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Shantel Lanerie, 42, Dies; Wife Of Jockey Corey Lanerie, Mother Of Brittlyn, Waged Courageous Battle Against Cancer

Shantel Lanerie, the beloved wife of Churchill Downs’ 15-time champion jockey Corey Lanerie and devoted mother of their 10-year-old daughter Brittlyn, passed away late Friday afternoon at Norton Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Ky. She was 42. Shantel Lanerie was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer earlier this year and had been undergoing chemotherapy […]

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Royal Ascot Runner Bucchero Targeting Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint

While Indiana bred Bucchero remains in England until June 26 following his fifth-place finish in the King’s Stand Stakes (Grade I) on Tuesday at Royal Ascot, his trainer, Tim Glyshaw, is already mapping out a campaign for the Nov. 3 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (GI) held in his backyard at Churchill Downs. “We’re just so proud of our horse,” Glyshaw said. “We’re moving ahead […]

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Churchill Donates $100,000 Toward Kentucky Derby Museum Expansion

The Kentucky Derby Museum is pleased to announce a generous $100,000 donation towards its $6.5 million expansion campaign from Churchill Downs. “We are truly honored by the continued support from our neighbors, Churchill Downs. Without their amazing collaboration and cooperation we could not offer the unique, bucket-list experiences that we do each day for our […]

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Tyler Robertson Announced As 2018 Official Breeders’ Cup Artist

Breeders’ Cup, Churchill Downs and Louisville Visual Art today announced Tyler Robertson as the winner of the 2018 Official Breeders’ Cup Artist Program, a local art competition commemorating this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships at historic Churchill Downs Racetrack in Louisville, KY. Robertson has been selected out of five finalists and 18 total entrants as […]

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Ellis Park’s Growth Over Past 12 Years ‘Nothing Short Of Amazing’

The 30-date Thoroughbred meet at Kentucky’s Ellis Park runs July 1 through Labor Day, with racing Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, plus Wednesday July 4, Thursday July 5 and Monday Sept. 3. There is no racing Saturday, Sept. 1. “This is the 12th year I’ve been here since we bought the track from Churchill Downs right […]

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Stephen Foster Winner Pavel Points For Pacific Classic On Way To Breeders’ Cup

Pavel, winner of the Grade 1 Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs Saturday night, will likely make his next start in the G1 Pacific Classic at Del Mar. Trainer Doug O’Neill told the Daily Racing Form Pavel probably won’t race until then (Aug. 18) but that could still change. With his win Saturday, Pavel earned […]

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Tom Van Berg Hoping For ‘Fairytale Ending’ With Father’s Last Juveniles

Trainer Tom Van Berg took over the Jack Van Berg racing stable upon the death of his Hall of Fame father on Dec. 27. Previously, Van Berg had been helping his 81-year-old father with his horse operation, including during the huge Ellis Park meet they had last summer to finish third in the trainer standings […]

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Beyond Blame Gives Geroux, Cox Graded Stakes Double In Regret

Following an earlier win on the card with Mr. Misunderstood in the G2 Wise Dan, trainer Brad Cox and jockey Florent Geroux found their way back to the winner’s circle with Beyond Blame in the G3 Regret Stakes. A 3-year-old daughter of Blame, the 7-2 favorite ran down the frontrunner in the stretch to win […]

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Pavel Puts It All Together For Dominating Stephen Foster Victory

J. Paul Reddam’s Pavel, fourth in the Dubai World Cup earlier this year, provided a 6-1 upset in Saturday night’s Grade 1 Stephen Foster at Churchill Downs. In just his third career win, the 4-year-old son of Creative Cause proved trainer Doug O’Neill’s faith in him with a three-length victory over Honorable Cause. Ridden by […]

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Blue Prize Adds To Churchill Tally In Fleur De Lis

Merriebelle Stable’s Blue Prize has shown an affinity for the Churchill Downs oval throughout her North American career, finishing second in an allowance in her first U.S. start and winning the Falls City Handicap last November. On Saturday, the 5-year-old daughter of Pure Prize added to that resume with a 1 1/2-length triumph in the […]

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