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Churchill Downs Adds New Pool for Kentucky Derby Future Wager

Fans can now back their opinion on the prospects for next year’s Kentucky Derby sooner rather than later. For the first time, Churchill Downs Racetrack will add a fourth pool to its popular Kentucky Derby Future Wager and it will coincide with closing week of the racetrack’s 25-day Fall Meet: Wednesday, Nov. 27 through Saturday, Nov. 30.

Byrne Adds Blinkers for Quick Turnaround for Promising Juvenile Almost Famous

When the highly-regarded 2-year-old Almost Famous faltered in upper stretch and finished a non-threatening fourth in the $61,800 Street Sense on opening day of the Churchill Downs Fall Meet, trainer Pat Byrne quickly admitted that he was completely mystified.

Lukas Says BC Classic Runner-Up Will Take Charge "Possible" for Clark 'Cap Run

The narrow loss to Mucho Macho Man in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (Grade I) at Santa Anita by Willis D. Horton’s Will Take Charge might not be the final race of the year for the late-blooming 3-year-old star.

Kentucky Derby Winner McGaughey Ships Abaco to Churchill For Saturdayi's Cardinal

Solid Appeal and Somali Lemonade will share top billing as the 119-pound starting high weights for Saturday’s $100,000-added Cardinal Handicap (Grade III) at Churchill Downs, but Eastern invader Abaco could be the horse to beat when 10 fillies and mares go to post in the 40th running of the 1 1/8-mile turf race.

Wise Dan, Groupie Doll Among First Breeders' Cup Stars Back Home in Kentucky

Reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan, fresh off his second consecutive victory in the Breeders’ Cup Mile (GI), and Groupie Doll, the Filly & Mare Sprint champion of 2012 and a repeat winner in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (GI) at Santa Anita, are back in Kentucky following their early afternoon arrival at Louisville International Airport on a flig

Don't Tell Sophia Rallies From Last To Take Grade II Chilukki at Churchill Downs

Don’t Tell Sophia rallied from last in the field of 10 fillies and mares to sail past 5-2 favorite Wine Princess en route to a 2 ¼-length victory in the 28th running of the $165,200 Chilukki (Grade II) on Saturday night at Churchill Downs.

Ms Anna Destiny Runs Away with Churchill Downs' $59,700 Dream Supreme

Lloyd Schwing Racing’s Ms Anna Destiny made a four-wide move on the turn for home and drew away in the stretch to win Friday’s ninth running of the $59,700 Dream Supreme at Churchill Downs by a widening 4 ¼ lengths over 9-5 favorite Vuitton.

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).