Kentucky Derby To Be Held Sept. 5; Preakness, Belmont Stakes Dates Under Review

Churchill Downs Incorporated announced its decision on Tuesday to reschedule the 146th Longines Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve. The 146th Kentucky Derby will be rescheduled from May 2, 2020, to September 5, 2020, and the 146th Kentucky Oaks will be rescheduled from May 1, 2020, to September 4, 2020. These dates […]

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‘Exciting Getting Her Ready’: Come Dancing Preparing For 2020 Campaign

Blue Devil Racing Stable’s star homebred Come Dancing is beginning preparations towards a 2020 campaign. She is currently stabled in Ocala, Florida for a winter break following a smashing 2019 campaign in which she captured four graded stakes including a stellar Grade 1 victory in the Ballerina at Saratoga Race Course. The 6-year-old Malibu Moon […]

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Churchill Will Delay Re-Opening Of Stable Areas Until March 31

After consultation with local public health officials, Churchill Downs Racetrack announced Saturday amid public health concerns regarding COVID-19 that it will delay the reopening of its stable areas at both Churchill Downs Racetrack and the auxiliary training center Trackside for two weeks until Tuesday, March 31. The stable areas have been closed since Dec. 31 […]

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Churchill Downs Expects To Announce Derby Decision In The Coming Week

Churchill Downs released the following statement on Saturday addressing guests, fans, and family in the wake of the nationwide coronavirus crisis: “During times of uncertainty, our traditions provide a great sense of comfort. We realize, that for many of you, the Kentucky Derby is a treasured annual tradition, and for others, a bucket-list experience. The […]

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Prat, Agent Seeking Another Trip To Kentucky Derby’s ‘Promised Land’

Agent Derek Lawson understandably is keeping all options open when it comes to giving Flavien Prat his best chance to win the Kentucky Derby for the second straight year on May 4. Prat rides Dennis’ Moment in today’s Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park, filling in for Irad Ortiz Jr., who rode today in […]

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Churchill Downs’ Kerstein Prepares For Maiden NHC Voyage

Kevin Kerstein, Churchill Downs’ 30-year-old publicity manager, grew up in Philadelphia before moving to Louisville to attend Bellarmine University. For a guy who didn’t know anything about horse racing until coming to Kentucky, he’s now all-in. Kerstein is as much a barn rat as any kid born into horse racing. He speaks of his employment […]

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Churchill Downs Will Debut New 20-Stall Starting Gate For 2020 Kentucky Derby

Churchill Downs Racetrack has entered into an agreement with Australian-based Steriline Racing to design and construct a new custom-made, 20-stall starting gate that will be used for the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I) on Saturday, May 2, 2020. The new starting gate will be utilized exclusively for the […]

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‘Bourbon And Bridles’ Tour Coming To Kentucky Derby Museum On Jan. 23

Kentucky Derby Museum is adding a splash of bourbon to a new tour coming to the Museum Jan. 23. The Bourbon and Bridles Tour includes an exciting tour at Churchill Downs, intertwining the history of bourbon and horse racing in Kentucky. At the end, guests will get to make their own Mint Julep, and of […]

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‘It Never Gets Old’: Lanerie, Asmussen Top Fall Standings At Churchill

Jockey Corey Lanerie, Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen and Bob Lothenbach’s Lothenbach Stables have secured titles in their respective divisions for the 25-day Fall Meet at Churchill Downs. “It never gets old being leading rider,” said Corey Lanerie, a now 19-time leading rider at Churchill Downs after sweeping all three meets in 2019. “We […]

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