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‘Dreams Do Come True’: Army Veteran Mark Simms Gets First Churchill Win

Retired U.S. Army Officer Mark Simms Jr. recorded his first win as a trainer beneath the historic Twin Spires of Churchill Downs on Saturday evening with 3-year-old Kaziranga. Simms, a former assistant to trainer Dale Romans, began his training career in 2017 and has a small stable based at Trackside Louisville, Churchill Downs’ training facility […]

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Tiz A Slam Caps Big Day For Attfield With Frontrunning Louisville Score

Canadian-invader Tiz a Slam led every step of the way in Saturday’s 82nd running of the $100,000 Louisville Stakes (Grade III) at Churchill Downs and turned back fierce challenges in deep stretch from Shahroze (IRE), Nessy and Vettori Kin (BRZ) to win the 1 ½-mile turf marathon by three-quarters of a length. Ridden by Steven […]

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Churchill Downs Opens Bids For Runners To Compete On Track For American Heart Association

Churchill Downs today announced the opening of a public auction for 19 lucky runners to race each other on the iconic racetrack to raise awareness and money for the American Heart Association – Louisville. The winner of “Heart Race at the Track” will win two tickets to the 145th Kentucky Derby in May 2019. The public […]

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TVG Will Broadcast Churchill Fall Meet Signal On Primary Network

TVG, America’s national horse racing network and an affiliate of FanDuel Group, will carry the 21-day fall meet from the historic home of the Kentucky Derby on its primary broadcast channel, TVG, which is available in over 40 million homes, with live coverage beginning Sunday, October 28th.   TVG also announced it will carry the […]

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Churchill Downs Memorializes John Asher With One Final Lap

In a fitting tribute for a man who loved all things Kentucky Derby, a hearse carrying the late John Asher circled Churchill Downs Tuesday, going 1 1/4 miles while “My Old Kentucky Home” played. Asher, longtime Churchill Downs spokesman and veteran radio man, was flanked by outriders during the ceremony. Asher died of an apparent […]

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John Asher Visitation, Funeral Services Set For Next Week

The visitation and funeral services for John Asher have been finalized. Asher, the iconic and irreplaceable ambassador for Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby since 1997, passed away Mondayat age 62. Visitation will take place at Churchill Downs’ Triple Crown Room in the Jockey Club Suites (700 Central Ave., Louisville, Ky. 40208) on Tuesday, Sept. 4 from […]

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Louisville Leaders Unveil Schedule Of Events For Breeders’ Cup Festival

In a downtown ceremony on Thursday morning, featuring Mayor Greg Fischer and other city officials and business community leaders, the Louisville Breeders’ Cup Festival officially announced their lineup of events for Breeders’ Cup week. The Festival is a week-long community-wide celebration of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs, November 2-3 and it features enjoyable events and activities for […]

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2018 Breeders’ Cup Post Position Draw To Be Held At Equestricon

Attendees to Equestricon, Horse Racing’s largest convention and festival, will now experience greater access than ever before to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Organizers announced that the 2018 Rood and Riddle Breeders’ Cup Post Position Draw will be held at Equestricon on Monday, October 29. The Draw is open to all Equestricon attendees and will […]

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‘Unbelievable Experience’: Louisville-Based Owners Enjoying The Ride With Justify

Starlight Racing bought into Justify in March of this year, after the Scat Daddy colt won his first race by 9 1/2 lengths. Now, managing partner Jack Wolf, a high school graduate in Louisville, Ky., is enjoying his opportunity to share the Triple Crown dream with partners like 90-year-old Bo Nixon and his son, Ted […]

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Equestricon Announces ‘First Wave’ Of Sponsors For Louisville Convention

With exactly five months until the doors open for Equestricon 2018 at the newly renovated Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC), event organizers have released an initial wave of key sponsor and partner commitments for the highly anticipated convention. Equestricon’s Kentucky debut, which kicks off Breeders’ Cup World Championships week in Louisville, will feature the largest-ever […]

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