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Closing Weekend Topped by Saturday's 'Downs After Dark - Homecoming Dance: A Night to Remember'

Churchill Downs will be transformed into Louisville’s ultimate nighttime hot spot Saturday night as the historic Louisville racetrack presents another popular installment of “Downs After Dark” presented by Finlandia Vodka.

Breeders' Cup Classic Winner Fort Larned, Prayer for Relief Work Toward Homecoming Classic

Fort Larned, the reigning winner of the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (Grade I), tuned up for a run in Saturday’s first running of the $175,000 Homecoming Classic at Churchill Downs with a five-furlong work on Monday at the Louisville track.

Competitive Field of Nine Turf 3-Year-Olds Set for Saturday's Grade III Jefferson Cup

Del Mar Derby (Grade II) third Redwood Kitten and Arlington Classic (GIII) winner General Election head a competitive field of nine 3-year-olds enter for Saturday night’s 36th running of the $100,000-added Jefferson Cup (GIII) at Churchill Downs.

BC Classic & Stephen Foster Winner Fort Larned, Grade I Winners Pool Play, Golden Ticket Head First Homecoming Classic

Janis R Whitham’s Fort Larned, the reigning winner of the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (Grade I) and a dazzling victor in this year’s Stephen Foster Handicap (GI) at Churchill Downs, will tune-up for his bid to score consecutive wins in the Breeders’ Cup race when he faces two fellow Grade I stakes winners in a talented field of seven enter

Big Day for Juveniles: Hopeful Winner Strong Mandate, Romans Duo Work

Three of the most accomplished 2-year-olds on the grounds turned in major training moves at Churchill Downs on Sunday in preparation for what their connections hope will be a trip to Southern California and success in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (Grade I) at Santa Anita on Saturday, Nov. 2.

Quick Return on Investment for New Owner As Sky Girl Wins Grade III Dogwood

After being purchased privately for a lofty but undisclosed sum, Sky Girl provided new owner John Clay’s Alpha Delta Stables with a quick return on investment.

Golden Ticket Works for Homecoming Classic, Successful Dan Will Pass

The field for the first running of Churchill Downs$175,000-added Homecoming Classic a week from Saturday still has Janis Whitham’s reigning Breeders’ Cup Classic (Grade I) and Stephen Foster Handicap (GI) winner Fort Larned at the top, with the rest of the field still taking shape.

Pool Play, Agent Di Nozzo Work Toward First Homecoming Classic

Two horses that have enjoyed some of their finest moments over the main track at Churchill Downs worked at the track Friday in preparation for their respective bids for next week’s first running of the $175,000-added Homecoming Classic, the last of eight stakes races conducted during the September meet.

$500,000 Grade I Clark Handicap Heads Churchill Downs' $1.625 Million Fall Meet Stakes Schedule

The 139th running of the $500,000-added Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade I), a race that shares a rich history with the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!

Fort Larned Works, Will Run In First Homecoming Classic

Trainer Ian Wilkes has announced a change in the path that Breeders’ Cup Classic (Grade I) winner Fort Larned will travel in his quest to defend his 2012 victory in the $5 million race in this year’s renewal at Santa Anita on Saturday, Nov. 2.

Grade I Winner So Many Ways Heads Nine Fillies Entered in Dogwood

Maggie Moss’s So Many Ways, winner of Saratoga’s Grade I Spinaway at two and Churchill Downs’ Eight Belles (Grade III) on Kentucky Derby Day, heads a competitive field of nine 3-year-old fillies entered to compete in the 38th running of the $100,000-added Dogwood Stakes (GIII) for 3-year-old fillies on Saturday, Sept.

Away Nearly A Year, Neck 'n Neck Works, Nears Return to Racing

It has been nearly a year since A Stevens Miles’ multiple stakes winner Neck n’ Neck went to the sidelines while training for a bid for Churchill Downs’ Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade I), but a Sunday workout provided solid evidence that the son of Flower Alley could be stepping into a starting gate soon for trainer...

Vuitton Rallies From Last To Take $108,100 Open Mind

Vuitton took advantage of an early speed duel and rallied from last to run down Sweet Cassiopeia by one length to win Saturday’s fifth running of the $108,100 Open Mind at Churchill Downs.

BC Classic Winner Fort Larned Tops Nominations for First Homecoming Classic

It is a newcomer on the racing calendar, but Churchill Downs’ inaugural running of the $175,000-added Homecoming Classic during its new September Meet has drawn a high-powered roster of nominations that includes the names of five winners of  Grade I stakes events.

Hopeful Winner Strong Mandate Sizzles in Churchill Downs Work, Bound for Champagne

In his 78 years and lifetime in  around horses, Hall of Fame trainer and four-time Kentucky Derby (Grade I) winner D. Wayne Lukas is not surprised by much when he reports to the track each day for morning training.

Churchill Downs to Host 'BIG GAME Watch Party' Saturday

Churchill Downs Racetrack will host a “BIG GAME Watch Party” during the races in its spacious 30,000-square-foot Plaza on Saturday (Sept. 14).

Devious Intent, Burban Set to Battle in Saturday's Open Mind

TK StablesDevious Intent, upset winner over 2012 Eclipse Award champion Groupie Doll in Ellis Park’s Grade III Gardenia, and Joseph W.

Veteran Hartlage Looks To Future With Impressive Maiden Winner Wry

Veteran Gary Hartlage has long been one of the most popular trainers at Churchill Downs, especially with longtime friends and residents of the nearby neighborhood of Shively, where the man affectionately known as “Red Dog” grew up.

Pants On Fire, a Derby Disappointment in 2011, Wins Ack Ack On Return to Churchill Downs

George and Lori Hall’s Pants On Fire, who had finished a disappointing ninth behind Animal Kingdom in the 2011 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!

McPeek Thinking BC Distaff After Flashy American Wins Locust Grove

Trainer Kenny McPeek is considering a run in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff with Flashy American after the 4-year-old filly won Saturday night’s 30th running of the $111,400 Locust Grove at Churchill Downs.