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Stall Hopeful of Sign's Chances in Sunday's Pocahontas

Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider’s Sign was nothing short of dominant in her 11 ¾-length victory at Saratoga in her career debut and trainer Al Stall Jr. is hoping for a similar performance from the bay daughter of Pulpit in Sunday’s $150,000-added Pocahontas (Grade II).

West End School Benefits from Fall Meet Recycling Effort at Churchill Downs

Patrons visiting Churchill Downs during the track’s Oct. 28-Nov. 25 Fall Meet will have opportunities on each racing day to “pitch in” to support the work of Louisville’s West End School through an on-track recycling campaign.

Casse Works Quintet of Breeders' Cup Hopefuls

Trainer Mark Casse had planned to work his two juvenile fillies pointing to the Breeders’ Cup on Friday and the boys would work Saturday. The threat of rainy conditions Friday and Saturday caused Casse to call an audible and all five of his Breeders’ Cup hopefuls breezed at the home of the Kentucky Derby on Friday morning.

Gal About Town Puts Unbeaten Streak on the Line in Sunday's Pocahontas

Iroquois Racing Club LLC’s Gal About Town, unbeaten and untested in her first two career starts, will face seven rivals in Sunday’s 44th running of the Grade II, $150,000-added Pocahontas at one mile on the main track at Churchill Downs.

Overanalyze Tops 31st Iroquois

Repole Stable’s Overanalyze, a 3 ¼-length winner of the Futurity (Grade II) at Belmont Park, headlines a field of 10 entered for Sunday’s 31st running of the $100,000-added Iroquois (GIII) to be run at a mile on the main track at Churchill Downs on Opening Day of the 123rd Fall Meet.

Travel and Training Plans for Breeders' Cup Horses at Churchill

The Breeders’ Cup is just eight days away and as many as 14 horses stabled at Churchill Downs and nearby Trackside Training Center will tune up for the World Championships in Louisville this weekend prior to shipping to Santa Anita Park, where the event will be held for the sixth time.

30 Things to Know About Churchill Downs' Fall Meet

1. The 123rd Fall Meet will feature 21 days of racing over a four-week stretch through Nov. 25. After Sunday’s opening day program, racing will be conducted on a Wednesday-Sunday schedule with dark days on Mondays and Tuesdays. Most programs will feature 10 races with gates opening at 11:30 a.m. and the first race at 12:40 p.m. (all times Eastern).

Overanalyze Heads List of Iroquois Probables

Repole Stable’s Overanalyze, winner of the Futurity (Grade II) at Belmont Park in his most recent start, leads a list of probable starters for Sunday’s Iroquois (GIII) at Churchill Downs.

'Road to Kentucky Derby' Continues With Breeders' Futurity, Champagne & Grey

The new points-based “Road to the Kentucky Derby” series continues this weekend with a trio of juvenile races. Points will be awarded to the Top 4 finishers in Saturday’s $400,000 Foxwoods Champagne (Grade I) at Belmont Park and the $400,000 Dixiana Breeders’ Futurity (GI) at Keeneland. Also, the $200,000 Grey (GIII) – the lone Canadian race is the series – will be staged Sunday at Woodbine....

FrontRunner, Royal Lodge Inaugurate New 'Road to the Kentucky Derby' Series

The revamped “Road to the Kentucky Derby” series will be inaugurated this weekend as points will be awarded to the Top 4 finishers in Saturday’s Royal Lodge at Newmarket and FrontRunner at Santa Anita.

Churchill Downs Releases Official Event Logos for 2013 Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks

The official event logos for Kentucky Derby 139 and Kentucky Oaks 139 were released Tuesday (Sept. 18) by Churchill Downs, and officially licensed apparel and headwear featuring the new marks are now available for purchase online at

Grade I Clark Handicap, 'Stars of Tomorrow' Programs Highlight 2012 Fall Meet Stakes Schedule

The 138th running of the $400,000-added Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade I), a race as old as the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) and Kentucky Oaks (GI) and one of America’s premier events for older horses, heads a schedule of 12 stakes races with total purses of $1.825 million set...

David Lehr Named Churchill Downs Track Superintendent

Churchill Downs Racetrack has appointed David Lehr to the post of Track Superintendent and Senior Director of Track Surfaces, a post he will assume immediately at the historic home of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!

Churchill Downs Racetrack Announces $9 Million in Renovations Highlighted by Lush New 'Mansion'

Churchill Downs, the home for 138 years of the world famous Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!

Churchill Downs Presents $185,000 In Donations to Oaks, Taste of Derby Fundraising Partners

Churchill Downs Racetrack has presented checks totaling nearly $200,000 to fundraising partners who joined the track in the celebrations of its 138th running of the Kentucky Oaks on Friday, May 4 and the third annual “Taste of Derby” party on Thursday, May 3.

Record Kentucky Derby, Strong Nights, Unusual Weather Combine for Memorable Spring Meet

An eventful and memorable Spring Meet at Churchill Downs Racetrack that included an attendance record for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!

Guys Reward Closes Churchill Downs Spring Meet With Firecracker Win

Michael J Bruder’s Guys Reward had clear sailing from the outside and drew clear in deep stretch to win the 22nd running of the Grade II, $165,900 Firecracker Handicap by two lengths over Seruni on Sunday night to close out the 38-day Spring Meet at Churchill Downs.

Lehr Busy On Final Day of 30-Year Career as Track Superintendant

LEHR IN FINAL WORKING DAY OF 45 YEARS AT CHURCHILL DOWNS – Sunday morning for Churchill Downs Track Superintendent Butch Lehr began like many others during his 45-year career beneath the venerable Twin Spires at the home of the Kentucky Derby.

Circle Unbroken Takes Bashford Manor, Gives Simms Rare Sweep of Churchill Downs' 2-Year-Old Stakes

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, June 30, 2012) – Travis Morgeson V LLC’s Circle Unbroken edged clear of Special Jo in deep stretch and held off a late run by Positively to win Saturday night’s 111th running of the Grade III, $109,800 Bashford Manor at Churchill Downs by one length.

Lopresti Hopes for Turallure's 'A' Game in Firecracker

LOPRESTI HOPES TURALLURE BRINGS ‘A’ GAME IN SUNDAY’S FIRECRACKERFour D Stables’ homebred Turallure, whose win in last year’s Woodbine Mile (Grade I) was followed by a narrow defeat in the Breeders’ Cup Mile (GI) at Churchill Downs, heads a field of six entered for Sunday’s 22nd running of the $150,000-added Firecracker Handicap (G