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'Late Mail' Lifts Kentucky Derby, Triple Crown Early Nomination Roster to 414

The nomination of a 3-year-old Thoroughbred to the 2014 Triple Crown races received via “late mail” has lifted the overall total for early nominations to the coveted three-race series of American classics to 414.

Derby, Oaks, Stephen Foster Top Record Six Grade I Events on Churchill Downs' 2014 Spring Meet Stakes Schedule

The 140th runnings of the $2 million-guaranteed Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!

TwinSpires.com Offers Road to Kentucky Derby Contest With $1 Million Top Prize

TwinSpires.com, the official advance-deposit wagering service for Churchill Downs Incorporated and the Kentucky Derby (NASDAQ: CHDN), is offering its players an opportunity to turn $20 into a $1 million prize by betting the Kentucky Derby qualifying races with TwinSpires.com. 

Cairo Prince, Shared Belief, Honor Code Favored Individuals, But 'All Others' Strong Choice in Derby Futures 2

With fewer than 90 days remaining before the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!

Record Pletcher Army, Unbeaten Champ Shared Belief Top 413 Early Nominations to 2014 Kentucky Derby, Triple Crown

A record-shattering army of 42 talented and promising young stars from the stable of six-time Eclipse Award-winning trainer Todd Pletcher and 2-year-old stars of 2013 headed by unbeaten champion Shared Belief and stakes winners Honor Code and Cairo Prince top a roster of 413 3-year-old Thoroughbreds – an 11.9%

Triple Crown, Kentucky Derby Nomination Process Open; 'Early' Deadline is Jan. 25

Early nominations are now being accepted from owners and trainers of 3-year-old Thoroughbreds who hope their young horses have the talent to the compete in the 2014 Triple Crown, the coveted series of American classic races that includes the $2 million-guaranteed Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!

Churchill Downs Resets Kentucky Derby Supplemental Nomination Policy

Churchill Downs has adjusted its policy on supplemental nominations to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) to make supplemental entrants eligible to make the field for the race if they have qualified on the “Road to the Kentucky Derby” point system.

Panasonic Announces Installation of World's Largest 4K Video Board at Churchill Downs

The new “Big Board” under construction at Churchill Downs, the legendary home of the Kentucky Derby, will be the only video board in an outdoor stadium or arena capable of displaying the new and advanced 4K ultra-high definition technology.

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).