Category Archives: Latest News

1997 Derby Winner Silver Charm Retired

Posted on: Dec 03, 2014

1997 Kentucky Derby winner Silver Charm has returned home after more than a decade in Japan, where he served as a breeding stallion. Silver Charm will now live at the Old Friends retirement farm near Georgetown, Kentucky.....

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Maryland Jockey Club President Resigns

Posted on: Nov 29, 2014

Maryland Jockey Club President and CEO Tom Chuckas has resigned from his post effective this weekend. Chuckas had sought a less brutal scheduling arrangement for the three Triple Crown races which are now all run within eight weeks.....

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Churchill Downs Might Add A ‘Derby Sire’ Futures Bet

Posted on: Nov 27, 2014

There are already Kentucky Derby futures betting pools that allow you to place an early bet on the eventual race winner. Churchill Downs is looking at a bet that would allow wagering on the *father* of the Kentucky Derby winner.....

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Kentucky Derby Champ California Chrome Headed to Turf

Posted on: Nov 25, 2014

California Chrome–the superstar 3 year old that won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness before falling short in the Belmont–has another ‘trick up his sleeve’. He’s going to make his first start on turf later this month.....

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Churchill Downs Buys Seattle Based Video Game Company

Posted on: Nov 16, 2014

Never a dull moment in the horse racing business. That’s the only way to explain Wednesday’s surprise announcement by Churchill Downs, Inc that they’re buying a Seattle based video game development company. The parent company of the....

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Texas Red Bandwagon Starts to Grow

Posted on: Nov 11, 2014

10 days ago Texas Red was the longshot winner in the Breeders Cup Juvenile. He didn’t get much consideration as a serious 2015 Kentucky Derby then but that’s starting to change perceptibly.....

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Astronaut to Watch Kentucky Derby From Space

Posted on: Nov 06, 2014

There are horse racing fans all over the world and for the 2015 Kentucky Derby there will be at least one fan from *out* of this world. Astronaut Terry Virts plans to watch the iconic race from outer space.....

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