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Churchill Downs Unveils Official 2009 'Art of the Kentucky Derby'

A colorful painting that depicts racing under the shadows of the Twin Spires by Atlanta-based artist Jeff Williams has been unveiled as the official art of the 2009 “Art of the Kentucky Derby” series that celebrates next year’s 135th renewals of the Kentucky Derby and the Kentucky Oaks.

Elope Wins $60,700 Dream Supreme Handicap

Peter Blum’s 4-year-old filly Elope collected her third win in four starts with a 2 ¾-length victory over Tequilas Dayjur in Friday’s $60,700 Dream Supreme Handicap at Churchill Downs.

Wilkes Looks for Rebound by Capt. Candyman Can

The eight horses entered in Saturday’s 28th running of the Iroquois (Grade III) for 2-year-olds at Churchill Downs is a bit unusual in that none of the eight young starters in the one-mile race has won a stakes race.

Baker Looks to Continue Solid Year in 'Stars' Stakes

A strong year for veteran trainer James Baker hit a significant bump when injury prematurely ended the career of stable star Elite Squadron, but Baker hopes to regain some lost momentum when he saddles a pair of rising young stars in the two stakes races that highlight Saturday’s “Stars of Tomorrow” program at Churchill Downs.

Churchill Downs' Spires Bathed in Pink in November to Honor 'Horses and Hope'

The historic Twin Spires of Churchill Downs will be glowing pink both inside and out through the month of November as the home of the Kentucky Derby takes part in Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear’s “Horses and Hope   initiative to raise breast cancer awareness in the state’s horse industry.

Chamberlain Bridge Wins Thursday Feature At Churchill Downs

Carl Moore's Chamberlain Bridge, ridden by Jaime Theriot and trained by Bret Calhoun, wore down pacesetter Piratesonthelake in deep stretch to win Thursday's $52,940 Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund feature race at Churchill Downs by 1 ¾ lengths.

$28,754 Z-5 (Super Hi-5) Carryover for Thursday's Third Race

A $28,754 carryover in the revamped Z-5 (Super Hi-5) awaits horse racing fans at Churchill Downs as bettors across North America attempt to correctly select the top five finishers in Thursday’s third race.

Nursery Rhyme Wins The Lord's Kitchen Feature on Wednesday

(Oct. 29, 2008) – Janis R. Whitham’s homebred 3-year-old filly Nursery Rhyme overcame trouble in traffic at the head of the stretch to rally for a head victory over Kiawah’s Magic in Wednesday’s $48,000 The Lord’s Kitchen allowance feature at Churchill Downs.

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Commentator "Possible" For Clark 'Cap; McPeek Points Dream Empress to Golden Rod

ZITO SAYS COMMENTATOR IS ‘POSSIBLE' FOR CLARK HANDICAP - Two-time Whitney Handicap (Grade I) winner Commentator could end his successful racing season at Churchill Downs with a bid for the 134th running of the $500,000-added Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (GII).

Churchill Downs to Give Away $10,000 in College Scholarships on Friday, Oct. 31; Free Admission to All College Students

(Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008) – It’s sure to be a Happy Halloween for at least 10 college students on Friday, Oct. 31 at Churchill Downs as the Louisville, Ky. racetrack and the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association give away $10,000 in college scholarships.

'Horse of the Year' Curlin Returns to Churchill Downs, Awaits Decision On Future

Reigning "Horse of the Year" Curlin is back in familiar surroundings at Churchill Downs following a Monday flight from southern California and the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Oak Tree at Santa Anita.

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Magna Graduate Wins Grade III, $108,200 Ack Ack Handicap On Opening Day At Churchill Downs’ 26-Day Fall Meet

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Churchill Downs Opens 119th Fall Meet on Sunday, Oct. 26 With Ack Ack Handicap, 2009 Wall Calendar Giveaway

(Monday, Oct. 20, 2008) – World-class horse racing returns to legendary Churchill Downs on Sunday, Oct. 26 for the Louisville, Ky. racetrack’s 119th Fall Meet which covers 26 days through Saturday, Nov. 29.

Churchill Downs to Become First U.S. Racetrack to Offer High-Definition Simulcasting

Churchill Downs will become the first racetrack in the United States to offer simulcasting in high definition (“HD”) when it opens its 2008 Fall Meet on Sunday, Oct. 26.  The HD signal will be rolled out progressively to select off-track betting locations (“OTBs”) and racetracks across the nation, as well as on-track in a variety of public areas.

Churchill Joins With NTRA in Industry-Wide Safety and Integrity Alliance

National Thoroughbred Racing Association President and CEO Alex Waldrop and Thoroughbred racing industry leaders outlined a series of industry-wide safety and integrity reforms at a press conference in New York on Wednesday, Oct. 15.  The NTRA also announced the creation of a new Safety and Integrity Alliance, comprised of the largest tracks and horsemen’s groups in the U.S.

Toe Grabs Banned at Churchill Downs Incorporated Racetracks

Churchill Downs Incorporated has implemented a new horseshoe policy at its four racetracks that bans the use of toe grabs greater than two millimeters. The new policy is effective immediately.

The policy, which will apply to all horses racing and training at Churchill Downs, Arlington Park, Calder Race Course and Fair Grounds Race Course, states: