Churchill Downs

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.
July 23, 2014
Churchill Downs on Tuesday released the stakes schedule for the second 12-day September meet in modern track history with minimal change from the 2013 inaugural. The schedule is identical to last year, with only purses having been adjusted.
July 04, 2014
Constitution, the winner of the Florida Derby in March, has resumed galloping at WinStar Farm in Versailles, Ky., and is scheduled to return to trainer Todd Pletcher’s barn at Saratoga in early August, said WinStar president Elliott Walden.
On Fire Baby has not breezed since finishing a disappointing fifth as the favorite in the June 14 Fleur de Lis, and trainer Gary “Red Dog” Hartlage said he is “just taking my time” with his stable star.
Trainer Dale Romans said his three stable stars likely will stay put at Churchill Downs pending their respective next races while he takes the rest of his better horses to Saratoga for the summer.
July 01, 2014
Ride On Curlin, the Preakness runner-up who was eased in the June 7 Belmont Stakes, is being pointed to the Aug. 2 West Virginia Derby, trainer Billy Gowan said this week at Churchill.
June 28, 2014
Silver Max, making his first start in nearly eight months, took no prisoners in the Grade 2, $224,800 Firecracker, out-footing the speedy Free World for the lead and never looking back under Robby Albarado. Owned by Bacon and Dean Wells, the 5-year-old ...
Shortly after sending out the star filly Untapable to her easy victory in the Grade 1 Mother Goose on Saturday at Belmont Park, trainer Steve Asmussen also was represented by Cinco Charlie, winner of the Grade 3 Bashford Manor Stakes at Churchill Downs.
June 27, 2014
Corey Lanerie will finish as the leading rider at Churchill for the fifth time in the last six meets when the 38-day meet ends Sunday.
Successful Dan, whose terrific racing career was overshadowed by his younger half-brother, Wise Dan, has been retired just shy of $1 million in earnings, trainer Charlie LoPresti said Friday.