Wednesday, November 12 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Friday, June 27 2014
Churchill Downs Race Night Notes: Friday, June 27
ASMUSSEN BARN LOOKING FOR GRADED STAKES DOUBLE SATURDAY
LOUISVILLE, KY (Friday, June 27, 2014) - Saturday could to be a huge day for the barn of trainer Steve Asmussen, who is seeking a graded stakes double with Vinery Stables LLC’s Regally Ready in the $200,000-added Firecracker (GII) and a pair of 2-year-olds entered in the $100,000-added Bashford Manor (GIII) in William and Corrine Heiligbrodt’s Cinco Charlie and Jerry Durant’s Lucky Player.
Saturday, June 14 2014
Stephen Foster Handicap Quick Quotes
CALVIN BOREL, jockey of MOONSHINE MULLIN (winner) – “Randy (Morse) has been doing so well with him. The first morning I was out on him working him after the Alysheba, he didn’t really work like I thought he should have. But boy its funny, when a horse peaks, they peak. When I came back and worked him again about five days ago he was a totally different horse, like he had gotten his seat back under him. I rode him with a lot of confidence today. We were stepping up today, I know we beat some of these same horses a few weeks back and early on I was afraid it may have taken too much out of him, but as we got closer, Randy had him ready to go. He’s a nice, nice horse.”