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Final BC Classic Work for Fort Larned on Monday; Track Mourns Passing of VP Tricia Amburgey

Janis Whitham’s Fort Larned, the reigning winner of the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (Grade I), is set for a final pre-race tune-up on Monday at Churchill Downs before he boards a Tuesday flight to California for his bid for a rare second consecutive victory in the Championships’ main event on Saturday, Nov. 2 at Santa Anita.

Coastline Prevails in Opening Day Street Sense; Clever Beauty Wins Rags to Riches

John Oxley’s Coastline took the lead from Almost Famous around the turn for home and increased his advantage in the stretch to take the inaugural running of the $61,800 Street Sense by a widening three lengths over Ichiban Warrior on opening day of Churchill Downs’ 25-day Fall Meet.

20 Things to Know About Churchill Downs' Fall Meet

Just four weeks after staging the inaugural September Meet, horse racing returns to Churchill Downs on Sunday (Oct. 27) for the 124th Fall Meet, an action-packed five-week run of great racing and entertainment.

Claiborne's Vexed Bids for Record in Rags to Riches on Churchill's Fall Meet Opening Day

Kentucky’s legendary Claiborne Farm will attempt to claim a new spot in the record book at historic Churchill Downs when the 2-year-old filly Vexed takes on seven rivals in Sunday’s first running of the $60,000-added Rags to Riches Overnight Stakes, the co-featured event on the “Stars of Tomorrow I” racing program that opens th

Unbeaten Almost Famous Tops Inaugural Street Sense on 'Stars of Tomorrow' Fall Opener

Unbeaten Almost Famous, a dazzling winner in his racing debut in September at Churchill Downs, looms as the likely favorite in Sunday’s $60,000-added Street Sense, one of two overnight stakes races that highlight an 11-race program that raises the curtain on the 25-day Fall Meet at the historic home of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yu

New 'Single 6 Jackpot' to Highlight Fall Meet Wagering Menu

Churchill Downs Racetrack will debut the new 50-cent “Single 6 Jackpot” – a multi-race wager with a low minimum and big-payout dynamic – when racing returns to the Louisville racetrack for its 25-day Fall Meet on Sunday (Oct. 27).

Churchill Downs Gets the Big Picture: Teams with Panasonic for $12 Million High Definition Video Board

Ever been that fan who spent the day at the Kentucky Oaks or Kentucky Derby but never saw a horse? That won’t be a problem starting with next year’s races as Churchill Downs gets the “Big Picture”.

Churchill Downs' September Meet Produces Encouraging Results, Memorable Racing

The new September Meet at Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT”) completed its 12-day run on Sunday, Sept. 29 with encouraging results and memorable races that have track officials excited about future growth and success for the new entertainment and racing product in 2014.

Fort Larned Well On Day After Homecoming Classic Win; 2YOs Strong Mandate, Cleburne Work

While his win as the odds-on favorite in the first running of Churchill Downs’ $191,275 Homecoming Classic was anything but a surprise, the effort by the victorious odds-on favorite Fort Larned has trainer Ian Wilkes smiling as he looks down the road toward his star’s bid for a repeat victory in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (Grade I) at

General Election A Popular Victor in Churchill Downs' Jefferson Cup

Favored General Election navigated traffic in mid-stretch and rallied under jockey Joe Rocco Jr. to catch Redwood Kitten in the final strides to win the 36th running of the $110,400 Jefferson Cup (Grade III) by a neck on Saturday night at Churchill Downs.

Fort Larned A Gate-to-Wire Winner in Homecoming Classic, Breeders' Cup Classic Defense Next

Reigning Breeders’ Cup Classic champ Fort Larned prepared for a defense of his title on his home track with a powerful, gate-to-wire win in the inaugural $191,275 Homecoming Classic on Saturday night at Churchill Downs.

Ladies' Morning at Churchill Downs: Champ Groupie Doll, Grade I Winner On Fire Baby Work

While only two races appear to remain in her racing career, trainer William “Buff” Bradley believes champion Groupie Doll is poised to end her racing days in spectacular style.

Odds-On Choice Fort Larned Gallops On Eve of Homecoming Classic

LOUISVILLE, KY (Friday, September 27, 2013) – Defending Breeders’ Cup Classic (Grade I) winner Fort Larned has been installed as the odds-on 3-5 favorite for Saturday’s first running of the $175,000-added Homecoming Classic at Churchill Downs, but his post-time odds could drop even lower following the defection of one of three

Closing Weekend Topped by Saturday's 'Downs After Dark - Homecoming Dance: A Night to Remember'

Churchill Downs will be transformed into Louisville’s ultimate nighttime hot spot Saturday night as the historic Louisville racetrack presents another popular installment of “Downs After Dark” presented by Finlandia Vodka.

Breeders' Cup Classic Winner Fort Larned, Prayer for Relief Work Toward Homecoming Classic

Fort Larned, the reigning winner of the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (Grade I), tuned up for a run in Saturday’s first running of the $175,000 Homecoming Classic at Churchill Downs with a five-furlong work on Monday at the Louisville track.

Competitive Field of Nine Turf 3-Year-Olds Set for Saturday's Grade III Jefferson Cup

Del Mar Derby (Grade II) third Redwood Kitten and Arlington Classic (GIII) winner General Election head a competitive field of nine 3-year-olds enter for Saturday night’s 36th running of the $100,000-added Jefferson Cup (GIII) at Churchill Downs.

BC Classic & Stephen Foster Winner Fort Larned, Grade I Winners Pool Play, Golden Ticket Head First Homecoming Classic

Janis R Whitham’s Fort Larned, the reigning winner of the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (Grade I) and a dazzling victor in this year’s Stephen Foster Handicap (GI) at Churchill Downs, will tune-up for his bid to score consecutive wins in the Breeders’ Cup race when he faces two fellow Grade I stakes winners in a talented field of seven enter

Big Day for Juveniles: Hopeful Winner Strong Mandate, Romans Duo Work

Three of the most accomplished 2-year-olds on the grounds turned in major training moves at Churchill Downs on Sunday in preparation for what their connections hope will be a trip to Southern California and success in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (Grade I) at Santa Anita on Saturday, Nov. 2.

Quick Return on Investment for New Owner As Sky Girl Wins Grade III Dogwood

After being purchased privately for a lofty but undisclosed sum, Sky Girl provided new owner John Clay’s Alpha Delta Stables with a quick return on investment.

Golden Ticket Works for Homecoming Classic, Successful Dan Will Pass

The field for the first running of Churchill Downs$175,000-added Homecoming Classic a week from Saturday still has Janis Whitham’s reigning Breeders’ Cup Classic (Grade I) and Stephen Foster Handicap (GI) winner Fort Larned at the top, with the rest of the field still taking shape.