Keyword: Churchill Downs

  • Alsvid wins the 2016 Aristides Stakes.

    Alsvid Repeats in Aristides Stakes

    Black Hawk Stable's Alsvid successfully defended his title in the $100,000 Aristides Stakes (gr. III) June 4 at Churchill Downs and snapped an 11-race winless streak in the process.

  • Tepin Puts Polish on Royal Ascot Preparations

    The 5-year-old Bernstein mare clicked off the solid fractions that have become her trademark—splits of :12 2/5 and :24 1/5 under regular rider Julien Leparoux en route to a four-furlong time of :48 2/5 and a five-furlong gallop out in 1:01 1/5.

  • Racing at Churchill Downs

    Churchill Downs Bumps Overnight Purses 4%

    Because of an increase in pari-mutuel revenue from Kentucky Derby (gr. I) week business, Churchill Downs June 1 said it will increase overnight purses by 4% for the remainder of its spring meet, which ends July 2.

  • Linda's Luck (inside) and Bucket Beat hit wire together in May 29 Green Carpet Stakes

    Belterra Stakes Dead Heat Follows Churchill

    One day after the Winning Colors Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs produced a dead heat for win, the Green Carpet Stakes at Belterra Park Gaming, located about 90 minutes away in Ohio, did the same May 29.

  • Creator at Churchill before Kentucky Derby

    Creator Works, Set for Trip to New York

    WinStar Farm's Creator, winner of the Arkansas Derby (gr. I), worked five furlongs May 30 at Churchill Downs and is expected to travel to New York May 31 to continue preparations for the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I).

  • Diva Express (inside) and I'm a Looker finish together in the Winning Colors.

    Diva Express, I'm a Looker Dead Heat at CD

    Not one but two 4-year-old fillies secured their first stakes wins when Diva Express and I'm a Looker earned the dead-heat victory in the $100,000 Winning Colors Stakes (gr. III) May 28 at Churchill Downs.

  • Umarov had planned to run Looks to Spare at Churchill Downs.

    Kentucky Suspends Umarov for 10 Years

    After determining Otabek Umarov violated out-of-competition testing rules and possessed hypodermic needles, syringes, and injectable medications at Churchill Downs, Kentucky stewards revoked the owner-trainer's license for 10 years.

  • Enchanting Lady

    Enchanting Lady Targets Winning Colors

    After picking up a grade I placing at Churchill Downs in her previous race, the connections of Enchanting Lady hope she can nail down her first graded stakes win in the $100,000 Winning Colors Stakes (gr. III).

  • Cherry Wine Steady in Preakness Work

    Graded stakes-placed Cherry Wine turned in a typically steadfast move in preparation for his expected start in the May 21 Preakness Stakes (gr. I), working five furlongs May 14 in a handy 1:01 3/5 at Churchill Downs.

  • Nyquist heads to the Pimlico Racetrack

    Nyquist Gets Acquainted with Pimlico

    Nyquist returned to the track May 11 for the first time since scoring an impressive triumph in the May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), acquainting himself with Pimlico Race Course.

  • Kentucky State Capitol

    Potential Breeders' Cup Tax Break Debated

    Breeders' Cup intends to legislatively pursue a pari-mutuel tax break for its 2018 World Championships at Churchill Downs, but the form it takes could hinge on input from members of the Kentucky General Assembly.

  • Nyquist grabs a snack of grass as he meets the public and media in the barn area at Churchill Downs May 8.

    Nyquist Greets Public After Derby

    Trainer Doug O'Neill caught an early flight back to Southern California the morning of May 8, but Reddam Racing's champion Nyquist is headed to the other coast following his May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) victory.

  • TVG chief executive officer Kip Levin

    TVG: Systems Failure 'Won't Happen Again'

    TVG, a leading advance deposit wagering provider, said human error was responsible for a May 7 systems breakdown that halted online wagering for more than two hours during the running of the Kentucky Derby (gr. I).

  • Exaggerator with assistant trainer Julie Clark at Churchill Downs on May 4, 2016.

    Exaggerator Well After Derby, on to Preakness

    Alternating between falling asleep and trying to playfully nip at assistant trainer Julie Clark May 8 in his stall at Churchill Downs, it was clear Exaggerator came out of his second-place run in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) in good order.

  • Sharp Azteca comes home strong to take the Pat Day Mile.

    Sharp Azteca Blazes Home in Pat Day Mile

    Gelftenstein Farm's Sharp Azteca, in from South Florida, took the lead approaching the stretch and powered away to win the $250,000 Pat Day Mile (gr. III) for 3-year-olds May 7 at Churchill Downs.

  • Camelot Kitten (right) holds off Beach Patrol in the American Turf (gr. IIT)

    Camelot Kitten Scores American Turf Upset

    Bravely rallying along the hedge, Camelot Kitten edged Beach Patrol by a head to score an upset victory in the $300,000 American Turf Stakes presented by Ram Trucks (gr. IIT) May 7 at Churchill Downs.

  • Tepin (right), with Julien Leparoux up, wins the Churchill Distaff Turf Mile (gr. IIT).

    Tepin Soars in Distaff Turf Repeat

    Champion Tepin came out to play May 7 at her home base of Churchill Downs, and trounced a field of rivals to repeat in the $300,000 Churchill Distaff Turf Mile (gr. IIT).

  • John Servis (left) celebrates Oaks victory May 6

    Servis: To Win Derby, Oaks Is 'Incredible'

    John Servis, who saddled Cathryn Sophia to win the May 6 Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), said it's unbelievable that he could add the filly classic to the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) he captured with the popular Smarty Jones in 2004.

  • Nyquist, Doug O'Neill, and the Stanley Cup.

    Stanley Cup Pays Visit to O’Neill Barn

    Representatives of the National Hockey League were on the backstretch at Churchill Downs the morning of May 7 and had Nyquist, favored for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) later in the day, pose with the Stanley Cup trophy.

  • Majestic Harbor wins the Alysheba Stakes (gr. II)

    Majestic Harbor Springs Alysheba Upset

    Jockey Corey Lanerie and 13-1 shot Majestic Harbor made a steady rally on the outside rounding the second turn and put away a stiff stretch challenge to win the $400,000 Alysheba Stakes (gr. II) by 2 1/2 lengths at Churchill Downs.

  • ky derby feature ponies 2

    Kentucky Derby Ponies of 2016

    Claire Novak introduces us to the horses who help out our Kentucky Derby contenders. Meet the Kentucky Derby ponies Satire, Harley, Smokey, Chester, and Red.

  • Nyquist with Jonny Garcia aboard at Churchill May 5

    Team Optimistic, Nyquist 'Full of Energy'

    Trainer Doug O'Neill said he's confident in the training strategy he has employed with Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) favorite Nyquist, who did a little more than jog the morning of May 5 at Churchill Downs.