Keyword: Churchill Downs

  • Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear signs Breeders' Cup Tax Exemption Bill.

    KY Governor Signs BC Tax Exemption Bill

    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear March 17 signed into law a bill that will erase the state tax for on-track pari-mutuel handle on live races at Keeneland during the two days of the Breeders' Cup Oct.30-31.

  • Changes Possible on Federal Tax Withholdings

    Two federal agencies have issued a notice that opens the door to the possible addition of pari-mutuel gambling winnings to updated reporting and withholding requirements being developed for bingo, keno, and slot machines.

  • Main Sequence is one of 74 horses nominated to the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic.
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    Wise Dan, Main Sequence Top Turf Classic Noms

    Defending winner and two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan and 2014 champion turf male Main Sequence are among 74 horses on the list of early nominees to the $500,000 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (gr. IT) at Churchill Downs.

  • Take Charge Brandi

    Kentucky Oaks Future Wager This Weekend

    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.

  • Kentucky Oaks Survivors Parade.

    Nominations, Voting Open for Survivors Parade

    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.

  • Third Photography Eclipse for Livingston

    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.

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    Lukas Pointing 'Brandi' to Kentucky Oaks

    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.

  • Musselman Drops Lawsuit Against Churchill

    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 Panel Announces Winning Casino Bids

    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.

  • The fence at Calder

    New Calder Backside Fence Stirs Controversy

    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.

  • John Veitch

    State Appeals Latest Ruling in Veitch Case

    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.

  • John Veitch

    State Likely to Appeal Latest Veitch Decision

    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.

  • West Coast Belle comes home strong to take the Golden Rod Stakes.

    West Coast Belle Rolls to Golden Rod Win

    West Coast Belle kept her record perfect in three career starts for owners Gary and Mary West when coming from off the pace to take the $230,400 Golden Rod Stakes (gr. II) for 2-year-old fillies Nov. 29 at Churchill Downs.

  • Jon Court's wins this meet include the Falls City Handicap aboard Frivolous.

    Court Rolling After Return from Hand Surgery

    As Churchill Downs' fall meet nears conclusion, veteran jockey Jon Court is sitting comfortably among the leaders, not bad for a rider expected to be out of action much longer after suffering serious damage to his right hand.

  • Churchill Downs 2YO Stakes Preview

    Louisville Courier-Journal turf writer Jennie Rees previews the 2-year-old stakes races at Churchill Downs on November 29.

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    Hoppertunity Gets Churchill Score in Clark

    Hoppertunity made the most of his chance to finally run at Churchill Downs, grinding out his greatest career victory Nov. 28 in the $500,000 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (gr. I).

  • John Veitch

    Judge Rules Veitch Improperly Dismissed

    A circuit court judge has ruled John Veitch, the former chief state steward for Thoroughbred racing in Kentucky, was improperly dismissed from his position in November 2011 and has ordered him reinstated with back wages.

  • Frivolous holds off Don't Tell Sophia to win the Falls City Handicap.

    Frivolous Posts Falls City Handicap Upset

    G. Watts Humphrey Jr.'s homebred Frivolous stalked the early pace before taking over in the stretch and held off 9-10 favorite Don't Tell Sophia to win the $222,600 Falls City Handicap (gr. II) at Churchill Downs Nov. 27.

  • Lord Nelson won the Speakeasy Stakes Oct. 13 at Santa Anita.

    Lord Nelson Could Rule Kentucky Jockey Club

    Peachtree Stable's Lord Nelson, an easy winner of a stakes race at Santa Anita Park in his previous start, will take aim at his first graded victory in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (gr. II).

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    Churchill Proposes Derby Bet on Winning Sire

    Churchill officials will outline their ideas for the wager at the Dec. 2 Kentucky Horse Racing Commission meeting in Lexington. If approved in time, the wager could be offered in advance of the 2015 Derby.

  • Cristina's Journey won the Pocahontas Stakes on Sept. 6.

    Golden Rod Holds Plenty of Opportunity

    A full field of 12 for the $200,000 Golden Rod Stakes (gr. II) Nov. 29 at Churchill Downs looks wide open. The 1 1/16-mile race shares the card with the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (gr. II) for the boys.

  • 'Indian Charlie' Sues to Get Back on Track

    The publisher of the "Indian Charlie" newsletter has filed suit seeking to prevent Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission's executive director from indefinitely denying him access to the track.

  • I'm Already Sexy has one victory in four career starts at Churchill Downs.

    Catalano Sends Trio to Cardinal Handicap

    Veteran trainer Wayne Catalano will attempt to build on his 2014 accomplishments when he sends multiple stakes winner I'm Already Sexy and two stablemates into an overflow field Nov. 22 at Churchill Downs.