News / Videos / Photos

Thorn Song Wins Sunday Feature

(June 8, 2008) – Zayat Stables’ Thorn Song took advantage of a hedge-skimming ride by Robby Albarado to rally to win Sunday’s $50,400 allowance feature for 3-year-olds and up at Churchill Downs by 1 1/2 lengths over Obi Wan Kenobi.

Fields Taking Shape For June 14 'Stephen Foster Super Saturday'

Reigning “Horse of the Year” Curlin could be asked to concede between 10 and 15 pounds to horses under consideration for Saturday’s Stephen Foster Handicap (Grade I) at Churchill Downs.

Fujita Takes Saturday Feature

(June 7, 2008) – My Purple Haze Stables’ Fujita drew off in deep stretch to defeat Stryker and Parioli’s Trick, who dead-heated for second, by two lengths and win the $45,200 allowance feature for 3-year-olds and up Saturday afternoon at Churchill Downs.

Curlin Assigned 128 Pounds For Grade I Stephen Foster Handicap

CURLIN ASSIGNED 128 POUNDS FOR GRADE I STEPHEN FOSTER HANDICAP – Stonestreet Stable and Midnight Cry Stable’s reigning “Horse of the Year” Curlin was assigned 128 pounds for next Saturday’s mile and one-eighth Stephen Foster Handicap (Grade I) at Churchill Downs by Racing Secretary Ben Huffman.

Le Dauphin Annexes Friday Feature

(June 6, 2008) – Saud bin Khaled’s Le Dauphin outgamed Valtrus in stretch-long duel to prevail by a neck and win Friday afternoon’s $43,100 allowance feature race at Churchill Downs for 3-year-olds and up.

'Jockey Talk' Debuts at Churchill Downs with Riders Miguel Mena & Brian Hernandez Jr.

(June 6, 2008) – Popular Churchill Downs jockeys Miguel Mena and Brian Hernandez Jr. will be featured in the inaugural edition of “Jockey Talk” – a new program at the Louisville racetrack that will allow horse racing fans to mingle with their favorite race riders.

Leparoux's Agent Hopes To Be Triple Crown 'Spoiler' This Time Around

LEPAROUX’S AGENT IN SPOILER ROLE IN THIS TRIPLE CROWN PURSUIT – In 1987, Steve Bass was right in the middle of the Triple Crown storm as the exercise rider for Alysheba. On Saturday, he hopes to be part of a spoiler to history as the agent of jockey Julien Leparoux, who will ride Anak Nakal for trainer Nick Zito.

Churchill Downs Among Louisville 'Wonders' Honored Under Historic Twin Spires

Churchill Downs and six other historic and cultural sites in Metro Louisville were honored by the Louisville Historical League at the historic home of the Kentucky Derby on Thursday for being selected by voters as being among the community’s “7 Wonders of Louisville.”

Be Golden Cruises in Thursday Feature

(June 5, 2008) – Richard, Bertram and Elaine Klein’s Be Golden led every step of the way to win Thursday’s $45,200 allowance feature for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up at Churchill Downs by 5 ¼ lengths over Lenawee.

Celebrate Belmont Stakes Day at Churchill Downs!

If unbeaten Big Brown wins Saturday’s $1 million Belmont Stakes, all fans in attendance at Churchill Downs that day will receive a free, limited edition commemorative Triple Crown print to be given away at the Louisville racetrack on Sunday, June 22.

Pure Clan Works On Turf In Prep For Grade III Regret

PURE CLAN WORKS FIVE FURLONGS FOR REGRET – With part owner Lewis Lakin looking on, Pure Clan put in her final work for next weekend’s $200,000-added Regret (Grade III) by working five furlongs in 1:02.20 over “firm” turf Thursday morning under Julien Leparoux.

'Horse of the Year' Curlin Heads Nominees for Stephn Foster, 'Super Saturday' Races

 

Stonestreet Stable and Midnight Cry Stable’s reigning “Horse of the Year” Curlin heads a star-studded roster of veteran racing stars nominated to the 27th running of the Churchill Downs’ $750,000-added Stephen Foster Handicap (Grade I) on Saturday, June 14 at Churchill Downs.

Officer Rocket Rallies Late To Win Churchill Downs Feature

Frank Fletcher Racing Operations, Inc’s Officer Rocket rallied from last place under a rail-skimming ride from Calvin Borel to overtake Bold Start by a head to win Wednesday’s $50,400 feature race, an allowance test for three-year-olds and up, at Churchill Downs.

Belmont Hopefuls Denis of Cork, Macho Again Gallop Before New York Journey

 

DENIS OF CORK, MACHO AGAIN JOG BEFORE LEAVING FOR BELMONT STAKES – Mr. and Mrs. William K. Warren Jr.’s Denis of Cork, the third-place finisher in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I), jogged two miles with Kim Carroll, wife of trainer David Carroll, up Wednesday morning at Churchill Downs.

Churchill Downs Offer Would Boost Purse of Grade I Stephen Foster 'Cap To Record $1 Million

Churchill Downs will offer a supplement to the purse for the 27th running of its Grade I Stephen Foster Handicap on Saturday, June 14.

CDI Announces Memorial Plans for Eight Belles

Eight Belles, the runner-up in Kentucky Derby 134 who was euthanized after suffering a catastrophic injury moments after the race, will be honored by Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) (“Churchill Downs”) through a series of charitable contributions and initiatives announced today, including the interment of her remains at the Kentucky Derby Museum.  The announcement was made in conjun

Champion Curlin Sizzles in Churchill Downs Work; Denis of Cork Completes Belmont Preparations


Miss Isella Wins Sunday Feature; Super Hi-5 Returns Record $35,179.30

(June 1, 2008)Miss Isella, ridden by Calvin Borel, took advantage of a clear path on the inside rail and rallied to a 2 ½-length win over Flaming Slew in Sunday’s $43,100 featured allowance at Churchill Downs.

Denis of Cork Set For Final Pre-Belmont Work On Monday; Sizzling Amoss Climbs to Top of Trainers Race

Mr and Mrs William Warren’s Denis of Cork, a late-running third behind unbeaten Big Brown in the 134th running of the $2 million guaranteed Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I), is scheduled to complete his serious preparation for Saturday’s rematch with the Derby winner in the $1 million Belmont Stakes (GI) with a work at Churchill Downs on Monday.

Indian Chant Beats Noonmark by Bob of the Head in Grade III Aristides Stakes

(May 31, 2008) – Indian Chant collected his first graded stakes win by the bob of a head with a narrow victory over Noonmark in Saturday’s 20th running of the Grade III, $117,779 Aristides Stakes at Churchill Downs.