Churchill Downs http://wuky.org en Churchill Downs Installing Massive Video Board http://wuky.org/post/churchill-downs-installing-massive-video-board <p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">Churchill Downs is installing a video board bigger than three basketball courts to make sure audiences can see the races.</span> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 14:29:56 +0000 Associated Press 38646 at http://wuky.org Churchill Downs Installing Massive Video Board Board Approves Churchill Downs Expansion Plans http://wuky.org/post/board-approves-churchill-downs-expansion-plans <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Churchill Downs is planning to add nearly 2,400 seats and a VIP hospitality lounge as part of a $14.5 million project at the home of the Kentucky Derby.</span></p><p></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">The Grandstand Terrace project was approved this week by the board of the racetrack's parent company.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">Churchill officials said Tuesday the new venue will be ready in time for the Derby and the Kentucky Oaks next May.</span></p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 21:55:01 +0000 Associated Press 35285 at http://wuky.org Board Approves Churchill Downs Expansion Plans Dreaming Of Julia Early Favorite For Friday's Oaks http://wuky.org/post/dreaming-julia-early-favorite-fridays-oaks <p>LOUISVILLE, Ky. -&nbsp; A field of eleven is entered for Friday’s running of the Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs.&nbsp; The morning-line favorite is Dreaming of Julia.&nbsp;&nbsp; The Todd Pletcher-trained entry is coming off a nearly 22 length victory last month in the Gulfstream Park Oaks.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; She’ll be ridden by John Velazquez and will break from post position eight.</p><p></p><p>Two contenders, Beholder and Unlimited Budget, have early odds of 7-2.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Midnight Lucky is next in the early oddsmaking at 9-2.</p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 21:02:55 +0000 Rick Howlett 30827 at http://wuky.org Dreaming Of Julia Early Favorite For Friday's Oaks Trophy Awaits Winner of Kentucky Derby 139 http://wuky.org/post/trophy-awaits-winner-kentucky-derby-139 <p>LOUISVILLE, Ky. - It's almost six weeks until the elite 3-year-old racehorses charge down the track at Churchill Downs in this year's Kentucky Derby, but the trophy is already waiting on the winner.<br>&nbsp;<br>Marc Forbes of New England Sterling of Massachusetts delivered the trophy to the Louisville track on Monday. He says the 14-karat gold trophy takes about 2,000 man hours to create. The company has made the winner's trophy since 1975.<br>&nbsp; Tue, 26 Mar 2013 11:17:03 +0000 Associated Press 29182 at http://wuky.org Trophy Awaits Winner of Kentucky Derby 139 Churchill Downs Wins Approval To Add September Racing http://wuky.org/post/churchill-downs-wins-approval-add-september-racing <p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">LEXINGTON, Ky.&nbsp; --&nbsp; Churchill Downs crossed the finish line a winner Tuesday in its pursuit of September racing, as Kentucky horse racing regulators awarded the track a third meet next year for the first time in its history.</span> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 21:56:08 +0000 Associated Press 22446 at http://wuky.org Churchill Downs Wins Approval To Add September Racing Churchill Downs Announces Plans For The Mansion http://wuky.org/post/churchill-downs-announces-plans-mansion <p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">LOUISVILLE, Ky.&nbsp; -- Move over Millionaire&#39;s Row. Churchill Downs will soon have The Mansion to cater to the rich and famous at the Kentucky Derby.</span> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 17:43:40 +0000 Associated Press 18272 at http://wuky.org Churchill Downs Announces Plans For The Mansion