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Second Annual 'Thurby' Kicks Off Derby Weekend at Churchill Downs

Popular Derby Week Event Celebrates All Things Kentucky with 2015 Oaks and Derby Box Giveaway

Cinco Charlie Wins Inaugural William Walker On 'Opening Night' Kick-Off Of 38-Day Spring Meet

Bill and Corinne Heiligbrodt’s Cinco Charlie took the lead out of the gate and held off a mild bid from Senor Grits to win the inaugural running of the $100,000 William Walker Stakes for 3-year-olds by 1 ½ lengths on the opening night of the 2015 Spring Meet at Churchill Downs.

Undefeated Blofeld Tops Field of Six for "Opening Night's'" Inaugural William Walker as Churchill Downs Opens Derby Week, 38-Day Spring Meet

Glencrest Farm and JSM Equine’s Blofeld, perfect in three career starts that includes victories in the Nashua (GII) and Futurity (GII), tops a field of six 3-year-olds entered Wednesday for Saturday night’s first running of the $100,000 William Walker at six furlongs on the main track.

Possible Kentucky Derby 141 Favorite American Pharoah Arrives at Churchill Downs

Zayat Stables’ American Pharoah, fresh off a dominant eight-length victory in Saturday’s $1 million Arkansas Derby (Grade I) at Oaklawn Park, completed an uneventful Monday journey from the Hot Springs, Ark. track to Churchill Downs, where he stepped off a van at the home of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) shortly after 4 p.m. (all times Eastern).

Champion Untapable, Breeders' Cup Classic Winner Bayern, Belmont Stakes Winners Palice Malice & Tonalist Nominate to Spring Meet Stakes

Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade I) winner and champion 3-year-old filly Untapable, Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI) winner and Horse of the Year finalist Bayern and Belmont Stakes (GI) winners Palace Malice and Tonalist top a large and highly accomplished roster of racing stars nominated to 10 stakes races scheduled during the April 25

Churchill Downs Tightens Security Measures Ahead of 141st Oaks and Derby Days; Will No Longer Allow Re-entry to Track for Ticketed Guests

Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT”) will no longer allow re-entry on Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks days for ticketed patrons who leave the grounds during those racing and entertainment programs.

War Story Kentucky Derby 141-Bound after Churchill Downs Work

Loooch Racing Stables Inc., Glenn K. Ellis and Christopher Dunn’s War Story, third in the recent Louisiana Derby (GII) at Fair Grounds, worked at Churchill Downs on Wednesday in preparation for a planned start in the 141st Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) at the Louisville track on Saturday, May 2.

Late Nominations for Longines Kentucky Oaks, Woodford Reserve Turf; Nominations for 10 Derby Week Stakes Due Weds., April 8

Late nominations for the 141st running of the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade I) and the 29th running of the $500,000 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (GI) are due to the racing office at Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT”) by 11:59 p.m. (all times Eastern) on Wednesday, April 9.

Partnership of Kentucky HBPA, Keeneland and Churchill Downs to Fund Work of Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

The Kentucky Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (“HBPA”), Keeneland Racecourse and Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT”) will join in a unique partnership designed to generate funds for the work of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (“TAA”), the non-profit organization that serves as both an accrediting body for facilities that care

"Priceless" Solid Gold Kentucky Derby 141 Winner's Trophy Unveiled

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.