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  • Curlin working at Santa Anita prior to the Breeders' Cup <br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D6315883%0D%0A%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Asmussen Rules Out Curlin for Clark

    When majority owner Jess Jackson released a statement earlier this week announcing Curlin would be retired after this year, he also left the door open that the reigning Horse of the Year would make one final start before his racing career comes to an end.

  • OK of Guild Bankruptcy Plan Expected

    Confirmation of a plan allowing the Jockeys' Guild to emerge from bankruptcy was delayed for at least a couple of weeks during a Nov. 17 hearing in a Kentucky federal court, but the judge presiding over the Chapter 11 reorganization said he expects to approve the necessary order when it crosses his desk.

  • Churchill Hosts Horses and Hope Program

    "Horses and Hope," a new program designed to promote breast cancer awareness in Kentucky's horse industry, will be the focus of a special "Horses and Hope Day at the Races" Nov. 16 at Churchill Downs.

  • Team USA (right) captained by Pat Day, beat Team World by the slimmest of margins, 10 points to 9 1/2, in the Nov. 15 inaugural "Rider Cup" for charity at Churchill Downs.

    Team USA Wins 'Rider Cup' at Churchill

    Team USA beat Team World by the slimmest of margins, 10 points to 9 1/2, in the Nov. 15 inaugural "Rider Cup" for charity at Churchill Downs.

  • Jockey Julien Leparoux (right) and trainer Mike Maker celebrate Ken & Sarah Ramsey's record 16th win of the Fall meet, and Mike Maker's training record for the meet.

    Ramseys Break Churchill Owners' Record

    Owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey of Nicholasville, Ky., notched their 16th victory of the fall meet Nov. 15 when Ya Think won the seventh race. The victory, on the 16th day of the 26-day meet, broke the fall meet record established in 1965 by T. Alie Grissom over a 23-day meet.

  • Indescribable left takes the Cardinal late over Long Approach.

    Indescribable Up Late For Cardinal Score

    In seventh place with a furlong remaining and seemingly out of contention, Indescribable made a furious run from the middle of the racetrack and caught Long Approach in the final stride to take the $113,400 Cardinal Handicap (gr. IIIT) by a head on the Churchill Downs turf Nov. 15.

  • Hall of Fame jockey Pat Day will captain Team USA in the inaugural "Rider Cup" for charity Nov. 15 at Churchill Downs.

    Inaugural 'Rider Cup' at CD Nov. 15

    Retired Hall of Fame jockeys Pat Day and Angel Cordero Jr. will captain Team USA and Team World, respectively, in the inaugural "Rider Cup" for charity Nov. 15 at Churchill Downs.

  • FG Signal Going to Youbet, But Not TVG

    The signal for the Fair Grounds race meet starting Nov. 14 will be available to a wider variety of advance deposit wagering outlets, a group that does not include TVG, Churchill Downs Inc. announced Nov. 12.

  • Callwood Dancer is the lone grade II winner in the Cardinal Handicap.

    Callwood Dancer Formidable in Cardinal

    Three Chimneys' Callwood Dancer, the lone grade II winner in a field of older fillies and mares, has the edge and will carry top weight of 122 pounds in the $100,000-added Cardinal Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs Nov. 15.

  • Stone Subbing for Wrona at Golden Gate

    Travis Stone, a 24-year-old track announcer at Harrah's Louisiana Downs in Bossier City, La., will call the action at Golden Gate Fields Nov. 12-16.

  • Julien Leparoux after his seventh win at Churchill Downs on Nov. 11.

    Leparoux Wins 7 at Churchill; Ties Day

    Jockey Julien Leparoux equaled Hall of Fame rider Pat Day's 24-year-old record for most wins on a single card at Churchill Downs when his mount Runaway West ($12) prevailed in the eighth race Nov. 11.

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    Albarado Foundation Makes First Donation

    The Robby Albarado Foundation, a charitable organization, will make its first donation Nov. 14 at Churchill Downs following the running of the eighth race.

  • Acoma takes control in the Mrs. Revere Stakes.

    Mrs. Revere: Acoma Stays Perfect on Turf

    Helen Groves and Helen Alexander's Acoma seems to have found a new home on the grass, as the 3-year-old Empire Maker filly won her second graded turf event in as many starts, this time taking the $201,950 Mrs. Revere Stakes (gr. IIT) by 1 1/4 lengths Nov. 8 at Churchill Downs.

  • Seaspeak, who was disqualified from 1st in the Bryan Station, tries the Commonwealth Turf.

    Commonwealth Turf Draws Field of 11

    Seaspeak and Amazing Results, both victims of bad racing luck last month at Keeneland, will each try to change their fortunes at Churchill Downs Nov. 9 when they go to post in the $100,000-added Commonwealth Turf (gr. IIIT), a 1 1/16-mile test for 3-year-olds.

  • CDI: Quietly Positioned for Growth

    Churchill Downs Inc. said Nov. 6 it is in a position to grow in various gaming areas, but is mum about what possible ventures might be considered in the future.

  • Multiple graded stakes winner My Princess Jess faces 10 in the Mrs. Revere Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D5260964%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Tagg Eyes Second Straight Mrs. Revere

    Trainer Barclay Tagg will attempt to saddle consecutive winners of the Mrs. Revere Stakes (gr. IIT) when he sends out multiple graded stakes winner My Princess Jess in the 1 1/16-mile turf event Nov. 8 at Churchill Downs.

  • ADW Revenue Issues: Have and Have Not

    One old betting axiom -- "shut out at the window" -- has taken on a whole new meaning when paired with a relatively new one in the racing industry lexicon: "signal wars."

  • Capt. Candyman Can takes the Iroquois under Julien Leparoux.

    Capt. Candyman Can Takes Iroquois

    Capt. Candyman Can took over approaching the turn, maintained a narrow advantage at the top of the lane and repelled a bid from Monty's Best in the final furlong to take the $111,100 Iroquois Stakes (gr. III) by three lengths Nov. 1 on "Stars of Tomorrow" day at Churchill Downs.

  • HRTV to Cover November Sale

    HRTV's coverage of the sale will be interspersed throughout the network's live airing of the final races from both Churchill Downs and Aqueduct, which begin earlier in the afternoon.

  • Copper State takes on 10 rivals in the Chilukki Stakes.

    Copper State Hopes to Break Through

    Millennium Farms' Copper State, a bridesmaid in four consecutive stakes efforts, will finally try to get over the hump Nov. 2 at Churchill Downs when she takes on 10 rivals in the $150,000 Chilukki Stakes (gr. II), a one-mile main track test for fillies and mares.

  • Mass Cap winner Commentator may run in the Clark Handicap.

    Commentator Possible for Clark Handicap

    Two-time Whitney Handicap (gr. I) winner Commentator could end his successful racing season at Churchill Downs with a bid for the 134th running of the $500,000 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (gr. II) Nov. 28.

  • Curlin returned to his Churchill Downs base on Monday, Oct. 27 following a flight from California.

    Curlin Back at Churchill Downs

    Reigning Horse of the Year Curlin returned to Churchill Downs Oct. 27 following a flight from southern California and the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Oak Tree at Santa Anita.

  • New Executives Named at Fair Grounds

    Austin Miller and Eric Halstrom have been appointed president and vice president of Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, parent company Churchill Downs Inc. announced Oct. 27. Halstrom additionally was named general manager of racing.

  • Churchill ADW Signal Still in Limbo

    Churchill Downs said Oct. 24 it has not yet received consent from horsemen to distribute its racing signal to national advance deposit wagering sites for its fall meet, which starts Oct. 26.

  • Magna Graduate heads a compact field in the Ack Ack at Churchill Downs Oct. 29. <br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D979269%0D%0A%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Magna Graduate Tops Ack Ack Field

    Magna Graduate, a multiple graded stakes winner who has amassed nearly $2.2 million in career earnings, will look to snap a losing streak as he faces five rivals in the $100,000-added Ack Ack Handicap (gr. III), the featured event on the opening day of Churchill Downs Oct. 26-Nov. 29 Fall Meet.

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    Churchill Downs to Offer HD Simulcasting

    Churchill Downs will offer simulcasting in high definition when it opens its 2008 fall meet on Oct. 26, the track has announced. The HD signal will be rolled out progressively to select off-track betting locations and racetracks across the nation, as well as on-track in a variety of public areas.

  • Churchill ADW Agreement Off the Table?

    An agreement has reportedly fallen apart for signal distribution of the upcoming Churchill Downs fall meet to advance deposit wagering entities, according to horsemen representatives involved in the negotiations.

  • Toe Grabs Banned at CDI Tracks

    Churchill Downs Inc., has implemented a new horseshoe policy at its four racetracks that bans the use of toe grabs greater than two millimeters. The new policy is effective immediately.

  • Two Miami Pari-Mutuels Set Casino Plans

    The two other pari-mutuels in Miami-Dade County, Florida, have moved ahead of Calder Race Course in announcing plans for casinos that would have Las Vegas-style slot machines.

  • Churchill Gets 2010 Cup; More on Way?

    The Breeders' Cup World Championships will return to Churchill Downs in 2010 to begin what could be a regular run of the Kentucky racetrack serving as a host site, officials indicated Oct. 8.

  • Churchill, BC Plan 'Major' Announcement

    Officials of Breeders' Cup and Churchill Downs will make what the racetrack calls a "major economic development announcement" -- probably hosting the Breeders' Cup World Championships in 2010 at the earliest -- during a press conference scheduled for Oct. 8 at the Louisville, Ky., racetrack.

  • MEC Shares Plunge in Sept. 30 Trading

    Shares of Magna Entertainment Corp. plummeted by more than 50% on heavier than average volume Sept. 30, prompting more concern for the owner of the site of next month's Breeder' Cup World Championships.

  • British Race Provides Path to Derby

    Churchill Downs and Great Britain's Kempton Park Racecourse have announced a race for 3-year-old Thoroughbreds that will provide a clear path for the winner to a starting spot in the field for the 2009 running of the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • The winner of the Kentucky Derby Challenge Stakes at Kempton Park racecourse will be eligible for the 2009 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.

    British Track Sets Derby Challenge Race

    Kempton Park racecourse, 15 miles west of London, England, is to stage the Kentucky Derby Challenge Stakes March 18, 2009, for the first time. The winner of the nine-furlong, $150,000 conditions race, run on fibresand under floodlights, will be eligible for the 2009 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) May 2.

  • Storm Effects Minimal at Churchill Downs

    Power outages to the barn area and the Kentucky Derby Museum are about the only effects Churchill Downs felt from the Sept. 14 windstorm created by the remnants of Hurricane Ike.

  • Calder Race Course has won the right to install slot machines.

    Calder Cuts Purses; Eliminates Stakes

    Calder Race Course has announced another major cut in purses and the cancellation of eight $100,000 stakes races. The track, in a release, said it was trimming overnight purses by 17% effective Sept. 18.

  • Are Calder Agreements in Jeopardy?

    Reports that Churchill Downs Inc. and the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association are stalled in talks on a Calder Race Course slot machine contract are leading to concerns about possible cancellation of two contracts between CDI and the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association.

  • Flowers surround the Eight Belles memorial plaque in the gardens of the Kentucky Derby Museum.

    Eight Belles Honored in Public Memorial

    With more than 200 people in attendance, this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) runner-up Eight Belles was memorialized in a public ceremony in the garden of the Kentucky Derby Museum Sept. 7.

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    Churchill Makes Deep Cut in Fall Stakes

    Blaming a decline in purse money earned earned from wagering sources during its 2008 spring meet, Churchill Downs Racetrack has slashed its stakes program for the upcoming fall meet by $975,000 through purse reductions in 11 stakes races and the elimination of two others.

  • Turfway Park's fall meet begins Sept. 3.

    No 'Signal Wars' Evident at Turfway Park

    Turfway Park said Aug. 20 it has received horsemen's consent to distribute its racing signal for the upcoming fall under the auspices of the present exclusive agreement with TVG, thus ending any speculation of a standoff similar to those plaguing other tracks.