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Churchill Downs to Award $127,000 in Kentucky Derby, Oaks Charitable Contributions During Stephen Foster 'Downs After Dark' Celebration

Three charitable organizations will visit Churchill Downs Racetrack during "Downs After Dark" festivities on Saturday, June 14 to accept donations totaling $127,000 from the historic track that were generated by activities during this year's celebration of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!

No Speed No Problem for Stephen Foster Favorite Revolutionary

Fresh off a most impressive win in the Pimlico Special (Grade III), WinStar Farm LLC’s Revolutionary is seeking his first Grade I victory in Saturday night’s $500,000-added Stephen Foster Handicap Presented by Abu Dhabi (GI) and has been made the 2-1 favorite in a talented field of nine older horses.

McPeek Dreaming of All-Stakes Pick 4 at Saturday's Downs After Dark

The exhilarating Downs After Dark Presented by Stella Artois and Finlandia Vodka night racing program features four graded stakes for Thoroughbreds, highlighted by the $500,000-added Stephen Foster Handicap Presented by Abu Dhabi (Grade I), and Churchill Downs-based trainer Kenny McPeek is shooting for the “All-Stakes Pick 4” with a starter in each graded event

Tapiture Faces Almost Famous In First Outing Since Derby; A Little Bit Sassy, Istanford Head Wide-Open Regret; Champion Arabian Valiant Boy SBFAR Heads President of UAE Cup

After finishing 15th in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I), Winchell ThoroughbredsTapiture looks to bounce back in the $100,000-added Matt Winn (Grade III) on Saturday night at Churchill Downs.

Two-Time Grade I Winner, Local Favorite On Fire Baby Bids for Fourth Churchill Downs Stakes Win in Fleur De Lis

Anita Cauley’s homebred On Fire Baby, a local favorite who won the Grade I La Troienne at Churchill Downs on Kentucky Oaks Day, will seek her fourth career stakes victory at her home track when she faces a strong group of five rivals in the 39th running of the $200,000-added Fleur De Lis Handicap (Grade II), one of five major stakes

Champion Will Take Charge, Revolutionary, Departing Head Grade I Stephen Foster Under 'Downs After Dark' Lights

A talented and accomplished field of nine older horses headed by Will Take Charge, winner of Churchill DownsClark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade I) and the champion 3-year-old of 2013, and multiple graded stakes-winners Revolutionary and Departing has been entered to compete in Saturday’s...

Godolphin's Long River Bids for First Graded Win in Stephen Foster; Romans Could Have Foster Pair

Seeking his first graded stakes victory, Godolphin’s Long River is scheduled to arrive at Churchill Downs on Wednesday morning for the Stephen Foster Handicap Presented by Abu Dhabi (GI), according to his New York-based trainer Kiaran McLaughlin.

Departing Works Half-Mile for Stephen Foster; Tapiture Returns In Matt Winn

Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider’s Departing, whose strong 3-year-old campaign included a run in the Preakness Stakes (Grade I) and wins in three derbies, completed his serious preparation Monday for his bid for Saturday night’s 33rd running of the $500,000-added Stephen Foster Handicap Presented by Abu Dhabi (Grade I) <

Churchill Downs Announces Six 2014 Downs After Dark Racing Dates

The Fourth Annual White Party fashions the Stephen Foster Handicap

into a night of casual elegance and entertainment

 

Will Take Charge Assigned High Weight for Saturday's Stephen Foster 'Cap

Reigning 3-year-old champion Will Take Charge looms as the starting high weight in Saturday’s 33rd running of the $500,000-added Stephen Foster Handicap presented by Abu Dhabi (Grade I) after being assigned a 123-pound impost for the race by Churchill Downs Racing Secretary Ben Huffman.

Honey Hues Takes Inside Route to Early Times Mint Julep Upset

Honey Hues, a 13-1 longshot ridden by Jesus Castanon, tracked the pace set by Maid On a Mission before she moved to the front on the far turn and then held off a late charge by I’m Already Sexy to score a three-quarter length victory in Saturday’s 38th running of the Grade III, $110,400 Early Times Mint Julep Handica

Johnson Celebrates 1000th Win; Will Take Charge, Golden Ticket Work Toward Foster

The northwestern Kentucky town of Spottsville, located on the Green River with  Owensboro to the East and Henderson to the West, is so small that it does not currently have a post office.

Watch California Chrome's Belmont Stakes, Triple Crown Bid on Churchill Downs' Big Board

Churchill Downs fans who hope to see Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome become racing’s first Triple Crown winner in 36 years will cheer the final jewel of the three-race series while watching the race on the track’s spectacular Big Board during Saturday’s celebration of Belmont Stakes Day at the home of the Kentucky Derby

Napravnik Says General A Rod Could Run Big With Clean Belmont Trip; Will Take Charge, Revolutionary Top Foster Noms

Of those attempting to deny California Chrome’s Triple Crown bid in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes (Grade I) is General a Rod for trainer Mike Maker, who will be ridden by Churchill Downs based jockey Rosie Napravnik.

Miz Ida Seeks Repeat Win in Early Times Mint Julep Handicap

The lime and black racing colors of one of the first families of Churchill Downs’ racing community will be prominent Saturday at the Louisville track when Richard and Bertram Klein’s Miz Ida bids for a second consecutive victory in the $100,000-added Early Times Mint Julep (Grade III), the featured live racing event on a program that also celeb

Collmus Ready for Career Call in Saturday's Belmont Stakes

The connections of Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) and Preakness (GI) winner California Chrome aren’t the only ones who are anticipating the June 7 Belmont Stakes to be the biggest day of their careers.

Delaunay Back to Winning Ways, Prevails in Aristides by 3 1/2 Lengths

Maggi MossDelaunay took the lead on the far turn and widened the margin in the stretch to win Saturday’s 26th running of the $112,900 Aristides (Grade III) at Churchill Downs by 3 ½ lengths over defending champ Scatman.

Medal Count Breezes; General a Rod Confirmed for Belmont Stakes

Spendthrift Farm’s Medal Count, eighth-place finisher in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI), breezed six furlongs in 1:10.60 on Saturday morning at Churchill Downs in preparation for next Saturday’s $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (GI).

Fiftyshadesofgold Clocks Final Work Before Grade I Acorn

The Estate of Clarence Scharbauer Jr.’s Fiftyshadesofgold, winner of the Eight Belles (Grade III) at Churchill Downs on Kentucky Oaks Day, breezed a half mile in :49.60 Friday morning in her final workout before shipping to Belmont Park for the $750,000 Acorn (Grade I) on June 7.

Medal Count to Work Saturday Before Shipping to Belmont Stakes

Spendthrift Farm’s Medal Count, eighth-place finisher in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I), will work Saturday under the Twin Spires before shipping to Belmont Park next Thursday where he will try to spoil the Triple Crown hopes of California Chrome in the Belmont Stakes (GI) on June 7.