February 18, 2011 - 11:30am
Who’s your Derby pick? Yes, it may only be February, but this weekend Churchill Downs is holding their first of three opportunities to select your Derby horse now and bet him in their Derby Future Wager Pool 1.
For the past several years, Churchill Downs has offered the chance to bet on the Derby contenders well in advance of Derby Day with their Derby Future Wager Pools. Three different betting pools are offered on selected weekend dates, with the first beginning Friday. Pool 2 will run from March 11th...
February 14, 2011 - 10:00am
A new horse emerges on the Derby Trail as Anthony’s Cross blows past the favorite in Santa Anita's Robert B. Lewis Stakes.
Trained by Eoin Harty, Anthony’s Cross, an Indian Charlie colt out of an Unbridled mare, turned the tables on Tapizar who previously beat him by 9 ¼ lengths in last month’s Sham Stakes, when Anthony’s Cross won the $250,000 Grade II Robert B.
February 11, 2011 - 11:09am
I've got Derby fever! Derby prep races introduce fans to the Kentucky Derby contenders long before Churchill's Spring Meet opens.
One of three Derby prep races scheduled for Saturday is Santa Anita’s $250,000, Grade 2, Robert B. Lewis Stakes with the most notable entries being Comma to the Top, who’s won his last five races; Steve Asmussen-trained Tapizar, already the winner of one Derby prep; and trainer Doug O’Neill’s...
January 17, 2011 - 11:48am
Local news for Jan. 17, 2011
"Earlier this month, just as the Kentucky Senate moved to crack down on illegal immigration, Thoroughbred trainers were reminded just how dependent their sport is on foreign labor. A federal immigration agent came to the Fair Grounds in New Orleans on Jan. 3 to chat with horse trainers, many of...
November 7, 2011 - 3:45pm
Edging out undefeated Zenyatta, Blame with Garrett Gomez aboard won the $ million Grade I Breeders' Cup Classic today at historic Churchill Downs race track in Louisville, Kentucky.
Edging out the formerly undefeated Zenyatta, Blame with Garrett Gomez aboard won the $5 million Grade I Breeders' Cup Classic today at historic Churchill Downs race track in Louisville, Kentucky.Zenyatta dropped back to her normal spot at the back of the pack. She fired nearing the far turn,...