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Bourbon Courage,Runner-Up in Return, Still on Schedule for Clark Handicap

A victory by Bourbon Courage in his return from nearly six months on the sidelines would likely have made a soggy day at Churchill Downs a bit more perfect for owner Bourbon Lane Stable, but trainer Kellyn Gorder liked what he saw and his colt remains on track for a bid in the $500,000-added Clark Handicap Presented by

Nearing End of Racing Days, Wine Princess Takes Regal Pedigree Into Chilukki

As the steady Wine Princess nears the end of her racing days, trainer Steve Margolis is dealing with mixed emotions as his filly appears to be in career-best form.

Special Post Times Friday & Saturday for Breeders' Cup Simulcast

Churchill Downs will have special post times for its 10-race programs on Friday (Nov. 1) and Saturday (Nov. 2) so the races coincide but don’t overlap with a simulcast of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships from Santa Anita.

Pure Fun Heads Deep Field for Saturday's Chilukki; To Be Run 20 Minutes Before Breeders' Cup Classic

Magdalena Racing’s Grade I winner Pure Fun, who returned from a five-month layoff to prevail in the $202,300 Indiana Oaks (GII), heads a deep field of 12 fillies and mares entered for Saturday’s 28th running of the $150,000-added Chilukki (GII) at Churchill Downs.

Last Chance to Register for Online Sale of 2014 Kentucky Derby, Oaks Tickets is Halloween

If you have not registered to take part in Churchill Downs Racetrack’s (“CDRT”) November online sale of seating for the 2014 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and the Longines Kentucky Oaks, the opportunity to participate in the sale will disappear very soon

Churchill Downs to Debut Exclusive 21+ Premium Lounge Area for Nov. 16 'Downs After Dark'

Those looking to socialize in a club-like premium lounge area while enjoying a night at the races will get their opportunity when Churchill Downs introduces the new “Skye Lounge” for the track’s only “Downs After Dark” nighttime racing and entertainment event of the Fall Meet on Saturday, Nov. 16.

Fort Larned Set For Breeders' Cup Classic Defense After Monday Work at Churchill Downs

Janis Whitham’s Fort Larned completed his serious preparation for this week’s bid for a second consecutive victory in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (Grade I) at Santa Anita with a five-furlong workout under jockey Brian Hernandez Jr. early Monday morning at Churchill Downs.

Final BC Classic Work for Fort Larned on Monday; Track Mourns Passing of VP Tricia Amburgey

Janis Whitham’s Fort Larned, the reigning winner of the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (Grade I), is set for a final pre-race tune-up on Monday at Churchill Downs before he boards a Tuesday flight to California for his bid for a rare second consecutive victory in the Championships’ main event on Saturday, Nov. 2 at Santa Anita.

Coastline Prevails in Opening Day Street Sense; Clever Beauty Wins Rags to Riches

John Oxley’s Coastline took the lead from Almost Famous around the turn for home and increased his advantage in the stretch to take the inaugural running of the $61,800 Street Sense by a widening three lengths over Ichiban Warrior on opening day of Churchill Downs’ 25-day Fall Meet.

20 Things to Know About Churchill Downs' Fall Meet

Just four weeks after staging the inaugural September Meet, horse racing returns to Churchill Downs on Sunday (Oct. 27) for the 124th Fall Meet, an action-packed five-week run of great racing and entertainment.

Claiborne's Vexed Bids for Record in Rags to Riches on Churchill's Fall Meet Opening Day

Kentucky’s legendary Claiborne Farm will attempt to claim a new spot in the record book at historic Churchill Downs when the 2-year-old filly Vexed takes on seven rivals in Sunday’s first running of the $60,000-added Rags to Riches Overnight Stakes, the co-featured event on the “Stars of Tomorrow I” racing program that opens th

Unbeaten Almost Famous Tops Inaugural Street Sense on 'Stars of Tomorrow' Fall Opener

Unbeaten Almost Famous, a dazzling winner in his racing debut in September at Churchill Downs, looms as the likely favorite in Sunday’s $60,000-added Street Sense, one of two overnight stakes races that highlight an 11-race program that raises the curtain on the 25-day Fall Meet at the historic home of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yu

New 'Single 6 Jackpot' to Highlight Fall Meet Wagering Menu

Churchill Downs Racetrack will debut the new 50-cent “Single 6 Jackpot” – a multi-race wager with a low minimum and big-payout dynamic – when racing returns to the Louisville racetrack for its 25-day Fall Meet on Sunday (Oct. 27).

Churchill Downs Gets the Big Picture: Teams with Panasonic for $12 Million High Definition Video Board

Ever been that fan who spent the day at the Kentucky Oaks or Kentucky Derby but never saw a horse? That won’t be a problem starting with next year’s races as Churchill Downs gets the “Big Picture”.

Churchill Downs' September Meet Produces Encouraging Results, Memorable Racing

The new September Meet at Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT”) completed its 12-day run on Sunday, Sept. 29 with encouraging results and memorable races that have track officials excited about future growth and success for the new entertainment and racing product in 2014.

Fort Larned Well On Day After Homecoming Classic Win; 2YOs Strong Mandate, Cleburne Work

While his win as the odds-on favorite in the first running of Churchill Downs’ $191,275 Homecoming Classic was anything but a surprise, the effort by the victorious odds-on favorite Fort Larned has trainer Ian Wilkes smiling as he looks down the road toward his star’s bid for a repeat victory in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (Grade I) at

General Election A Popular Victor in Churchill Downs' Jefferson Cup

Favored General Election navigated traffic in mid-stretch and rallied under jockey Joe Rocco Jr. to catch Redwood Kitten in the final strides to win the 36th running of the $110,400 Jefferson Cup (Grade III) by a neck on Saturday night at Churchill Downs.

Fort Larned A Gate-to-Wire Winner in Homecoming Classic, Breeders' Cup Classic Defense Next

Reigning Breeders’ Cup Classic champ Fort Larned prepared for a defense of his title on his home track with a powerful, gate-to-wire win in the inaugural $191,275 Homecoming Classic on Saturday night at Churchill Downs.

Ladies' Morning at Churchill Downs: Champ Groupie Doll, Grade I Winner On Fire Baby Work

While only two races appear to remain in her racing career, trainer William “Buff” Bradley believes champion Groupie Doll is poised to end her racing days in spectacular style.

Odds-On Choice Fort Larned Gallops On Eve of Homecoming Classic

LOUISVILLE, KY (Friday, September 27, 2013) – Defending Breeders’ Cup Classic (Grade I) winner Fort Larned has been installed as the odds-on 3-5 favorite for Saturday’s first running of the $175,000-added Homecoming Classic at Churchill Downs, but his post-time odds could drop even lower following the defection of one of three