Churchill Downs


How I’d Bet $100 On The Kentucky Derby

The key to a financially successful day will be hitting one of the multi-horse wagers: the exacta, trifecta, and superfecta. Even if the favorite California Chrome wins, a few longshots filling in the second through fourth positions could make the return on investment significant.


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Local Jockey Found Dead In Vehicle At Churchill Downs

A 24-year-old jockey who rode this year’s Kentucky Derby second-place finisher to his only win has been found dead in his vehicle at Churchill Downs.


Blame ( #5 right ) with jockey Garrett Gomez aboard edges out Zenyatta (#8 left) to win the Classic during the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs on November 6, 2010 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Zenyatta Falls Short In Quest For Perfection

Zenyatta came within a head of finishing a perfect career. Horse racing’s biggest star closed from dead last on Saturday, only for Blame to hold off the 6-year-old mare and win the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic under the lights Churchill Downs.


Guinness said Friday it is offering a trip to Ireland and its famed St. James Gate Brewery in Dublin for Zenyatta, trainer John Shirreffs and owners Jerry and Ann Moss if the 6-year-old mare wins at Churchill Downs to close her career with a 20-0 record.

Zenyatta Fans Line Up At Hollywood Park To Watch Breeders’ Cup Race

Fans of Zenyatta are lining up at Hollypark Park in Inglewood to watch her put the perfect record on the line against the boys as the defending champion in the $5 million race.