July 29, 2011 - 9:15am
Would you like to see Calvin Borel or Jon Court ride a camel, maybe even an ostrich?
Take a drive about two hours west of Louisville towards Evansville and you'll find Ellis Park, a quaint little racetrack in Henderson, Kentucky; literally at the edge of Kentucky and Indiana.I took a trip over to Ellis Park last week, knowing that I was headed toward Henderson, Kentucky, but...
August 4, 2011 - 2:21pm
O'Shea's Irish Pub is donating 100% of net proceeds from sales on Monday, August 1, to CANTER Kentucky, an organization that helps place ex-racehorses into new homes.
Have you ever thought about what happens to a racehorse when it's no longer productive at the racetrack? Of course the well-known horses like Zenyatta and Big Brown go off to the breeding shed and stud farm, living out their pampered lives in plush fields. But what about the low-level claimers...
June 29, 2011 - 9:00am
Louisville has become synonymous with the Kentucky Derby, but who was it that made the Derby City the Derby City?
Throughout the storied history of sports in the city of Louisville one man whose name is often ignored nowadays has his contributions come up so frequently. A man named Colonel Meriwether Lewis Clark Jr., like the explorers he’s named after Clark founded new territory on his own, in his...
April 28, 2012 - 6:32pm
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!
June 24, 2011 - 8:15am
Even a tornado can't stop the party at Churchill Downs tonight as the track hosts it's third night racing program of the meet.
The show must go on, even amidst the cleanup from a tornado over the Churchill Downs backside. After a confirmed tornado touched down over the Churchill Downs backside Wednesday night, track officials cancelled Thursday's scheduled live racing, simulcasting, and training. Nine barns were...