby

Trainer Larry Jones will be a busy man on Saturday as he send his pair of major contenders for the 135th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) into important prep races in two states.

Kentucky Oaks 135 Update - Rachel Alexandra Odds-On in Fair Grounds Oaks

L & M Racing’s Rachel Alexandra, a dominant winner of Churchill Downs’ Golden Rod (GII) and Oaklawn Park’s Martha Washington in her last two starts, will be the odds-on choice when she faces five rivals in Saturday’s $400,000 Fair Grounds Oaks (Grade II) at Fair Grounds.

Kentucky Oaks Fundraising Partnership Announced Between Churchill Downs, Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Churchill Downs and Susan G Komen for the Cure®, the world’s largest breast cancer organization, announced today a partnership to raise funds to aid in breast cancer awareness and research.  Kentucky Oaks 135, the companion event to the annual Kentucky Derby, will feature a day of events to raise money and awareness for Komen, which leads the global movement for breast cancer research, educatio

CDI Announces Safety Measures In Effect for Kentucky Derby 135

Churchill Downs Incorporated has announced a series of groundbreaking new rules and policies designed to enhance the safety and welfare of jockeys and horses.  These measures will be in place at Churchill Downs racetrack in advance of the 135th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!

Time Running Out to Apply for 'Chief Party Officer'

Time is running out to apply for the best “job” in America: Chief Party Officer (“CPO”) of the 2009 Kentucky Derby infield.

Kentucky Derby 'Road to the Roses' Fantasy Challenge Now Online

The 2009 “Road to the Roses” Kentucky Derby 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 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!

‘All Others’ Favored In Opening Pool Of Churchill Downs’ 2009 Kentucky Derby Future Wager

Churchill Downs’ 2009 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”) begins its 11th year on Thursday when the first of its three betting pools opens with the mutuel field, or “all others,” as the favored betting interest as fans take their shot at picking the winner of the May 2 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) months in advance of America’s greatest race.

Bobby Flay to Host Official 'Kentucky Derby Party' Web Site

With Kentucky Derby 135 on May 2, 2009, quickly approaching, Churchill Downs, the legendary racetrack that hosts the annual “Run for the Roses,” is pleased to announce that Celebrity Chef Bobby Flay has signed on for a second year as the official host and spokesperson of the Kentucky Derby Party program and Web site, Read more ›