Churchill Downs

Churchill Downs and Kentucky Downs have settled their differences over September racing dates.

Churchill Downs is installing a video board bigger than three basketball courts to make sure audiences can see the races.

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.

The Grandstand Terrace project was approved this week by the board of the racetrack's parent company.

Churchill officials said Tuesday the new venue will be ready in time for the Derby and the Kentucky Oaks next May.

The Grandstand Terrace will add second- and third-floor seating and will expand and update betting windows, concessions and restrooms.

Dreaming Of Julia Early Favorite For Friday's Oaks

Apr 30, 2013
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. -  A field of eleven is entered for Friday’s running of the Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs.  The morning-line favorite is Dreaming of Julia.   The Todd Pletcher-trained entry is coming off a nearly 22 length victory last month in the Gulfstream Park Oaks.     She’ll be ridden by John Velazquez and will break from post position eight.

Two contenders, Beholder and Unlimited Budget, have early odds of 7-2.     Midnight Lucky is next in the early oddsmaking at 9-2.

Post positions for the fillies-only Kentucky Oaks were drawn this (Tues) morning.

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.
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.

LEXINGTON, Ky.  --  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.

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  -- Move over Millionaire's Row. Churchill Downs will soon have The Mansion to cater to the rich and famous at the Kentucky Derby.