For people who grew up in Boston and are of a certain age, the 2018 Kentucky Derby will mark the 50th anniversary of a Derby that will always be steeped in controversy.Full Story >>
November 06, 2017
Three interesting allowances highlight Thursday's 10-race card at Churchill Downs.
Although most of the Kentucky-based horses who competed in Breeders' Cup races and undercard stakes at Del Mar are getting time off, a couple of Mike Maker-trained runners from Breeders' Cup Saturday could reappear later this month.
November 03, 2017
When Bentley Combs wants to reflect on his first win as a trainer, which came in the third race at Churchill Downs on Thursday with Ostentation, he can look at the winning photo. He just won't see himself in it.
Jockey Jesus Castanon was back breezing horses Friday, one day after tumbling to the Churchill Downs turf when his mount in the eighth race, Good Offense, ducked out suddenly near the wire while seemingly on his way to victory and unseated him. He said ...
October 30, 2017
Although it will be another year before Breeders' Cup horses converge en masse upon Churchill Downs, the event's 2018 host site, Wednesday's card at Churchill offers a bit of a taste of the Breeders' Cup due to the presence of 2016 Juvenile Fillies ...
October 23, 2017
Churchill Downs opens a 21-day fall meet on Sunday with a Stars of Tomorrow card for 2-year-olds.
September 17, 2017
There is simply no justification for not showing a video replay illustrating as clearly as possible why a horse was disqualified, On Saturday, in the Open Mind, Churchill Downs never bothered to show the all-critical head-on shot of the stretch run.
June 18, 2017
Gun Runner probably could have run through a wall of monster trucks down the Churchill Downs stretch Saturday night and still have won the Stephen Foster Handicap by about five lengths, instead of the seven by which he did dominate this Grade 1 event.
May 08, 2017
This observer needed a score or more of stop-and-start viewings to cobble together a very unofficial set of comments on the 143rd Kentucky Derby. The task was rendered even more daunting when at least half the field had become unrecognizable by the ...
May 07, 2017
Always Dreaming was tons the best winning the Kentucky Derby. He was as deserving a winner as you will see in the Kentucky Derby, and all it takes to understand that is a simple consideration of pace.