June 28, 2012 - 8:41am
Extreme heat prompts officials to cancel Thursday, alter post times for Friday through Sunday
A newcomer is arriving to the Churchill Downs jockey colony for the final weekend of the meet.Yuichi Fukunaga, a top rider in Japan, is scheduled to ride five races on Saturday’s night racing card. Fukunaga, 35, is also scheduled to ride on Sunday.After this weekend, Fukunaga will move...
November 18, 2011 - 10:36am
The sole Downs After Dark offered during the Churchill Downs fall meet starts tonight at 3:00 p.m. The first post is at 4:30 p.m.
Churchill Downs will host its only Downs After Dark program offered during its fall meet tonight, Friday, November 18. The theme is Animal Kingdom (named after this year's Kentucky Derby winner) in which fans are encouraged to wear animal print attire to match the track’s Animal...
July 11, 2011 - 9:30am
Churchill Downs' spring meet has ended, but fond memories linger of Downs After Dark.
Churchill Downs’ “Downs After Dark” is designed to incorporate nightlife, racing and dancing as evening falls upon the historic Twin Spires. Attendance for night racing events has averaged 27,898. That is compared to an average attendance of 7,500 for a typical Friday afternoon...
June 29, 2011 - 8:00am
Local news for June 29, 2011
"A former Kentucky state lawmaker has pleaded guilty to murder for shooting his ex-fiance and was sentenced to life without parole. An attorney for former Republican gubernatorial candidate Steve Nunn said the son of former Kentucky Governor Louis B. Nunn entered the plea Tuesday in Fayette...
April 28, 2012 - 7:32pm
Images from Friday's Downs After Dark.
Downs After Dark is the party in the paddock for fans of all ages. And, oh yeah, there are some horses running on the track!