churchill downs fall meet

Purses See Significant Jump During Churchill Downs Fall Meet

The recently-concluded Fall Meet at Churchill Downs distributed record prize money for horsemen and delivered a great deal of substance for horseplayers as numerous memorable moments were produced during the historic Louisville racetrack’s action-packed, four-week stand. The popular 21-day Fall Meet, which ran from Oct. 28 through Nov. 25, was spearheaded by a record-equaling ninth […]

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Churchill Prepares To Open 21-Day Meet With Excess Of $41 Million In Purses

Following a seven-year hiatus, the Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships will return to Churchill Downs in earnest on Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3 – the highlight of an action-packed Fall Meet at the historic home of the Kentucky Derby that begins Sunday, Oct. 28. The popular 21-day stand, which covers a four-week stretch […]

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Victories By Gun Runner, McCraken Among Highlights Of Churchill Fall Meet

A front-running victory by Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC’s and Three Chimneys Farm’s Gun Runner in the 142nd running of the Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade I), the promise displayed by rising 2-year-olds in a pair of “Stars of Tomorrow” racing programs, and special events headed by the annual Thanksgiving celebration beneath the Twin Spires […]

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Osorio Having A ‘Beautiful Meet’ At Churchill

The Churchill Downs Fall Meet has been a successful one for jockey Didiel Osorio, who has five wins from 23 starts for a strike rate of 22 percent. He has been in the money 35 percent of the time. “I’ve had a beautiful meet so far,” Osorio, 21, said. “We’ve got two more weeks to […]

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Churchill Downs: Fall Meet Gets Underway Oct. 30

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 127th Fall Meet on Sunday, Oct. 30. The popular 21-day stand, which covers a four-week stretch through Sunday, Nov. 27, kicks off in […]

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$300,000 Spendthrift Farm Stallion Stakes Added To Churchill’s Fall Schedule

Spendthrift Farm has partnered with Churchill Downs to create the Spendthrift Stallion Stakes – a new $300,000-guaranteed stakes race to be run this fall for 2-year-olds that are sired exclusively by Spendthrift Farm stallions, and a race designed to be run annually to benefit both racehorse owners and breeders. “We couldn’t be happier to be […]

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Churchill Downs Announces Lucrative $3.2M September, Fall Stakes Schedules

Stakes schedules that feature combined purses of more than $3.2 million and a wide-ranging array of events for horses in most every category of competition have been announced by Churchill Downs Racetrack for its upcoming September Meet, which features an 11-day racing schedule from Friday, Sept. 16 through Sunday, Oct. 2, and its traditional Fall […]

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Report: Wagering Figures Down for Churchill’s Fall Meet

All-sources handle figures were down once again for the recently concluded fall meet at Churchill Downs. The Daily Racing Form reports that gross handle for the 24-day meet was $95,225,100, which was down 19 percent from 2013. The daily average was $3,967,712, which was a decline of 16.7 percent. Figures were also down in the […]

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Daily Purses Up at Churchill’s Weather-Shortened Fall Meet

Churchill Downs reported that daily purses were up 9.2% for the weather-shortened fall meet, which concluded Nov. 30. Purses paid during the 24-day meet totaled $8,617,940, up 4.8% from the $8,222,779 for 25 days of racing at the same stand in 2013. Average daily purses totaled $359,081, compared with $328,911 a year ago. There were […]

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Racing at Churchill Downs To Resume Friday

Following back-to-back cancellations due to a frozen racetrack, racing at Churchill Downs Racetrack will resume Friday at 12:40 p.m. EST with its regularly-scheduled 10-race program. “Our superb track maintenance team has diligently worked around the clock to ensure that we have a suitable cushion, and after assessing the track condition this afternoon (Thursday), we concluded […]

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