Churchill Downs

Track information and stakes schedule for the 2014 Churchill Downs Spring Meet, which begins Saturday, April 26th, highlighted by the first jewel of the Triple Crown: The Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 3rd.Full Story >>
TODAY November 30, 2015
The mutuel field, the No. 24 or “all others” option, closed Sunday as the favorite in Pool 1 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager and in the Sire futures offered for the first time this year by Churchill Downs.
November 28, 2015
The dreariest weather of the Churchill Downs fall meet couldn’t dampen the spirits of the people associated with Airoforce, who gave Julien Leparoux a sweep of both Grade 2 stakes Saturday when rallying to win the Grade 2, $200,000 Kentucky Jockey Club ...
Leader board for qualifying points to the 2015 Kentucky Derby, which will be run at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., on Saturday, May 2, 2015.
Carina Mia took the spotlight for herself this time, turning back the favored Stageplay for an emphatic 4 1/4-length score in the Grade 2, $200,000 Golden Rod Stakes on Saturday at Churchill Downs.
The second Stars of Tomorrow day of the fall meet goes Saturday – an all-2-year-old card that offers deep fields and an added wrinkle of the likelihood of an off track with rain in the forecast. I’m most intrigued by a pick three over the second half ...
November 27, 2015
With no American Pharoah to oppose him, Effinex took the spotlight for himself Friday with a hard-fought victory over Hoppertunity in the Grade 1, $500,000 Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs.
Brad Cox long has had a reputation as a skilled claiming trainer, adept at spotting talent and improving acquired horses. But now he’s carving out another niche as a successful stakes conditioner, even if the stakes horses happen to be those he claimed.
I’ll try to hit the last pick four on the Churchill card today on a fairly budget-conscious ticket, and to do so, I’ve taken a stand in the Clark Handicap, where I’m all in on Todd Pletcher. Here’s a look race by race.
On paper, the Grade 2 Falls City Handicap had a terrific lineup of 13 fillies and mares for its 100th running Thursday – then reality intervened.
Churchill Downs has struggled with filling races in recent years, as track officials have consistently cited the competition from tracks with slots as the most compelling factor, but this fall was a notable exception to the recent rule.