The fall meet at Churchill Downs begins Sunday. The 21-day meet will make use of the permanent lights that were installed at the track earlier this year.
The draw for post positions for Saturday’s Kentucky Derby will be held Wednesday at noon at Churchill Downs.
Most of Kentucky’s thoroughbred horse racing venues have asked for a reduction in racing dates next year. Churchill Downs actually reduced its racing dates by seven in the middle of the season this year, and officials have asked for an additional reduction of four dates. Spokesperson John Asher says the request is for a 42-day […]
From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Kentucky Senate President David Williams says Gov. Steve Beshear’s attempts to win Democratic control of the Senate have “poisoned the political atmosphere” in Frankfort. Williams told reporters at the State Capitol there’s only one issue on Beshear’s mind…slot machines…and the governor will stop at nothing to bring slots to […]
The Thoroughbred Safety Committee of the Jockey Club is scaling back a safety recommendation in light of new evidence from racetracks.
The effort to prop up Kentucky’s horse industry by allowing slot machines at racetracks may have failed in the General Assembly, but the future of the industry is still the topic of heavy discussion in Kentucky. A panel of industry experts spoke today at the monthly Louisville Forum. Racetrack owners say slots are needed to […]
Churchill Downs is cutting racing days and purse sizes for its spring meet.
Fewer horses are coming to race at Churchill Downs and that has officials considering changes. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. Last week, one race was cancelled during each of the four days of racing at Churchill Downs because too few horses were entered to race. Horse industry officials say the reason is purses at Churchill Downs […]
The Churchill Downs Spring Meet begins Saturday. The meet will feature the track’s first-ever night races and new safety measures.
A task force appointed by Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear to look into the future of horse racing in the state has issued its final recommendations. The twelve-member panel says higher purses are critical to pushing the industry forward. A ‘purse’ is the money collected by the winners of a horse race. In Kentucky, purses have […]