Churchill Downs

Leader board for qualifying points to the 2014 Kentucky Derby, which will be run at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., on Saturday, May 3, 2014.Full Story >>
YESTERDAY April 22, 2014
Four confirmed Kentucky Derby starters – Hoppertunity, Danza, Medal Count, and Ride On Curlin – turned in routine gallops over the fast track Tuesday.
Trainer Dallas Stewart remains hopeful that Commanding Curve can get into the Kentucky Derby, and his anxiety is assuaged by having climbed a much higher hill a year ago with Golden Soul.
April 21, 2014
The opening-night Downs After Dark program will be highlighted by the long-misnomered Derby Trial, but it also will mark the debut of the much-heralded video board that now towers high above the Churchill backstretch.
With Cairo Prince and Midnight Hawk out of the Kentucky Derby, spots opened in the prospective field for Vinceremos and Harry’s Holiday, and more scoreboard watching will be done as horses begin to arrive at Churchill Downs for their final preps.
Bayern was clearly best over his Bob Baffert stablemate Chitu in a team workout during a relatively quiet Monday training session reserved for Kentucky Derby and Oaks horses at Churchill Downs.
April 19, 2014
Trainer Jose Garofallo announced Saturday that Luis Saez will be aboard Wildcat Red in the Kentucky Derby, not Rafael Bejarano, who’d been named to ride the colt earlier this week.
Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin fretted for two weeks whether Cairo Prince would have enough points to make it into the Kentucky Derby field. One week after learning that Cairo Prince would indeed make it, McLaughlin had to withdraw the horse from ...
Todd Pletcher-trained stablemates My Miss Sophia and Got Lucky, who swept the exacta in the Grade 2 Gazelle Stakes at Aqueduct earlier this month, worked a half-mile in company in 48 seconds at Churchill Downs in preparation for the Kentucky Oaks.
Vicar’s in Trouble was out for serious work Saturday when he breezed five furlongs in 1:00.40 over a fast track at the Trackside training center in Louisville, Ky.
California Chrome worked a half-mile in 47.80 seconds on Saturday morning at Los Alamitos, his penultimate work before heading to Churchill Downs, where he is the current favorite for the Kentucky Derby on May 3.