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3 min ago | Lexington Herald-Leader
Churchill Downs has revealed its hand. No longer able to hide behind Louisville's iconic twin spires is a looming casino, slots and online gambling company.
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4 hrs ago | WHAS11
Two new Derby contenders jumped into the points race over the weekend at the Tampa Bay Derby and the San Felipe Stakes.
8 hrs ago | Charleston City Paper
Charleston's Elise Testone, who's enjoyed a solid run of performances on the national stage since becoming an American Idol finalist in 2012, will be heading to the Bluegrass State's famed Churchill Downs for the annual Kentucky Derby weekend, May 2-3.
12 hrs ago | KOAT-TV
IN NEW MEXICO. THE HORSE FACED 50 TO ONE ODDS, WHEN IT TOOK HOME THE VICTORY IN THE 2009 KENTUCKY DERBY.
A bill that passed the state Senate 48-1 on Friday could provide more financial flexibility to horse racing at Kennewick's Sun Downs.
Triple Crown prospect Top Billing cracked his right front cannon bone in a workout Saturday and is off the Triple Crown trail.Trainer Shug McGaughey says Top Billing will undergo Your Take contributions have not been reviewed for accuracy by USA TODAY.
It was smooth sailing after that as Ring Weekend, a 14-1 shot, won the Grade II $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby with ease Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs before an announced crowd of 10,359.
Ring Weekend and jockey Daniel Centeno went straight to the front from the inside post and stayed there in the sophomore prep, clicking through fractions of :23.62 and :46.68 while all the time increasing their advantage on the field.
On the same track where Breeders' Cup glory has eluded him, Game On Dude won the $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap by 1A3 4 lengths Saturday, becoming the first three-time champion in the race's 77-year history.
California Chrome romped to victory by 7A1 4 lengths in the $300,000 San Felipe Stakes for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita on Saturday, inserting the colt into the Kentucky Derby picture.
Kentucky Derby contender Top Billing has an injury and will not be able to race in this year's Run for the Roses.
As the saying goes you are allowed no more than just fifteen minutes of fame. There are just too many people to absorb in our brave new world of social media.
In the course of the horse racing season, late winter early spring is a tough time to make a case for the importance of races that have nothing to do with the word derby.
He won the Sam F. Davis Stakes by a nose. One heady performance Saturday could put him into the Kentucky Derby.
Churchill Downs is using a tiered points system based on 34 races to determine how horses earn their way into the May 3 Kentucky Derby if more than 20 are entered.
Two-time Horse of the Year Curlin, his trainer Steve Asmussen and Kentucky Derby-winning jockeys Chris Antley and Craig Perret are among the 10 finalists for election to the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame.