Keyword: Louisville

  • Churchill Gives Nearly $200,000 to Charities

    Churchill Downs has presented checks totaling nearly $200,000 to fundraising partners who joined the track in the celebrations of the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) Friday, May 4, and the third annual "Taste of Derby" party May 3.

  • Terry Wallace

    Wallace Among NTWAB Award Winners

    The National Turf Writers And Broadcasters will honor recently retired Oaklawn Park track announcer Terry Wallace, the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund, and New York-based turf writer David Grening Nov. 2 in Louisville.

  • BC Interview: Al Stall

    Lenny Shulman talks to Al Stall, trainer of Classic contender Blame. Stall also has J. B.'s Thunder in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile. Presented by Taylor Made Stallions.

  • BC Interview: Ron McAnally

    Lenny Shulman talks with Hall of Fame Trainer Ron McAnally about Eclair de Lune, his entrant in the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf (gr. I). Presented by Taylor Made Stallions.

  • BC Interview: Wayne Catalano

    Lenny Shulman talks to trainer Wayne Catalano about his Juvenile Fillies contender Jordy Y. Wayne Catalano trained the last 2 winners of this race. Presented by Taylor Made Stallions.

  • BC Interview: Robby Albarado

    Robby expresses thoughts on Court Vision, Acoma and First Dude.Presented by Taylor Made Stallions.

  • BC Interview: Kenny McPeek

    Lenny Shulman talks to Kenny McPeek about his Juveniles, Rogue Romance, Harlan's Ruby, and Kathmanblu; and Turf Sprinter Bridgetown. Presented by Taylor Made Stallions.

  • BC Interview: Julien Leparoux

    Julien talks about Fly Down, Informed Decision, Silver Timber and Warriors Reward. Presented by Taylor Made Stallions.

  • BC Interview: Julien Leparoux

    Julien talks about Fly Down, Informed Decision, Silver Timber and Warriors Reward.Presented by Taylor Made Stallions.

  • Joel Ammerman of the National Weather Service delivers the updated weather forecast.

    Derby Forecast Improves; Officials Convene

    In the event of inclement weather for the May 1 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), Churchill Downs personnel, as well as safety officials from the Louisville, Ky., area, are prepared to take precautions.

  • Hull won the Derby Trial in 2009.

    Owner LaPenta to Sponsor Derby Trial

    Robert LaPenta, a leading owner and pinhooker, will sponsor the 2010 Derby Trial (gr. III) at Churchill Downs April 24, the track announced Jan. 8.

  • CDI Amends Revolving Credit Line

    Churchill Downs Inc. announced Dec. 22 it has amended its revolving credit facility while increasing the borrowing capacity from $120 million to $275 million.

  • Derby Museum Announces Plans; Reopen in April

    The Kentucky Derby Museum announced renovation plans Nov. 2, an action necessitated by damage from a flood in Louisville, Ky., three months ago. The Museum is located on the grounds of Churchill Downs.

  • Galt House Named Official Derby Hotel

    The Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Ky., has signed a three-year sponsorship agreement with Churchill Downs to be named the official host hotel of the track, the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), and the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), it was announced in an Oct. 30 release.

  • Heavy rains on Aug. 4 forced the facility to close until further notice.

    Derby Museum Closed Due to Heavy Rains

    Items at the Kentucky Derby Museum, located on the grounds of Churchill Downs, suffered damage due to heavy rains Aug. 4 and the facility will be closed until further notice, museum officials said.

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    Rainstorm Causes Severe Flooding at Churchill

    A torrential rainstorm in the Louisville area Aug. 4 has wreaked havoc at Churchill Downs. Flooding caused several horses to be removed from the barn area, both the main track and infield are completely underwater, and employees at the racetrack were unable to get off the property for hours due to severe flooding in the parking lot and on many area roads.

  • Mine That Bird's Owners Check In

    Mine That Bird's entourage grew a bit the morning of May 31 as Mark Allen and Dr. Leonard Blach, the New Mexico-based co-owners of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner, made a quick stop in Louisville en route to New York for the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).

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    Friesan Fire 7-2 Derby Favorite

    With three hours to post and more than $10 million in the win pool, Friesan Fire is the 7-2 favorite for the May 2 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Rain Forecast for Oaks, Derby

    As you handicap this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), you better ask yourself not only who can get a mile and a quarter, but who can do so on an off track.

  • Mr. Hot Stuff

    Harty: Full Brothers are Quite Different

    Just as human brothers and sisters can be totally different, the same is true with horses. Eoin Harty has trained full brothers Colonel John and Mr. Hot Stuff, and the two colts are nothing alike.

  • TOBA New Owner Seminar Scheduled

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced April 1 that it will conduct a New Owner Seminar April 30 at the Kentucky Derby Museum, in Louisville, Ky.

  • The Churchill Downs Incorporated educational 'Safety Center' is on display inside Gate 17 at the track.

    CDI Implements Safety/Welfare Policies

    Churchill Downs Inc. has announced a series of new rules and policies designed to enhance the safety and welfare of jockeys and horses. The measures will be in place at Churchill Downs racetrack in advance of the this year's Kentucky Derby and will include standardized third-party testing of track surfaces and comprehensive testing of all winning horses for more than 100 prohibited drugs.

  • Churchill Downs

    Churchill to Name New Announcer

    The new voice of the home of the Kentucky Derby will be announced Jan. 15. Churchill Downs will hold a press conference at the Louisville, Ky., racetrack to let the industry know who will replace Luke Kruytbosch, who died of an apparent heart attack July 14 at age 47.

  • WAVE3-TV Documentary Wins Eclipse Award

    WAVE3-TV in Louisville, Ky., is the winner of the 2008 media Eclipse Award for local television, it was announced Jan. 5 by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, National Turf Writers Association, and Daily Racing Form. WAVE3-TV earned the honor for its documentary on the 30th anniversary of the Affirmed-Alydar rivalry, "A Legend Re-Affirmed â€" The 1978 Triple Crown." The 30-minute telecast aired on May 1, 2008.

  • Churchill Downs

    Churchill, Horsemen Reach ADW Agreement

    Churchill Downs has announced it has come to terms with horsemen over advance deposit wagering splits for the 2009 spring meeting at the Louisville, Ky., racetrack. The meet begins April 25.

  • 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.

  • Charity Golf Tournament Set for October

    The eighth annual National Thoroughbred Racing Association Charities and Kentucky Derby Museum Golf Classic will take place at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville Oct. 6.

  • Horse inside the ECB Equine Spa

    ECB Equine Spa Comes to Churchill

    John Christensen has teamed with Churchill Downs to install an equine hydrotherapy spa product and service at the Churchill Downs Trackside Training Center on Poplar Level Road in Louisville.