Off a strong September of Thoroughbred racing in the state, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Oct. 17 approved a 2018 racing schedule similar to this year's schedule.
|Roxelana Overnight S.||$65,000a||3&up, f/m||6f||Details|
|William Walker S.||$100,000g||3yos||6f||Details|
|Opening Verse Overnight S.||$65,000a||3&up||8f T||Details|
|Kentucky Juvenile S.||$100,000g||2 yo||5f||Details|
|La Troienne S. Presented by Spirited Funds (G1)||$300,000g||4&up, f/m||8.5f||Details|
|Alysheba S. Presented by Big Fish Casino (G2)||$400,000g||4&up||8.5f||Details|
|Twin Spires Turf Sprint S. Presented by Twinspires.com (G3T)||$150,000g||3&up||5f T||Details|
|Eight Belles S. Presented by Kentucky Trailer (G2)||$200,000g||3yos, Fillies||7f||Details|
|Edgewood S. Presented by Forcht Bank (G3T)||$150,000g||3yos, Fillies||8.5f T||Details|
|Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1)||$1,000,000g||3yos, Fillies||9f||Details|
|Humana Distaff S. (G1)||$300,000g||4&up, f/m||7f||Details|
|Churchill Distaff Turf Mile S. Presented by Longines (G2T)||$300,000g||4&up, f/m||8f T||Details|
|Pat Day Mile S. Presented by LG&E and KU (G3)||$250,000g||3yos||8f||Details|
|American Turf S. Presented by Ram Trucks (G2T)||$300,000g||3yos||8.5f T||Details|
|Churchill Downs S. Presented by Twinspires.com (G2)||$500,000g||4&up||7f||Details|
|Woodford Reserve Turf Classic S. (G1T)||$500,000g||4&up||9f T||Details|
|Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1)||$2,000,000g||3yos||10f||Details|
|Unbridled Sidney Overnight S.||$65,000a||3&up, f/m||5f T||Details|
|Matron S. (G3)||$100,000g||3&up, f/m||8.5f||Details|
|Louisville H. (G3T)||$100,000g||3&up||12f T||Details|
|Keertana Overnight S.||$65,000a||3&up, f/m||12f T||Details|
|Winning Colors S. (G3)||$100,000g||3&up, f/m||6f||Details|
|Mighty Beau Overnight S.||$65,000a||3&up||5f T||Details|
|Aristides S. (G3)||$100,000g||3&up||6f||Details|
|Old Forester Mint Julep H. (G3T)||$100,000g||3&up, f/m||8.5f T||Details|
|Matt Winn S. (G3)||$100,000g||3yos||8.5f||Details|
|Wise Dan S. (G2T)||$200,000g||3&up||8.5f T||Details|
|Fleur de Lis H. (G2)||$200,000a||3&up, f/m||9f||Details|
|Stephen Foster H. (G1)||$500,000a||3&up||9f||Details|
|Regret S. (G3T)||$100,000g||3yos, Fillies||9f T||Details|
|Chicago H. (G3)||$100,000g||3&up, f/m||7f||Details|
|Bashford Manor S. (G3)||$100,000g||2 yo||6f||Details|
|Debutante S.||$100,000g||2 yo, Fillies||6f||Details|
|Kelly's Landing Overnight S.||$70,000a||3&up||7f||Details|
|Locust Grove S. (G3)||$100,000g||3&up, f/m||8.5f||Details|
|Open Mind S.||$100,000g||3&up, f/m||6f||Details|
|Iroquois S. (G3)||$150,000g||2 yo||8.5f||Details|
|Pocahontas S. (G2)||$200,000g||2 yo, Fillies||8.5f||Details|
|Dogwood S.||$100,000g||3yos, Fillies||7f||Details|
|Jefferson Cup S.||$100,000g||3yos||9f T||Details|
|Lukas Classic S. (G3)||$200,000g||3&up||9f||Details|
|Ack Ack S. (G3)||$100,000g||3&up||8f||Details|
|Street Sense S||$80,000||2yo,||8f|
|Rags to Riches S||$80,000||2yo, f||8f|
|Spendthrift Juvenile Stallion S||$200,000||2yo,||7f|
|Spendthrift Juvenile Filly Stallion S||$200,000||2yo, f||7f|
|Chilukki S||$200,000||3&up, f/m||8f|
|Commonwealth Turf||$100,000||3yo,||8.5f T|
|Bet On Sunshine S||$80,000||3&up,||7f|
|Cardinal H||$100,000||3&up, f/m||9f T|
|Falls City H||$200,000||3&up, f/m||9f|
|River City H||$100,000||3&up,||9f T|
|Dream Supreme S||$80,000||3&up, f/m||6f|
|Mrs. Revere S||$200,000||3yo, f||8.5f T|
|Golden Rod S||$200,000||2yo, f||8.5f|
|Kentucky Jockey Club S||$200,000||2yo,||8.5f|
On the morning of Oct. 4, Farrell flashed the brilliance Catalano has grown to admire. Going out in the first set, the daughter of Malibu Moon breezed a bullet half-mile in :47 flat, best of 30 other moves at the distance.
Honorable Duty went straight to the front, repelled challenges with a quarter-mile to run, and proved to be utterly superior in the stretch to win the Sept. 30 $200,000 Lukas Classic (G3) at Churchill Downs by 4 3/4 lengths over Money Flows.
G. Watts Humphrey Jr. was the Thoroughbred Club of America's 86th Honor Guest Sept. 29 at Keeneland. The Churchill Downs' board chairman spoke out on improving the racetrack experience, raising purses in Kentucky.
The 1 1/8-mile Lukas Classic serves as the centerpiece of a Churchill Downs card that also features the $100,000 Ack Ack Stakes (G3).
United Tote, the provider of pari-mutuel tote services to more than 150 racing operations, will implement changes to its systems Sept. 28 at Churchill Downs that will benefit horseplayers through a change in reporting requirements for certain payouts
The full display of Gun Runner's good vibes came during his outing with stablemate Gettysburg Sept. 24, as the 4-year-old colt put in his typically rock-solid work, with a five-furlong bullet in :59 4/5, fastest of 47 drills at the distance.
Klein Racing's Pinch Hit and jockey Jon Court raced along unhurried near the back of the field for most of the $100,000 Dogwood Stakes Sept. 23 at Churchill Downs, but showed an impressive rally in the stretch and held on to win by a neck.
Multiple graded stakes winner Farrell will return to racing action for the first time since she competed in the Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) more than four months ago when she headlines the $100,000 Dogwood Stakes Sept. 23.
Stretching out in distance seemed to do the trick for Patrona Margarita who pulled away from her competition in the stretch to win the Sept. 16. $200,000 Pocahontas Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs.
Carolyn Wilson's The Tabulator picked up an automatic berth to the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) and 10 points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby with a strong run in the $150,000 Iroquois Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs.
Jockey Brian Hernandez Jr. expertly guided Romantic Vision along the rail to victory in the $100,000 Locust Grove Stakes (G3) Sept. 16 at Churchill Downs.
The proposed facilities in Corbin, in southeastern Kentucky, and Oak Grove, in the southwestern region of the state, will feature live horse racing and historical racing machines.
Grade 3 winner Ten City is the 122-pound highweight racing for Tommie Lewis and Magdalena Racing. He faces undefeated stakes winners Flameaway and The Tabulator.
Two stakes winning juvenile fillies, who are both two-for-two in their short careers so far, will put their undefeated records on the line when they take on eight others in the $200,000 Pocahontas Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs Sept. 16.
John Gunther's homebred Tiger Moth will seek her third straight stakes win in the Sept. 16 Locust Grove Stakes at Churchill Downs.
Churchill Downs is eager to stimulate added international interest in next year's Kentucky Derby through the creation of a path to gain a berth for horses based in Europe and the expansion of its current series for Japan's top dirt horses.
The 1 1/8-mile Coaching Club American Oaks (G1) was tabbed by trainer Mark Casse as Salty's upcoming target following her five-furlong breeze in 1:00 1/5 at Churchill Downs July 7.
The 2-year-old daughter of Animal Kingdom became the first stakes winner for her sire June 30 in the $100,000 Debutante Stakes around 10:30 p.m. EDT, and Normandy Farm owner Polk, also Sunny Skies' breeder, was on hand.
Multiple graded stakes winner McCraken recorded a half-mile breeze in :49 3/5 at Churchill Downs July 1 in preparation for a likely start in the July 30 betfair.com Haskell Invitational Stakes (G1) at Monmouth Park, trainer Ian Wilkes said.
The $100,000 Bashford Manor Stakes (G3) June 30 at Churchill Downs featured a pair of short-priced favorites and a pair of disparate trips.
Just how far ahead of the curve Copper Bullet is will get a litmus test June 30 when the bay colt breaks from post 5 for the $100,000 Bashford Manor Stakes (G3) on the closing night of the Churchill Downs spring/summer meeting.
Finley'sluckycharm extended her stakes winning streak to three in a row and picked up her second graded win when she ran gate to wire in the $100,000 Chicago Handicap (G3) June 24 at Churchill Downs.
The Player, unraced since he finished second in last year's Indiana Derby (G2), is slated to make his 4-year-old debut in the Kelly's Landing Overnight Stakes on closing night of the Churchill Downs spring/summer meet June 30.
Carl Moore Management's female sprinter Finley'sluckycharm will attempt to remain unbeaten at Churchill Downs when she concedes 6-10 pounds to 12 rivals in the June 24 running of the Chicago Handicap (G3) for fillies and mares.