Keyword: Churchill Downs

  • 'All Others' Favored in Future Wager Pool 2

    Undefeated Mohaymen (15) and Nyquist (17) were the top individual horses, while the mutuel field option, or "all others" (24), was favored when Pool 2 of Churchill Downs' Kentucky Derby Future Wager closed Feb. 14.

  • Haskin: Say Goodbye to Louisville

    Looking through my old Derby recaps for Blood-Horse, I have compiled a series of backstretch anecdotes that I feel capture some of my most memorable behind-the-scenes moments covering the Derby.

  • KHRC Approves Turfway for Historical Racing

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Dec. 1 approved Turfway Park to add historical racing, although track officials did not put a timetable on when such gaming would become reality at the Northern Kentucky track.

  • Churchill Downs wrapped up a successful fall meet Nov. 29

    Business Strong at Churchill Downs Fall Meet

    Total pari-mutuel handle during the 21-day Churchill Downs fall meet was $104,626,990, up 9.9% from $95,225,065 for a 24-day fall meet in 2014. Average daily handle jumped 25.6% to $4,982,238 from $3,967,711 in 2014.

  • Airoforce takes control late to win the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes.

    Airoforce Splashes Home in KY Jockey Club

    Airoforce splashed over the sloppy, sealed track at Churchill Downs Nov. 28 with nary an issue, closing gamely to grind out a victory when making his dirt debut in the $200,000 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (gr. II).

  • Carina Mia rolls home to win the Golden Rod Stakes.

    Carina Mia Wins Stakes Debut in Golden Rod

    Entered in the Golden Rod Stakes (gr. II) off a dominating maiden special weight win Oct. 29 at Keeneland, Carina Mia handled the class jump Nov. 28 to register a decisive victory at Churchill Downs.

  • Almasty bounds home a winner in the Commonwealth Turf.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-HStDdX6">Order This Photo</a>

    Former Claimer Almasty Wins Commonwealth Turf

    Claimed for $30,000 earlier this year, Almasty made that acquisition look adept Nov. 27, when he set the pace and ran away from the field to claim the $100,000 Commonwealth Turf (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs.

  • Effinex (#8) and Mike Smith take the Clark Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-PjDRrcD">Order This Photo</a>

    Effinex Lands Grade I in Clark Handicap

    Tri-Bone Stables' Effinex capped his big season in a big way Nov. 27, holding off defending winner Hoppertunity in the $500,000 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Heathcare (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.

  • Heart to Heart and Julien Leparoux take the River City Handicap.

    Heart to Heart Wire to Wire in River City

    Terry Hamilton's Heart to Heart bounced back from a 10th-place finish in the Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) to win the $100,000 River City Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs Nov. 26.

  • Ahh Chocolate bounds home to take the Falls City Handicap.

    Ahh Chocolate Smooth in Falls City

    James Stone's homebred Ahh Chocolate, by Candy Ride, tracked the pace of longshot Gamblers Rose and pounced to win the $200,000 Falls City Handicap Nov. 26 at Churchill Downs.

  • Pocahontas Stakes winner Dothraki Queen.

    Dothraki Queen Heads Golden Rod

    Dothraki Queen, a grade II winner over the track, heads a field of nine juvenile fillies for the $200,000 Golden Rod Stakes Nov. 28 at Churchill Downs.

  • Saham won the Jefferson Cup at Churchill Downs on Sept. 26.

    Saham Returns for Commonwealth Turf Bid

    The 2-3 finishers from the Oct. 17 Hawthorne Derby (gr. IIIT), plus a contender who had a bad-luck run in that race, meet again Nov. 27 in the $100,000 Commonwealth Turf (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs.

  • Effinex seeks his first grade I win in the Clark.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-vMjTzTb">Order This Photo</a>

    Effinex Looks for His Highlight Win in Clark

    On Friday, Nov. 27 at Churchill Downs, Tri-Bone Stables' Effinex will try to nail down the first grade I victory of his career when he faces an expected eight other horses in the $500,000 Clark Handicap.

  • Nyquist wins the 2015 Breeders' Cup Juvenile.

    Nyquist Heads Pool 1 of Derby Future Wager

    Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner Nyquist is the likely individual choice, but the ever-popular "all others" wager is the morning-line favorite for the first pool of the 2016 Kentucky Derby Future Wager.

  • Dortmund wins the 2015 Big Bear Stakes.

    Dortmund Out of Clark Handicap

    Kaleem Shah's Dortmund didn't ship from California after developing a quarter crack following his Nov. 21 work at Santa Anita Park, according to a Courier-Journal report.

  • Trainer Steve Asmussen

    Asmussen Fined in New York PETA Probe

    The New York State Commission Nov. 23 proposed far-reaching equine drug rules as they slapped trainer Steve Asmussen with a $10,000 fine stemming from a probe into allegations of equine abuse brought against him by PETA.

  • Frivolous won last year's Falls City Handicap at Churchill

    Is It Falls City or Clark for Frivolous?

    G. Watts Humphrey Jr.'s Frivolous is among 13 entered in the $200,000 Falls City Handicap (gr. II) at Churchill Downs Nov. 26, but she could end up facing males in the $500,000 Clark Handicap (gr. I) the following day.

  • Shotgun Kowboy

    Shotgun Kowboy in Final Pre-Clark Breeze

    Shotgun Kowboy, winner of the Oklahoma Derby (gr. III) and Oklahoma Classics Cup at Remington Park, turned in his final breeze Nov. 18 at his home track leading up to the $500,000 Clark Handicap (gr. I).

  • Isabella Sings cannot be caught in the Mrs. Revere Stakes.

    Mrs. Revere New High Note for Isabella Sings

    Isabella Sings opened a clear advantage early and carried her speed to the wire Nov. 14 to secure the first graded stakes win of her career in the $200,000 Mrs. Revere Stakes (gr. IIT) on the Churchill Downs turf.