churchill downs september meet

Miguel Mena On The Mend; Hoping To Return For September Meet At Churchill Downs

Jockey Miguel Mena continues to recover from multiple right ankle fractures that he suffered in a spill at Fair Grounds in March and hopes to return for the September Meet at Churchill Downs. “I’m just ready to get back to action,” said Mena, who visited the Churchill Downs Jockey’s Room on Friday for the first […]

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Churchill Downs Wraps Up Successful September Race Meet

The fifth September Meet in the 143-year history of Churchill Downs Racetrack concluded Sunday, Oct. 1 following an 11-day run highlighted by notable performances by rising Thoroughbreds that included $200,000 Lukas Classic (Grade III) winner Honorable Duty and rising 2-year-olds The Tabulator and Patrona Margarita; the exploits of human stars headed by record-setting jockey Corey […]

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Handle Up Slightly At Churchill Downs September Meet

Both all-sources and average daily handle showed slight increases during the 11-day September meet that concluded Sunday at Churchill Downs. The Blood-Horse reports that figures released by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission showed an increase of 1.2 percent over the comparable meet in 2015. According to numbers reported to the racing commission, wagering totaled $33,611,462 this year, compared with […]

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Churchill Downs: Albarado, Romans, Ramseys Earn Titles At September Meet

Memorable on-track performances by racing’s current and future stars and a strong and attractive schedule of special events combined for a successful September Meet at Churchill Downs Racetrack as the racing and entertainment session completed its 11-day run on Sunday, Oct. 2. Equine exploits during the meet included victories by Albaugh Family Stable’s Not This […]

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Churchill Downs Gearing Up For ‘Action-Packed’ September Meet

Racing returns to Churchill Downs on Friday, Sept. 11 with a 10-race program at 12:45 p.m. (all times Eastern) as the famed Louisville racetrack opens its third September Meet for an action-packed 11-date run through Sunday, Sept. 27. Inaugurated by Churchill Downs in 2013, the three-week September Meet provides Kentucky horsemen with an opportunity to […]

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Churchill Downs Race Possible For Pharoah After Travers?

After American Pharoah won the G1 Haskell Invitational earlier this month, the question on everyone asked was “where whill he run next?” That question will certainly be asked once again starting Saturday night, no matter where the colt finishes in the G1 Travers Stakes. According to a report by Jennie Rees of the Louisville Courier-Journal, […]

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Newly Renamed ‘Lukas Classic’ Part Of September Stakes Schedule At Churchill

Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas, a four-time winner of both the Kentucky Derby (Grade I) and Kentucky Oaks (GI), will be honored by Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT”) with the naming of a stakes race to be run during its upcoming September Meet that will feature eight stakes events with total purses of $1.025 […]

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Handle, Purses Decline at Churchill September Meet

Statistics released Monday by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission showed a 16.15 percent decline in wagering for the recently concluded September race meet at Churchill Downs as compared to 2013. According to a report in the Louisville Courier-Journal, wagering for the 12-day meet totaled $38.81 million, down from $46.29 million last year. Average field size […]

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Rees on Churchill Meet: For Some Trainers, the Money’s Not There

Churchill Downs will kick off its September race meet Friday with a special ‘Downs after Dark’ program. Racing will really pick up on Saturday, with four stakes races – three graded – scheduled to be run. However, as Jennie Rees points out in her latest column for the Louisville Courier-Journal, the purses are lower for […]

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