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Churchill Downs Distributes More Than $220,000 in Kentucky Derby, Oaks-Related Donations To Charity Partners
Charity partners who worked with Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT”) during this spring’s 141st annual celebrations of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and Longines Kentucky Oaks were presented with donation checks for their Derby and Oaks Week activities that totaled $222,705.
$175,000 Lukas Classic and Road to Kentucky Derby, Oaks Iroquois, Pocahontas Top $1.025 Million September Stakes
Hall of Fame trainer D.
Stephen Fidel’s Cosmic Evolution turned back a powerful trio of fillies trained by Steve Asmussen to score her first career victory in a 1 ½-length triumph the $100,000 Debutante Stakes for 2-year-old fillies on Saturday, June 27 at Churchill Downs.
Douglas Scharbauer’s He’s Comin In Hot preserved his reputation as one of the fastest young horses in North America when he rolled to a 3 ¾-length victory in Saturday’s 114th running of the $100,000 Bashford Manor Stakes (Grade III) at Churchill Downs.
American Pharoah's Kentucky Derby Victory, Triple Crown Celebration Top Memorable 38-Day Spring Meet
A nearly meet-long racetrack celebration of the victory by Zayat Stables’ American Pharoah in the $2 million-guaranteed Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!
Departing Ends Stakes Drought, Earns First Turf Win; Provides Claiborne With Churchill Stakes Milestone
Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider’s Departing won his first stakes race since 2013 and scored his first triumph on grass when slipped through along the hedge under jockey Miguel Mena to grab a clear lead in the stretch and held off longshot Knights Nation to win Saturday’s 26th running of the $20
Four-time Bashford Manor-winning trainer Steve Asmussen relishes the opportunity to try Jerry Durant’s maiden Show Bound on dirt in Saturday night’s 114th renewal of the six-furlong sprint for juveniles.
The willingness to improvise is a trait of most good horsemen. Additionally, many successful operations run their horses in races where they can succeed, but are keen to roll the dice when an opportunity is presented. After all, as the saying goes: you can’t win it if you’re not in it.
Churchill Downs’ Spring Meet winners Agent Di Nozzo, Guns Loaded, Ruble and Viva Majorca clash in a competitive sixth renewal of the $70,000-added Kelly’s Landing overnight stakes, one of four stakes events on the 11-race “Downs After Dark” closing night program.
Trainer Steve Asmussen has entered a trio of 2-year-old fillies – Adhara, Areolite and Thievery – in an attempt to collect his fifth victory in the $100,000 Debutante (Listed), which is one of four stakes events on Saturday’s 11-race “Downs After Dark” closing night program at Churchill Downs’ 38-day Spring Meet.