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Santana Confident in His Pair of Saturday Breeders' Cup Runners

Jockey Ricardo Santana Jr. will be on a plane shortly after Friday’s Churchill Downs race card, headed to Santa Anita Park where he will ride in his second Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Saturday.

Leparoux Ready for His Ninth Breeders' Cup World Championships

Fresh off of collecting his 2,000th career win on Wednesday at Churchill Downs, jockey Julien Leparoux will depart for California upon the conclusion of Thursday’s local racing action to compete in his ninth Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park on Friday and Saturday.

Special Post Times, Drink Offers at Churchill Downs on Friday (2 p.m. ET) & Saturday (2:15 p.m. ET) for Breeders' Cup Simulcast

Churchill Downs will have special post times for its 10-race programs on Friday (Nov. 1) and Saturday (Nov. 2) so the races coincide but don’t overlap with a simulcast of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships from Santa Anita.

Grade I Winner Spring In The Air Aims For Millionaire Status In Saturday's Grade II Chilukki

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Félicitations! Jockey Julien Leparoux Collects 2,000th Career Win

Jockey Julien Leparoux rode In My Time to a one-length win in Wednesday’s ninth race at Churchill Downs to secure his 2,000th career win.

It took Leparoux, a 31-year-old native of Senlis, France, 18 attempts to land the milestone since capturing win No. 1,999 at Keeneland on Oct. 24.

Molly Morgan Looks to Return to Winning Ways in Chilukki

Coming off a third-place effort in the Spinster (Grade I) at Keeneland in her last outing, Bill Cubbedge’s Molly Morgan will look to return to her winning ways in Saturday’s $200,000-added Chilukki (GII) at Churchill Downs for trainer Dale Romans.

Churchill Downs Plans to Enhance Experience for Derby and Oaks Owners with $4.2 Million Winner's Circle Suites and Courtyard

Churchill Downs Racetrack plans to enhance the experience for owners that start horses in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and the Longines Kentucky Oaks through a $4.2 million capital improvement project that includes the construction of 20 private, open-air, all-inclusive Winner’s Circle Suites in a premium location under the Twin Spires between the sixteenth pole and finish line.

Churchill Downs Plans to Enhance Experience for Derby and Oaks Owners with Construction of All-Inclusive Winner's Circle Suites

$4.2 Million Capital Improvement Project Includes New Courtyard, Remodeled Winner’s Circle

Conquest Tsunami Rolls in Street Sense; West Coast Belle Romps in Rags to Riches in 'Stars of Tomorrow I'

Conquest Tsunami, a multiple stakes winner on synthetic surfaces, showed a fondness for Churchill Downs’ dirt with a 2 ¾-length, front-running victory over Nun the Less in Sunday’s second running of the $55,221 Street Sense, one of two overnight stakes on opening day of the track’s 26-day Fall Meet.

Grade I Winner Spring in the Air Returns to Dirt in Chilukki

John C. Oxley’s Spring in the Air, coming off a third-place effort in the Aug. 24 Seaway (Grade III) at Woodbine, will return to dirt in Saturday’s $200,000-added Chilukki (GII) at Churchill Downs for trainer Mark Casse.

StarLadies Partnership Seeks First Stakes Win in Opening Day Rags to Riches

StarLadies Racing will seek its first stakes win Sunday in the $58,000-added Rags to Riches at Churchill Downs with Hopefaithjoy for trainer Todd Pletcher.

Far Right Bids to Bounce Back for Moquett in Street Sense on Sunday's 'Stars of Tomorrow I'

Coming off a fourth-place effort in the Futurity (Grade II) at Belmont Park, Harry T. Rosenblum’s Far Right looks to return to his winning ways in the $58,000-added Street Sense at Churchill Downs for trainer Ron Moquett.

Future Equine Heroes In Spotlight as Churchill Downs Opens Fall Meet with 'Stars of Tomorrow I'

Churchill Downs Racetrack will raise the curtain on its 26-day Fall Meet on Sunday, Oct. 26 and focus its racing spotlight on Thoroughbred racing’s rising stars in the first of two popular “Stars of Tomorrow” racing cards devoted exclusively to 2-year-olds.

125th Fall Meet Opens Sunday for Action-Packed 26-Date, Five-Week Run

Cooler temperatures and the leaves changing colors signify the return of live horse racing to the Louisville area as Churchill Downs, the historic home of the Kentucky Derby, readies to open its 125th Fall Meet on Sunday, Oct. 26.

$500,000 Grade I Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare Heads Roster of Churchill Downs' Fall Meet Stakes Races

The 140th running of the $500,000-added Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade I) is the main event on a schedule of 13 stakes races that carry total purses of $2.032 million set for the 25-day Fall Meet at Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT”) which will be run Sunday, Oct.

Churchill Downs' September Meet Concludes 12-Day Run With Encouraging Results,Strong On-Track Performances

The second-consecutive September Meet at Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT”) concluded its 12-date run on Sunday, September 28 with encouraging results and a string of strong performances by the equine and human stars who competed during the brief racing session.

Mott Won't Rule Out Breeders' Cup Classic for Cigar Street

After an impressive 1 ¾-length victory in Saturday’s $135,500 Homecoming Classic, Hall of Fame conditioner Bill Mott was not ready to rule out the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (Grade I) on Nov. 1 as the next start for Jake Ballis and Rashard LewisCigar Street.

Heart to Heart Gallops to Easy Win in Grade III Jefferson Cup

Terry Hamilton’s Heart to Heart went straight to the front of the pack and never looked back, widening his lead in the stretch to win the 39th running of the $110,000 Jefferson Cup (Grade III) at Churchill Downs by four lengths over Captain Dixie.

Cigar Street Smokes 'Em in Churchill Downs' $135,500 Homecoming Classic

Cigar Street, owned by Jake Ballis and NBA star Rashard Lewis, was eager to run early but waited until midway around the far turn before taking command and turning back a late charge by 6-5 favorite Departing to impressively win Saturday’s second running of the $135,500 Homecoming Classic at Churchill Downs by 1 ¾ lengths.

Romans Eyeing Big Saturday for His Trio of Stakes Runners

Trainer Dale Romans is hoping for a big Saturday at Churchill Downs as he will saddle Crossed Sabres Farm’s Pick of the Litter in the $125,000-added Homecoming Classic and 44 Racing’s Sportscaster and Frank L.