Churchill Downs

Emily Shields
Bird Song, winner of the Grade 2 Alysheba Stakes in 2017, has been retired.
Bird Song, a two-time graded winner has been retired after exiting the Sept. 23 Kelso at Belmont Park, with a minor injury.Full Story >>
September 30, 2017
Awesome Slew got an ideal tune-up for the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile when prevailing as widely expected in the 25th running of the Grade 3, $100,000 Ack Ack, the last of three stakes on a postcard-perfect Saturday afternoon at Churchill Downs.
Once cut loose in the stretch, Honorable Duty quickly accelerated from the pack and won the Grade 3 Lukas Classic by 4 3/4 lengths under a hand ride by Corey Lanerie.
Mr. Misunderstood extended his perfect record over turf Saturday when running away to a 2 3/4-length victory under Florent Geroux in the 41st running of the $100,000 Jefferson Cup at Churchill Downs.
September 27, 2017
Big World fired a bullet work Monday at Churchill Downs when going five furlongs in 59 seconds, but trainer Tom Amoss isn't yet committing the Louisiana-bred filly to the Grade 1 Spinster on Oct. 8 at Keeneland.
Fifty-three trainers have won two or more Breeders' Cup races, and Buff Bradley is one of them. Bradley scored in 2012 and 2013 at Santa Anita with Groupie Doll in the BC Filly and Mare Sprint, pulling him even with Hall of Famers such as Charlie ...
September 25, 2017
Gun Runner sure seems to have had a few good weeks at Churchill between his big summer at Saratoga and his impending rematch with Arrogate in the Nov. 4 Breeders' Cup Classic at Del Mar. The star colt completed his local training early Sunday by ...
If Honorable Duty isn't careful, he might wind up in world-class events such as the Pegasus Cup and Dubai World Cup.
September 24, 2017
Pinch Hit notched the first stakes victory of her career Saturday night when holding off Champagne Problems in the final yards of the 42nd running of the $100,000 Dogwood Stakes, the highlight of the final Downs After Dark card of the year at Churchill ...
September 22, 2017
Gun Runner will have regular rider Florent Geroux aboard early Sunday when putting in his final breeze prior to leaving for Southern California the following morning.
A trio of stakes next Saturday is shaping up as a fitting end to an eventful September meet at Churchill Downs, with Honorable Duty returning as the horse to beat in the richest race, the Grade 3, $200,000 Lukas Classic.