State Initiative Encourages Sustainability in Racing Industry

Kentucky’s horse racing industry could benefit from a new sustainability program. A state initiative will help racetracks comply with environmental regulations and reduce their footprint. Horse racing is important to Kentucky’s economy, but huge events like the Derby take their toll on the environment—from the trash produced to animal waste and electricity usage. The state’s […]

Volunteer Effort Scheduled for The Kentucky Derby Festival

Mayor Greg Fischer announced on Wednesday that The Kentucky Derby Festival will add another week to its schedule. It’s called Give a Day and for one week before Thunder Over Louisville it asks individuals, businesses and non-profits to volunteer their service throughout the week. “When I talk to people about this they all say what […]

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 […]

Fourteen To Run In 136th Preakness Stakes

The second leg of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown will be run tomorrow at Baltimore’s Pimlico racetrack. A field of 14 is entered in the Preakness Stakes. Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom is the early favorite at 2-1. He’ll run from post position 11. The second favorite, at 9-2, is Dialed In. The Nick Zito-trained horse […]

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 […]