Keyword: Churchill

  • Riley Tucker came up the inside to take the Aristides.

    Riley Tucker Rides Rail to Aristides Win

    Riley Tucker, who raced close to the pace during the early part of the May 29 Aristides Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs, found clear sailing along the rail entering the stretch on his way to two-length score.

  • Serenading pulls away in the Falls City at Churchill Downs.

    Serenading Sings Winning Tune in Falls City

    John and Glen Sikura's Serenading drew away from Morena in midstretch to win the the $160,950 Falls City Handicap (gr. II) by three lengths on Thanksgiving Day at Churchill Downs.

  • Trainer John E. Churchman Jr. Dies

    Midwest trainer John E. Churchman Jr., who started two horses in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), died Aug. 18 after a long illness.

  • 2009 Belmont Stakes - Expert Picks

    Belmont Stakes picks from insiders including Hall of Fame jockey Jorge Velasquez, trainer Shug McGaughey, and Terry Finley of West Point Thoroughbreds.

  • Belmont Stakes News Minute June 4, 2009

    Lenny Shulman reports on the day's activities including gallops by Dunkirk, Mine That Bird, Miner's Escape, Brave Victory, and Charitable Man.

  • News Minute 05/25/09

    Workouts from Rachel Alexandra and Mine That Bird are highlighted, including comments from Mine That Bird's trainer Chip Woolley. Order Rachel Alexandra and Mine That Bird photos.

  • Mel Stute Interview

    Dan Liebman talks to legendary trainer Mel Stute, trainer of 1986 Preakness winner Snow Chief, and father of Gary Stute, trainer of Papa Clem.

  • Preakness News Minute - 05/14/09

    Steve Haskin reports from the Alibi Breakfast Thursday morning at  Pimlico. Download the Preakness Contenders Pedigree Profiles here.

  • Kentucky Derby Wrap-Up

    Lenny Shulman reports on Mine That Bird's big upset in Kentucky Derby 135.

  • Kentucky Oaks Wrap

    Ron Mitchell recaps Oaks Day 2009.Kentucky Oaks Slide Show

  • Bob Baffert Interview

    Lenny Shulman talks with Bob Baffert, trainer of Pioneerof the Nile.

  • Rachel Alexandra at Churchill Downs on April 30, 2009.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Derby Never Really an Option for 'Rachel'

    In the opinion of her breeder and co-owner, Dolphus Morrison, Kentucky Oaks morning-line favorite Rachel Alexandra "could have been competitive" in the Run for the Roses, but he said he "didn't have a fleeting thought" of running her against the boys.

  • Kentucky Derby News Minute - 04/30/09

    Lenny Shulman reports from the Churchill Downs paddock.  Today's headlines include Papa Clem's 3 furlong breeze, Rachel Alexandra,Friesan Fire and Pioneerof the Nile making appearances, and also the weather forecast for Friday and Saturday.

  • Kentucky Derby News Minute - 04/29/09

    Lenny Shulman covers the news of the day, including the finalizing of the Derby field, the arrival of Dunkirk, and Zenyatta on track. Stay tuned throughout the week for the latest from Churchill Downs.

  • Macho Again won the New Orleans Handicap at Fair Grounds in his most recent start.

    Macho Again Packs Top Weight in Alysheba

    Macho Again, who has won two of three starts at Churchill Downs, makes a return visit to the historic track for the May 1 Alysheba Stakes (gr. III) on the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) undercard as he takes on nine rivals in the 1 1/16-miles race.

  • Bill Mott Interview

    Lenny Shulman talks with Bill Mott, trainer of Hold Me Back.

  • Kentucky Derby News Minute - 04/28/09

    Lenny Shulman reports on the doings from Tuesday morning including I Want Revenge's work. Stay tuned throughout the week for the latest from Churchill Downs.

  • Kentucky Derby News Minute - 04/27/09

    Ron Mitchell reports on the large number of workouts from Monday morning, plus the status of a trio of Kentucky Derby possible starters from the Todd Pletcher barn.Stay tuned throughout the week for the latest from Churchill Downs.

  • Kentucky Derby News Minute - 04/26/09

    Evan Hammonds reports on the workouts of Square Eddie and Hold Me Back, both at Churchill Downs, as well as on the condition of Quality Road, who galloped at Belmont Park Sunday Morning.  Hammonds also covers the unveiling of the bronze statue of 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro.Stay tuned throughout the week for the latest from Churchill Downs.

  • The Hialeah Walking Ring, circa 1965.

    Hialeah OK'd for Quarter Horse Racing

    Hialeah Park received a Quarter Horse permit from the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering on March 17, with an apparent mandate to begin that racing by March 17, 2010.

  • Calder Handle Down Significantly

    Wagering in Florida on Calder Race Course's recently concluded Tropical at Calder meet fell 31% in 2008, according to the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering.

  • The coveted Triple Crown trophy

    TC Early Nomination Deadline is Jan. 24

    Nominations for the 2009 Triple Crown of racing the 135th Kentucky Derby (gr. I), 134th Preakness Stakes (gr. I) and 141st Belmont Stakes (gr. I) are being taken from horsemen with promising for 3-year-olds.

  • Mike Maker

    Maker Establishes a Churchill Win Record

    Trainer Mike Maker established a Churchill Downs fall meet record for victories Nov. 19 when One Eyed Joker won the eighth race. His victory gave Maker his 21st triumph of the season.

  • CDI, Florida Horsemen Still at Impasse

    With two weeks left before Calder Race Course's July 12 Summit of Speed, Churchill Downs Inc. and the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association remain deadlocked in contract talks for the Miami Gardens, Fla., track.

  • Guild, Miami Project Meet in Fla.

    Meeting in Florida Jan. 18, representatives of the Jockeys' Guild and the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis said they will partner to develop standard programs for on-track treatment of spinal and brain injuries suffered by jockeys and exercise riders.

  • HRTV Application Still Undecided

    As of Jan. 9, HRTV was still not permitted to show races from Aqueduct. The New York State Racing and Wagering Board continues to assess HRTV's application to show video from Aqueduct.

  • Los Alamitos, Woodbine Receive Simlucast Award

    Los Alamitos Race Course and Woodbine Entertainment Group's Thoroughbred simulcast productions were declared co-winners of this year's Simulcast Award, presented Sept. 18 by Post Time Technologies 18 at the International Simulcast Conference in Kansas City, MO.

  • Breeders' Cup VIP Seating Called Issue at Churchill

    Though Breeders' Cup officials believe Churchill Downs is a premier host site for the World Championships, the rebuilt clubhouse at the Kentucky racetrack has created a problem providing quality seating for guests of Breeders' Cup.

  • Easy win in Louisville Breeders' Cup H'cap by Oonagh Maccool gives trainer Todd Pletcher his fourth winner in four tries on the day.

    Pletcher Gets Hotter with Oonagh Maccool

    It is Todd Pletcher day at Churchill Downs Friday. When he sent out Oonagh Maccool to an easy win in the $271,000 Louisville Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares, the trainer was notching his fourth winner of the day...and that's from four races in which he had runners.

  • Fund Established to Aid Disabled Jockeys

    A group of racetracks and racing organizations are joining with the Jockeys' Guild to raise funds for the immediate needs of permanently disabled riders.