Churchill Downs

March 01, 2015
The mutuel field closed Sunday as a lukewarm favorite in Pool 3 of the 2015 Kentucky Derby Future Wager, with the Bob Baffert duo of American Pharoah and Dortmund the heaviest-backed individual interests.
February 27, 2015
Churchill Downs officials on Friday released a list of 154 early nominees to the 141st Kentucky Oaks, led by reigning champion Take Charge Brandi and other accomplished horses atop the current 3-year-old filly division, including Condo Commando, I’m a ...
February 24, 2015
American Pharoah and Dortmund are the top morning-line choices behind the mutuel field in Pool 3 of the 2015 Kentucky Derby Future Wager, which opens Friday at noon Eastern for a three-day run.
February 06, 2015
Churchill Downs released its 2015 spring stakes schedule Friday with something of a bombshell for racing traditionalists: the Derby Trial is no longer.
May 05, 2014
In almost every respect but one, California Chrome’s victory in the Kentucky Derby was satisfying and heartwarming, a triumph for the little guy that fans and the media always relish.
May 01, 2014
Saturday's Kentucky Derby will have a clear-cut favorite in California Chrome, the winner of four straight stakes by a total of 24 1/4 lengths. In my opinion, it’s basically a two-horse race between California Chrome and Wicked Strong.
California Chrome has come to mean more than he ever should. Think he’s carrying only 126 pounds and Victor Espinoza on Saturday against Wicked Strong, Danza, Tapiture, and Candy Boy? Think again.
April 30, 2014
The book on Gary Stevens is that he tends to like every horse he’s ever ridden, describing some of them as champions in the making while others brush perilously close to being nothing less than the second coming of Man o’ War.
April 24, 2014
If it is late April, it is the time of year when rank longshots and abject no-hopers come out of the woodwork to clutter the Kentucky Derby field with their unreasonable dreams.
April 09, 2014
California Chrome just made my Kentucky Derby superfecta play much less complicated.