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Will It Take $200,000 in Graded Stakes Earnings to Start in Kentucky Derby 136?

Assuming those already firmly positioned within the Top 20 Graded Stakes Earnings list perform well in prep races on April 3, 10 and 17 and exit those races in good order, it’s conceivable that it could take as much as $200,000 in graded stakes earnings to crack the Kentucky Derby 136 field on the first Saturday in May.

Simulcast Wagering Shifts to Trackside Louisville; 60 New Flat Screen TVs Installed

Churchill Downs will shift simulcast wagering operations to its Trackside Louisville facility at 4520 Poplar Level Road starting Wednesday for the month-long lead-up to Kentucky Derby 136. The necessary annual move is done to minimize inconvenience for customers as track officials prepare the landmark Louisville racetrack for hosting the typical Derby Day crowd of about 150,000.

Woodford Reserve Bourbon Releases 2010 Kentucky Derby Bottle

Like nurturing a champion thoroughbred, the art of crafting fine bourbon whiskey takes time, patience and attention to detail.

First Derby Nation 'Road to the Kentucky Derby' Viewing Party at PRIME Lounge is Saturday

While “March Madness” is heating up, the “Road to the Kentucky Derby” is also well underway, and Churchill Downs has arranged a fun way for fans of both basketball and horse racing to keep tabs on each sport by partnering with PRIME Lounge, one of Louisville’s newest and upscale nightclubs, to host a trio of viewing parties for NBC Universal’s upcoming broadcasts of the “Road to the Kentucky De

'Road to the Kentucky Derby' Begins This Saturday

Like every prolific sporting championship, the Kentucky Derby® is the culmination of months – even years – of preparation, determination and the heart-felt desire to win America’s greatest race for horses.  For many, the chance to compete in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and not making the cut means saying goodbye to a dream.

Churchill Downs Teams With PRIME Lounge to Host 'Road to the Kentucky Derby' Viewing Parties

Churchill Downs has partnered with PRIME Lounge, one of Louisville’s newest and upscale nightclubs, to host a trio of viewing parties for NBC Sports’ upcoming broadcasts of the “Road to the Kentucky Derby” series.

'Bring Home the Derby!' Sweepstakes Launched at KentuckyDerbyParty.com

Fans of the Kentucky Derby who can’t make it to Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May can win a Toshiba flat screen television and fully catered party for 20 by participating in the free “Bring the Derby Home!” sweepstakes at www.KentuckyDerbyParty.com.

Super Deal on Derby General Admission if Super Saver Wins Tampa Bay Derby

Sports fans and entertainment seekers with thoughts of attending this year’s Kentucky Derby could get a chance to purchase general admission tickets for a discounted price if promising colt Super Saver wins his next start on Saturday.

Final Day for Survivors Parade Nominations is Thursday

The final day to nominate a breast cancer survivor to march in this year’s Survivors Parade on Kentucky Oaks Day at Churchill Downs is Thursday (March 11) at midnight ET.

Churchill Downs C.O.O. Bill Carstanjen to be Featured on CBS' 'Undercover Boss' Sunday at 9 p.m. ET

Churchill Downs Incorporated chief operating officer Bill Carstenjen will be the featured subject Sunday night on CBS’s hit reality series “Undercover Boss” at 9 p.m. ET. In turn, Churchill Downs will host an “Undercover Boss” viewing party for its employees to watch the show at the world-famous home of the Kentucky Derby.

Kentucky Oaks 136 Update: Devil May Care Heads Fair Grounds Silverbulletday

TIME TO ‘THINK PINK’ AS KENTUCKY OAKS, SUSAN G. KOMEN FOR THE CURE® RENEW PARTNERSHIP -- Churchill Downs and Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the world's largest breast cancer organization, officially renewed their partnership on Wednesday, Feb. 17, to raise funds to aid in breast cancer awareness and research during Kentucky Oaks Day, Friday, April 30.

Kentucky Derby 136 Update for Feb. 19: Stars Turn Out for Major Preps in Florida, Louisiana and Arkansas

FLORIDA / BUDDY’S SAINT MAKES 2010 BOW IN FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH – An important weekend of preps for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) offers opportunities to view intriguing contenders in several locations, but few of those 3-year-olds will attract more scrutiny than Buddy’s Saint.

Churchill Downs, Susan G. Komen for the Cure Renew Kentucky Oaks Fundraising Partnership

Continuing a commitment to new Kentucky Oaks Day traditions established a year ago, Churchill Downs Racetrack, the home of the world-famous Kentucky Derby® and Kentucky Oaks®, and Susan G.

Kentucky Oaks 136 Update: Blind Luck Takes Thrilling Las Virgenes, Decelerator Rebounds


WEST / BLIND LUCK TAKES THRILLING LAS VIRGENES
– Odds-on favorite Blind Luck, the likely early favorite for the $500,000-added Kentucky Oaks (Grade I) on April 30 at Churchill Downs, launched a desperate rally from last in a field of five to run down Evening Jewel in the final stride to win the $250,000-added Las Virgenes (GI) at Santa Anita by a nose.

'All Others' Heavy Favorite In Kentucky Derby Futures Pool 1 Over Champ 'Lucky,' Buddy's Saint

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Lookin At Lucky, Buddy's Saint Attract Attention, But 'All Others' Remains Dominant Favorite in Derby Futures Pool 1

Lookin At Lucky and Buddy’s Saint continued to attract solid support in the opening pool of Churchill Downs’ 2010 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”), but the “all others” option remained a dominant favorite heading into Sunday’s final day of betting in the three-day pool.

Champ Lookin At Lucky The Favored Individual, But 'All Others' Heavily Favored on Opening Day of Kentucky Derby Futures Pool 1

There were few surprises on a brisk opening day of betting in Pool 1 of Churchill Downs’ 2010 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”) as 2-year-old champion Lookin At Lucky ended the day as the favored individual contender for the May 1 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum Brands (Grade I), but the “all others” wagering interest was a heavy overall favorite.

'Road to the Roses' Kentucky Derby Fantasy Challenge Now Online

The 2010 “Road to the Roses” Kentucky Derby Fantasy Challenge, a free online contest that allows racing fans to manage a stable of Kentucky Derby contenders during the three-month buildup to the historic Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I), is now open for registration.

'All Others' Favored In Opening 2010 Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool, Champion Lookin At Lucky Is Favored Individual

The chance for early bragging rights among fans of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands arrives on Friday, Feb.

Churchill Downs Cancels Charlie Strong Reception Due to Inclement Weather, Poor Driving Conditions

Due to inclement weather and poor driving conditions in the Louisville area, Churchill Downs has cancelled Tuesday night’s cocktail reception in the Turf Club to welcome the University of Louisville’s new head football coach Charlie Strong.