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Churchill Downs Unveils Official Artwork for 2011 Derby, Oaks

The official artworks for Kentucky Derby 137 and Kentucky Oaks 137 were released by Churchill Downs on Wednesday (Nov. 17), and they are available for purchase online at Additionally, the artwork will be on sale in the Churchill Downs Gift Shop on Friday (Nov.

Early Return Takes Sunday Feature Via DQ; Ramseys Win 300

Richard, Bertram and Elaine Klein’s Early Return was awarded the victory via disqualification of Tend in Sunday’s $54,663 feature for 3-year-olds and up at Churchill Downs.

Guys Reward Nearly Provides Romans With 40-1 Commonwealth Turf Shocker

GUYS REWARD NEARLY GAVE ROMANS 40-1 SHOCKER IN COMMONWEALTH TURF – As the second-leading trainer in Churchill Downs history with 511 victories, it is rare when Dale Romans sends out a runner in any race beneath the historic Twin Spires at 40-1 odds.

Favored Yankee Fourtune Still Perfect On Grass After Commonwealth Turf Win

Harvey Clarke and Andrew Albstein’s Yankee Fourtune shot past Stormy Lord leaving the far turn and went on to score a one-length victory over Guys Reward to win the seventh running of $121,900 Commonwealth Turf (Grade III) for 3-year-olds on Saturday afternoon at Churchill Downs.

Debut Win By Dialed In Has Zito Thinking About Spring At Churchill Downs

DIALED IN HAS ZITO LOOKING FOR BIG THINGS – When Robert LaPenta’s Dialed In broke his maiden at first asking on Friday afternoon, trainer Nick Zito was presented with a trophy signifying success in the third annual American Farm Mortgage Classic.

Albarado Collects 900th Churchill Downs Victory

Jockey Robby Albarado became the fifth rider in Churchill Downs history to reach 900 victories beneath the Twin Spires when he guided Strike Impact to a front-running triumph in Friday’s sixth race.

Top Two Finishers In Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile Head Nominees for 136th Clark Handicap

BREEDERS’ CUP DIRT MILE 1-2 FINISHERS TOP CLARK NOMINEESDakota Phone and Morning Line, who finished a head apart in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (GI), top a list of 30 nominees to the 136th running of the $500,000 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (GI).

New Junior Jockey Club Mural to be Featured Saturday

A colorful new mural outside Churchill Downs’ Junior Jockey Club inside the Gate 10 entrance will be featured Saturday afternoon, and children and families will have an opportunity to name the artwork and meet the artist this weekend.

Churchill Downs Announces 6.3% Increase in Overnight Race Purses for Balance of Fall Meet

Effective Wednesday, Nov. 17, Churchill Downs will raise overnight race purses 6.3 percent because of higher than expected all-sources wagering levels through the early stages of the 21-day Fall Meet.

Block Ships In Search of More Stakes Success At Churchill Downs

BLOCK HOPES TO SHIP IN FOR ANOTHER CHURCHILL STAKES SCORE – Trainer Chris Block spends most of the year in the Chicago area with an occasional foray to Churchill Downs.

Churchill Downs to Give Away $10,000 in College Scholarships on Friday

Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association will host their annual “College Scholarship Day” at the historic home of the Kentucky Derby on Friday, Nov. 12. A total of $10,000 in college scholarships will be given away that day to randomly drawn students between live races.

Yankee Fourtune Looks to Protect Perfect Record on Grass in Commonwealth Turf

Harvey Clark and Andrew Albstein’s Yankee Fourtune, undefeated in four starts on the grass in his career,  headlines a field of 13 3-year-olds entered Wednesday for Saturday’s seventh running of the $100,000-added Commonwealth Turf (Grade III) at Churchill Downs.

A Week With Zenyatta Provides Lingering Memories for Veteran Trainer Penrod

ZENYATTA EXPERIENCE LEAVES LASTING IMPRESSION ON PENROD – Trainer Steve Penrod has been stabled at Churchill Downs for more than 20 years, most of the time in Barn 41.

He has seen a lot of top horses walk that shedrow, but nothing prepared him for last week when he shared his barn with Zenyatta.

Ack Ack Winner Apart Could Return for Clark Handicap

ACK ACK WINNER APART RETURNS TO KEENELAND; CLARK BID POSSIBLE – Adele Dilschneider’s Apart, a three-quarter length winner of Friday’s $100,000-added Ack Ack Handicap (GIII), settled back into his home base at Keeneland on Sunday with a return trip to Churchill Downs possible at the end of the month.

Askbut I Won'ttell Wins Sunday's Cardinal Handicap

Team Block and Rich Ege’s Askbut I Won’ttell swept past Kiss Mine and My Baby Baby in deep stretch to win the 37th running of the $113,900 Cardinal Handicap (GIII) by 1 ¼ lengths Sunday at Churchill Downs.

Distinctive Dixie Rolls Late Under Albarado to Take Grade II Chilukki; Aegean Takes Dream Supreme

The Robert and Beverly Lewis Trust’s Distinctive Dixie, coming off a four-month layoff, cruised to a 1 ½-length victory over Third Dawn to win the 25th running of the $171,900 Chilukki (GII) for fillies and mares on Saturday afternoon at Churchill Downs.

Apart Turns Back Defending Champ Demarcation to Win Ack Ack; Noble's Promise Wins in Return

Adele Dilschneider’s Apart wore down defending champion Demarcation in the final 100 yards to win Friday’s 18th running of the $108,600 Ack Ack Handicap (Grade III) by three-quarters of a length at Churchill Downs.

Breeders' Cup World Championships Hospitality and Security Procedures

Churchill Downs and the Breeders’ Cup will implement special hospitality and safety measures for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Friday, Nov. 5 and Saturday, Nov. 6. Patrons are advised to arrive at the track early on both days to accommodate possible search procedures at all entrance gates.

Princess Haya Heads Field of Seven in Sunday's Cardinal Handicap

Eileen Hartis’ Princess Haya, winner of the 2009 Canadian (Grade II) at Woodbine, will carry top weight of 117 pounds and concede from 1-5 pounds to six rivals entered for Sunday’s 37th running of the $100,000-added Cardinal Handicap (GIII) at Churchill Downs.

Battle of Hastings Rolls to River City Handicap Win on Breeders' Cup Eve

Mike House’s Battle of Hastings (GB) found clear sailing after swinging four wide at the head of the stretch and rolled to a 2 ½-length victory over Midnight Mischief in the 33rd running of the $111,200 River City Handicap (GIII) on Thursday afternoon at Churchill Downs.