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Kentucky Derby Winner American Pharoah, Dortmund Return To The Track

Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) winner American Pharoah and third-place finisher Dortmund returned to the track Thursday for the first time since Saturday’s Run for the Roses.

Churchill Downs Racing Returns With New Twilight Thursdays' 5 P.M Post; Mother's Day Dining Still Availabe

After a spectacularly successful weekend during which the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and the Longines Kentucky Oaks attracted record combined attendance of 294,276 to Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT”), the track resumes its 38-day Spring Meet on Thursday, May 7 with the first of its new Twilight Thursday programs.

O.A.R. with Very Special Guests Allen Stone and Brynn Elliott Wednesday, September 9, 2015 Churchill Downs Paddock Plaza

LOUISVILLE, KY (May 4, 2015) — Churchill Downs, America's most famous racetrack, is excited to announce a unique live concert experience this Fall. See O.A.R. live on stage with guests Allen Stone & Brynn Elliott under the Twin Spires on Wednesday, Sept. 9, as we celebrate the start of September racing at the track.

Derby Top Three Doing Well; Lukas Mulls Preakness For Mr. Z

The top three finishers from Saturday’s 141st Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) were doing well Monday morning at Churchill Downs.

Record Breaking 170,513 fans watch American Pharoah take home 141st ‘Run for the Roses’ in the final stretch

141st ‘Run for the Roses’ in the final stretch

American Pharoah Wins 141st Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) Before Record Crowd of 170,513

 Zayat Stables’ homebred American Pharoah, ridden by now three-time Derby winner Victor Espinoza and trained by now four-time Derby winner Bob Baffert, collared leaders Dortmund and Firing Line at the head of the stretch and drew clear for a one-length victory in the 141st running of the $2,178,800 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) on a sun-splashed afternoon before a record crowd of 170,513.

Kentucky Derby Jockey Quotes

Victor Espinoza, jockey of American Pharoahwinner – “I feel like the luckiest Mexican on Earth. He has been a special horse since the first time I rode him. He has a lot of talent and is an unbelievable horse. Turning for home I started riding a little harder. At the eighth pole, I just couldn’t put that other horse (Firing Line) away, but he got it done.”

Kentucky Derby Trainer Quotes

Bob Baffert, trainer of American Pharoah, winner/Dortmund, third – “We were ready to rumble. Since their last works I was hearing how good they were and I was hoping it would come true. I felt very confident going in.”

Simon Callaghan, trainer of Firing Linesecond – “It is disap

Finnegans Wake Wins Grade I Woodford Reserve Turf Classic

Donegal Racing’s Finnegans Wake made the last run count as he got up in the final strides to win the 29th running of the $500,000 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (GI) for 4-year-olds and up.

Private Zone Takes Churchill Downs Presented by Twinspires.com as Bayern Runs Last

Good Friends Stable’s Private Zone put away longshot Nates Mineshaft at the eighth pole and drew off to post a 4 ¼-length victory and ruin the 2015 debut of Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI) winner Bayern in the 81st running of the $500,000 Churchill Downs (GII) Presented by Twinspires.com for 4-year-olds and up.