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Churchill Downs to Give Away $10,000 in College Scholarships, Free Admission to Full-Time Students on Friday, Nov. 6

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. 6. A total of $10,000 in college scholarships will be given away that day to randomly drawn students between live races.

"Who's the Champ?" Handicapping Tournament on Wednesdays & Sundays

Churchill Downs’ popular “Who’s the Champ” Handicapping Tournament will take place every Wednesday and Sunday during the 2009 Fall Meet through Nov. 22.

Millionaire Jonesboro, Riley Tucker Top Friday's Ack Ack Handicap

Michael Langford’s Jonesboro, a two-time graded-stakes winner in 2009 and earner of $1,465,575 in his 42-race career, and Riley Tucker, a close fifth to Breeders’ Cup Sprint (GI) contender Gayego in the Ancient Title (GI) at Oak Tree at Santa Anita, headline a field of eight older horses entered for Friday’s 17th running of the $100,000-added Ack Ack Handicap (Grade III) at a mile on the main t

Churchill Downs Governor's Scholars to be Saluted with Reception at Track on Wednesday, Nov. 4

Churchill Downs will welcome outstanding Metro Louisville area high school students who are members of the 2009 Churchill Downs Governor’s Scholars initiative to the historic home of the Kentucky Derby on Wednesday, Nov. 4 with a reception at the track.
    

Sunday Juvenile Stakes Winners Target 'Stars of Tomorrow II' ... Whiting, Borel Runners Impress in Opening Day Wins

SUNDAY’S STAKES WINNERS TARGET CLOSING-DAY STARS OF TOMORROW II CARD – Jerry Romans’ Sassy Image and Cathy and Bob Zollars and Mark Wagner’s Thiskyhasnolimit, winners of the Pocahontas (GIII) and Iroquois (GIII) respectively on Sunday, figure to make return trips in stakes company on Churchill Downs’ closing-day “Stars of Tomorrow II” card.

Thisskyhasnolimit, Bridgmohan Rally to score upset in $100,000-added Iroquois

Cathy and Bob Zollars and Mark Wagner’s Thiskyhasnolimit rallied from far off the pace to win the 28th running of the $120,800 Iroquois for 2-year-olds by a length over Uh Oh Bango on opening day of the 21-day Fall Meet at Churchill Downs.

Favored Sassy Image Rallies in Stretch to Take Pocahontas

Jerry Romans’ Sassy Image weaved her way between horses in the stretch and then drew away to win the 41st running of the $115,900 Pocahontas (GIII) for 2-year-old fillies by two lengths over Decelerator on the opening day of Churchill Downs’ 21-day Fall Meet.

Pure Clan, Capt. Candyman Can Work Toward Breeders' Cup Runs ... Denis of Cork Finally Back in Carroll's Care

PURE CLAN HAS LIGHT DRILL FOR BREEDERS’ CUP FILLY & MARE TURF – Lewis Lakin’s Pure Clan put in her final major move for her start in Friday’s $2 million Emirates Airline Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (Grade I)  at Santa Anita by working three furlongs in :37.60 over a “fast” track early Sunday morning at Churchill Downs.

Arizona-bred Uh Oh Bango Steps Up in Iroquois ... Hobby Hopes Tiz Miz Sue Starts Big Week

ARIZONA-BRED UH OH BANGO STEPS UP IN IROQUOIS – Three weeks ago, trainer Kory Owens ran his first starter at Keeneland and did all right for himself in picking up a $25,000 check to take back to Remington Park.

Churchill Downs Has Action-Packed 21-Day Fall Meet On Tap

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 much anticipated 120th Fall Meet on Sunday, Nov. 1.

2010 Churchill Downs Wall Calendar Giveaway on Opening Day Courtesy of Humana

The first 5,000 fans in attendance on Sunday, Nov. 1 – opening day of the 2009 Fall Meet – will receive a free 2010 Churchill Downs Wall Calendar, sponsored by Humana. The colorful calendar features major event listings and vivid and memorable images from the Kentucky Derby and around the historic racetrack.

Special 2-Year-Old Handicapping Seminar Before Sunday's Opener at 9 a.m.

Churchill Downs will host its annual “Stars of Tomorrow” 2-Year-Old Handicapping Seminar on Sunday, Nov. 1 in the Paddock Pavilion from 9-11:30 a.m.

Galt House Hotel Signs Three-Year Agreement to be Named Official Host Hotel of Churchill Downs, Kentucky Derby & Oaks

Galt House Hotel, located in the heart of Louisville on the waterfront of the Ohio River, has signed a three-year sponsorship agreement with legendary Churchill Downs to be named the “Official Host Hotel of Churchill Downs, the Kentucky Derby and the Kentucky Oaks”.

McPeek's Connie and Michael Works For Breeders' Cup ... Leparoux Will Ride Nine in Cup

CONNIE AND MICHAEL WORKS FIVE FURLONGS FOR BREEDERS’ CUP START – With jockey Kent Desormeaux aboard, Anthony Bonomo Jr.’s Connie and Michael tuned up for her engagement in next Friday’s Grey Goose Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (Grade I) at Oak Tree at Santa Anita by working five furlongs in 1:01 over a “fast” track at Churchill Downs.

Lukas Bids For Fourth Pocahontas Victory With Debutante Winner Decelerator In 'Stars of Tomorrow I' Co-Feature

Westrock Stables’ Decelerator, winner of the Debutante (Grade III) here in June, bids for a second graded stakes victory on Sunday as she takes on a dozen 2-year-old fillies in the 41st running of the $100,000-added Pocahontas (Grade III) at a mile on the main track at Churchill Downs.

Grade I Winner Dublin Heads Dozen Juveniles in Iroquois as 'Stars of Tomorrow I' Opens Churchill Downs Fall Meet

Robert Baker and William Mack’s Dublin, winner of prestigious Grade I Hopeful at Saratoga, tops a field of a dozen 2-year-olds entered for the 28th running of Churchill Downs’ $100,000 Iroquois (Grade III) at one mile on the main track on Sunday’s “Stars of Tomorrow I” program that raises the curtain on the historic track’s 21-day Fall Meet.

Lukas Supplements GI Winner Dublin to Iroquois ... Telling Has Easy Grass Work for BC Turf

LUKAS SUPPLEMENTING HOPEFUL WINNER DUBLIN TO IROQUOIS – Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas has supplemented Robert Baker and William Mack’s Dublin into Sunday’s 28th running of the Iroquois (Grade III) at a mile on the main track.

Breeders' Cup, Churchill Downs Introduce Official Event Logo For 2010 Breeders' Cup

The Breeders’ Cup and Churchill Downs today have unveiled the official event logo for the 27th running of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs, November 5-6, 2010.

Rising Star Goncalves Could Emerge as Fall Meet Force in Talented Jockey Colony

The group of jockeys that will assemble to compete during 21 days of racing at the Churchill Downs Fall Meet is topped by stars like three-time Kentucky Derby (Grade I) winner Kent Desormeaux, two-time Kentucky Derby winner Calvin Borel, Julien Leparoux and Robby Albarado – but the meet could be remembered as one in which a rising star made a move toward those accomplished and established stars

Capt. Candyman Can Set For Final Pre-Spring Work on Sunday ... Romans, Sassy Image Eye Pocahontas

CAPT. CANDYMAN CAN TO HAVE FINAL BREEDERS’ CUP WORK SUNDAY – Trainer Ian Wilkes said that Joseph Rauch and David Zell’s Capt. Candyman Can is scheduled for his final work before the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (Grade I) on Sunday and then ship to Santa Anita the next day.