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Kentucky Derby, Oaks Section 110 Seating Available for Late Stocking Stuffers

As the hectic swirl of holiday shopping heads into the homestretch, here’s a reminder that you can still place the ultimate gift – tickets to the 2014 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and Longines Kentucky Oaks – beneath the tree in a neatly-wrapped package or in the stocking of a loved one.

Churchill Downs' La Troienne Elevated to Grade I Status for 2014 Running

Churchill DownsLa Troienne Stakes, a 1 1/8-mile race for fillies and mares ages 4 & up run each year on Kentucky Oaks Day, was elevated to Grade I status for its 2014 running by the American Graded Stakes Committee (“AGSC”).

Churchill Downs' Twin Spires to Glow Orange & White In Support of Neighboring DeSales High's Football Title Bid

Starting Thursday evening, the historic Twin Spires of Churchill Downs will glow in shades of orange and white in honor of neighboring DeSales High School and the bid (“KHSAA”) by its football team to earn the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s 2-A High School Football Championship on Saturday in Bowling Green.

Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 1 $2 Win & Exacta Will-Pays

For final odds and will-pays for the Nov. 27-30 Pool 1 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager, click here.

Unforgettable Clark Handicap Finish Highlights Exciting, Challenging 2013 Fall Meet at Churchill Downs

A dramatic renewal of the $550,700 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade I) won in heart-pounding fashion by Willis D. Horton’s Will Take Charge was the unquestionable highlight of a compelling racing season, but business levels during Churchill Downs’ 25-day Fall Meet that concluded on Saturday, Nov.

Tapiture Earns First Career Victory in Churchill Downs' Kentucky Jockey Club

Tapiture had failed to find the winner’s circle in the first three races of his young career, but he displayed a liking for a brighter spotlight when he rallied from just off the pace under jockey Ricardo Santana Jr. for an easy 4 ¼-length victory in the 87th running of the $175,200 Kentucky Jockey Club (Grade II) for 2-year-olds, the co-featured eve

Vexed Wins Golden Rod, Gives Iconic Claiborne Farm Record-Equaling 32nd Stakes Win at Churchill Downs

Claiborne Farm and Adele B. Dilschneider’s homebred Vexed raced close to the pace throughout and drew clear in the stretch to win Saturday’s 70th running of the $169,050 Golden Rod (Grade II) at Churchill Downs by one-length over a game Bird Maker.

Statement from Trainer Pat Byrne on Late Scratch of Favored Almost Famous from Kentucky Jockey Club

“He popped a “stone gravel” – a stone bruise. It popped out of his coronet band yesterday. He’s sound on it and we were able to treat it topically. He was fine this morning. The state vet was here and she thought he was sound. But I know he’s not quite 100 percent, and as the day has gone on some infection has been building up in the foot.

Will Take Charge Well on Morning After Stirring Clark Handicap Victory

On the morning after his dramatic, last-gasp victory over favored Game On Dude in the 139th running of the $500,000-added Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade I), Willis D.

Will Take Charge Edges Game On Dude in Final Jump of Championship Showdown in Clark Handicap

Willis D. Horton’s Will Take Charge, beaten a nose by Mucho Macho Man in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (Grade I) on Nov.

Romans Positions Juveniles for Spring; Wine Princess Well, Prepares for Departure for New Career

After an uncharacteristically slow start following his first Eclipse Award season as a trainer, Dale Romans gained momentum in the second half of 2013 largely on the strength of promising young horses in his barn.

Wine Flows at Churchill on Thanksgiving as 'Princess' Romps in Grade II Falls City

Becky Winemiller’s 4-year-old filly Wine Princess concluded her racing career in brilliant style on Thanksgiving Day at Churchill Downs with an authoritative 2 ¾-length win over 8-5 favorite Don’t Tell Sophia in the 98th running of the $165,300 Falls City Handicap (Grade II).

Game On Dude Gallops During Brief Training Window; Our Double Play Looks for Clark Home Run

After dusk-to-dawn work in bone-chilling temperatures by Churchill Downs’ track maintenance team, there was a small window for training activity over the main track early Thanksgiving morning, and California-based visitor Game On Dude made the most of it.

Churchill Downs Offers $1 Draft Beers & Hot Dogs, 50-Cent Sodas As Closing Day 'Thank You' to Fans

When the racing year at Churchill Downs Racetrack winds to a close on Saturday (Nov.

Stonetastic Returns to Churchill Downs in Search of Golden Rod Redemption

The last time Stoneway Farm’s Stonetastic visited Churchill Downs, she returned to her home base in New Jersey with a near-miss loss that was also the first setback in her promising young career.

Almost Famous Made 6-5 Favorite to Land Saturday's "Stars of Tomorrow II" Kentucky Jockey Club

Chuck and Maribeth Sandford’s Almost Famous, one of the nation’s most tantalizing 2-year-old prospects, landed post position No. 1 and heads a field of 10 juveniles entered for Saturday’s 87th running of the $150,000-added Kentucky Jockey Club (Grade II) at Churchill Downs.

Game On Dude Arrives, Settles In for Clark; Clark Post for Will Take Charge OK by Lukas

The major players for Friday’s 139th running of the $500,000-added Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade I) are now in place at Churchill Downs following the early afternoon arrival of morning line favorite Game On Dude early Wednesday afternoon at Churchill Downs.

Game On Dude, Will Take Charge Vie for Championship Honors in Clark Handicap

Game On Dude, a seven-time Grade I winner in California, will break from the rail and Travers (GI) champ Will Take Charge, who lost the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI) by a nose, landed post No.

Holiday Betting Bargains Abound in Earliest Kentucky Derby Future Wager, But 'All Others" Heavily Favored

Thanksgiving Weekend racing fans looking for great deals on contenders for the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) have  opportunities this week to do their earliest shopping ever as Churchill DownsKentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”) opens a four-day run on Wednesday, Nov. 27.

Easter Gift Arrives Tuesday for Run Against Game On Dude, Will Take Charge in Friday's Clark

While the journey of seven-time Grade I winner Game On Dude to Churchill Downs for Friday’s $500,000-added Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade I) has been much discussed, another Clark hope will ship to the track with much less fanfare on Tuesday.