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Unbeaten Champion Indian Blessing Heads Roster of 165 3-Year-Old Fillies Nominated to 134th Kentucky Oaks

Louisville, KY (March 4, 2008) -- Hal and Patti Earnhardt's unbeaten Indian Blessing, the champion 2-year-old filly of 2007 and winner of the $2 million Grey Goose Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (Grade I), tops a roster of 165 3-year-old fillies nominated to compete in the 134th running of the $500,000-added Kentucky Oaks (GI) at Churchill Downs on Friday, May 2. Read more ›

'All Others' Favored Again in First Kentucky Derby Future Pool, But Pyro, War Pass Also Strong

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.

Churchill Downs' 2008 Stakes Schedule Features 45 Races With Total Purses of $11 Million

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).

Kentucky Derby 'Road to the Roses' Fantasy Challenge Now Online

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.

'All Others' a Strong Favorite in Early Odds for Opening Pool of 2008 Kentucky Derby Future Wager

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.

'All Others' Strong Favorite Over Indian Blessing, Country Star in Pool 1 of Kentucky Oaks Futures

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 Launches Official 2008 Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks Web Sites

Churchill Downs today launched the official Web site for the 2008 Kentucky Derby, www.kentuckyderby.com, and the official 2008 Kentucky Oaks Web site, www.kentuckyoaks.com.

Dates Set For Trio of Pools in Churchill Downs' 2008 Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks Future Wagers

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”).