November 4, 2011 - 10:49am
Churchill Downs hosted its first Breeders' Cup in 1988, and this month it's back in Louisville for the eighth time (and second year in a row). So we've created a quiz to determine whether or not you'll have a good time at the track.
This article appeared in the November 2011 issue of Louisville Magazine. To subscribe, please visit loumag.com.Churchill Downs hosted its first Breeders’ Cup in 1988, and this month it’s back in Louisville for the eighth time (and second year in a row). So we’ve created a quiz to...
November 4, 2011 - 12:57pm
You may have given your child a breathing treatment before or even taken one yourself, but did you know that horses get them too?
When Louisville resident Mickey Ballew contemplated working for a New York company that developed silver products aimed at humans, he started thinking horses.“That’s when I talked about getting into the equine side since I was based here in Kentucky, so that’s when I just started...
November 3, 2011 - 11:20am
Jockeys like Johnny Velazquez and James Graham (pictured) served up Grey Goose specialty Breeders' Cup cocktails to the likes of Mayor Greg Fischer and me to raise money for the Permanently Disabled Jockey Fund.
Jocktails kicked off Breeders' Cup 2011 festivities by raising $3,018 for the Permanently Disabled Jockey Fund at Prime Lounge Tuesday night.Celebrity jockeys Julien Leparoux, John Velazquez, Robby Albarado, Rajiv Maragh and James Graham worked the bar, pouring Breeders' Cup specialty...
November 7, 2011 - 2:45pm
ESPN calls it The Richest Event in all of Sport, and that money includes not only the $25.5-million up for grabs to the connections of winning horses but also the more than $150-million that will be wagered on 15 World Championships races November 4-5 at Churchill Downs.
Kentucky is well known for events rich in prestige and tradition: University of Kentucky basketball at Rupp Arena, the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands, and the Sweet Sixteen Tournament all make Kentucky a wonderful place to be a sports fan.
November 7, 2011 - 2:45pm
Last year's Classic was a race for the ages, as Zenyatta-- piloted by Mike Smith-- brought her undefeated record to the Falls City, only to fall by a head to Blame and Garrett Gomez.
It's a soggy, chilly November morning under the Spires at Churchill Downs, a day before the Breeders' Cup World Championships kick off and two before acclaimed filly Havre de Grace takes on Uncle Mo and the boys in the $5 million Classic under the lights at the legendary Louisville track....