Breeders’ Cup: Drosselmeyer Wins Classic; Goldikova Third In Mile

Drosselmeyer is this year’s champion of the Breeders’ Cup Classic, held today at Churchill Downs. The victory was among several upsets recorded on the final day of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Drosselmeyer, with 14-1 odds, overtook the more highly touted Game On Dude with a strong stretch run to win the $5 million Classic. […]

Goldikova, Uncle Mo Among Breeders’ Cup Headliners

The 28th Breeders’ Cup Championships get underway tomorrow afternoon at Churchill Downs. The event includes 15 races over two days, featuring some of the world’s top thoroughbred champions. Breeders’ Cup President Craig Fravel says one of this year’s big story lines is the return of Goldikova, the six year old Irish mare seeking a fourth […]

Record Number of Horses Pre-entered for 2011 Breeders’ Cup

Next month’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs are expected to include a record number of the world’s top thoroughbreds. Officials announced today that 193 horses have been pre-entered for the two-day event, which features 15 races and some $26 million in purse money. This is Churchill Downs’ eighth time hosting the Breeders Cup […]

Kentucky Racetracks Struggle to Grow Business

A member of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission is challenging racetracks to be more innovative in order to compete with surrounding states for business. As race tracks have proposed 2012 schedules, some tracks are cutting the number of racing days. “We’ve got to do something to lure people back to the tracks,” said Commissioner Tom […]

Churchill Downs Spring Meet Ends Today

The spring meet at Churchill Downs comes to an end today. It’s a spring meet that won’t soon be forgotten. Just under two weeks ago, a tornado ripped through the Churchill Downs backside, causing extensive barn damage but no injuries to people or the hundreds of horses stabled there. Spokesman John Asher says the heaviest […]

Four Tornados Confirmed Wednesday Night

The National Weather Service storm survey crews have confirmed at least four tornados struck parts of Louisville last night. The first tornado struck around 8 pm last night, and Meteorologist Ted Funk says it was the most significant. “Based on our storm survey,” says Funk “the heaviest damage was near the intersection of Floyd Street […]

NWS: Tornado Struck Churchill Downs; Racing Resumes Friday

The National Weather Service says it was probably an EF-0 or EF-1 tornado that tore through Churchill Downs last night, damaging more than a dozen barns and other backside buildings, packing winds of up to 120 miles per hour. Spokesman John Asher calls it a miracle that no humans or none of the 1,400 thoroughbreds stabled […]

Cleanup Underway At Storm-Damaged Churchill Downs

Live racing and training are cancelled today at Churchill Downs, as damage assessment and cleanup continue from yesterday’s storms that caused heavy damage to numerous structures on the track’s backside. A suspected tornado tore through the grounds last evening, damaging or destroying nine barns, a chapel and a dormitory for track workers. There were no […]

Animal Kingdom Wins Kentucky Derby

Animal Kingdom is the winner of the 137th Kentucky Derby. With John Velazquez aboard, Animal Kingdom blew past second-place finisher Nehro in the stretch to take the Run For the Roses. Mucho Macho Man finished third. Velazquez was given the mount on Friday, replacing Robby Albarado, who was injured earlier in the week. Velazquez was […]