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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.

Sizzling Asmussen Looks for 2009 Sweep, Heads Fall Meet Roster of Trainers

Steve Asmussen, this year’s runaway leader in victories and earnings by Thoroughbred trainers in North America, heads the roster of trainers whose horses will compete during the 21-day Fall Meet at Churchill Downs that opens on Sunday, Nov. 1.

Pure Clan Works Five Furlongs in Prep for Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf

Lewis Lakin’s Pure Clan, winner of the Grade I Flower Bowl Invitational at Belmont Park in her most recent start, continued her preparation for a second bid for the $2 million Emirates Airline Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (GI) with a five furlong workout on Tuesday at Churchill Downs.

Churchill Downs to be Showcased on HorseplayerPRO.com Chats

Churchill Downs Incorporated (“Company” or “CDI”) (NASDAQ: CHDN) has partnered with www.HorseplayerPRO.com to provide interactive online discussions between horse racing fans and a panel of experts each race day throughout Churchill Downs’ upcoming 21-day Fall Meet.

Breeders' Cup Classic Contender Einstein Zips Five Furlongs In Churchill Downs Work

Stronach Stable’s Einstein, one of the top American hopes for the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (Grade I) at Oak Tree at Santa Anita, zipped a fast five furlongs at Churchill Downs on Sunday, Oct. 25 in the veteran star’s final pre-race training move over his home track.

Churchill Downs, Kentucky HBPA, KTA Announce Three-Year Purse Agreement

Churchill Downs Incorporated ("Company" or "CDI") (NASDAQ: CHDN), the Kentucky Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (“HBPA”), and the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association (“KTA”) have reached agreement on a three-year contract that establishes levels of race purses at the home of the Kentucky Derby.  In addition, the Kentucky HBPA and CDI have agreed to dismiss thei

"Secretariat" Co-Star AJ Michalka Visits Racing's Superstar Rachel Alexandra

Amanda Joy “AJ” Michalka, the 18-year-old actress/singer who’ll portray Penny Chenery’s daughter Kate in Walt Disney Studio’s forthcoming motion picture “Secretariat”, took time between takes Thursday at historic Churchill Downs to visit superstar 3-year-old filly Rachel Alexandra at Steve Asmussen’s Barn 38.

Rachel Alexandra Back at Churchill Downs

Kentucky Oaks (Grade I), Preakness (GI) and Woodward (GI) winner Rachel Alexandra – the 3-year-old filly who is a front-runner for honors as America’s “Horse of the Year,” returned to her home base at Churchill Downs early Wednesday.

Scenes from Disney Movie Secretariat to be Filmed at Churchill Downs; Prep Work Underway

Scenes from the Walt Disney Studio’s forthcoming motion picture “Secretariat”, starring Diane Lane as Penny Chenery and John Malkovich as Lucien Laurin, will be filmed at Churchill Downs starting Monday, Oct. 5. Officials say that filming at the historic home of the Kentucky Derby is expected to last five days.

Country's Rarest High-End Automobiles on Display at Churchill Downs During 2009 Louisville Concours d'Elegance

Horsepower of a different kind will be on display this weekend at Churchill Downs as the world’s most legendary racetrack plays host to some of the rarest cars in the country for the second year in a row.

Churchill Downs Releases Official Event Logos for 2010 Kentucky Derby & Kentucky Oaks

The official event logos for Kentucky Derby 136 and Kentucky Oaks 136 were released Tuesday by Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) (“CDI” or “Company”), and officially licensed apparel and gifts items featuring the new marks are now available for purchase at www.TheDerbyStore.com.

Churchill Downs Incorporated Gives Greenlight to Install Permanent Lighting at Home of Kentucky Derby

Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) (“CDI” or “Company”) announced today it will install permanent lights at Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT” or “Churchill Downs”), home of the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby.  This decision follows careful review of the Churchill Downs’ Spring Meet night racing experiment.

Churchill Downs Presents $50,000 Matching Donation To Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation

Churchill Downs has presented the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (“TRF”) with a check for $50,000, a total that matches contributions to the equine retirement organization made through the new Safety Center established as part of a wide-ranging set of safety initiatives announced earlier this year at the home of the Kentucky Derby.
    

Hoosier Park Horses Not Allowed at Churchill Downs Due to Symptoms of Contagious Disease at Indiana Track

On the recommendation of the Kentucky State Veterinarian's Office, Churchill Downs and its Trackside Louisville training center will not allow horses stabled at Hoosier Park to enter either of those stable areas until further notice.

Churchill Downs Provides $7,500 Hippotherapy Grant to Louisville's Churchill Park School, Liberty High School

A grant of $7,500 from Churchill Downs will help fund an equine education program for students at Jefferson County Public Schools’ (“JCPS”) Churchill Park School and Liberty High School.