Despite complaints, a rule requiring safety vests for anyone riding a horse Kentucky racetracks and training centers will still be implemented, although a month later than planned.
Robert LaPenta and Fred Brei's Preakness Stakes (gr. I) hopeful Jackson Bend was aboard a flight from Churchill Downs along with many of the other hopefuls for the May 16 race that was scheduled to arrive in Baltimore May 12.
In honor of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) victory of Super Saver, WinStar Farm is sponsoring the "Super Name Sweepstakes" at the farm's Web site.
The annual controversy over advertising on jockeys' pants at the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) resurfaced May 11 during two meetings of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced that the 25th Annual TOBA National Awards Dinner will be held at Keeneland September 10.
The defection of Churchill Downs Inc. from the National Thoroughbred Racing Association won't impact Churchill Downs' hosting of this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships.
Stakes winner Lord Ofthe Thunder sired his first winner when Bat Outta Heaven won May 9 at Pimlico.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced May 10 that it will hold a Thoroughbred Breeding Clinic May 21-May 23 in Lexington.
Stonestreet Stable and Harold McCormick's 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra posted her first workout since a loss in the La Troienne, with an easy half-mile breezeat Churchill Downs on May 10.
Super Saver, winner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), had his first workout since the May 1 classic when he breezed three furlongs in :36 3/5 at Churchill Downs on the morning of May 10.
The son of Indy King works in company as he prepares for the Preakness (gr. I).
Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Super Saver is scheduled to work May 10 at Churchill Downs.
Trainer says Super Saver has "a big chance" to win the Preakness (gr.I).
Sudden illness halted the career of the stallion, who has sired Run for the Roses winners Super Saver and Monarchos.
The son of Indian Charlie was 15th in the Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (gr. I) after setting the pace. Lookin At Lucky is still 51% to run in the Triple Crown's second leg.
Noble's Promise will pass the May 15 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) and will point instead for the one-mile St. James's Palace Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot
The 18-year-old mare, honored as champion 3-year-old filly in 1995, will be bred to Unbridled's Song.
Turf star Pure Clan was sent to Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington on the morning of May 6 with a possible foot injury while preparing for her seasonal debut at Churchill Downs, trainer Bob Holthus said.
Kentucky Derby (gr. I) favorite Lookin At Lucky and stablemate Conveyance were back on the track at Churchill Downs May 6 for the first time since last week's "Run for the Roses," both colts galloping 1 1/2 miles.
A Bardstown, Ky., butcher shop has entered into an endorsement deal with Churchill Downs-based Dale Romans, whose stable includes Paddy O'Prado, the third place finisher in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
A day after Churchill Downs Inc. issued a revenue report from the first quarter of 2010 officials analyzed the information and talked about what's in store for the future of the company.
Trainer Nick Zito confirmed May 5 that Ice Box, who finished second in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), will not be going on to Baltimore to compete in the May 15 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico.
Churchill Downs Inc. reported that revenue from the newly opened Calder Casino and revenue growth at TwinSpires.com boosted net revenues from continuing operations to a record total of $75.1 million for 2010's first quarter.
Champion Macho Uno, who stands at Frank Stronach's Adena Springs near Paris, Ky., will shuttle to Brazil for the 2010 Southern Hemisphere breeding season.
Racing returns to Churchill Downs May 6, when large carryover pools in both its Pick 6 and Super Hi-5 wagers greets bettors during the 10-race program.
Despite inch upon inch of rain and a weather forecast that could have chased away patrons, the May 1 Derby more than held its own. Handle was up across the board.
Son of Awesome Again is getting a break from training and competition and will undergo a nuclear scintigraphy scan.
Pollard's Vision, sire of Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Blind Luck, will shuttle to La Mission near Buenos Aires, Argentina, for the Southern Hemisphere breeding season.
Red Ransom came through with his 100th stakes winner when his son Snow Alert won the XXXX Gold Hawkesbury Rowley Mile (Aust-I) at Hawkesbury May 1.
Simulcast wagering at Trackside Louisville has been canceled for May 2 due to a weather-related power outage, according to officials at Churchill Downs, where live racing resumes May 6.
Despite inch upon inch of rain and a weather forecast that could have chased away patrons, the Kentucky Derby more than held its own. Handle and reported attendance were up from 2009, providing a boost for Churchill Downs.
Unrivaled Belle outduels 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra down the stretch to win the April 30 La Troienne by a head.
Houston software designer Glen Fullerton wins $900,000 for selecting Super Saver in a sweepstakes contest sponsored by Churchill Downs and CNBC.
Super Saver, with Calvin Borel up, wins the 136th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I). WinStar Farm's homebred son of Maria's Mon gives trainer Todd Pletcher his first Derby win.
General Quarters got headed down the lane but came back to win the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (gr. IT) at Churchill Downs May 1.
Calvin Borel guided his mount to an early lead and never looked back. This time, Borel steered 10-1 chance Atta Boy Roy to a wire-to-wire score in the $250,000 Churchill Downs (gr. II) May 1.
Speightstown filly upsets last year's winner and favorite, champion Informed Decision.
Phola rallied from well off the pace to win the Churchill Distaff Turf Mile (gr. IIT) on Derby day. The 4-year-old filly by Johannesburg covered the mile over a yielding course in 1:38.35.
Buckleupbuttercup, never off the board in six previous starts, earned her first stakes victory in her first attempt when taking the $100,000 Eight Belles Stakes (gr. III) over a sloppy Churchill Downs track May 1.
WinStar Farm's Super Saver is the 7-1 early favorite for the May 1 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands, based on the early wagering at Churchill Downs.
Blind Luck, the 6-5 favorite in a full field of 14 fillies for the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), rallies from far back to catch Evening Jewel in the last jump.
WinStar Farm's Doubles Partner rebounded from an eighth-place finish in the March 27 Lane's End Stakes (gr. II), posting an authoritative win in the American Turf (gr. II) on the Kentucky Oaks day undercard.
In the event of inclement weather for the May 1 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), Churchill Downs personnel, as well as safety officials from the Louisville, Ky., area, are prepared to take precautions.
Jay Em Ess Stable's Arson Squad took over at the top of the lane and bounded home for his second straight graded stakes score in the $169,650 Alysheba Stakes (gr. III) April 30 at Churchill Downs.
Sent off as the 5-2 favorite, Silver Timber made his move leaving the turn and continued on to set a course record in the Churchill Downs Turf Sprint (gr. IIIT) on the Kentucky Oaks card.
Son of Limehouse rolls to a 1 1/2-length win at Churchill Downs to score his second consecutive victory.
Churchill officials say they will turn on lights if the the predicted heavy rain May 1 causes poor visibility.
On the morning April 30, all the elements were coming together for two storms: the perfect storm that could result in a record crowd for the Kentucky Oaks and the heavy thunderstorms that are forecast for Kentucky Derby Day.
But the co-owner isn't afraid to lose and calls the La Troienne "just one step toward the ultimate goal, an appearance in the Breeders' Cup World Championships later this year at Churchill Downs.
The two top choices in the first leg of the 2010 Triple Crown are based in California. Lookin at Lucky, the 3-1 morning-line favorite, and Sidney's Candy, the 5-1 second choice, lead a field of 20 3-year-olds in Derby 136.
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