Churchill Downs Inc. officials said Thursday, Feb. 26, they aim to build on last year's highly profitable Kentucky Derby week but acknowledged they see little opportunity for racing growth outside of that week.
Streaking champion 2-year-old filly Take Charge Brandi is a narrow choice as the favored individual horse, but the ever-popular mutuel field is the morning-line favorite in Kentucky Oaks Future Wager odds.
Churchill Downs Racetrack and its charitable beneficiaries Bright Pink and Horses and Hope announced nominations and voting have begun for breast and ovarian cancer survivors to walk in the Kentucky Oaks Survivors Parade.
The former Derby Trial (gr. III), a one-mile race for 3-year-olds generally run on opening day of the spring meet at Churchill Downs, has been moved to the first Saturday in May and renamed the Pat Day Mile.
Barbara Livingston has won an unprecedented third Eclipse Award for photography for her photograph of Tapiture working out in a driving rainstorm at Churchill Downs in preparation for the Kentucky Derby.
Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas said the game plan at this time for Take Charge Brandi, leading contender for champion 2-year-old filly honors, includes the Longines Kentucky Oaks and none of the Triple Crown preps.
Ed Musselman's litigation against Churchill Downs Inc. involving backstretch access has come to an end after the Indian Charlie publisher and the track owner on Dec. 16 jointly agreed to a voluntary dismissal.
New York state, in its greatest expansion of gambling, has selected three winning bidders to operate full commercial casinos in separate areas of the state but rejected proposals by Genting Americas and Churchill Downs, Inc.
Parent company Churchill Downs Inc., preparing to redevelop parts of Calder Race Course, has started on the backside by putting up a wire fence. Trainers are saying the fence is a safety hazard and hinders access to barns.
As expected, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission and other involved parties will appeal a Franklin Circuit Court's decision last month to order the reinstatement, with back pay, of former chief state steward John Veitch.
The state cabinet that oversees the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission likely will appeal a circuit court judge's ruling that former Kentucky chief steward John Veitch was improperly dismissed in November 2011.