Keyword: Churchill Downs

  • Road to Victory puts away 4-5 favorite Monomoy Girl to win the Golden Rod Stakes at Churchill Downs

    Road to Victory Determined in Golden Rod Score

    Mark Casse sent Road to Victory down from Woodbine to find out if she was a quality dirt horse, and the 2-year-old filly answered that question with an emphatic performance Nov. 25 in the $200,000 Golden Rod Stakes (G2).

  • Lovely Bernadette takes flight en route to victory in the Mrs. Revere Stakes at Churchill Downs

    Lovely Bernadette Too Good in Mrs. Revere

    James Miller's Lovely Bernadette further signaled herself a rising presence in the turf filly ranks Nov. 24 when she took advantage of a sweet stalking trip to post a half-length victory in the $200,000 Mrs. Revere Stakes (G2T) at Churchill Downs.

  • Tricky Escape's win in the Cardinal Handicap has been reinstated to grade 3 status

    Cardinal Handicap Reinstated to Grade 3 Status

    The American Graded Stakes Committee has reinstated the Nov. 18 running of the Cardinal Handicap over the main track at Churchill Downs to grade 3 status following a review of the 1 1/8-mile test originally slated to be conducted on the turf.

  • Coca-Cola Official Soft Drink Partner of Kentucky Derby

    Churchill Downs, the legendary home of the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve and the Longines Kentucky Oaks (both G1), today announced a five-year partnership with local bottler Coca-Cola Consolidated.

  • Daddys Lil Darling works over the turf course at Keeneland in October

    Daddys Lil Darling Tops Mrs. Revere Stakes

    Normandy Farm homebred Daddys Lil Darling is set to take on a field of 10 other 3-year-old fillies in the $200,000 Mrs. Revere Stakes (G2T) Nov. 24 at Churchill Downs, where she has finished first or second in three graded stakes efforts.

  • Hoppertunity won the 2014 Clark

    Hoppertunity, Diversify Head Clark Handicap

    Multiple grade 1 winner Hoppertunity will attempt to join an exclusive club of two-time winners when he lines up for his fourth $500,000 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (G1) Nov. 24 at Churchill Downs. 

  • Farrell takes the Nov. 4 Chilukki Stakes by a length at Churchill Downs Sept. 23 to return to winning form

    Farrell Could Try Turf in Next Start

    Coffee Pot Stables' Farrell, the one-length winner of the Chilukki Stakes (G2), may try turf for the first time in the Nov. 24 Mrs. Revere Stakes (G2T) at Churchill Downs, according to trainer Wayne Catalano.

  • McCraken

    McCraken Will Shoot for Clark Handicap

    Janis Whitham's homebred McCraken, seeking to land an elusive grade 1 victory, continues to prepare for his next start in the $500,000 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (G1) Nov. 24 at Churchill Downs.

  • What's Going On Here: Surprise Surprise

    For most of us that live east of the Pecos, the Breeders’ Cup weekend of Nov. 3-4 at Del Mar was like stumbling onto the lost city of the Incas. Who knew it was the best-kept secret in racing?

  • Norman Casse (left) will go out on his own after serving as assistant to his father, Canadian Hall of Fame trainer Mark Casse (right)

    Norman Casse Prepares to Walk His Own Path

    What had been an abstract idea now has reality bearing down upon it as, effective in the spring of 2018, Norman Casse will officially depart as assistant trainer to his father and hang his own shingle, starting in his home state.

  • Churchill Downs' 2018 spring meet is scheduled to begin April 28

    Kentucky Approves Race Dates for 2018

    Off a strong September of Thoroughbred racing in the state, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Oct. 17 approved a 2018 racing schedule similar to this year's schedule.

  • Three-time grade 2 winner Farrell worked a bullet half-mile Oct. 4 at Churchill Downs

    Farrell Bullet Fires Up Catalano Confidence

    On the morning of Oct. 4, Farrell flashed the brilliance Catalano has grown to admire. Going out in the first set, the daughter of Malibu Moon breezed a bullet half-mile in :47 flat, best of 30 other moves at the distance.

  • Honorable Duty wins the Lukas Classic

    Honorable Duty Repels Competition in Lukas Classic

    Honorable Duty went straight to the front, repelled challenges with a quarter-mile to run, and proved to be utterly superior in the stretch to win the Sept. 30 $200,000 Lukas Classic (G3) at Churchill Downs by 4 3/4 lengths over Money Flows.

  • G. Watts Humphrey Jr.

    TCA Honors G. Watts Humphrey

    G. Watts Humphrey Jr. was the Thoroughbred Club of America's 86th Honor Guest Sept. 29 at Keeneland. The Churchill Downs' board chairman spoke out on improving the racetrack experience, raising purses in Kentucky.

  • Churchill Downs to Implement New Tote Changes

    United Tote, the provider of pari-mutuel tote services to more than 150 racing operations, will implement changes to its systems Sept. 28 at Churchill Downs that will benefit horseplayers through a change in reporting requirements for certain payouts

  • Pinch Hit wins the Dogwood Stakes by a neck over Champagne Problems at Churchill Downs

    Pinch Hit Holds on for Dogwood Win

    Klein Racing's Pinch Hit and jockey Jon Court raced along unhurried near the back of the field for most of the $100,000 Dogwood Stakes Sept. 23 at Churchill Downs, but showed an impressive rally in the stretch and held on to win by a neck.

  • Farrell

    Farrell, Tequilita Meet in Dogwood Stakes

    Multiple graded stakes winner Farrell will return to racing action for the first time since she competed in the Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) more than four months ago when she headlines the $100,000 Dogwood Stakes Sept. 23.

  • Patrona Margarita opens up on her competition in the stretch of the Pocahontas Stakes

    Patrona Margarita Surges to Pocahontas Victory

    Stretching out in distance seemed to do the trick for Patrona Margarita who pulled away from her competition in the stretch to win the Sept. 16. $200,000 Pocahontas Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs. 

  • The Tabulator picks up his first victory under the Twin Spires

    The Tabulator Charges to Iroquois Win

    Carolyn Wilson's The Tabulator picked up an automatic berth to the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) and 10 points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby with a strong run in the $150,000 Iroquois Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs.

  • Romantic Vision wins the Locust Grove Stakes Sept. 16

    Romantic Vision Upsets Locust Grove

    Jockey Brian Hernandez Jr. expertly guided Romantic Vision along the rail to victory in the $100,000 Locust Grove Stakes (G3) Sept. 16 at Churchill Downs. 

  • Kelly's Humor wins the Ellis Park Debutante

    Take Charge Paula, Kelly’s Humor Head Pocahontas

    Two stakes winning juvenile fillies, who are both two-for-two in their short careers so far, will put their undefeated records on the line when they take on eight others in the $200,000 Pocahontas Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs Sept. 16.