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Unveiling of Massive 'Big Board,' Derby Trial, Larry Collmus, Sky Divers and Fireworks Highlight 'Opening Night'
Churchill Downs Racetrack is set to open its 140th year and Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks Week with a spectacular “Opening Night Presented by Stella Artois and Finlandia Vodka” celebration on Saturday, April 26 highlighted by the anticipated public unveiling of its spectacular “Big Board” 4K video screen, the 90th runni
Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT”) has released its list of security and hospitality policies and procedures for this year’s 140th celebrations of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands on Saturday, May 3, and the Longines Kentucky Oaks on Friday, May 2.
The late nomination period for the classic races of the 2014 Triple Crown concluded late Saturday, March 22 with a total of 10 additional 3-year-old Thoroughbreds added to the roster of horses that are eligible to complete in the 2014 renewal of the prized three-race series.
With just under six weeks to go until the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!
CHURCHILL DOWNS OPENS NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2014 SURVIVORS PARADE PRESENTED BY KROGER AND ANNOUNCES BRIGHT PINK AS NEW CHARITABLE PARTNER
Churchill Downs donates $50,000 to kick-off Pink Out fundraiser
A 9 1/2-length romp by Winchell Thoroughbreds’ Untapable (#23) in last week’s Rachel Alexandra (Grade III) at Fair Grounds made her a rising star on the road to the 140th running of the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (GI), and the authority of that victory left such a strong impression that the daughter of Tapit closed as the narr
'All Others' Is Overall Choice, Cairo Prince Gets Narrow Edge as Favored Horse in Kentucky Derby Futures Pool 3
It was no surprise when the Mutuel Field (#24), or “All Others,” ended up as the overall favorite in the third of four pools in Churchill Downs Racetrack’s 2014 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW), but the small edge that Cairo Prince (#3), the favored individual horse, held over several KDFW rivals underscored the narrow margi
Unbeaten Onlyforyou Tops Pletcher Battalion of 17 Among 121 Nominees to 140th Longines Kentucky Oaks
The names of 121 3-year-old fillies – including 17 from the sprawling stable of six-time Eclipse Award-winning trainer Todd Pletcher – are included on the roster of nominees to compete in the $1 million-guaranteed Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade I), America’s premier race for 3-year-old fillies scheduled to be run for the 140th consecutive year at...
Two-Time 'Horse of the Year', Defending Winner Wise Dan Heads Early Nominations for Woodford Reserve Turf Classic
Two-time Horse of the Year and defending winner Wise Dan is the brightest name on an international roster of 90 early nominations to the 28th running of the $500,000-added Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (Grade I) on the Kentucky Derby Day undercard on Saturday, May 3 at Churchill Downs.
The third of four pools of Churchill Downs Racetrack’s 2014 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”) opens its run on Thursday with Cairo Prince (#3) and Top Billing (#20) sharing the role of favored individual horses, but the ever-popular ‘All Others’ (#24) figures to be the overall betting choice when three days
Winchell Thoroughbreds’ Untapable (#23) has turned a dazzling romp in last Saturday’s Grade III Rachel Alexandra at Fair Grounds into status as the co-favorite with the always popular Mutuel Field (#24), or “All Others”, for Churchill Downs Racetrack’s only 2014 pool of the Kentucky Oaks Future Wager (“
Owners and trainers of horses being pointed toward the 140th running of the $1 million-guaranteed Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade I) on Friday, May 2 at Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT”) face an early nomination deadline of Saturday, Feb.
Larry Collmus Named Track Announcer for Churchill Downs, Now On-Track and Broadcast 'Voice of the Kentucky Derby'
When Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT”) unveils its 15,224 square foot LED “Big Board” and an enhanced audio system on the “Opening Night” of its April 26-June 30 Spring Meet, a new voice will be calling the action, highlighted by an on-track call of the biggest race of them all: the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!
'All Others' A Strong Derby Futures Pool 2 Favorite; Honor Code Is Individual Choice in Six-Way Battle
Much of the country was covered by snow and ice during the three-day run of Churchill Downs Racetrack’s second of four pools of its 2014 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”), but fan betting produced a hot battle between six 3-year-old Thoroughbreds for the honor of favored individual horse, and trainer Shug McGaughey’s Honor Code (#8) topped that tight group b
Churchill Downs is offering a suggestion for Valentine’s Day shoppers as their search for the perfect gift in your life enters its final week: consider making the most romantic day of the year truly unforgettable with a gift of the sensational experiences of the 2014 Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks for that special person.
The nomination of a 3-year-old Thoroughbred to the 2014 Triple Crown races received via “late mail” has lifted the overall total for early nominations to the coveted three-race series of American classics to 414.
Derby, Oaks, Stephen Foster Top Record Six Grade I Events on Churchill Downs' 2014 Spring Meet Stakes Schedule
The 140th runnings of the $2 million-guaranteed Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!
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Cairo Prince, Shared Belief, Honor Code Favored Individuals, But 'All Others' Strong Choice in Derby Futures 2
With fewer than 90 days remaining before the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!
Record Pletcher Army, Unbeaten Champ Shared Belief Top 413 Early Nominations to 2014 Kentucky Derby, Triple Crown
A record-shattering army of 42 talented and promising young stars from the stable of six-time Eclipse Award-winning trainer Todd Pletcher and 2-year-old stars of 2013 headed by unbeaten champion Shared Belief and stakes winners Honor Code and Cairo Prince top a roster of 413 3-year-old Thoroughbreds – an 11.9%