Keyword: Churchill Downs

  • Cupid will miss the Kentucky Derby

    Cupid Out of Derby; Mo Tom Gets In

    Cupid, who finished 10th in the April 16 Arkansas Derby (gr. I), won't compete in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), which means Mo Tom has secured a spot in the field for the May 7 first leg of the Triple Crown

  • Gun Runner Works April 18, 2016 at Churchill Downs

    Gun Runner Validates Reasons for Partnership

    In an April 18 workout for the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), Louisiana Derby (gr. II) winner Gun Runner provided a snapshot why Three Chimneys Farm was keen on retaining part-interest when it sold the chestnut colt to Winchell Thoroughbreds last year.

  • Nyquist at Keeneland on April 14, 2016

    O'Neill On Hand for Nyquist Jog

    Nyquist, who has kept to an easy training schedule since arriving at Keeneland April 3, is expected to turn in his first work since winning the April 2 Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (gr. I) April 15 around 7 a.m. EDT.

  • Tom’s Ready Breezes at Churchill Downs

    G M B Racing’s Tom’s Ready continued his preparation for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) with a five-furlong breeze in 1:01 3/5 and a gallop out to six furlongs in 1:15 2/5 on a fast track April 14 at Churchill Downs.

  • Gun Runner jogs at Churchill Downs April 11.

    Gun Runner Continues Derby Preparations

    Winchell Racing and Three Chimneys Farm's Gun Runner continued his preparation for a start in the May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) with a five-furlong breeze in 1:01 over a fast track April 11.

  • Terra Promessa wins the 2016 Honeybee Stakes.

    Terra Promessa Heads Fantasy Stakes

    Undefeated Taxable and four other entrants will vie with Stonestreet's runner on a win streak for a total of 170 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) points in the $400,000 Fantasy Stakes (gr. III) April 9 at Oaklawn.

  • Gun Runner at Churchill Downs April 4.

    Gun Runner Gets to Work at Churchill Downs

    Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm's Gun Runner, impressive winner of the $1 million TwinSpires.com Louisiana Derby (gr. II), put in his first work at Churchill Downs the morning of April 4.

  • Churchill will host Kentucky Derby May 7

    NY OTBs, CDI Resume Rocky Simulcast Talks

    With the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) fast approaching, New York's off-track betting corporations and Churchill Downs Inc. have resumed negotiations to end a bitter dispute over simulcast fees.

  • 'All Others' Favored in Future Wager Pool 2

    Undefeated Mohaymen (15) and Nyquist (17) were the top individual horses, while the mutuel field option, or "all others" (24), was favored when Pool 2 of Churchill Downs' Kentucky Derby Future Wager closed Feb. 14.

  • Haskin: Say Goodbye to Louisville

    Looking through my old Derby recaps for Blood-Horse, I have compiled a series of backstretch anecdotes that I feel capture some of my most memorable behind-the-scenes moments covering the Derby.

  • KHRC Approves Turfway for Historical Racing

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Dec. 1 approved Turfway Park to add historical racing, although track officials did not put a timetable on when such gaming would become reality at the Northern Kentucky track.

  • Churchill Downs wrapped up a successful fall meet Nov. 29

    Business Strong at Churchill Downs Fall Meet

    Total pari-mutuel handle during the 21-day Churchill Downs fall meet was $104,626,990, up 9.9% from $95,225,065 for a 24-day fall meet in 2014. Average daily handle jumped 25.6% to $4,982,238 from $3,967,711 in 2014.

  • Airoforce takes control late to win the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes.

    Airoforce Splashes Home in KY Jockey Club

    Airoforce splashed over the sloppy, sealed track at Churchill Downs Nov. 28 with nary an issue, closing gamely to grind out a victory when making his dirt debut in the $200,000 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (gr. II).

  • Carina Mia rolls home to win the Golden Rod Stakes.

    Carina Mia Wins Stakes Debut in Golden Rod

    Entered in the Golden Rod Stakes (gr. II) off a dominating maiden special weight win Oct. 29 at Keeneland, Carina Mia handled the class jump Nov. 28 to register a decisive victory at Churchill Downs.

  • Almasty bounds home a winner in the Commonwealth Turf.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-HStDdX6">Order This Photo</a>

    Former Claimer Almasty Wins Commonwealth Turf

    Claimed for $30,000 earlier this year, Almasty made that acquisition look adept Nov. 27, when he set the pace and ran away from the field to claim the $100,000 Commonwealth Turf (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs.

  • Effinex (#8) and Mike Smith take the Clark Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-PjDRrcD">Order This Photo</a>

    Effinex Lands Grade I in Clark Handicap

    Tri-Bone Stables' Effinex capped his big season in a big way Nov. 27, holding off defending winner Hoppertunity in the $500,000 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Heathcare (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.

  • Heart to Heart and Julien Leparoux take the River City Handicap.

    Heart to Heart Wire to Wire in River City

    Terry Hamilton's Heart to Heart bounced back from a 10th-place finish in the Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) to win the $100,000 River City Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs Nov. 26.

  • Ahh Chocolate bounds home to take the Falls City Handicap.

    Ahh Chocolate Smooth in Falls City

    James Stone's homebred Ahh Chocolate, by Candy Ride, tracked the pace of longshot Gamblers Rose and pounced to win the $200,000 Falls City Handicap Nov. 26 at Churchill Downs.

  • Pocahontas Stakes winner Dothraki Queen.

    Dothraki Queen Heads Golden Rod

    Dothraki Queen, a grade II winner over the track, heads a field of nine juvenile fillies for the $200,000 Golden Rod Stakes Nov. 28 at Churchill Downs.

  • Saham won the Jefferson Cup at Churchill Downs on Sept. 26.

    Saham Returns for Commonwealth Turf Bid

    The 2-3 finishers from the Oct. 17 Hawthorne Derby (gr. IIIT), plus a contender who had a bad-luck run in that race, meet again Nov. 27 in the $100,000 Commonwealth Turf (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs.