Churchill Downs

September 01, 2015
Churchill Downs will spend $18 million prior to next year’s Kentucky Derby on renovations to its premium seating areas, increasing the reserved seating capacity at the track by approximately 800, the track announced on Tuesday.
August 12, 2015
Churchill Downs on Wednesday released the schedule of points races that will determine eligibility for the 2016 Kentucky Derby, with the lone change being a doubling in points for the winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile from 10 to 20.
May 21, 2015
If Patrioticandproud runs to the Beyer form he showed at Del Mar and Santa Anita, he will be difficult to beat in Saturday’s Louisville Handicap at Churchill Downs.
April 30, 2015
Racing fans annually lament the low quality of the horses in the Kentucky Derby, and often their assessment proves to be correct. But few such opinions are being voiced before Saturday’s running of America’s greatest race. This is the strongest, ...
The images of Victor Espinoza’s 2014 Derby victory aboard California Chrome remain vivid, and the colt’s exploits since then have done little to erase the glow. Now the page has turned, though, and Espinoza is right back in Louisville firmly attached ...
April 29, 2015
I find it impossible to draw the very fine lines needed to separate American Pharoah from Dortmund and the other top contenders, so I’ll take the one who could be just as good as the two favorites and at a much bigger price.
It’s no secret that the racing game was not quite ready for what the West Coast unleashed upon the Kentucky Derby last year. Maybe it was the down-market bloodlines of the victorious California Chrome. Maybe it was Runyonesque trainer Art Sherman, a ...
April 28, 2015
While this year’s crop of the 3-year-olds have been lauded as one of the best in many years, it has some performing to do to measure up to some of the classes of the past.
April 22, 2015
I still like Dortmund to win the Kentucky Derby, but there is no way I can be as confident as I was with California Chrome last year.
March 25, 2015
I still like Dortmund to win the Kentucky Derby, but I can make a case for 10 other contenders to be part of the superfecta.