Churchill Downs

YESTERDAY August 29, 2014
Churchill Downs has “no precise timetable for announcing the successor” to race-caller Larry Collmus “other than to say we’d rather see that announcement made sooner than later,” said Churchill vice president John Asher, who is helping to lead the search.
August 28, 2014
Churchill Downs Inc. has elevated its chief operating officer, Bill Carstanjen, to chief executive, replacing Robert Evans, the company’s CEO since 2006.
August 27, 2014
With opening night of the September meet at Churchill Downs right around the corner, fields for the four stakes to be run on opening weekend already are taking shape.
Churchill Downs on Wednesday released the points schedules for determining eligibility to the 2015 Kentucky Derby and Oaks with minimal changes from the template established during the first two years of the system.
August 20, 2014
Multiple Grade 1 winner On Fire Baby remains on target for the Sept. 6 Locust Grove on opening weekend of the 12-day September meet at Churchill, trainer Gary “Red Dog” Hartlage said this week.
Longtime assistant trainer Joe Sharp soon will be leaving the employ of Mike Maker to open a public stable that will be based in Kentucky for most of the year and at Fair Grounds during the winter.
Among the most frequent players during the Triple Crown series this year, California Chrome isn’t the only notable name missing from the Travers Stakes lineup on Saturday at Saratoga.
August 06, 2014
Ride On Curlin and General a Rod, who along with Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome were the only horses to run in the entire Triple Crown this year, are both being freshened at Louisville-area farms, their trainers said Wednesday.
July 30, 2014
Churchill has released its condition book for the 12-day September meet, with purses approximately 20 percent lower than those offered during the inaugural September meet last year.
July 25, 2014
Hootenanny, the winner of the Windsor Castle Stakes at Royal Ascot last month, may return to Europe for a leading group stakes for 2-year-olds in August, trainer Wesley Ward said Friday.