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KY Derby Buzz: Weather, California Chrome

KY Derby Buzz: Weather, California Chrome

The horrific thunderstorm that hit Churchill Downs Monday morning and the afternoon arrival of Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) favorite California Chrome generated a lot of online discussion.

Rainstorm Causes Severe Flooding at Churchill

Rainstorm Causes Severe Flooding at Churchill

A torrential rainstorm in the Louisville area Aug. 4 has wreaked havoc at Churchill Downs. Flooding caused several horses to be removed from the barn area, both the main track and infield are completely underwater, and employees at the racetrack were unable to get off the property for hours due to severe flooding in the parking lot and on many area roads.

Santa Anita Cancels Sunday Card

Santa Anita Cancels Sunday Card

The Feb. 3 card included the San Antonio Handicap (gr. II), featuring the likes of Student Council, Awesome Gem, and Zappa. Racing secretary Rick Hammerle said that the San Antonio has been rescheduled for Feb. 9.

Calder Postpones Two Turf Stakes

Calder Race Course announced Tuesday that two turf stakes races scheduled for Saturday have been postponed due to heavy precipitation in the area in recent days. Ironically, the races comprised a part of Calder's "Festival of the Sun" card.

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