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Champion Beholder, Array of Rising Stars Head 2013 Kentucky Oaks Future Wager

Churchill Downs Racetrack’s only Kentucky Oaks Future Wager (“KOFW”) betting pool for 2013 features reigning 2-year-old filly champion Beholder; major stakes winners Dreaming of Julia, Executiveprivilege and Live Lively and an array of rising 3-year-old filly stars, but fans are expected to set

Six Pletcher Stars, Five Baffert Hopes Top Pool 2 of Kentucky Derby Future Wager

Five-time Eclipse Award-winning trainer Todd Pletcher lost a major contender for the 2013 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!

TwinSpires.com Offers $1-Million Top Prize in Road to the Derby Contest - Starts Saturday, Feb. 23

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

'Road to Kentucky Derby' Championship Series Begins with Fountain of Youth, Risen Star

Over the next 10 weeks, compelling drama will be plentiful as the new “Kentucky Derby Championship Series” begins in earnest and horses attempt to earn their way into the May 4 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands beginning with Saturday’s Fountain of Youth at Gulfstream Park and the Risen Star at Fair Grounds

Early Nominations to Kentucky Oaks 139, Woodford Reserve Turf Classic Due Saturday

The early nomination deadline is fast approaching for owners and trainers who are pointing young racing stars in their care to the  139th running of the $1 million-guaranteed Kentucky Oaks (Grade I), America’s premier race for 3-year-old fillies on Friday, May 3 at Churchill Downs.

Near-Record Kentucky Derby Futures Favor 'All Others,' Scramble for Favored Individual

The 2013 version of Churchill Downs’ Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”) is off to a rousing start after its opening pool generated near-record betting, concluded  with the expected emergence of the popular “All Others” (#24) betting interest as its heavy favorite and featured a wild scramble among seven horses that determined the identit

It's 'All Others' Over Pletcher Foursome with One Derby Futures Day to Go

With only one day of betting remaining in the first of a trio of Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”) pools in 2013, fans continued to heavily favor “All Others” (#24) over a foursome of Derby hopefuls trained by Todd Pletcher as total wagering in the three-day pool pushed past the $300,000 mark.

'All Others' Heavily Favored Over Pletcher Quartet on Derby Futures Day 1

A busy opening day of betting in the first Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”) pool of 2013 ended with the “All Others” (#24) wagering interest in its expected spot as heavy favorite, but the next four slots on the odds board were filled by horses that hail from the powerhouse stable of trainer Todd Pletcher.

'All Others' Strong Choice Over Shanghai Bobby, Violence in Derby Futures Pool 1

Champion Shanghai Bobby (#17) and rising star Violence (#21) are expected to vie for the role of individual favorite, but Churchill Downs Racetrack oddsmaker Mike Battaglia believes the “All Others” (#24) betting interest will be a strong fans’ choice in the first of three pools of the 2013 Kentucky Der

Champion Shanghai Bobby Leads Large Pletcher Team Among 369 Horses Nominated to 2013 Triple Crown Series

The early nomination period for the three races in the American Triple Crown has concluded with 369 3-year-old Thoroughbreds based in the United States and abroad eligible to bid for a rare sweep of the series of classic races that includes the $2 million-guaranteed Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!

Early Nominations of 3-Year-Old Thoroughbreds to 2013 Triple Crown Series Due Saturday, Jan. 26

Owners and trainers of 3-year-old Thoroughbreds who dream that their young horses will participate in the 2013 Triple Crown races have only a few days remaining to make their horses eligible during its early nomination period to compete in the coveted series of American classics that includes the $2 million-guaranteed Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!

139th Kentucky Derby, Oaks Top $7.475 Million Churchill Downs' Spring Stakes Schedule

The 139th annual runnings of the $2 million-guaranteed Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!

Churchill Downs OTB Operations Move to New Venue, 'The Parlay', Wednesday, Jan. 16

Off-track betting (“OTB”) patrons at Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT”) will enjoy racing from tracks across North America in a sparkling new location starting Wednesday, Jan. 16 when the track’s simulcast wagering operations move to The Parlay, a just-completed, state-of-the-art multi-purpose on-track venue.

Churchill Downs Schedules Pools for 2013 Kentucky Derby, Oaks Future Wager

Churchill Downs Racetrack has established dates for three wagering pools for its Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”) and a single pool for its Kentucky Oaks Future Wager (“KOFW”) in 2013.

Scheduled dates for the trio of three-day, Friday-through-Sunday wagering pools in the Kentucky Derby Future Wager are:

Dramatic Clark Win by Shackleford Tops 2012 Fall Meet

A dazzling farewell victory by the popular classic winner Shackleford and jockeyJesus Castanon in the 138th running of the $447,000 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade I) provided an exclamation point as arguably the brightest moment of Churchill Downs’ memorable 21-day Fall

Mena Wins Again, Guides Longshot Keep Up to Victory in River City on Closing Day

Jockey Miguel Mena capped a lucrative weekend at Churchill Downs by guiding 30-1 longshot Keep Up to a half-length win over 4-5 favorite Boisterous in the 35th running of the Grade III, $115,700 River City Handicap on closing day of the 21-day Fall Meet.

Flint Hopes to Be Back for Kentucky Oaks with Seaneen Girl

Seaneen Girl’s upset victory in Saturday’s Golden Rod (Grade II) at Churchill Downs had trainer Bernie Flint thinking about the First Friday in May on Sunday morning.

Uncaptured Edges Frac Daddy in Thrilling Renewal of Grade II Kentucky Jockey Club

Uncaptured stamped himself as an early favorite for the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) after a outlasting a tenacious Frac Daddy in deep stretch to win Saturday’s 86th running of the $171,150 Kentucky Jockey Club (GII) at Churchill Downs by a neck.

Seaneen Girl Springs Golden Rod Upset

Somewhat reminiscent of 2009 Kentucky Derby-winner Mine That Bird, a horse that was privately purchased after racing in Canada sprung a major upset beneath the Twin Spires.

Guys Reward Seeks Firecracker - River City Double

Michael Bruder’s Guys Reward, a two-time stakes winner on the Matt Winn Turf Course, will seek his sixth win on the grass at Churchill Downs in Sunday’s $100,000-added River City Handicap (Grade III).