Tag: Churchill Downs
When any enterprise has been around as long as Thoroughbred racing or the soon-to-be 140-year-old Kentucky Derby, history is going to generate a few adages, aphorisms and a good amount of conventional wisdom as part of its culture. After decades of following racing and its biggest event, this one has emerged as my favorite; “You [...]
In the waning moments of a Black Friday afternoon, one horse was clearly in the lead, rolling with the nine-horse field in the turn for home and looking toward the finish line of the 139th running of the $500,000-added Clark Handicap presented by Norton Healthcare.
This weekend’s renewal of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita offers plenty of firepower – nine previous Breeders’ Cup winners and reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan will be among those competing in the 14 races – and lots of fine wagering opportunities.
The 7th Annual “Ladies Day at the Races,” sponsored by Calospa on Sept. 27, is the biggest annual fundraiser for the Backside Learning Center which is an education and resource center that serves hundreds of workers on the backside of the track at Churchill Downs.