New Churchill Downs Racing Club Opportunities for Unraced 2-Year-Olds Trained by Cox, Drury

Mar 02, 2020 Kevin Kerstein,Churchill Downs Communications

A few spots remain to join the excitement of Thoroughbred racehorse ownership this spring with two new additions to the Churchill Downs Racing Club stable.

The Churchill Downs Racing Club, which was inaugurated in the spring of 2016, again will give 400 people (200 per club) a low-cost pathway to introduce and experience the enjoyment of Thoroughbred racehorse ownership for the one-time membership dues of $500.

Top trainers Brad Cox and Tommy Drury will pick out and train an unraced 2-year-old for each of the new groups. Cox, a native of Louisville, has emerged as one of the top trainers in the country following his victory with Monomoy Girl in the Longines Kentucky Oaks. Drury, who grew up just outside of Louisville, has trained horses in Kentucky since the early 1990s and operates primarily out of the Skylight Training Center located in Goshen, Ky.

The Churchill Downs Racing Club is a low-cost, low-risk glimpse into the life of Thoroughbred ownership. Gary Palmisano will represent the club’s interest and serve as a liaison for the club’s members. Benefits include regular e-mail updates on the horse, visits to the track in the early mornings – and breakfast on select days – to watch the horse train, trips to the paddock, watching the race in a group setting and hopefully experiencing the thrill of visiting the Woodford Reserve Winners’ Circle. Each member will receive free general admission for two to Churchill Downs in 2020, and invitations to exclusive Churchill Downs Racing Club events at the track.

Interested parties are invited to register online at

The Churchill Downs Racing Club is a 501(c)(7) not-for-profit social club organized for pleasure, recreational and other non-profitable purposes. Members should not join with any profit motive or expectation of profit.

The Churchill Downs Racing Club debuted in 2016 with two groups of 200 members for the filly Dial Me (25-3-5-5—$104,994) and the graded stakes-winning colt Warrior’s Club (33-5-9-5—$856,504), trained by Drury and Hall of Famer D. Wayne Lukas, respectively.

These clubs will be the eighth and ninth installments of the Churchill Downs Racing Club. Other active horses are Distant Shore (9-2-2-2—$105,570), Raggedy Annie (7-1-3-0—$76,452) and Rare Form (12-3-2-1—$192,835).

There are more than 1,000 Churchill Downs Racing Club members and 60 have moved on to join other Thoroughbred ownership groups, according to Palmisano.

For more information or further questions, please send an email to [email protected]

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