Keyword: Churchill Downs

  • Tuesday Morning Line at Churchill Downs

    Jockey John McKee shares a chat with <b>Bonnie Holthus</b> back at their barn after <b>Lawyer Ron</b> took a tour of the track Tuesday morning. Bonnie is the wife of trainer <b>Bob Holthus</b>, or "Mr. Bob" as he's called at his base at Oaklawn Park.

  • Haskin on Lawyer Ron: &quot;This colt has a &#39;go&#39; button and nothing else.&quot;

    Steve Haskin's Derby Report: Brother, Where Art Thou?

    It's becoming an adventure waiting for jockeys to arrive for morning works. Unlike Kent Desormeaux, who never showed up for Sweetnorthernsaint's work on Saturday, Alex Solis did make it to Churchill Monday morning to work Brother Derek following a flight from Los Angeles to Cincinnati.

  • McLaughlin Returns With Late-Running Jazil

    Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin is no stranger to Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby. The 45-year-old Lexington native was a long-time assistant to five-time Derby winning trainer D. Wayne Lukas and last year sent out 71-1 Closing Argument, a surprise runner-up behind Giacomo. This year, the laid-back Kentuckian hopefully has two horses for this year's Run for the Roses in Jazil and Flashy Bull.

  • Evan Hammonds reports from Churchill Downs, beginning Monday of Derby Week.

    Morning Line Goes to the Kentucky Derby

    Beginning May 1 and running daily through Derby Day, bloodhorse.com introduces <b>Morning Line</b>, a new feature designed to bring the horses, people, and places of Thoroughbred racing closer to racing enthusiasts.

  • Lawyer Ron trainer Bob Holthus

    For Derby Trainers, Wait Is Almost Over

    Three first-time Kentucky Derby trainers joined veteran conditioner Bob Holthus on a national teleconference April 25 to discuss final preparations for their horses heading into the Derby.

  • Kentucky Oaks Fillies Working

    Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) contender Diplomat Lady worked a half-mile in :48.20 after the renovation break at Churchill Downs April 24. The move was the third fastest at the distance. She galloped out five furlongs in 1:02.20.

  • Limited Edition Derby Glasses to Commemorate Secretariat

    The Kentucky Derby (gr. I) victory by Triple Crown champion Secretariat will be commemorated by Churchill Downs in a limited edition offering of Kentucky Derby mint julep glasses that highlight the track record set by "Big Red" in the 1973 Run for the Roses.

  • With a City wins the Lane&#39;s End March 25 with Brice Blanc aboard.

    Illness Claims Lane's End Winner With a City

    A mystery illness has claimed the life of Equirace.com's With a City, winner of the $500,000 Lane's End (gr. II) at Turfway Park and an expected starter in the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) on May 6 at Churchill Downs.

  • Lawyer Ron Gallops at Churchill Downs

    Trainer Bob Holthus is back in Louisville following another successful meet at his winter base at Oaklawn Park, but there's a difference this year for the 53-year training veteran.

  • Sunriver to Skip Coolmore Lexington

    Trainer Todd Pletcher has decided take a chance with Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) contender Sunriver, so the colt will not run in Saturday's $325,000-added Coolmore Lexington (gr. II) at Keeneland.

  • Sharp Humor breezed a mile at Churchill Downs Thursday.

    Sharp Humor Works Mile for Romans

    Purdedel Stable's Sharp Humor, winner of the Swale (gr. II) and runner-up to unbeaten Barbaro in the Florida Derby (gr. I) breezed one mile at Churchill Downs April 20 in preparation for the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) May 6.

  • Ermine Breezes Toward Kentucky Oaks; Field Taking Shape

    Oxbow Racing's Ermine, one of 15 runners pointed toward the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) May 5 at Churchill Down, tuned up for a run in the 1 1/8-mile race with a six-furlong work in 1:13.40 April 18 at Churchill Downs.

  • Keyed Entry Derby decision expected after Churchill work.

    Keyed Entry to Point for Kentucky Derby

    Keyed Entry, who finished third in the Wood Memorial (gr. I), will ship to Churchill Downs Monday, and if he trains to the satisfaction of trainer Todd Pletcher, will be pointed for the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Stevens to Join Louisville Thoroughbred Club Derby Party

    The Louisville Thoroughbred Club invites all Kentucky Derby (gr. I) fans to gather at the Kentucky Derby Museum April 28 to raise a glass with three-time Kentucky Derby winning jockey Gary Stevens and several of the Thoroughbred industry's top racing analysts as they toast America's greatest race and dice out the odds and chances of all the 132nd Derby contenders.

  • Adieu Pointed For La Troienne

    Trainer Todd Pletcher said Adieu is out of consideration for the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) May 5 at Churchill Downs and will instead point toward the La Troienne Stakes (gr. III) on the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) undercard the following day.

  • Wild Fit Out of Oaks

    Trainer Patrick Biancone said Wild Fit is out of consideration for the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) May 5 at Churchill Downs due to a lung infection.

  • Westwood One Presents Exclusive Triple Crown Broadcast

    Westwood One will present exclusive radio coverage of the Triple Crown, with coverage beginning with the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) live from Churchill Downs May 6th and continuing with the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) May 20th from Pimlico Race Course and the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) June 10 from Belmont Park.

  • Brother Derek, Barbaro Head Final 2006 Derby Futures Pool

    Cecil Peacock's Brother Derek, California's top hope for the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and the favorite in this week's Santa Anita Derby (gr. I), and Lael Stable's Barbaro, the unbeaten winner of the Florida Derby (gr. I), are the top two choices in the morning line for this week's final pool of Churchill Downs' 2006 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW).

  • Kentucky Derby Museum Features Day Exhibit

    The Kentucky Derby Museum announced the April 17 opening of its exhibit, "What a Difference a Day Makes," which features a retrospective look at the life and career of Hall of Fame jockey Pat Day, who retired last year. The exhibit will run through July 8.

  • Triple Crown Sponsorship Unlikely This Year

    Although they haven't completely closed the door on getting a deal put together, officials at Triple Crown Productions say it is unlikely there will be a joint sponsor this year for the three races.

  • 2006 Breeders' Cup Ticketing Process Begins

    Officials of Breeders' Cup Limited and Churchill Downs announced March 21 that ticket applications for the 2006 Breeders' Cup World Championships are now available. The 23rd Breeders' Cup, consisting of eight grade I races with purses and awards totaling $14 million, will be held Nov. 4 at Churchill Downs in Louisville.

  • NTRA Racing to the Rescue Fund Makes $483,465 Disbursement

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) and Breeders' Cup Limited announced Tuesday disbursements totaling $483,465 from the NTRA Charities – Racing to the Rescue Fund to provide financial relief to members of the horse racing and breeding community who have been affected by Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita.

  • Derby Post Selection Telecast Open to Public at Fourth Street Live!

    Racing fans and Derby Week visitors will get a close-up look at the nationally televised post position selection for the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands(gr. I) as the "post draw" will be held this year in downtown Louisville's Fourth Street Live!

  • Wild Fit, 'All Others' Favored in Pool 2 Of Oaks Future Bet

    Wild Fit, runner-up in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) and Las Virgenes (gr. I) in her last two races, is listed as the 6-1 co-favorite with 'all other 3-year-old fillies' in the second of three pools in Churchill Downs' 2006 Kentucky Oaks Future Wager (KOFW), which launches its four-day run March 2 at North American racetracks and simulcast wagering centers.