Total handle for the 21-day Churchill Downs fall meet that concluded on Sunday was down 1 percent compared with handle during the 21-day meet last year, according to amended figures released on Wednesday by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.Full Story >>
November 24, 2017
C Z Rocket could make his next start in the Grade 1 Malibu on Dec. 26 at Santa Anita after staying unbeaten in three career starts with a two-length victory in a second-level allowance on Thursday at Churchill Downs.
Most of the top Churchill jockeys now make their permanent home in Louisville, and a number of those riders will be diverting from their usual winter schedules to try differnt circuits.
November 23, 2017
Shining Copper proved Thursday in winning Grade 3, $100,000 River City Handicap at Churchill Downs that he can be a capable headliner.
Blue Prize, ridden by Jimmy Graham, ended months of frustration when powering to an 8 1/2-length victory over five other fillies and mares in the 102nd running of the Grade 2, $200,000 Falls City Handicap.
November 22, 2017
Ivy Bell has endured more than her share of misadventure, so owner Brook Smith and trainer Billy Denzik are hoping the talented 4-year-old filly can end the year on a positive note Friday at Churchill in the $80,000 Dream Supreme.
A gutsy triumph by Destin in the Grade 2 Marathon Stakes on the Nov. 3 Breeders' Cup undercard at Del Mar was enough to encourage the 4-year-old colt's connections to return to more commonly run distances.
Trainer Dale Romans has won the Grade 1 Breeders' Futurity at Keeneland four times, but has never won the Grade 2 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes at his home track, Churchill Downs.
November 20, 2017
While Corey Lanerie appears well on his way to his 15th riding title from the last 17 Churchill meets, the race for top trainer is much closer as the meet enters its final five-day stretch Wednesday.
Diversify looks like the lone speed in a field of nine entered in the Grade 1, $500,000 Clark, which will be run Friday for the 143rd time. With Irad Ortiz Jr. in from New York to ride, Diversify will break from the outside post in the 1 1/8-mile race.
November 18, 2017
It may have been watered down, but the $100,000 Cardinal Handicap went to Tricky Escape on Saturday – and the 4-year-old filly’s connections couldn’t have been much happier about it.