Saturday, November 15 2014


Stakes Recap:  Grade II, $237,800 Mrs. Revere at Churchill Downs


SPARKLING REVIEW SHINES IN GRADE II, $237,800 MRS. REVERE

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014) - Beverly Anderson and Edward Seltzer's Sparkling Review displayed a brilliant late kick inside the final three-sixteenths of the mile to win Saturday's 24th running of the $237,800 Mrs. Revere (GII) for 3-year-old fillies by a widening 2 ¾ lengths over Lady Lara-IRE. Longshot pacesetter Kiss Moon was another neck back in third.





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Wednesday, November 12 2014


Churchill Downs Stakes Advance


GRADE I WINNER PERSONAL DIARY FACES ACCOMPLISHED TESTA ROSSI, SPRING INCLUDED,
MISS FROST, KISS MOON AND NEWCOMER LADY LARA IN OVERFLOW GRADE II MRS. REVERE

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014) – The growing popularity of Churchill Downs’ $200,000-added Mrs. Revere Stakes (Grade II) was never more evident than the moment on Wednesday that an overflow field of 18 3-year-old fillies headed by Grade I winner Personal Diary was entered to compete in the 24th running of the 1 1/16-mile turf race scheduled as the co-featured event on Saturday at the home of the Kentucky Derby.





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Churchill Downs Stakes Advance


HEART TO HEART HEADLINES 13 3-YEAR-OLDS IN GRADE III COMMONWEALTH TURF

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014) – Heart to Heart, runaway winner of back-to-back turf stakes including a four-length romp in the $110,000 Jefferson Cup (Grade III) during the September Meet, headlines a field of 13 three-year-olds entered for Saturday’s 11th running of the $100,000-added Commonwealth Turf (GIII) at Churchill Downs.





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CHURCHILL DOWNS RELEASES KENTUCKY DERBY FUTURE WAGER DATES


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014) – Churchill Downs Racetrack has established dates for this year’s Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW), and for the second consecutive year four wagering pools will be featured.





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Saturday, November 08 2014


Churchill Downs Stakes Recap


VILLANDRY BREAKS THROUGH WITH POWERFUL RIVER CITY ROMP

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014) - Gainesway Stable's 5-year-old gelding Villandry took the lead from front-running favorite Silver Max at the top of the stretch and powered home to win Saturday's 37th running of the $114,000 River City Handicap (Grade III) at Churchill Downs by 2 ¾ lengths over longshot Hamp.





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Thursday, October 23 2014


CHURCHILL DOWNS’ 125TH FALL MEET OPENS SUNDAY



LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014) – Cooler temperatures and the leaves changing colors signify the return of live horse racing to the Louisville area as Churchill Downs, the historic home of the Kentucky Derby, readies to open its 125th Fall Meet on Sunday, Oct. 26.





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Saturday, September 27 2014


Churchill Downs Stakes Recap


CIGAR STREET SMOKES 'EM IN $135,500 HOMECOMING CLASSIC AT CHURCHILL DOWNS

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014) - Cigar Street, owned by Jake Ballis and NBA star Rashard Lewis, was eager to run early but waited until midway around the far turn before taking command and turning back a late charge by 6-5 favorite Departing to impressively win Saturday's second running of the $135,500 Homecoming Classic at Churchill Downs by 1 ¾ lengths.





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Thursday, September 25 2014


Churchill Downs Stakes Advance


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014) – Michael Langdon’s improving Carve has won four races and nearly $500,000 in a “career year” in 2014, and is the early favorite to add another significant win to his finest racing season when he takes on five rivals in the second running of the $125,000-added Homecoming Classic on Saturday (Sept. 27) at Churchill Downs.





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Saturday, September 20 2014


THANK YOU MARYLOU ROLLS TO 6 ½-LENGTH DOGWOOD WIN


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014) - Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Thank You Marylou commenced a winning move on the turn for home, grabbed the lead at the quarter pole and widened her advantage down the stretch to easily win Saturday's 39th running of the $112,000 Dogwood (Grade III) at Churchill Downs by 6 ½ lengths over Henny Jenny. Fiftyshadesofgold, the Eight Belles (GIII) winner who was sent off as the 4-5 favorite in the field of eight 3-year-old fillies, struggled while racing down on the inside and faded to fifth.





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Friday, September 19 2014


GRADE III DOGWOOD


FIFTYSHADESOFGOLD MADE 2-1 FAVORITE FOR SATURDAY’S GRADE III DOGWOOD

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014) – Fiftyshadesofgold, the winner of the $200,725 Eight Belles Presented by TwinSpires.com (Grade III) on Kentucky Oaks Day, has been made the 2-1 morning line favorite in a field of 10 3-year-old fillies entered in Saturday’s $100,000-added Dogwood (GIII) at Churchill Downs.





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Wednesday, September 03 2014


RACING RETURNS TO CHURCHILL DOWNS ON FRIDAY


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014) – Racing returns to Churchill Downs in earnest Friday night (Sept. 5) as the historic Louisville racetrack opens its second annual September Meet for an action-packed 12-date run every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Sept. 28.

The September Meet was inaugurated by Churchill Downs a year ago to provide Kentucky horsemen with an opportunity to compete for ample prize money and to deliver an entertaining product to horseracing fans and entertainment seekers.





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Sunday, June 29 2014


Churchill Downs Stakes Recap & Quotes: FIRECRACKER


SILVER MAX RETURNS WITH SIZZLING FRONT-RUNNING WIN IN FIRECRACKER

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, June 28, 2014) - Favored Silver Max returned from nearly seven months on the sidelines with style as he led from the start to collect the 10th stakes triumph of his career in a 1 ½-length victory under jockey Robby Albarado in Saturday's 25th running of the $224,800 Firecracker (GII) for 3-year-olds and up at one mile on the turf at Churchill Downs.





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