November 7, 2011 - 3:45pm
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 - 3:45pm
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....
November 3, 2011 - 10:01am
'Twas the night before Breeders' Cup when all through the city...
‘Twas the night before Breeders’ CupWhen all through the city,Not a creature was stirring,Not even Plum Pretty.The Downs were drapedIn purple and gold,The twin spires illuminated,Beautiful and bold.The jockeys were nestledAll snug in their beds,While visions of victoriesDanced in their...
November 2, 2011 - 11:59am
Champion four-year-old filly to run against the boys in Saturday's Breeders' Cup Classic.
Three days before Havre de Grace takes on the boys in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic under the Spires at Churchill Downs, video has surfaced of the champion filly in a scandalous shower scene.Video courtesy: EquiSightPhoto courtesy: Horseracingnation.com
November 2, 2011 - 10:00am
The inaugural Breeders' Cup Zenyatta Celebration at the Kentucky Derby Museum kicks off Championship Friday.
The inaugural Breeders’ Cup Zenyatta Celebration at the Kentucky Derby Museum will kick off Championship Friday, November 4. Zenyatta, 2011 Horse of the Year and 2009 Breeders’ Cup Classic winner, will act as the World Championships’ “Official Hostess” for the official...
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