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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 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.
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.
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 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.
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 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
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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Veteran Kentucky-based trainer John E Churchman Jr, who saddled Kentucky Derby starters Fighting Fantasy and Wilder Than Ever in 1990 and ’91, respectively, passed away Tuesday night after a lengthy illness. He was 74.
Churchill Downs Incorporated has introduced a new Kentucky Derby Icon Collection at www.TheDerbyStore.com, marking the first time that non-dated versions of the Kentucky Derby logo and icon mark have appeared on officially licensed apparel and gift items.
Horses returend to the historic one-mile main track at Churchill Downs on Thursday, Aug. 6 for the first time since flood waters swept over the surface nearly 48 hours earlier.