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Derby Trial Renamed Pat Day Mile, Moved to Kentucky Derby Day; 25 Stakes Total $8.05 Million

Churchill Downs Racetrack will honor two riding greats with stakes races – one renamed and another that is new – during its 2015 Spring Meet, which spans 38 days from Saturday, April 25 through Saturday, June 27.

'All Others' A Cinch To Be Heavily Favored in Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 2

The mutuel field (#24), known to many racing fans as “All Others”, has been the favorite in each of Churchill Downs Racetrack’s Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”) pools that have opened a calendar year since the wager was created in 1999, and there is no reason to expect that history will not be served when the opening pool of 2015 completes its Friday-through-Sunday (Feb.

G.H. Mumm Named 'Official Champagne of Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs'

G.H. Mumm has been named the “Official Champagne of the Kentucky Derby and Churchill Downs Racetrack” after a three-year partnership was finalized between the two companies in late January.

Champions American Pharoah & Take Charge Brandi, 34 Pletcher Hopes Among 429 Early Triple Crown Nominees

Zayat Stables LLC’s American Pharoah, the Eclipse Award winner for champion 2-year-old colt of 2014, and Willis D.

Travis Stone Named Churchill Downs Announcer, On-Track & Simulcast Voice of the Kentucky Derby

Travis Stone, the race-caller at Monmouth Park in 2014 and backup announcer at the New York Racing Association this winter, has been named the new track announcer at Churchill Downs Racetrack and voice of the world-famous Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) – America’s greatest race which has been run every year without interruption since 1875.

Stirring Clark Handicap, 'Stars of Tomorrow' Performances Highlight Churchill Downs' Weather-Shortened 24-Day Fall Meet

Sizzling equine performances topped by a Hoppertunity victory in the Grade I Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare, dazzling performances by rising 2-year-olds in a pair of “Stars of Tomorrow” programs, and an early winter blast that forced the cancellation of back-to-back racing days for the first time in more than four decades were highlights of Churchill Downs Racetr

'All Others' Favored at 3/5 in Kentucky Derby Futures Pool 1; Dortmund Individual Choice at 9-1

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Streaking Lanerie's Latest Churchill Downs Riding Title Is A Runaway

Two of the three “human races” run through the weather-abbreviated 24-day Fall Meet at Churchill Downs are nail-biters and likely to go down to the last two or three races on Sunday’s 11-race program.

El Kabeir, Borel Lead From Start, Hold On to Win $233,000 Kentucky Jockey Club

New York invader El Kabeir, a 7-1 shot ridden by local hero and three-time Kentucky Derby winner Calvin Borel, led from the start and dug-in to hold-off late surges by Imperia and Eagle to score a narrow head victory in Saturday’s 88th running of the $233,000, Grade II Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes for 2-year-olds at 1

West Coast Belle Gets Jump in Golden Rod, Wins Longines Kentucky Oaks Prep by 1 1/2 Lengths

Gary and Mary West’s West Coast Belle tracked the pacesetters, grabbed the lead at the eighth pole and turned back a late challenge by No Fault of Mine to win Saturday’s 71st running of the $230,400 Golden Rod (Grade II) at Churchill Downs by 1 ¼ lengths. .

Ahead-of-Schedule Jon Court Rolling Again After Enduring Challenging Year

 With two days remaining in Churchill Downs’ weather-shortened 24-day Fall Meet, the victories amassed by veteran jockey Jon Court have him sitting comfortably in the Top 10 in the meet’s jockey standings.

Hoppertunity Makes Amends With Grade I Clark Handicap Victory in Return to Churchill Downs

Hoppertunity, a major contender for the 2014 Kentucky Derby until he went to the sidelines with an injury days before that race, returned to Churchill Downs on Friday to lead a 1-2-3 finish by 3-year-olds in his half-length victory under jockey Martin Garcia in the 140th running of the $551,000, Grade I Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Heal

Lukas Aims Take Charge Brandi, Mr. Z To One More 2014 Dance

The most accomplished juveniles in the barn of Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne LukasWillis Horton’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (GI) and Delta Princess (GIII) winner Take Charge Brandi and Zayat Stables LLC’s Delta Jackpot (GIII) runner-up Mr.

Frivolous Springs 19-1 Upset of Favored Don't Tell Sophia in Churchill Downs' Falls City Handicap

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Godolphin's Imperia, One of Four Highly-Regarded Juveniles in McLaughlin Barn, Tries Dirt in Kentucky Jockey Club

Since his days as an assistant to Hall of Famer and four-time Kentucky Derby (Grade I) winner D. Wayne Lukas, a victory in the “Run for the Roses” on the first Saturday in May has been a goal for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin.

Pocahontas Winner Cristina's Journey Favored in Golden Rod, Seeks Sweep of Churchill Downs Fall Stakes

With a disappointing journey to Southern California for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships behind her, Cristina’s Journey is back in the comfortable confines of Churchill Downs and is the morning line favorite to defeat 11 rivals in Saturday’s 71st running of the $200,000-added Golden Rod (Grade II) for 2-year-old fillies, the co-featured event on the Louisville t

Baffert's Lord Nelson Made 5-2 Favorite for $200,000, Grade II Kentucky Jockey Club

Peachtree Stable’s Lord Nelson, a runaway winner of the $101,000 Speakeasy at Santa Anita from the power-packed barn of Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, landed post nine and was made the 5-2 morning line favorite in a field of 12 juveniles that were entered for Saturday’s 88th running of the $200,000-added Kentucky Jockey Club (Grad

McPeek Targets Jockey Club, Golden Rod Sweep; Howard Hopes Eagle Soars

One can reasonably expect the name of Kenny McPeek, a trainer who always has some very promising juveniles in his barn, to be tossed about frequently during the Fall Meet at Churchill Downs, a racing session well-known for being an early proving ground for 2-year-olds.

Knocked Off the Kentucky Derby Trail by Injury, 3-Year-Olds Constitution, Hoppertunity Seek Redemption In Grade I Clark

Constitution and Hoppertunity, two auspicious 3-year-olds that were denied starts in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands because of ill-timed setbacks, look for redemption Friday at Churchill Downs against seven rivals in the 140th renewal of the $500,000-added Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade I).

Opening Kentucky Derby Future Pool Starts Friday With 'All Others' A Heavy Favorite

It’s a true reminder that the pace is quickening on the journey to the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I): the first of four pools in Churchill Downs Racetrack’s Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”) will open its three-day run on Friday, Nov.