churchill downs

Nominations Open For Kentucky Oaks Cancer Survivors Parade

Churchill Downs, Derby Divas and Norton Cancer Institute have announced that the online nomination process to select 145 breast and ovarian cancer survivors to participate in the Survivors Parade presented by Kroger at the 145th Longines Kentucky Oaks is open. The public can nominate survivors for the parade or donate to Norton Cancer Institute at […]

Continue reading
More Than 360 Nominees Eligible For 2019 Triple Crown Races

Led by unbeaten 2-year-old champion and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (Grade I) hero Game Winner, a total of 362 3-year-old Thoroughbreds were made eligible to compete in this year’s Triple Crown during the early nomination phase, which closed Jan. 26. Each of the 362 horses from the 2016 foal crop was made eligible through a $600 payment to compete in […]

Continue reading
Baffert Duo Tops Individual Choices In Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 2

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert’s Grade I-winning duo of Game Winner and Improbable are the individual morning line favorites in Pool 2 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager but “All Other 3-Year-Olds” is expected to be the overall preference when betting concludes Sunday. Veteran odds maker Mike Battaglia has installed “All Other 3-Year-Olds” as the 5-2 early choice in the field of 24 betting interests […]

Continue reading
Kentucky Derby Museum Opens Student Art Contest For 33rd Year

Hundreds of pieces of extraordinary student artwork will be on display beginning Monday, January 21st for the Kentucky Derby Museum’s 33rd annual Horsing Around with Art: A Student’s view of the Sport of Kings art competition, presented by WinStar Farm. The competition is open to students in grades one-12 from Louisville Metro public, private or parochial […]

Continue reading
Report: DraftKings Sportsbook Takes Down Derby Odds After Churchill Downs’ Protest

The Mississippi-based DraftKings sportsbook has shut down its Kentucky Derby futures odds following a complaint from Churchill Downs, Inc., according to a report by the Vegas Stats & Information Network. A source told VSiN’s Ron Flatter that CDI pointed to legal precedent as the reason DraftKings should remove the odds, produced by former Las Vegas […]

Continue reading
Kentucky Derby Museum Celebrates New Pint-Sized Resident, Tatanka

The Kentucky Derby Museum is celebrating its new companion pony, Tatanka, with a birthday celebration! Tatanka has now taken up residence at the Museum alongside current resident Thoroughbred, Populist Politics. The two are carrying on the Museum’s long-time tradition of having horses on-site for guests to experience when they visit. With no known foaling date, […]

Continue reading
Churchill Downs Finalizes Purchase Of Presque Isle, Targets Sports Wagering In Pennsylvania

Churchill Downs, Inc. has completed the purchase of Presque Isle Downs, opening the door for the company to take advantage of legalized sports betting in Pennsylvania. CDI bought the Erie racetrack from Eldorado Resorts for just shy of $179 million. The deal was approved by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board and the Pennsylvania State Horse […]

Continue reading
Amoss: Lecomte Longshot Roiland ‘Going To Catch Your Eye’

Good horses are blessed with natural talent, but heart and the ability to overcome adversity is often what takes them to the next level. In just five career starts, Roiland has checked all the boxes, but Saturday’s Grade III $200,000 Lecomte Stakes at the Fair Grounds represents a fresh and difficult challenge. Trainer Tom Amoss […]

Continue reading
Churchill Downs Increases Kentucky Derby Purse From $2 Million To $3 Million

The 145th running of the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I) on Saturday, May 4 will be the richest in history as the purse for America’s greatest race and first leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown has been elevated to a guaranteed $3 million. The substantial $1 million increase to the 1 ¼-mile Kentucky […]

Continue reading
Kentucky Downs Appeals Decision To Award Standardbred License To Churchill, Keeneland

Kentucky Downs has filed an appeal in Circuit Court over the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission’s decision to award a Standardbred license to a partnership between Keeneland and Churchill Downs, the Blood-Horse reports. The appeal requests the awarding of a license in Oak Grove, Ky., be struck down, saying the KHRC didn’t have or follow proper […]

Continue reading
Twitter Twitter
Paulick Report on Instagram