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Churchill Downs, Uber Announce Partnership To Curb Oaks And Derby Traffic

Churchill Downs Racetrack today announced Uber as a partner for the 2016 racing season. In anticipation of the 142nd Kentucky Derby, Uber is expected to have record demand in Louisville and an all-time high number of driver-partners on the road to meet the need of residents and visitors celebrating during Derby week. “We’re pleased to […]

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Beholder To Face Five In Adoration On Sunday

A three time Eclipse Award winner, the great Beholder, idle since winning Santa Anita’s Grade I Zenyatta Stakes on Sept. 26, towers over five rivals as she makes her 6-year-old debut in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Adoration Stakes at 1 1/16 miles. Following the Zenyatta, Beholder was shipped to Kentucky to face Triple Crown winner […]

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Foreign Invaders Set To Do Battle In Sheepshead Bay

With four of the six entrants in Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Sheepshead Bay having begun their racing careers outside the United States, the 1 3/8 mile race for turf fillies & at Belmont Park has quite the international flare. Set to make her first start of the year and first for trainer Christophe Clement is […]

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TVG To Air Documentary On Journey From Foaling Barn To Winner’s Circle

Thoroughbred Lifestyle, a 60-minute documentary offering a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to get a horse to the classic races, airs on TVG and TVG2 on Friday, May 6 at 9 a.m. Produced by PM Advertising of Lexington, Ky, Thoroughbred Lifestyle features interviews with prominent industry stakeholders, as well as exclusive footage of Triple […]

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TCI: Last Call To Sort Derby Contenders From Pretenders

The questions all get answered Saturday. Will Nyquist prove the doubters wrong yet again? Does this seemingly wide-open Derby have ‘longshot’ written all over it? Who’s poised to breakthrough with a run into the history books? Jon & Joel take under 15 minutes to break it all down for you. Kentucky Derby 142 is here. […]

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Gryder Gets Another Derby Shot With Trojan Nation

On Saturday, Trojan Nation will attempt to make history as the first non-winner in more than 80 years to break his maiden in thoroughbred racing’s most famous race, the Kentucky Derby. For veteran jockey Aaron Gryder, however, the challenge aboard the Grade 1 Wood Memorial runner-up is a welcome one. A respected journeyman on the […]

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After 37th ‘Little Kentucky Derby,’ 10 Lexington School Families Have Rooting Interest In Big Race

The Lexington School in Lexington, Ky., will host the 37th running of the Little Kentucky Derby Friday morning as preschool students ages 3 through 5 make a “run for the roses” Lexington School style. This year, half of the real Kentucky Derby horses are connected in some way with Lexington School families – 10 out of 20 […]

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Churchill Downs’ Stock Takes Slight Dip After Report Of Mixed First-Quarter Earnings

Shares in Churchill Downs Inc., have fallen slightly over the past week, after the company released its first-quarter earnings report on April 28. The Daily Racing Form reports that the price for a share of Churchill stock has fallen over 10 percent during the past week. According to the DRF, the drop can possibly be attributed to doubts concerning the […]

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Supreme Court Of Kentucky Upholds ‘Claiming Jail’ Rule

The Supreme Court of Kentucky has upheld the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission’s “claiming jail” regulation that prohibits a horse claimed in a race from competing at another track until after the meeting during which it was purchased has taken its final day’s entries. The unanimous decision, written by Justice Lisabeth T. Hughes, stems from a […]

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Grade 1 winner Big Blue Kitten will make his 2016 debut in the Woodford Reserve
Champion Big Blue Kitten To Make 2016 Debut In Woodford Reserve Turf Classic

Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Big Blue Kitten, the champion older turf male of 2015, headlines a field of 13 entered Wednesday for the 29th running of the $500,000 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (GI) run at 1 1/8 miles on the Matt Winn Turf Course Saturday. The Woodford Reserve Turf Classic is one of six graded […]

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