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Louisville, KY (Feb. 10, 2008) -- The first of three pools of the Churchill Downs’ Kentucky Derby Future Wager ran true to form as the mutuel field, or “all others,” ended up as the favorite on a roster of 24 wagering interests.
Louisville, KY (Feb. 7, 2008) -- Churchill Downs has unveiled a $11 million stakes schedule for its Spring and Fall Meets in 2008 that includes 45 stakes events – including a record 38 graded stakes races – headed by the 134th renewals of the $2 million guaranteed Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) and $500,000-added Kentucky Oaks (GI).
The Kentucky Derby “Road to the Roses” Fantasy Challenge, a free online contest that allows racing fans to manage a stable of Kentucky Derby contenders during the three-month buildup to the historic race, is now open for registration.
Louisville, KY (Feb. 5, 2008) -- The mutuel field, or “all others,” wager has been favored in the first of three pools of Churchill Downs’ Kentucky Derby Future Wager every year since the bet was first offered in 1999. The trend is expected to continue in 2008 as fans line up on Thursday, Feb.
Louisville, KY (Feb.
Churchill Downs Selected as Burial and Official Memorial Site for 2006 Kentucky Derby Winner Barbaro
Churchill Downs has been selected as the final resting place for 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro, who was euthanized one year ago after a lengthy battle with laminitis. The announcement was made Tuesday by Barbaro’s owners, Roy and Gretchen Jackson, at a Churchill Downs news conference.
Churchill Downs to Host Jan. 29 News Conference Featuring Roy and Gretchen Jackson, Owners of Barbaro
Roy and Gretchen Jackson, the owners of 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro, will participate in a news conference at Churchill Downs on Tuesday, Jan. 29, to make a special announcement.
Seven Eligible For $1 Million Twin Spires Club Bonus With Win In National Handicapping Championship IX
A field of 275 horseplayers is scheduled to gather in Las Vegas later this week to take a shot at record prize money and recognition as racing’s “Handicapper of the Year” in the ninth Daily Racing Form/National Thoroughbred Racing Association National Handicapping Championship (“NHC IX”), but only seven of those handicappers have a shot at a $1 million bonus offered by Churchill Downs Inco
Churchill Downs has established the dates for the three wagering pools that will comprise the track’s 2008 renewals of its Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”) and Kentucky Oaks Future Wager (“KOFW”).