A day after Churchill Downs (CHDN) reported record second-quarter earnings, the company's stock price soared July 30 on the NASDAQ, setting a record high and closing up 5.55%.
Record adjusted earnings for Kentucky Derby week, up more than $6 million compared with last year, helped Churchill Downs Inc. register record adjusted second-quarter earnings of $157.2 million.
Churchill Downs Racetrack July 21 unveiled the official logos for the 2016 editions of the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).
Churchill Downs Inc. announced July 14 that Robert L. Evans will retire as executive chairman of the company and as a member of management effective Sept. 30.
Central Kentucky operation WinStar Farm bought three yearlings and a Tapit colt was a hit at a record-setting edition of the Japan Racing Horse Association's select yearling sale July 13 in Hokkaido.
With pari-mutuel wagering up for the Kentucky Oaks day card, the Kentucky Derby day card, and the Preakness day card, racing enjoyed a 4.82% increase in wagering in the all-important month of May.
Lovely Maria does have some of that old-fashioned classic stamina on her dam's side, as she's out of Thundercup, an unraced daughter of the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Thunder Gulch.
Relive Lovely Maria's victory in the 2015 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I). See where your favorite horse was at several crucial points of the race with our interactive slideshow. View Interactive
Images from the week leading up to the 141st Kentucky Derby and Oaks. View Slideshow
A visual review of the 2015 Kentucky Oaks, from the prelims, to the race, to the celebrations afterwards. View Slideshow
Wagering from all sources on both the full 12-race Kentucky Oaks Day card and Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) alone was the highest all-time.
Claire Novak recaps Lovely Maria's victory in the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) and updates the condition of Sarah Sis, who was pulled up. Watch Video
Brereton Jones' Lovely Maria, in contention early through moderate fractions, turned it on in the stretch and pulled away to capture the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) May 1 at Churchill Downs.
- By Claire Novak
Claire Novak sets the Churchill Downs scene with updates on the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby on May 1, 2015. watch video
- By Claire Novak
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TimeformUS Preview: The 30-1 shot we're keying in today's Kentucky Oaks. read blog
Well before sunrise May 1, the first horses on the track at Churchill Downs were hopefuls for that day's Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) and the May 2 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Churchill Downs' John Asher says weather, advance ticket sales bode well. Watch Video
Larry Jones, born and raised in Kentucky and with two winners of the Longtines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) to his credit, has a pair of strong candidates for the May 1 filly race at Churchill Downs.
Forum Racing, founded by three friends in 2011 at Saratoga, has Birdatthewire for the May 1 Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).
Claire Novak updates us on who galloped at Churchill Downs today, El Kabeir, Rick Violette, Mubtaahij schooling, and Stellar Wind sneaking out early to jog. watch video
Six-time French champion jockey Christophe Soumillon and rising U.S. rider Florent Geroux will be making their first Kentucky Derby starts May 2.
Stellar Wind was installed as the 7-2 morning-line favorite when 15 fillies were entered for the May 1 Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.
Claire Novak and Frank Angst preview the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I). Watch Video
After finishing second in last year's La Troienne Stakes (gr. I), Molly Morgan will again try for the first grade I victory of her career in this year's edition of the 1 1/16-mile race for fillies and mares.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Age of Humor||Michael J. Maker||
|Ailalea||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Amen Hallelujah||Richard E. Dutrow, Jr.||
|Beautician||Kenneth G. McPeek||
|Bella Diamante||M. Brent Davidson||
|Blind Luck||Jerry Hollendorfer||
|Champagne d'Oro||Eric J. Guillot||
|Crisp||John W. Sadler||
|Evening Jewel||James M. Cassidy||
|It's Tea Time||George R. Arnold, II||
|Joanie's Catch||Barry R. Rose||
|Jody Slew||W. Bret Calhoun||
|Quiet Temper||Dale L. Romans||
|Tidal Pool||D. Wayne Lukas||
Upcoming Stakes Entries
|California Thoroughbred Breeders' Association S.||DMR|
|Arctic Queen S.||FL|
|Isaac Murphy H.||AP|
|Addison Cammack H.||AP|