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Malathaat Captures the Lilies in the 147th Running of the Longines Kentucky Oaks
Malathaat Captures the Lilies in the 147th Running of the Longines Kentucky Oaks

LOUISVILLE, KY., (April 30, 2021) – Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: CHDN) announced today that the 147th running of the $1.25 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade I) at Churchill Downs Racetrack (“Churchill Downs”) saw Malathaat…

Apr 30, 2021

Kentucky Oaks 147 Post-Race News Conference Transcript
Kentucky Oaks 147 Post-Race News Conference Transcript

JIM MULVIHILL: The winner of the 147th Longines Kentucky Oaks was Malathaat. And a very emotional victory. We're happy to be joined now by winning trainer, Todd Pletcher, Rick Nichols of Shadwell Farm. Congratulations to you both.TODD PLETCHER: Thank you.RICK…

Apr 30, 2021

Jockey Quotes From The 147th Running Of The Kentucky Oaks
Jockey Quotes From The 147th Running Of The Kentucky Oaks

OHN VELAZQUEZ, jockey of Malathaat (First) – “She didn’t get away the best, but I got a spot with her. She was running well and when I turned for home I had a target (Search Results) to send her after. We got up next to her and my filly went by. Then she waited…

Apr 30, 2021

Kentucky Oaks nd Jockeys
Trainer Quotes From The 147th Running Of The Kentucky Oaks

TODD PLETCHER, trainer of Malathaat (First) – “She got away from there just a bit slow, but Johnny (Velazquez) moved her up and got her in a much better position. He had to lose some ground and go wide to do it, but it was the right thing to do. She wants a…

Apr 30, 2021

Fast Boat Pulls Away Late To Win Twin Spires Turf Sprint
Fast Boat Pulls Away Late To Win Twin Spires Turf Sprint

LOUISVILLE, KY (Friday, April 30, 2021) – Brad Grady’s Fast Boat emerged late from a three-way duel with Sombeyay and Classy John to win the 27th running of the $250,000 Twin Spires Turf Sprint presented by Sysco (GII) for 3-year-olds and up by a half-length.Trained…

Apr 30, 2021

Malathaat winning the Kentucky Oaks (G1) at Churchill Downs (Photo by Jamie Newell/TwinSpires)
Malathaat remains unbeaten with thrilling Kentucky Oaks win

In a thrilling battle under the historic Twin Spires, 5-2 favorite Malathaat kept her unbeaten record intact with a tenacious victory in 147th running of the $1.25 million Kentucky Oaks (G1) on Friday at Churchill Downs. Ridden to victory by Hall of Fame…

Apr 30, 2021

Obligatory Overhauls Dayoutoftheoffice To Win Eight Belles
Obligatory Overhauls Dayoutoftheoffice To Win Eight Belles

LOUISVILLE, KY (Friday, April 30, 2021) – Juddmonte’s homebred Obligatory rallied from last in the field of 12 to overhaul favored Dayoutoftheoffice in deep stretch by a length to win the 66th running of the $300,000 Eight Belles presented by Smithfield (GII)…

Apr 30, 2021

Shedaresthedevil Outduels Envoutante
Shedaresthedevil Outduels Envoutante To Win Grade I La Troienne

LOUISVILLE, KY (Friday, April 30, 2021) – Qatar Racing, Flurry Racing Stables and Big Aut Farms’ Shedaresthedevil, making her first start at Churchill Downs since winning last September’s Longines Kentucky Oaks (GI) put away a determined Envoutante in deep…

Apr 30, 2021

Gift List Springs Upset In Edgewood
Gift List Springs Upset In Edgewood

LOUISVILLE, KY (Friday, April 30, 2021) – Amerman Racing Stables’ Gift Box (GB) blew past 1-5 favorite Aunt Pearl (IRE) at the three-sixteenths pole and went on to post a 4 1/4-length victory in the 37th running of the $300,000 Edgewood presented by Newport…

Apr 30, 2021

Maxfield Magnificent In Alysheba Victory
Maxfield Magnificent In Alysheba Victory

LOUISVILLE, KY (Friday, April 30, 2021) – Godolphin’s homebred Maxfield swept past pacesetting Visitant and second choice Roadster at the head of the stretch and drew off to post a 3 1/4-length victory in the 18th running of the $400,000 Alysheba (GII) for…

Apr 30, 2021

King Fury To Scratch From Kentucky Derby
King Fury To Scratch From Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Friday, April 30, 2021) – Fern Circle Stables, Three Chimney’s Farm and Magdalena Racing’s King Fury will be scratched from the Kentucky Derby due to a fever, according to trainer Kenny McPeek. “King Fury spiked a 104 degree fever this afternoon…

Apr 30, 2021

Mandaloun head shot (Coady Photography)
Tales from the Crib: Mandaloun

Unfortunate to finish second in the 2003 Kentucky Derby (G1) with favored Empire Maker, internationally acclaimed Juddmonte Farms tries again with a grandson of his, Mandaloun. Only this time, the team returns mourning the loss of Juddmonte’s founder, Prince…

Apr 30, 2021

Kentucky Oaks Morning
Kentucky Derby Update: Friday, April 30, 2021

A QUIET MORNING ON DERBY EVE  LOUISVILLE, KY (Friday, April 30, 2021) – Galloping and jogging over a track listed as good dominated the morning activity on the day before the 147th running of the $3 million Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (GI). BOURBONIC,…

Apr 30, 2021

Essential Quality (Jamie Newell/TwinSpires.com)
Photo Essay: Kentucky Derby Favorite Essential Quality

Essential Quality has not been hard to find the past couple of years… until now. The Brad Cox trainee broke his maiden here at Churchill Downs on Sept. 5, 2020; that’s right, pandemic Derby Day. He went off as the favorite, and he’s been the favorite or nearly…

Apr 30, 2021

Into Mystic
Into Mystic Holds Off Change of Control To Take Unbridled Sidney Set Piece Triumphs In Opening Verse

LOUISVILLE, KY (Thursday, April 29, 2021) – G. Chris Coleman and Brad King’s Into Mystic turned the tables on Change of Control in posting a three-quarters of a length victory in the 11th running of the $150,000 Unbridled Sidney for fillies and mares.Trained…

Apr 29, 2021

Kentucky Derby trophy (Churchill Downs)
Pedigree fun facts: 2021 Kentucky Derby

All 20 runners in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby (G1) – from the most expensive yearlings and aristocratic homebreds to the bargain basement specials – have ancestral ties to great champions.  Here’s a look at some of the fascinating pedigree angles in the 147th…

Apr 29, 2021