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Fans Can Now Purchase Official Kentucky Derby Contender Merchandise

Churchill Downs today announced the Kentucky Derby Contenders Collection, a new line of officially licensed merchandise that showcases a majority of the contenders running in the 144th Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve. Fans will be able to purchase the merchandise on site at Churchill Downs during Derby week and at www.kentuckyderby.com starting on April 30. The […]

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Reed: Marriage Of Horseracing And Bourbon In Kentucky And At The Derby

In the inaugural year of bourbon distiller Woodford Reserve’s sponsorship of the Kentucky Derby, multiple Eclipse Award winner Billy Reed writes about the longstanding “marriage” in the Bluegrass State between horse racing and bourbon for WAVE 3 in Louisville. In particular, Reed writes, Brown-Forman, the parent company of Woodford Reserve, has had an involvement with […]

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Derby Fan Fest 2018: Celebrating Famous Fillies, Winning Colors Exhibit

Join the Kentucky Derby Museum on Sunday, April 29th beginning at 7am for Fan Fest Day 2018: For the Fillies. Now in its third year, Fan Fest Day offers the public a way kick-off Derby week with a full day of family fun that celebrates the Thoroughbred industry, past and present. This year is all about celebrating the […]

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Derby Dispatch: Instilled Regard, Mourinho, And The Japan Road To The Kentucky Derby

There is one “sure thing” on this year’s Road to the Kentucky Derby: compelling drama will be abundant. Over the next nine weekends, 3-year-old Thoroughbreds will continue their quest for points in select races to secure a berth in the starting gate for the 144th running of the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve […]

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Woodford Reserve New Presenting Sponsor Of The Kentucky Derby

Churchill Downs Incorporated and Brown-Forman Corporation today announced a five-year agreement through which Brown-Forman’s Woodford Reserve bourbon will be the presenting sponsor of the Kentucky Derby. Beginning with its 144th running on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Churchill Downs Racetrack (“Churchill Downs”) in Louisville, Ky., the $2 million classic race for 3-year-old Thoroughbreds and one […]

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Yum! Brands May Be Ending Kentucky Derby Sponsorship

Yum! Brands may be ending its long-running sponsorship of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, sources have told the Paulick Report. Headquartered in Louisville, Ky., also home of Churchill Downs, the publicly traded fast-food company (NYSE: YUM) became the first presenting sponsor of the Kentucky Derby with a five-year deal signed in 2006 with then […]

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Ascend Shocks Manhattan Field At 27-1

Stone Farm and Madaket Stables’ Ascend blew up the tote board when he shot to the front of the field in the G1 Woodford Reserve Manhattan Stakes, besting Time Test by 1 1/4 lengths on the wire. A 5-year-old homebred son of Candy Ride, the gelding stalked a mild early pace under Jose Ortiz and […]

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Divisidero, Wake Forest Among Five G1 Winners Set For Woodford Reserve Manhattan

Trainer Chad Brown will look to further bolster his impressive turf resume on Saturday at Belmont Park when he sends out three horses in the Grade 1, $1 million Woodford Reserve Manhattan, a race he will attempt to win for the fourth consecutive year. The Manhattan, run at 1 ¼ miles on the inner turf […]

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Divisidero Last-To-First In Woodford Reserve For Third Consecutive Derby Day Turf Victory

Tom Keithley’s Divisidero has an impeccable record on Kentucky Derby day in the Bluegrass; to date, the 5-year-old son of Kitten’s Joy has won a turf stake on the first Saturday in May for three consecutive years. Ridden with stone-cold patience by Julien Leparoux, Divisidero was nearly last of the 11-horse field in the G1 […]

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