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 >>
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.
April 18, 2014
Dance With Fate will run for the roses. After being noncommittal regarding a start in the Kentucky Derby following Dance With Fate’s victory in the Grade 1 Blue Grass Stakes over Keeneland’s Polytrack on April 12, the colt’s connections announced ...
April 17, 2014
General a Rod, one of the main Kentucky Derby threats out of Florida this winter, had his first breeze since shipping to Kentucky when going five furlongs Thursday in 59.80 seconds at the Trackside training center.
April 16, 2014
Even with the likelihood of a heavy favorite in Untapable, racing officials at Churchill Downs in Louisville are expecting a full gate of 14 3-year-old fillies for the 140th Kentucky Oaks on May 2.
With the final round of races worth 170 qualifying points having been run, the Derby Watch list is now entirely points driven. Newcomers to the list this week are Dance With Fate and Medal Count, who ran one-two in the Blue Grass Stakes, and Danza, the ...
Constitution, the undefeated winner of the Florida Derby, will miss the Kentucky Derby and the rest of the Triple Crown because of a shin fracture, Elliott Walden, president of co-owner WinStar Farm, said Wednesday.