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  • Churchill Downs Incorporated Announces $60 Million Investment To Open Historical Racing Machine Facility

    Churchill Downs Incorporated Announces $60 Million Investment To Open Historical Racing Machine Facility

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 8:00 PM EDT2017-06-21 00:00:18 GMT
    Churchill DownsChurchill Downs
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) (“CDI”) announced today it is investing approximately $60 million to construct a state-of-the-art historical racing machine (“HRM”) facility in Louisville. The 85,000-square-foot facility will be built at 4520 Poplar Level Road—Churchill Downs’ former Trackside (also known as the former Sports Spectrum) site, and conveniently located less than half a mile from the Poplar Level ...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) (“CDI”) announced today it is investing approximately $60 million to construct a state-of-the-art historical racing machine (“HRM”) facility in Louisville. The 85,000-square-foot facility will be built at 4520 Poplar Level Road—Churchill Downs’ former Trackside (also known as the former Sports Spectrum) site, and conveniently located less than half a mile from the Poplar Level ...
  • New Logo For Kentucky Derby 144

    New Logo For Kentucky Derby 144

    Monday, June 19 2017 5:03 PM EDT2017-06-19 21:03:47 GMT

     Churchill Downs Racetrack today unveiled the official logo for the Kentucky Derby 144. SME, a New York-based marketing agency that has developed the official Derby and Oaks marks since 2007, designed the new logo.  The running of the 144th Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands and will take place on May 5, 2018. For the 144 event logo, SME created a design that immerses the viewer into the grandeur of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. With the iconic Twin Spires a...

     Churchill Downs Racetrack today unveiled the official logo for the Kentucky Derby 144. SME, a New York-based marketing agency that has developed the official Derby and Oaks marks since 2007, designed the new logo.  The running of the 144th Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands and will take place on May 5, 2018. For the 144 event logo, SME created a design that immerses the viewer into the grandeur of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. With the iconic Twin Spires a...

  • World No. 4 Gun Runner Headlines Field Of Eight Stephen Foster Handicap

    World No. 4 Gun Runner Headlines Field Of Eight Stephen Foster Handicap

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 8:30 PM EDT2017-06-15 00:30:14 GMT
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wednesday, June 14, 2017) – Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm’s Gun Runner, ranked fourth on the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings, will return to action Saturday night at Churchill Downs as the 4-5 morning line favorite and 124-pound high weight for the 36th running of the $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap Presented by GE Appliances (Grade I) – the centerpiece of an action-packed, prime-time pro...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wednesday, June 14, 2017) – Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm’s Gun Runner, ranked fourth on the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings, will return to action Saturday night at Churchill Downs as the 4-5 morning line favorite and 124-pound high weight for the 36th running of the $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap Presented by GE Appliances (Grade I) – the centerpiece of an action-packed, prime-time pro...
  • WoodSongs Story To Be Featured During Derby Broadcast

    WoodSongs Story To Be Featured During Derby Broadcast

    Thursday, May 4 2017 9:41 AM EDT2017-05-04 13:41:16 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - NBC News will feature a story on WoodSongs during the pre-Derby broadcast. WoodSongs is a bluegrass show that started out in a small room with 10 people and one radio station airing. Now, an audience of 65 million viewers is expected to tune into the feature Saturday about 3:20 p.m.
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - NBC News will feature a story on WoodSongs during the pre-Derby broadcast. WoodSongs is a bluegrass show that started out in a small room with 10 people and one radio station airing. Now, an audience of 65 million viewers is expected to tune into the feature Saturday about 3:20 p.m.
  • Classic Empire Arrives At Churchill Downs

    Classic Empire Arrives At Churchill Downs

    Monday, April 17 2017 5:51 PM EDT2017-04-17 21:51:17 GMT
    Associated PressAssociated Press
    The Derby Favorite for this year's Kentucky Derby arrived at Churchill Downs Monday. Derby oddsmakers say that after a come-from-behind victory at the Arkansas Derby, Classic Empire is now a slight favorite to win the Run for the Roses.  Classic Empire has arrived! ??: @CoadyPhoto pic.twitter.com/Wq41Cq6N7j — Kentucky Derby (@KentuckyDerby) April 17, 2017 Always Dreaming, the winner of the Florida Derby, will be the second choice.  Derby coverage begins on LEX ...
    The Derby Favorite for this year's Kentucky Derby arrived at Churchill Downs Monday. Derby oddsmakers say that after a come-from-behind victory at the Arkansas Derby, Classic Empire is now a slight favorite to win the Run for the Roses.  Classic Empire has arrived! ??: @CoadyPhoto pic.twitter.com/Wq41Cq6N7j — Kentucky Derby (@KentuckyDerby) April 17, 2017 Always Dreaming, the winner of the Florida Derby, will be the second choice.  Derby coverage begins on LEX ...
  • $10,000 Runhappy Scholarship Returns As Part Of Keeneland’s College Scholarship Day

    $10,000 Runhappy Scholarship Returns As Part Of Keeneland’s College Scholarship Day

    Friday, March 31 2017 7:00 PM EDT2017-03-31 23:00:22 GMT
    LEXINGTON, KY (March 31, 2017) – For the second consecutive year, Jim and Linda McIngvale, owners of champion and Keeneland sales graduate Runhappy, will give away a $10,000 college scholarship during Keeneland’s College Scholarship Day on Friday, April 7, opening day of the 2017 Spring Meet. The Runhappy Scholarship will be awarded via random drawing to one lucky full-time student after the 8th race post parade.  “Runhappy has strong ties to Kee...
    LEXINGTON, KY (March 31, 2017) – For the second consecutive year, Jim and Linda McIngvale, owners of champion and Keeneland sales graduate Runhappy, will give away a $10,000 college scholarship during Keeneland’s College Scholarship Day on Friday, April 7, opening day of the 2017 Spring Meet. The Runhappy Scholarship will be awarded via random drawing to one lucky full-time student after the 8th race post parade.  “Runhappy has strong ties to Kee...
  • Wagering Interests Include Six Newcomers In March 31-April 2 Derby Futures Pool

    Wagering Interests Include Six Newcomers In March 31-April 2 Derby Futures Pool

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 11:44 AM EDT2017-03-28 15:44:41 GMT
    Churchill DownsChurchill Downs

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Two veterans of this year’s Road to the Kentucky Derby – Whitham Thoroughbreds LLC’s unbeaten McCraken (#15, 6-1) and Peacock Racing Stables LLC’s Gunnevera (#10, 6-1) – are the morning line co-favorites for the fourth and final pool of Churchill Downs Racetrack’s 2017 Kentucky Derby Future Wager.

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Two veterans of this year’s Road to the Kentucky Derby – Whitham Thoroughbreds LLC’s unbeaten McCraken (#15, 6-1) and Peacock Racing Stables LLC’s Gunnevera (#10, 6-1) – are the morning line co-favorites for the fourth and final pool of Churchill Downs Racetrack’s 2017 Kentucky Derby Future Wager.

  • Fast And Accurate Pulls Off Upset In Spiral Stakes

    Fast And Accurate Pulls Off Upset In Spiral Stakes

    Saturday, March 25 2017 10:48 PM EDT2017-03-26 02:48:59 GMT
    Churchill DownsChurchill Downs
    Fast and Accurate, pulled a stunning 24-1 upset in the 46th running of the Grade 3, $500,000 Spiral Stakes, the annual Turfway showcase.   Fast and Accurate, always close to the pace when ridden by Tyler Gaffalione for trainer Mike Maker, returned $51 after finishing in 1:50.96 in leading a parade of longshots to the wire. Blueridge Traveler, a 35-1 shot, rallied late to finish second, a half-length before Convict Pike, a 10-1 shot. Kitten’s Cat, the 5-2 favorite in a fiel...
    Fast and Accurate, pulled a stunning 24-1 upset in the 46th running of the Grade 3, $500,000 Spiral Stakes, the annual Turfway showcase.   Fast and Accurate, always close to the pace when ridden by Tyler Gaffalione for trainer Mike Maker, returned $51 after finishing in 1:50.96 in leading a parade of longshots to the wire. Blueridge Traveler, a 35-1 shot, rallied late to finish second, a half-length before Convict Pike, a 10-1 shot. Kitten’s Cat, the 5-2 favorite in a fiel...
  • Malagacy Wins Rebel Stakes

    Malagacy Wins Rebel Stakes

    Saturday, March 18 2017 10:45 PM EDT2017-03-19 02:45:56 GMT
    Churchill DownsChurchill Downs
    Malagacy remained undefeated Saturday, mastering two turns in the Grade 2, $900,000 Rebel Stakes.  The Todd Pletcher colt took the race in 1.43.00 under Javier Castellano by two lengths Sonneteer, while it was a nose back in third to Untrapped. American Anthem, who was favored while attempting to give trainer Bob Baffert his seventh win in the Rebel, finished 10th and following the race jockey Mike Smith said the horse "slipped badly" leaving the gate and str...
    Malagacy remained undefeated Saturday, mastering two turns in the Grade 2, $900,000 Rebel Stakes.  The Todd Pletcher colt took the race in 1.43.00 under Javier Castellano by two lengths Sonneteer, while it was a nose back in third to Untrapped. American Anthem, who was favored while attempting to give trainer Bob Baffert his seventh win in the Rebel, finished 10th and following the race jockey Mike Smith said the horse "slipped badly" leaving the gate and str...
  • Mastery Suffers Condylar Fracture After Dominating San Felipe

    Mastery Suffers Condylar Fracture After Dominating San Felipe

    Saturday, March 11 2017 11:00 PM EST2017-03-12 04:00:53 GMT
    Benoit PhotoBenoit Photo
    Despite dominating in the Grade 2 San Felipe Stakes, Mastery is likely off the Kentucky Derby trail.  Mastery had recorded a final time of 1:42.28 for 1 1/16 miles over Santa Anita's fast main track, winning by open lengths, but Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith pulled the colt up sharply on the gallop out. It was later reporter that the Bob Baffert trained colt suffered a condylar fracture of his left front ankle, for which he will be having surgery on Monday. ...
    Despite dominating in the Grade 2 San Felipe Stakes, Mastery is likely off the Kentucky Derby trail.  Mastery had recorded a final time of 1:42.28 for 1 1/16 miles over Santa Anita's fast main track, winning by open lengths, but Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith pulled the colt up sharply on the gallop out. It was later reporter that the Bob Baffert trained colt suffered a condylar fracture of his left front ankle, for which he will be having surgery on Monday. ...
  • Tapwrit Wins Tampa Bay Derby In Record Time

    Tapwrit Wins Tampa Bay Derby In Record Time

    Saturday, March 11 2017 10:30 PM EST2017-03-12 03:30:04 GMT
    Even money favorite, Tapwrit, won the Grade 2, $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby in a stakes record time Saturday.  Tapwrit finished in 1:42.36, breaking the stakes record of 1:42.82 set by Destin last year.  The Todd Pletcher trained colt took the 1 1/16 miles race by 4 1/2 lengths over State of Honor. The runner-up in the Grade 3 Sam F. Davis Stakes here last month, earned 50 qualifying points towards the 2017 Kentucky Derby, giving him 54.  State of Honor now has 20 points a...
    Even money favorite, Tapwrit, won the Grade 2, $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby in a stakes record time Saturday.  Tapwrit finished in 1:42.36, breaking the stakes record of 1:42.82 set by Destin last year.  The Todd Pletcher trained colt took the 1 1/16 miles race by 4 1/2 lengths over State of Honor. The runner-up in the Grade 3 Sam F. Davis Stakes here last month, earned 50 qualifying points towards the 2017 Kentucky Derby, giving him 54.  State of Honor now has 20 points a...
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