Churchill Downs

YESTERDAY January 19, 2017
The Spendthrift Juvenile Stallion Stakes at Churchill Downs will be split into two divisions for the 2017 renewal, with the addition of a race for fillies.
December 09, 2016
McCRAKEN completed a promising, late-year campaign by winning his third race without a defeat, all at Churchill Downs, where the Kentucky Derby is held. He went from an unstarted maiden in early October to a top Derby prospect in less than two months.
November 28, 2016
The last week of the Churchill Downs meet will be remembered for the emergence of the undefeated McCraken as a legitimate prospect for the 143rd Kentucky Derby next May, and the overall strength displayed by the colt's trainer, Ian Wilkes.
November 26, 2016
As soon as McCraken crossed under the wire as the winner of the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes, the colt’s owner and breeder, Janis Whitham, began to weep.
When Farrell arrived in the Churchill Downs paddock for her graded stakes debut, it was obvious that the late-developing filly was blooming physically, as she strutted around on the muscle and with her neck bowed. After she hit the track, it was ...
November 25, 2016
All year long, Gun Runner had dodged no one when frequently competing against the very best 3-year-olds of 2016. Late Friday afternoon, beneath the glare of the Churchill Downs lights, the hard-knocking colt finally got his first Grade 1 victory, ...
A day after winning three races, including the Grade 3 River City Handicap with Thatcher Street, trainer Ian Wilkes was a multiple visitor to the winner’s circle Friday at Churchill, taking a pair of races, including the Grade 2, $200,000 Mrs. Revere ...
Finley’sluckycharm notched an 8 1/2-length score in the $80,000 Dream Supreme Stakes for fillies and mares Saturday at Churchill Downs. She finished the six furlongs in a sharp 1:08.58.
A racing rarity occurred here Wednesday when two races resulted in dead heats for win.
Ian Wilkes gave himself quite the send-off before he and his wife, Tracey, return to their native Australia for a few weeks. Wilkes saddled three winners on the Thanksgiving Day card at Churchill Downs, capped by Thatcher Street posting a hard-fought ...