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Former Fair Grounds President Bryant To Head Derby City Gaming Facility In Louisville

Churchill Downs announced today the hiring of Tim Bryant as president and general manager of Derby City Gaming, the $60 million state-of-the-art historical racing machine (“HRM”) facility opening in Louisville this fall. Located at 4520 Poplar Level Road, Derby City Gaming will be a first-of-its-kind entertainment destination for locals and visitors alike. Bryant will assume […]

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Arts, Orange Theme Kick Off Churchill Downs Meet Opening Night

Churchill Downs and Fund for the Arts have joined forces for the third year to kick off Derby week by celebrating Louisville’s extraordinary arts scene and live racing at Opening Night presented by Budweiser. The theme of this year’s Opening Night party on Saturday, April 28 is orange.  It will feature live arts performances throughout the track […]

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Churchill Downs Drops Pick Five Takeout From 22 To 15 Percent

Chuchill Downs officials confirmed this week the track will reduce its takeout on the Pick Five wager starting with the upcoming spring meet. The Daily Racing Form reports the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approved several other changes to the bet. Seventy-five percent of the pool will now carry over if there’s no single winning ticket. […]

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Equestricon Tickets, Schedule Now Available For Events During Breeders’ Cup Week

Festivities celebrating the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs will start early this year. Tickets are now on sale for a week-long fan experience organized by Equestricon, highlighted by its second-annual racing convention, festival and trade show on Monday, October 29 and Tuesday, October 30, 2018. Coinciding with the launch of tickets today, Equestricon has released […]

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Romans-Trained Classic Contenders Promises Fulfilled, Coach Rocks Breeze ‘Easy’ At Churchill

Fountain of Youth (Grade II) front-running hero Promises Fulfilled published his first breeze back at Churchill Downs since his winter in Florida with a maintenance half-mile move in :49 in preparation for the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (GI) on Saturday, May 5. “We had a really good morning,” trainer Dale Romans said. “He breezed very easy […]

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Bravazo Breezes Through ‘Maintenance’ Work At Churchill Downs

Risen Star (Grade II) winner Bravazo began his serious preparations for the Grade I, $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve on Friday morning when he breezed five furlongs in 1:01.20 at Churchill Downs.  Bravazo stepped on the track at 5:30 a.m. EDT and worked through splits of :12.80, :24.80 and :37, before galloping out six furlongs in 1:16.40, according […]

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Audible ‘Outstanding,’ Noble Indy ‘Solid’ In Derby Works At Palm Beach

Florida Derby (G1) and Holy Bull (G2) winner Audible continued preparation for the May 5 Kentucky Derby Friday morning when he worked a half-mile in :48.74 at Palm Beach Downs. Owned by China Horse Club, Starlight Racing, Head of Plains Partners and WinStar Farm and trained by Todd Pletcher, Audible galloped out in 1:02.22 while working alongside the 4-year-old […]

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Pentatonix To Sing National Anthem At Kentucky Derby

Churchill Downs Racetrack announced that multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning A Cappella group Pentatonix will sing the national anthem at the 144th Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve on Saturday, May 5, 2018. The announcement comes just before the vocal group will release their forthcoming album, “PTX Presents: Top Pop, Vol.1,” on April 13, and in advance […]

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Churchill-Based Lone Sailor Tunes Up For Derby With ‘Nice And Easy’ Breeze

TwinSpires.com Louisiana Derby (Grade II) runner-up Lone Sailor returned to the work tab Wednesday morning at Churchill Downs with a half-mile breeze in :47.60, his first major tune-up in preparation for the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I). With jockey James Graham aboard, Lone Sailor breezed through splits of :12 and :24, before galloping out five furlongs […]

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Thoroughbred Owner Conference To Be Held Breeders’ Cup Week At Churchill Downs

OwnerView announced today that the fifth Thoroughbred Owner Conference will be held at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., from Tuesday, Oct. 30, through Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. As with the past two conferences, the conference will coincide with the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which are scheduled to be held Nov. 2-3 at Churchill Downs. The […]

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