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  • Kentucky Derby Future Pool 1 $2 Exacta Will-Pays

    Follow this link to $2 exacta will-pays for the Nov. 27-30 Pool 1 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager

  • Tapiture breaks maiden in Kentucky Jockey Club

    Ron Winchell's Kentucky homebred Tapiture put away the field by 4 1/4 lengths to break his maiden in Saturday's Grade 2, $175,200 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes at Churchill Downs. The Steve Asmussen charge grabbed the public's attention while racking up 10 points in the "Road to the Kentucky Derby" race and will head to Fair Grounds for his three-year-old campaign.

    "He goes to the Fair Grounds from here," Asmussen said when asked if he would head to Fair Grounds or California next.

  • Vexed captures Golden Rod

    Claiborne Farm and Adele B. Dilschneider's homebred Vexed scored a one-length victory on Saturday in the Grade 2, $169,050 Golden Rod at Churchill Downs with jockey Shaun Bridgmohan aboard.

  • Honor Code surges late to beat Cairo Prince in Remsen

    After appearing beaten in the stretch, Honor Code re-rallied up the rail to edge Cairo Prince in the final jumps of Saturday's Grade 2, $400,000 Remsen Stakes at Aqueduct. The well-regarded Kentucky Derby prospect earned his first stakes victory with the nose decision.

    Owned by Lane's End Racing and Dell Ridge Farm LLC, the Shug McGaughey trainee netted 10 points for winning the "Road to the Kentucky Derby" event, increasing his total to 14. Honor Code was exiting a head second in the Grade 1 Champagne on October 5.

  • Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 1 Final Odds & Will-Pays

    The Mutuel Field (#24), or "All Others", was an overwhelming 4-5 favorite in Poo1 1 of the 2014 Kentucky Derby Future Wager when wagering in the four-day pool closed at 3:45 p.m. (EDT) on Saturday.

    Honor Code (#10) was the favored individual at 10-1 and justified that fan support when he fought back to edge Cairo Prince (#4, 25-1) in the Remsen Stakes at Aqueduct. 

    Click here Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 1 Final Odds & $2 Will-Pays

  • Stopchargingmaria ekes out Demoiselle score

    Repole Stable's Stopchargingmaria just got up to take Saturday's Grade 2, $400,000 Demoiselle at Aqueduct over stablemate Got Lucky and tenacious pacesetter Penwith. The Todd Pletcher-trained juvenile miss lived up to her 4-5 favoritism in the nine-furlong contest, which was clocked in a pedestrian time of 1:52 3/5 over the fast main track.

  • Honor Code, Cairo Prince clash in Remsen

    Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey saddled eventual Kentucky Derby winner Orb to a maiden victory on the 2012 Cigar Mile undercard at Aqueduct, and is certainly hoping the future is equally as bright for the similarly blue-blooded colt Honor Code, who will start as the favorite in Saturday's Grade 2, $400,000 Remsen on Cigar Mile Day at the Big A.

    The Remsen, at 1 1/8 miles, features a cast of nine two-year-olds, but much of the pre-race buzz will be on Honor Code and the undefeated Cairo Prince.

  • Stopchargingmaria tops Demoiselle

    Todd Pletcher will be seeking his third win in a row in the $400,000 Demoiselle at Aqueduct on Saturday, and has given himself an excellent shot of doing so by saddling half of the six two-year-old fillies in the 1 1/8-mile fixture.

  • Earliest Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool Offers Holiday Bargains, But Heavily Favors 'All Others'

    Thanksgiving Weekend racing fans looking for great deals on contenders for the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) have  opportunities this week to do their earliest shopping ever as Churchill DownsKentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”) opens a four-day run on Wednesday, Nov. 27. The first Thanksgiving weekend KDFW pool will close Saturday, Nov.

  • Rise Up stands out in Delta Jackpot

    Rise Up turned in a dominating performance in Saturday's Grade 3, $1,000,000 Delta Downs Jackpot, leading wire to wire for a six-length decision. Now a three-time stakes victor for trainer Tom Amoss, the two-year-old colt put himself on the leaderboard for next year's Run for the Roses, picking up 10 points for winning the "Road to the Kentucky Derby" event.

  • Tepin proves best in Delta Downs Princess

    Tepin wore down 5-2 favorite Bahnah in the stretch to claim the victory in Saturday's Grade 3, $500,000 Delta Downs Princess for two-year-old fillies.

    Tracking in fourth under Miguel Mena as Zip On led through fractions of :22 4/5 and :47 2/5, Tepin held her position as Bahnah seized control from that one around the far turn. Given her cue by Mena after Bahnah passed the six-furlong marker in 1:12 2/5, Tepin eventually proved best with a winning stretch bid.

  • Concave seeks better trip in Delta Downs Princess

    Unable to show her true colors in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies earlier this month, Concave will be hoping for better luck against six rivals in Saturday's Grade 3, $500,000 Delta Downs Princess at one mile.

  • Coastline, Rise Up highlight Delta Jackpot

    Coastline, a three-length winner of the October 27 Street Sense at Churchill Downs, has been installed as the 5-2 morning line favorite in Saturday's $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot. The 11th running of the Grade 3 event will feature a full field of 10 two-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles.

    The Delta Downs Jackpot is the featured event on an 11-race card that contains eight stakes and is part of the "Prep Season" portion of the 2013-2014 Road to the Kentucky Derby series, offering points on a 10-4-2-1 scale to the first four finishers.

  • New Pool Added for Kentucky Derby Future Wager; Fans Can Bet Prospects Nov. 27-30

    Fans can now back their opinion on the prospects for next year’s Kentucky Derby sooner rather than later. For the first time, Churchill Downs Racetrack will add a fourth pool to its popular Kentucky Derby Future Wager and it will coincide with closing week of the racetrack’s 25-day Fall Meet: Wednesday, Nov. 27 through Saturday, Nov. 30.

  • New Year's Day skims rail to take Juvenile

    Gary and Mary West's New Year's Day utilized a ground-saving rail trip under jockey Martin Garcia to post a 1 1/4-length victory in Saturday's Grade 1, $1,840,000 Breeders' Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita. The Bob Baffert trainee just got the best of a tiring Havana on the wire to stop the clock in 1:43 2/5 for 1 1/16 miles over the fast main track.

  • Ria Antonia elevated to win tragic Juvenile Fillies

    She's a Tiger just held off Ria Antonia on the wire of Saturday's Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies, but was disqualified for a slight bumping incident right before the wire, which resulted in the runner-up being elevated to victory by the stewards in the $1,840,000 event.

  • Last Chance to Register for Online Sale of 2014 Kentucky Derby, Oaks Tickets is Halloween

    If you have not registered to take part in Churchill Downs Racetrack’s (“CDRT”) November online sale of seating for the 2014 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and the Longines Kentucky Oaks, the opportunity to participate in the sale will disappear very soon

  • Churchill Downs Gets the Big Picture: Teams with Panasonic for $12 Million High Definition Video Board

    Ever been that fan who spent the day at the Kentucky Oaks or Kentucky Derby but never saw a horse? That won’t be a problem starting with next year’s races as Churchill Downs gets the “Big Picture”.
               
    Churchill Downs has teamed with Panasonic in a $12 million project to install a 15,224-square-foot, high-definition (HD) LED video board in time for the 2014 Longines Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands.

  • Video Churchill Downs gets the BIG picture

    TEAMS WITH PANASONIC FOR $12 MILLION HIGH DEFINITION VIDEO BOARD IN TIME FOR 2014 KENTUCKY OAKS AND KENTUCKY DERBY