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A dominant performance by Chadds Ford Stable’s Union Rags (#23) in last weekend’s Fountain of Youth (Grade II) at Gulfstream Park has made the son of Dixie Union a strong individual choice in this week’s second three-day pool of Churchill Downs’ 2012 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”), but the “All Others” wagering interest (#24) remains a narrow morning line among the 24 betting
Churchill Downs racing officials remind owners and trainers that nominations to compete in the 138th running of the $1 million Kentucky Oaks (Grade I), America’s premier race for 3-year-old fillies, and the 26th running of the $500,000-added Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (GI), one of America’s top races for older grass sta
Churchill Downs’ popular “Road to the Roses” Kentucky Derby Fantasy Challenge is back for the 14th consecutive year. Registration is now open at RoadToTheRoses.com to compete in the free online contest that allows horse racing fans to manage a stable of contenders during the 10-week buildup to the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) on Saturday, May 5.
The opening pool of Churchill Downs’ 2012 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”) soared into new territory Sunday when three days of pari-mutuel future betting ended with record total wagering for a single pool. But there was no change in one important aspect of Pool 1: the mutuel field, or “All Others” (#24), emerged as the strong favorite in the opening Derby Future pool for
Fans of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!
'All Others' is Odd-On Choice, but Union Rags Is Strong Individual Choice During Opening Day of Kentucky Derby Futures
It was no surprise that bettors would flock to support the mutuel field, or “All Others”, wagering interest during the opening hours of 2012’s first of three pools of Churchill Downs’ Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”), but the fact that once-beaten Union Rags emerged as a strong fans’ choice as the favored individual horse to win this year’s “Run for the Roses” might have raised
Churchill Downs Racetrack has appointed Kristin Warfield to the new post of Vice President, Partnerships at the famed home of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands.
The first of three pools of Churchill Downs’ 2012 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”) begins its three-day run on Friday, Feb 10, and the bet’s opening scenario is very similar to each of its opening pools since the wager was created in 1999: the Mutuel Field, or “All Others”, looms as a very strong favorite.<
The roster of 3-year-old Thoroughbreds nominated to compete in the classic races of the American Triple Crown has grown by one with the addition of Charles J Cella’s Cyber Secret, who was omitted from the initial roster of 397 early nominations because of a clerical error.
Champion 2-year-old Hansen and Union Rags, separated by a head in a thrilling 1-2 finish in the Grey Goose Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (Grade I), and unbeaten Algorithms, who stepped into the spotlight with a five-length win over the champion in the Holy Bull (GIII) at Gulfstream Park, top a large roster of 397 horses made eligible during the early
Churchill Downs has set the dates for its trio of three-day betting pools for its 2012 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”) and a single pool for the historic track’s Kentucky Oaks Future Wager (“KOFW”).
Dates for the pools for the Kentucky Derby Future Wager, which is now in its 14th year, are:
Headed by the 138th runnings of the $2 million-guaranteed Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!
Veteran trainer and retired jockey Mitch Shirota, whose training career spanned more than three decades and included stakes triumphs in the Grade I Top Flight at Aqueduct and a memorable Kentucky Derby Day stakes win at Churchill Downs, died early Wednesday, Jan. 4 at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville.
A memorial service for Julian Logan “Buck” Wheat, the longtime director of Horsemen’s Relations and the unofficial “Mayor of the Backside” at Churchill Downs, will be held at the home of the Kentucky Derby on Wednesday, Dec. 28.
Julian Logan “Buck” Wheat, Churchill Downs’ Director of Horsemen’s Relations long known as the “Mayor of the Backside” at the home of the Kentucky Derby, died Wednesday afternoon of complications from injuries suffered in a Tuesday fall at his home. Wheat was 78.
Churchill Downs will permit four also-eligible entrants to the $2 million guaranteed Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I), America’s greatest race, and the $1 million guaranteed Kentucky Oaks (GI), the nation’s premier race for 3-year-old fillies, beginning with the respective 138th runnings of those races in 2012.
Churchill Downs Closes Memorable Fall Meet Highlighted by Breeders' Cup, Clark 'Cap; But Field Sizes Decline
Churchill Downs concluded the 122nd Fall Meet in its 137-year history on Sunday, Nov 27 during which rainy weather failed to dim the highlights of a memorable 21-day racing session highlighted by a record eighth visit by the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, the introduction of a new star in the Grade I Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare, and a sparkling racing session fo
Steve Asmussen has won the last five training titles at Churchill Downs and will wrap up another successful meet at the home of the Kentucky Derby when its fall racing session concludes on Sunday.
The only time five-time Eclipse Award-winning trainer Todd Pletcher and owner Kenny Troutt’s WinStar Farm won the Kentucky Jockey Club with Super Saver, they won the Kentucky Derby the following spring.
Anita Cauley’s homebred On Fire Baby became only the seventh filly to sweep Churchill Downs’ fall stakes for 2-year-old fillies when she broke fastest from the gate and never looked back en route to a 6 1/4-length victory over Goldrush Girl in the 68th running of the $169,350 Golden Rod (Grade II) on Saturday at Churchill Downs.