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Florida Derby, Louisiana Derby, UAE Derby Kick Off Second Leg of Championship Series

The First Leg of the Championship Series on the “Road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by TwinSpires.com” concluded last weekend and now it’s on to the Second Leg, which is composed of the seven most meaningful springboard events in advance of America’s greatest race, the Kentucky Derby.

Churchill Downs Simulcasting Shifts Back to Clubhouse on Wednesday, March 27

Simulcast wagering operations at Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT”) will shift from their home in the track’s new “Parlay” venue back to their former location on the second floor of the track’s Clubhouse on Wednesday, March 27. Simulcast wagering will continue in that location through the conclusion of the April 27-June 30 Spring Meet.

Kentucky Derby 139 Trophy Arrives Safely at Churchill Downs

The priceless solid gold trophy that will be presented to the owner of the 3-year-old Thoroughbred that wins the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) has arrived safely at Churchill Downs exactly 40 days before the big race on the first Saturday in May.

Black Onyx Heads 13 Late Triple Crown Nominations

The roster of 3-year-old Thoroughbreds eligible for the 2013 Triple Crown has grown to 382 with the addition of 13 late nominations (pending late mail) to the coveted series of American classic races that includes the $2 million-guaranteed Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!

Conflicted Derby 139 Fans Favor 'All Others' in Tight Final Futures Pool

For most of three days of betting in the third and final pool of Churchill Downs Racetrack’s (CDRT) 2013 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”), fans flirted with making unbeaten Verrazano (#20) the overall betting favorite.  But, in the end, those fans could not commit to an individual horse as their favorite to win the 139th run

Favored Verrazano Widens Gap Heading Into 2013 Derby Futures Finale

Trainer Todd Pletcher’s unbeaten Verrazano (#20), the favored individual horse in the first two pools of Churchill Downs’ 2013 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”), is one day away from being the overall fans’ choice in the year’s final Derby Future Pool.

Verrazano Narrow Favorite Over 'All Others' in Derby Futures Opener

Unbeaten Verrazano (#20) has never been threatened in a trio of easy victories in his young career, but he emerged from the opening day of betting in Pool 3 of Churchill Downs’ Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”) as a very narrow fans’ choice over the always popular “All Others” (#24) betting interest.

More Two-Day Seating Under Cover Available in Section 110 for Kentucky Derby, Oaks

While media and office chatter this week might be dominated by basketballs and brackets, Churchill Downs offers a question that also serves as a gentle reminder: Are you ready for the 2013 Kentucky Derby?

First Leg of Championship Series Concludes With Saturday's Spiral, Sunday's Sunland Derby

The First Leg of the Championship Series on the “Road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by TwinSpires.com” wraps up this weekend with the $550,000 Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Racing Spiral (Grade III) on Saturday and the $800,000 Sunland Derby (GIII) on Sunday.

Unbeaten Verrazano Favored in Final 2013 Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool

Unbeaten Verrazano (#20), impressive in three dominant victories since he launched his racing career on New Year’s Day, is a solid morning line choice to emerge as the overall betting favorite in this weekend’s third and final pool of Churchill Downs’ 2013 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”).

TwinSpires.com is Presenting Sponsor of Churchill Downs' 'Road to the Kentucky Derby'

TwinSpires.com, the official online wagering site of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I), has been named the presenting sponsor of the “Road to the Kentucky Derby,” the point-based system that determines individual eligibility for the maximum field of 20 horses that will compete in the 139th running of America’s greatest race on Saturday, May 4.

'Road to Kentucky Derby' Championship Series Continues With Saturday's Rebel

The First Leg of the Championship Series on the “Road to the Kentucky Derby” continues Saturday at Oaklawn Park with the $600,000 Rebel (Grade II), which features four horses ranked in the Top 21 in the Point Standings.

Churchill Downs' Twin Spires 'Wrapped in Red' Glow to Honor Red Cross Gala

The iconic Twin Spires of   Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT”) are being cast in a red glow each evening through Saturday to honor the Louisville Chapter of the American Red Cross and its third annual “Wrapped in Red Gala.”

Churchill Downs to Launch Free 'Road to the Roses' Online Game

Churchill Downs Racetrack will launch the 2013 version of its free “Road to the Roses Presented by TwinSpires.com” Kentucky Derby online fantasy game of skill with a registration period that runs from March 22-28.

'Road to Kentucky Derby' Championship Series Continues with Tampa Bay Derby & San Felipe

The First Leg of the Championship Series on the “Road to the Kentucky Derby” continues Saturday with the 33rd running of the $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby (Grade II) and the 76th running of the $300,000 San Felipe (GII).

Champion Wise Dan, Derby Winner Animal Kingdom, 2012 Winner Little Mike Top Woodford Reserve Turf Classic Nominations

Reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan, 2011 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!

Beholder, Unlimited Budget, Pure Fun Top Early Kentucky Oaks 139 Nominations

Reigning 2-year-old filly champion and Grey Goose Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (Grade I) winner Beholder is joined by unbeaten two-time stakes winner Unlimited Budget and Hollywood Starlet (GI) winner Pure Fun atop a list of 120 nominations to the 139th running of the $1 million-guaranteed Kentucky Oaks (GI), Ameri

Mott's Flashy Gray Edges 'All Others', Champion Beholder and Unlimited Budget in Oaks Futures

Flashy Gray, a winner of two of three career races for Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott but untested in top level competition, emerged as a somewhat surprising fans’ choice over the “All Others” (#24) betting interest, reigning 2-year-old filly champion Beholder (#1) and unbeaten stakes winner Unlimited Budget (#23) Read more ›

No Future Surprise: 'All Others' Edges Verrazano, Surging Vyjack in Derby Futures 2

The second of three betting pools in Churchill Downs Racetrack’s 2013 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”) concluded with few surprises when wagering closed early Sunday evening with a strong favorite in the  “All Others” (#24) betting interest  the strong 3-1 favorite over unbeaten Verrazano (#22), Fountain of Youth

Unlimited Budget, Champ Beholder Top Oaks Future Pool With One Day To Go

After two days of betting in Churchill Downs2013 Kentucky Oaks Future Wager (“KOFW”), unbeaten Unlimited Budget (#23), reigning 2-year-old filly champion Beholder (#1) and the popular “All Others” (#24) wagering interest  are atop a tightly-packed group that is battling to determine the betting favorite