January 2, 2012 - 10:00am
The city of Louisville has become known for the sport of horse racing but why? I take a look at that in this Sports legend of the Ville segment.
Recently, I heard a piece of a radio broadcast from WHAS from years ago. The show was music themed, but in a break the DJ encouraged listeners to come out to the Louisville Downs, a track that’s often forgot about in town nowadays despite the local sports community that’s often very...
December 28, 2011 - 8:45am
Whether for or against casino gaming at racetracks, voters want the opportunity to voice their opinion.
A recent survey, commissioned by various Kentucky horse racing interests, shows that Kentuckians want the chance to vote on whether to allow casino gaming in Kentucky. The Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group in Washington, D.C. surveyed 612 Kentucky voters statewide December 12-14, 2011 regarding their...
December 15, 2011 - 11:57am
With the Run for the Roses just 142 days away, Derby hopefuls are targeting key stakes races
Winter is arriving in Louisville, and that means one thing: it’s time to start tracking Kentucky Derby contenders.With the Run for the Roses 142 days away, key prep races are right around the corner. Top 2-year-olds have shipped to Florida, California and Louisiana to train for the tough test...
November 27, 2011 - 6:26pm
Second "Stars of Tomorrow" program of the Churchill Downs meet highlights 2-year-olds
With the Breeders’ Cup World Championships behind us, attention now turns to the Triple Crown trail and Kentucky Derby hopefuls.A new star might emerge from the second “Stars of Tomorrow” of the Churchill Downs meet on Saturday. The program features 12 races, all for 2-year-olds,...
November 7, 2011 - 9:33pm
Drosselmeyer wins the Breeders' Cup Classic.
Before a crowd of 65,143, Mike Smith and Drosselmeyer won the $5,000,000 Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Classic. The race concluded two days of Breeders' Cup Championship races held at Churchill Downs.