Keyword: Butch Lehr

  • David Lehr

    Churchill Names New Track Superintendent

    Churchill Downs Racetrack announced March 31 that track superintendent David Lehr will retire from that post, effective May 31, and will be succeeded by assistant track superintendent James "Jamie" Richardson.

  • The track was empty the morning of the Derby.

    Storms Lead to Cancellation of CD Training

    With heavy overnight thunderstorms still producing severe lightning on Derby morning, May 5, at Churchill Downs, the Louisville track canceled the limited training that was scheduled to take place between 6-8 a.m. EDT.

  • Churchill May Cancel May 1 Workouts

    With a forecast of rain overnight and heavy thunderstorms in Louisville, Ky., there is a possibility that training at Churchill Downs will be canceled May 1, according to track superintendent Butch Lehr.

  • Churchill Suspends Half of Friday Program

    Churchill Downs called off its final five races on May 8 following a heavy wave of showers and thunderstorms. It was just the third cancellation of its kind in the last 19 years at the Louisville racetrack.

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    Haskin's Derby Wrapup: Bird to Take Wing

    Calvin Borel would have made a great captain of the starship Enterprise, because time and again he boldly goes where no man has gone before. What he is able to do at Churchill Downs is mind-boggling.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    High Jinx

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> - Finally, after 23 years, Breeders' Cup officials can let out a sigh of relief. James Tafel's Street Sense proved that life does exist for a horse after winning the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I).

  • Derby Day: Chance of Off Track; Pack the Parka

    With a 60% chance of rain in Louisville today, patrons going to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) would be well advised to pack a parka. But leave the umbrella at home because that is one of the items banned from being brought into Churchill Downs.

  • Will there be an off track for the Derby?

    Derby Day: Chance of Off Track; Pack the Poncho

    With a 60% chance of rain in Louisville today, patrons going to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) would be well advised to pack a poncho. But leave the umbrella at home because that is one of the items banned from being brought into Churchill Downs.

  • Churchill Readies Breeders' Cup Quarantine Facilities

    Churchill Downs is putting the finishing touches on quarantine and isolation facilities that will house foreign participants set to compete in the 23rd Breeders' Cup World Championships at the historic track.

  • Fast Track to Nowhere

    <i>By Lenny Shulman </i> -- A hard, fast track surface on Kentucky Derby Day takes its toll on horses that race at Churchill Downs that day.