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Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI”) (NASDAQ: CHDN) has launched www.KentuckyDerby.com, the official Web site for the 136th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and definitive online resource for information about the Kentucky Derby experience.
The cream of this year’s crop of 3-year-old Thoroughbreds has risen to the top once again as 366 members of that class have been nominated early for the 2010 renewals of America’s three classic races that comprise horse racing’s highly sought Triple Crown.
Country music star Dierks Bentley, musical institution Blood, Sweat & Tears, singer-songwriter Ben Folds, Grammy Award-winning rock band Train and folk-rockers The Avett Brothers are among the growing list of artists that have been added to perform at this summer’s HullabaLOU Music Festival at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.
Churchill Downs will offer fans of the $2 million-guaranteed Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) a trio of opportunities in February and March to make a lucrative early bet on the winner of this year’s “Run for the Roses” and one chance to take a stand on the 3-year-old filly that will succeed Rachel Alexandra as the winner of the $500,000-added Kentucky Oaks (GI).
Churchill Downs has unveiled a $9.025 million stakes schedule for its Spring and Fall racing meets in 2010 headed by the 136th renewals of the $2 million-guaranteed Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands, the $500,000-added Kentucky Oaks and $500,000-added Clark Handicap among its six Grade I offerings.
Churchill Downs’ exclusive Infield Club, which offered a new guest experience for fans of the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks in 2009, will return for this year’s renewals with several venue enhancements, including the creation of a new VIP Lounge plus additional seating, more and larger tented areas, additional jumbo televisions and bar locations.
Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) and NBC Sports have announced a partnership to present three broadcasts featuring six Kentucky Derby and Triple Crown prep races this spring leading up to the 136th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands on NBC Sports on Saturday, May 1.
Prominent Thoroughbred owner and breeder Robert LaPenta will honor one his most accomplished horses and boost the significance of the final major prep for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) after reaching an agreement with the historic track to sponsor this year’s 86th running of the $200,000-added The Cliff’s Edge Derby Trial (GIII).
Horsemen across the country and abroad will be looking closely at their 3-year-old Thoroughbreds during the coming days as the nomination period for the 2010 Triple Crown races gets into full swing.
Churchill Downs’ exclusive online offering of 3,000 Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks reserved seat packages sold out Wednesday in 48 minutes.
Churchill Downs’ online sale of limited two-day Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks ticket packages, which was delayed Wednesday by a potential data error with its new online box office, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 6 at noon EST.
In an effort to respectfully serve its customers, Churchill Downs has decided to delay a scheduled online sale of two-day Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks ticket packages due to a potential data error with its new online box office, http://tickets.churchilldowns.com.
For the first time in its storied history, Churchill Downs will give the general public an opportunity to purchase special two-day ticket packages to its world-famous Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks via the racetrack’s new online box office, http://tickets.churchilldowns.com.
Clark Handicap Regains Grade I Status; Pocahontas, American Turf Receive American Graded Stakes Committee Upgrades
Churchill Downs’ Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare, a race that shares a rich history with the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) and the Kentucky Oaks (GI), has been elevated to Grade I status by the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders’ Association’s (“TOBA”) American Graded Stakes Committee (“AGSC”).
Churchill Downs Incorporated, (“CDI”), (NASDAQ: CHDN) and its new wholly owned subsidiary, Churchill Downs Entertainment Group, (“CDE”), today unveiled a significant three-day summer music festival that will showcase more than 65 bands, including the Grammy Award-winning Bon Jovi, country music phenomenon Kenny Chesney, and Grammy Award-winning Dave Matthews Band, at the world-famou
Borel, Leparoux Tie for Fall's "Leading Jockey"; Asmussen Tops Trainers, Ramseys Earn Record 16th "Leading Owner" Title
Calvin Borel had twice seen Churchill Downs riding titles slip away by the slimmest of margins to Julien Leparoux, but the two-time Kentucky Derby winner turned the tables in the 2009 Fall Meet as he won four races on the meet’s final day to earn a dramatic 27-27 tie for “leading jockey” with his French-born rival as the historic track concluded the 21-day meet on Saturday.
WinStar Farm’s Super Saver rolled to a five-length victory over William’s Kitten in stakes-record time to win the 83rd running of the $191,250 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (Grade II) for 2-year-olds at Churchill Downs.
Jerry Romans’ Sassy Image pulled away from Decelerator in mid-stretch and went on to a 3 3/4-length victory in the 66th running of the $163,200 Golden Rod Stakes (Grade II) for 2-year-old fillies at Churchill Downs.
No Plans For Einstein Following Clark Run ... Karelian's River City Run A Mystery ... Big Finish for Wiggins
NO PLANS YET FOR EINSTEIN AFTER CLARK – Trainer Helen Pitts-Blasi reported that Stronach Stable’s Einstein (Brz) came out of Friday’s third-place effort behind 3-year-olds Blame and Misremembered in the Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade II) in good order.
Blame Outduels Misremembered, Defending Champion Einstein to Claim 135th Running of the Clark Handicap
Adele Dilschneider and Claiborne Farm’s Blame outdueled fellow 3-year-old Misremembered by a neck in a heated stretch run and fended off a late charge from Einstein (BRZ) to win Friday’s 135th running of the $460,600 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade II) at Churchill Downs.