Keyword: Churchill Downs

  • Churchill Downs.

    Churchill Downs Handle Up Slightly

    All-sources and average daily handle increased 1.2% during the 11-day September meet at Churchill Downs that ended Oct. 2, according to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.

  • 2016 Ack Ack Stakes winner Tom's Ready

    Tom's Ready Set for Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile

    Tom's Ready was doing well Oct. 2, the morning after defeating champion sprinter Runhappy in the Ack Ack Stakes (gr. III) and is set to make his next start in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) Nov. 4 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Tepin wins the 2016 Woodbine Mile

    Tepin Confirmed for Keeneland's First Lady

    Reigning champion turf female Tepin arrived at trainer Mark Casse's Churchill Downs barn Oct. 2 at 5 a.m. after spending her summer at Saratoga Race Course, and she's set to make her next start in the $400,000 First Lady (gr. IT) Oct. 8 at Keeneland.

  • Runhappy Sept. 25 at Keeneland.

    Runhappy Faces Five in Ack Ack

    Runhappy makes his long awaited 2016 bow Oct. 1 in Churchill Downs' one-turn mile Ack Ack Handicap (gr. III). The race shares the bill with the $175,000 Lukas Classic featuring grade I winners Bradester and Noble Bird.

  • Star Guitar

    Senor Guitar First Winner for Star Guitar

    Louisiana-bred standout Star Guitar, a winner of 22 stakes in the Pelican State, saw his first winner as a stallion Sept. 24 when Clifford Grum's homebred Senor Guitar rallied from fifth to score a clear win in a Churchill Downs maiden-claiming race.

  • Bradester winning this year's Monmouth Cup.

    Bradester Pointing to Lukas Classic

    Joseph Sutton's Bradester, upset winner of the $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) in June, will be looking for another victory over the Churchill Downs main track when he makes his next start in the $175,000 Lukas Classic Oct. 1. 

  • Not This Time rolls to victory in the Iroquois

    Not This Time Overwhelms Iroquois Rivals

    In his first stakes start, Albaugh Family Stable homebred Not This Time rallied four wide in the far turn then drew off in the stretch to post about a six-length victory in the $150,000 Iroquois Stakes (gr. III) Sept. 17 at Churchill Downs.

  • Engaginglee comes running late to win the Locust Grove

    Engaginglee Rallies to Win Locust Grove

    After racing near the back of the field of six fillies and mares early, Engaginglee rallied four wide in the stretch to earn a narrow victory in the $100,000 Locust Grove Stakes (gr. III) Sept. 17 on a muddy track at Churchill Downs.

  • Exaggerator won this year's Haskell off a Preakness Stakes score

    Classic Winners Exaggerator, Nyquist Work

    Exaggerator delivered a five-furlong move Sept. 17 at Churchill Downs in preparation for a planned start in the Sept. 24 Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II). Meanwhile at San Luis Rey Downs, Nyquist also worked.

  • Runhappy Sept. 15 at Churchill Downs.

    Runhappy Works from Gate in 1:14 1/5

    Sprint male champion Runhappy continues to move toward his 2016 debut with a six-furlong work in 1:14 1/5 from the gate Sept. 15 at Churchill Downs. Hall of Fame rider Edgar Prado flew in for the move.

  • Ahh Chocolate (#5) leaves the starting gate and goes on to win the Allaire DuPont Distaff

    Ahh Chocolate Looks Hot in Locust Grove

    Ahh Chocolate, winner of two graded stakes, looks to have a class edge in the Locust Grove, but will have to turn the tables on Innovative Idea, who outfinished her in the Groupie Doll Stakes last out.

  • Runhappy.

    Runhappy Works Five Furlongs in :58

    Runhappy, last year's sprint male champion, recorded his second public work of the year Sept. 1 at Keeneland, zipping five furlongs in :58. He is being pointed toward the one-turn mile Ack Ack Handicap (gr. III) Oct. 1 at Churchill Downs.

  • Umarov

    Court to Consider Umarov Temporary Injunction

    A Kentucky court hearing scheduled Monday, Aug. 1 could determine if the KHRC can move forward on its intentions to immediately sanction trainer Otabek Umarov for allegedly refusing to allow a horse to receive pre-race testing in late April.

  • Channing Hill

    Jockey Hill Guides in 1,000th Winner

    Jockey Channing Hill was all smiles the morning of June 25 for a good reason. The 28-year-old native of Grand Island, Neb. scored his 1,000th career win the previous day aboard Shut the Gate in the eighth race at Churchill Downs.

  • Umarov

    Umarov Receives Stay While Case is Decided

    Franklin, Ky. Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd on June 23 granted sanctioned owner-trainer Otabek Umarov a stay in his 10-year suspension until an administrative hearing is conducted or until the court can rule on a temporary injunction motion.

  • Pleuven gets the victory in the Wise Dan Stakes

    Improving Pleuven Scores Upset in Wise Dan

    Nelson McMakin's Pleuven, a French-bred gelding who was a close second in the Opening Verse Stakes May 21 in his Churchill Downs debut, stepped up big time with a victory in the $200,000 Wise Dan Stakes (gr. IIT) at the Kentucky track June 18.

  • Gun Runner rolls to victory in the Matt Winn Stakes

    Gun Runner Dominant in Matt Winn Stakes

    Winchell Thoroughbreds, Three Chimneys Farm, and Besilu Stables' Gun Runner was a dominant winner over four other 3-year-olds in the $100,000 Matt Winn Stakes (gr. III) June 18 at Churchill Downs.

  • The Pizza Man - Breeders' Cup 2015

    The Pizza Man Tops Wise Dan

    Ever-popular The Pizza Man, winner of last year's Arlington Million (gr. IT), returns to Churchill Downs for the June 18 Wise Dan Stakes (gr. IIT). The race goes under the lights with an approximate post of 9:05 p.m.

  • Effinex wins the 2015 Clark Handicap.

    Effinex Draws Post 3 in Stephen Foster

    Effinex, who last year won the Clark Handicap presented by Norton Healthcare (gr. I) at Churchill Downs, will look to add to his legacy there June 18 when he takes on six rivals in the $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I).

  • Ahh Chocolate wins Allaire DuPont Distaff

    Ahh Chocolate Works Half for Fleur de Lis

    Stoneway Farm's homebred Ahh Chocolate worked a half-mile at Churchill Downs June 14 in preparation for her next start in the $200,000 Fleur de Lis Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares June 18 at the Kentucky track.

  • Gun Runner

    Gun Runner, Untapable Breeze at Churchill

    Trainer Steve Asmussen's duo of classic-placed Gun Runner and champion Untapable each breezed a half-mile June 13 at Churchill Downs ahead of their scheduled starts in graded stakes June 18 at the Louisville track.

  • NYRA Commissions New Triple Crown Trophy

    The next time a horse is awarded the Triple Crown trophy will be the first time for a new design, as New York Racing Association president Chris Kay has commissioned a new trophy to replace the one awarded to many previous Triple Crown winners.

  • Suddenbreakingnews at Churchill Downs

    The Twisting Tale of Suddenbreakingnews

    Suddenbreakingnews, a Belmont Stakes (gr. I) contender who recently had his sex status changed from gelding to ridgling, might still be considered a gelding had he not contested any of the Triple Crown races.