Category: Churchill downs

John Asher Remembered (1955-2018) While on vac…

John Asher Remembered (1955-2018)

While on vacation with his family,
John Asher, the Vice President of Racing Communications

at Churchill Downs, and one of the sport’s warmest ambassadors,
died August 27 after suffering a heart attack. He was 62.

Hundreds gathered at Churchill Downs today to pay their respects as a hearse carried him around the historic ten furlong oval in tribute. John will be missed at Churchill and the Kentucky Derby by friends and racing fans for many furlongs to come.

Fans Celebrate Justify at Churchill Downs

Fans Celebrate Justify at Churchill Downs

A closer look at 2018 Triple Crown winner Justify parading on Stephen Foster Night. And a fan asking Bob Baffert to play guitar for us, which he did during one of the Triple Crown broadcasts. Freebird!

Pavel Takes the Stephen Foster HandicapFour-ye…

Pavel Takes the Stephen Foster Handicap

Four-year-old Pavel, trained by Doug O’Neill, wins the Grade 1, 9 furlong Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs. Mario
Gutierrez was on the mount. Pavel earns a berth to the Breeders’ Cup Classic!
Honorable Duty

second,
Matrooh

third. Pavel paid $15.60, the $2 exacta was
$120.40,
$762.55, trifecta $928.99

superfecta.

Justify Parading at Churchill Downs Stephen Fo…

Justify Parading at Churchill Downs Stephen Foster Night

Justify, the beautiful, undefeated chestnut Triple Crown winner of 2018 parades at Churchill Downs. And amazingly Churchill or Justify’s connections did not remember that fans did not like the Triple Crown blanket covering up American Pharoah when they did this with him in 2015. Next Saturday Justify will appear in a ceremony at Santa Anita.

DRF Previews Stephen Foster Night at Churchill…

DRF Previews Stephen Foster Night at Churchill Downs (6/16/18)

A weekend after the 13th Triple Crown we have nothing less than Stephen Foster Night at Churchill Downs this Saturday. The main event is the 9 furlong Grade 1 Stephen Foster Handicap featuring horses like Backyard Heaven, Irish War Cry, Pavel, and… PATCH! Patch won a 1 1/16 n1x last time out at Belmont Park and will carry 116. The heavyweight is morning line favorite Backyard Heaven with 121 pounds, he won the Grade 2 Alysheba last time out.

Also on the card is the Grade 3 Matt Winn Stakes for three-year-olds, featuring Ax Man, Funny Duck, and Combatant among others from this year’s Triple Crown worthy three-year-old crop! Preview below.

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Mendelssohn Coming Back to US for Breeders’ Cu…

Justify to Parade at Churchill Downs Saturday

Triple Crown winner Justify will parade for fans on Stephen Foster night at Churchill Downs in Louisville this Saturday (6/16). Then the following Saturday (6/23) there will be a special ceremony for Justify and his fans at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia.

Mendelssohn Coming Back to US for Breeders’ Cup Campaign

We all know Mendelssohn has to better than his finish in the Kentucky Derby, where it seemed he had not been prepared to get a good break and take up a good position to begin with. Aidan O’Brien plans to bring him back for a Breeders’ Cup campaign. Good luck, team Mendelssohn.

Justify’s Final Breeze for Triple CrownJustify…

Justify’s Final Breeze for Triple Crown

Justify worked five furlongs in 1:01.40

this morning at Churchill Downs. Ranked

8th of 14 at the distance in an easy work before he heads to Belmont Park for Saturday’s Belmont Stakes.

Justify Gallops Friday 5/25/2018

Justify Gallops Friday 5/25/2018

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Justify’s Morning Workout at Churchill Downs

Justify’s Morning Workout at Churchill Downs

Justify Returns to Louisville as Belmont Field…

Justify Returns to Louisville as Belmont Field Takes Shape

Dual Classic winner Justify has headed back to Churchill Downs to prepare for the Belmont Stakes. Preakness second and third place finishers Bravazo and Tenfold will try to beat Justify again in the 1 ½ mile “Test of Champions”.