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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-...

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...

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.

Tepin Leads All the Way to Win Churchill Distaff Turf Mile Presented by Longines

Robert Masterson’s Tepin took the lead out of the gate and cruised to a 1 ½-length victory over defending race champion Coffee Clique to win the 30th running of the $300,000 Churchill Distaff Turf Mile (GII) Presented by Longines for fillies and mares.

Dame Dorothy Survives Three-Way Battle to Win Grade I Humana Distaff

Bobby Flay’s Dame Dorothy outlasted Judy the Beauty and Moonlit Stroll after a stretch-long battle to win the 29th running of the $300,000 Humana Distaff (GI) for fillies and mares by a neck.

Divisidero Blows Past Field to Win American Turf Presented by Ram Trucks

Gunpowder Farms’ Divisidero rocketed past the bulk of the field in the stretch to win the 24th running of the $250,000 American Turf (GII) Presented by Ram Trucks for 3-year-olds by three-quarters of a length over A Lot.

Trained by Buff Bradley and ridden by Rafael Hernandez, Divisidero covered the 1 1/16 miles on a firm Matt Winn Turf Course in 1:41.59.

Competitive Edge Takes Pat Day Mile Presented by LG&E and KU in Stakes Record Time

Nancy Favreau, Kathy Psoinos and Michael Tabor’s undefeated Competitive Edge romped to a 4 ½-length victory in stakes record time to win the $200,000 Pat Day Mile (GIII) Presented by LG&E and KU for 3-year-olds, the first of seven graded stakes on Kentucky Derby Day at Churchill Downs. The race was formerly known as the Derby Trial that dates to 1924.

Kentucky Oaks Winner Lovely Maria Gets the Money and Runs

Brereton Jones’ Longines Kentucky Oaks (GI) winner Lovely Maria did not stick around Churchill Downs long to rest on her lilies as she and Grayson Farm’s I’m a Chatterbox, the Oaks’ third-place finisher vanned to Keeneland shortly after the Oaks that was viewed by a record crowd of 123,763.

Owner Ken Ramsey on Scratch of International Star

Owner Ken Ramsey on the scratch of International Star from the Kentucky Derby: “The state vet got there this morning to check him out and did not like the way he jogged down the shedrow. Our blacksmith took the left-front shoe off and there was definitely some heat on the inside quarter of the left-front foot. Something’s brewing in there, probably an abscess. There’s nothing...

Lovely Maria Takes $1 Million Longines Kentucky Oaks Before Record Oaks Day Crowd of 123,763

The Jones boys struck again in the Kentucky Oaks.

Owner-breeder Brereton Jones and trainer Larry Jones (no relation) combined to win their Longines Kentucky Oaks (GI) when Lovely Maria charged to a 2 ¾-length victory over Shook Up to win the 141st running of the $1 million race for 3-year-old fillies before a record Oaks Day crowd of 123,763 on a mild, sunny afternoon....

Record Breaking 123,763 Fans Watch Lovely Maria Claim a Piece of History and Win the 141st Longines Kentucky Oaks

It was a record-breaking 141st running of the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade I) at Churchill Downs Racetrack which culminated as 123,763 fans, the highest attendance of all time, watched a memorable win by Lovely Maria. The prior attendance record was 116,046, set in 2010, during the 136th running of the Kentucky Oaks.

Longines Kentucky Oaks Trainer Quotes

Larry Jones, trainer of Lovely Maria (winner)/I’m a Chatterbox (third) – “She did good. She sure did. Very similar going into the Keeneland race. She's a filly just doing good. She worked so well here. I knew she didn't have to carry her track with her. Chatterbox came closing. She came closing. She got squeezed back a little bit early, but she came closing. ... Third in...

Longines Kentucky Oaks Jockey Quotes

Kerwin Clark, jockey of Lovely Maria, winner – “I’ve been riding for 40 years and I won my first Grade I last month at Keeneland (in the Ashland) with this horse. Then we won this race today. I am very blessed. Blessed to have this horse; to have (trainer) Larry Jones in my life and believing in me, and to have Mr. (Brereton) Jones believe in me and...