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The solid gold trophy that will be presented to the owner of the 3-year-old Thoroughbred that wins the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) on Saturday, May 2 has arrived at Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT”) and was unveiled to members of the media on Tuesday, March 31.
Track Superintendent David Lehr will retire from that Churchill Downs Racetrack (CDRT) post at the end of May, concluding a career that spanned more than 43 years with the home of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) and Longines Kentucky Oaks (GI).
Baffert's 'Dynamic Duo' of American Pharoah, Dortmund Top Choices in Final Derby Futures; Mubtaahij Close Behind
Kentucky Derby fans saw much to like during the three days of betting in the fourth and final pool of Churchill Downs Racetrack’s (“CDRT”)’ 2015 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”) but they were most attracted to three-time Derby-winning trainer Bob Baffert’s “dynamic duo” of Zayat Stables’ reigning 2-year-old champion American Pharoah (#1) an
Baffert's American Pharoah, Dortmund Are Top Betting Choices For Final 2015 Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool
The powerful hand held by Hall of Fame Thoroughbred trainer Bob Baffert heading into this year’s 141st running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!
Three Chimneys Farm and Besilu Stable’s Dubai Sky, who ran an ongoing winning
With an incredibly high demand for tickets to this fall’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Keeneland Race Course, the next best place for horse racing fans in the Kentuckiana region to watch and wager on the year-end championship event will be Churchill Downs Racetrack.
The deadline for owners and trainers to make their promising 3-year-old Thoroughbreds eligible to compete in the coveted races of the 2015 Triple Crown during the series’ late nomination phase will arrive just before midnight (all times Eastern) on Monday, March 23.
Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, March 17 for former Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT”) General Manager and Churchill Downs Incorporated Senior Vice President Danny Parkerson.
Simulcast wagering at Churchill Downs Racetrack has been cancelled for Thursday, March 5 after a major winter storm dropped 8 to 12 inches of snow in the Louisville area and made hazardous travel conditions. Additionally, the racetrack’s offices will be closed.
Willis D. Horton’s reigning juvenile champion Take Charge Brandi is the brightest star among 154 horses on the roster of early nominations to the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade I), America’s premier race for 3-year-old fillies scheduled for its 141st running on Friday, May 1 at Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT”).