Jill Byrne

Jill Byrne

Jill is the Director of Programming and official handicapper at Churchill Downs. She is a regular contributor to HRTV's racing programs, Pursuit of the Crown and Pursuit of the Cup and along with her on-air skills and top-notch racing analysis, Byrne is an accomplished horsewoman who worked in the development of 1997 Horse of the Year and juvenile champion Favorite Trick and Countess Diana, that year’s champion 2-year-old filly. She was also involved in the campaign of Awesome Again who defeated 1997 Kentucky Derby (GI) winner Silver Charm to win the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI) at Churchill Downs in 1998.


  1. American Pharoah
  2. Dortmund
  3. Carpe Diem
  4. International Star
  5. Mubtaahij
  6. Frosted
  7. Upstart
  8. Materiality
  9. Firing Line
  10. El Kabeir


  1. I'm A Chatterbox
  2. Condo Commando
  3. Forever Unbridled
  4. Birdatthewire
  5. Stellar Wind
  6. Lovely Maria
  7. Maybellene
  8. Luminance
  9. Include Betty
  10. Angela Renee