Keyword: Carl Pollard

  • Kiss Moon catches I'm Already Sexy to win the Old Forester Mint Julep.

    Kiss Moon Makes Grade in Mint Julep

    Kiss Moon collared front-runner I'm Already Sexy in late stretch and thrust out her head on the line to win the $100,000 Old Forester Mint Julep (gr. IIIT) June 6 at Churchill Downs.

  • Hermitage to Continue as Thoroughbred Farm

    Louisville entrepreneurs and philanthropists Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson have announced that historic Hermitage Farm will remain a Thoroughbred operation, with plans to make the farm a tourist destination.

  • CDI chairman Bob Evans

    Diversification Drives CDI's Success

    Though there is no end in sight for the continued declines in North American racing, the newly elected chairman of Churchill Downs Inc. painted a positive picture for the Kentucky-based racetrack and gaming operator.

  • William Carstanjen

    Carstanjen Promoted to CDI President

    Churchill Downs Incorporated announced March 21 that William C. Carstanjen, currently the company's chief operating officer, has been promoted to company president, effective immediately.

  • Packard Retires From CDI Board

    Churchill Downs Inc. announced June 14 that Susan Packard has retired from its board of directors effective June 30. The CDI board has unanimously adopted a resolution to concurrently reduce the number of directors to 12.

  • Historic Hermitage Farm Sold

    Louisville entrepreneurs and philanthropists Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson have purchased historic Hermitage Farm in Goshen, Ky., from Carl Pollard, who will continue his breeding operation on the property.

  • CDI president and CEO Robert Evans

    Evans Cites Benefits of Non-Racing Ventures

    While Churchill Downs Incorporated will continue to focus on racing as its primary business, its ability to expand into more profitable ventures such as alternative gaming and concerts will be key to future growth.

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    Mani Bhavan Extends Storm Boot's Legacy

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P> Newly minted graded stakes winner Mani Bhavan continues the legacy of her sire Storm Boot, the first son of Storm Cat to be represented by a stakes winner.

  • Evans Ready to Move Churchill Downs Forward

    One day after being named chief executive officer and president of Churchill Downs Inc., Robert Evans told a group of assembled media he is ready to lead the Louisville, Ky.-based racetrack company into the future.

  • Churchill Downs president and CEO Tom Meeker.

    Help Wanted: Churchill Begins Search for Meeker's Successor

    Churchill Downs Inc. announced Thursday that the company had initiated a formal succession-planning process for the position of president and chief executive officer, which is currently held by Thomas H. Meeker. Meeker's current employment contract with CDI will expire in March 2007. Meeker plans to retire from the company and step down from its board of directors upon the expiration of his employment contract.

  • Services Set for Longtime Owner Bohanon

    Funeral services are May 16 in Louisville for longtime Thoroughbred owner James Bohanon, who died on May 11 at University of Louisville Hospital.

  • My Trusty Cat, left, closes the deal against Ebony Breeze to take the Honorable Miss by a nose.

    'Cat' Closes to Win Honorable Miss

    My Trusty Cat came with a late rush to nip Ebony Breeze in the tightest of photo finishes Friday afternoon in the Honorable Miss Handicap (gr. II) for older fillies and mares at Saratoga. Carl Pollard's 4-year-old filly covered the six furlongs in 1:10.37 under strong urging by jockey Pat Day.

  • Pollard Sells 180 Acres of Hermitage Farm

    Hermitage Farm owner Carl Pollard announced Friday that he has sold the western-most 180 acres of the farm to Hermitage Properties LLC, a limited liability company headed by Ron Carmicle.

  • Kiss the Devil Downs Mint Julep Field

    Carl F. Pollard's stubborn Kiss The Devil overtook Crystal Sea in the stretch and held off favored Quick Tip by a neck in Saturday's $168,300 Early Times Mint Julep Handicap (gr. IIIT) for fillies and mares at Churchill Downs.

  • My Trusty Cat Can Get Back on Track in Dogwood

    The spring has been far from a flawless season for Carl Pollard's My Trusty Cat, but trainer David Vance hopes to get the daughter of Tale of the Cat back on track in Saturday's $100,000-added Dogwood Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs.

  • Williams

    Kentucky Breeders Get Sober Message on VLTs

    Don't count on video poker was the sobering message Kentucky Senate President David Williams delivered Tuesday to an informal gathering of about 35 prominent Thoroughbred breeders and their representatives.

  • Mandy's Gold, Caressing Headline Chicago BC 'Cap

    Steeplechase Farm's Mandy's Gold, highweighted at 116 pounds, and Carl Pollard's Caressing, champion 2-year-old filly of 2000, will be the likely favorites for the $150,000 Chicago Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III), a seven-furlong race for fillies and mares, at Arlington Park on June 8.

  • Artist&#39;s rendering of proposed Churchill Downs renovation.

    Churchill Board Backs $127-Million Renovation Plan

    The Churchill Downs Inc. board of directors on Thursday endorsed a comprehensive plan to rebuild and modernize the company's flagship racetrack in Louisville, Ky. The racetrack's $127-million, two-phase master plan outlines the most sweeping changes at the historic facility in more than a century.

  • Flute, winning the Kentucky Oaks.

    Caressing and Flute Meet in Delaware Oaks

    Carl Pollard's Caressing, winner of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies last year, and Juddmonte Farm's Flute, winner of the Kentucky Oaks this year, have been entered in Saturday's $250,000 Delaware Oaks along with 12 other 3-year-old fillies. The grade III race will be run at 1 1/16 miles.

  • Trainer Vance Hits Jackpot with 47-1 Caressing

    Who would have thought a claiming trainer who has won more than a thousand races, and lost many more than that, would be a perfect one-for-one in the Breeders' Cup? But it happened Nov. 4, appropriately at his home base, when Caressing, at 47-1 the longest shot on the board, won the $1,025,920 Juvenile Fillies (gr. I).