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Racing returns to LouisvilleKY for Churchill Downs Fall Meet

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016) – Cooler temperatures and the leaves changing colors signify the return of live horse racing to the Louisville area as Churchill Downs, the historic home of the Kentucky Derby, readies to open its 127th Fall Meet on Sunday, Oct. 30. The popular 21-day stand, which covers a four-week stretch through Sunday, Nov. 27, kicks off in style Sunday with the 12th annual “Stars of Tomorrow I” program, which is entirely devoted to hopeful 2-year-old stars that have aspirations of trail-blazing their way to next year’s Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and Longines Kentucky…


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Million dollar improvements to LouisvilleKY’s Churchill Downs

CHURCHILL DOWNS INVESTS $16 MILLION INTO UPGRADES FOR CLUBHOUSE’S SECOND FLOOR · Latest Capital Project to Improve Venue Flow and Customer Service · More Food and Beverage Offerings, Restrooms, Betting Windows and Flat-Screen TVs · Enlarged Champions Bar and New TSC Elite Gold Room with Adjoining Covered Balconies · New Aristides Lounge with Enlarged Wall of 90-inch Flat-Screen TVs · The Loft at Aristides to Provide Intimate, Semi-Private Setting for Day at the Races LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016) – Churchill Downs Racetrack, one of the world’s most recognized sports venues, has announced a $16 million capital project to…


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Japan jumps in on possible road to Kentucky Derby

CHURCHILL DOWNS, JAPAN RACING ASSOCIATION PARTNER TO CREATE ‘JAPAN ROAD TO THE KENTUCKY DERBY’   Two Stakes at Tokyo Racecourse Will Give One Horse Opportunity to Compete in ‘America’s Greatest Race’   LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Monday, Sept. 12, 2016) – Fresh off Japanese-based Lani’s run in this year’s Triple Crown that culminated with a third-place finish in the Belmont Stakes, Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI”) has partnered with the Japan Racing Association (“JRA”) to create a series of races in Japan that could annually produce a starter in the Kentucky Derby. The new “Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby” – which is separate from the 35-race “Road to…


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New video follows Garland of Roses from Bogota to LouisvilleKY

Kroger ‘Journey of the Roses’ Video Showcases Sustainable Supply Chain PR Newswire CINCINNATI, Sept. 2, 2016 CINCINNATI, Sept. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — In celebration of The Kroger Co.’s (NYSE: KR) 29-year history of providing the Kentucky Derby’s annual Garland of Roses, the company released a new video that showcases the ‘Journey of the Roses’ – from a Rainforest Alliance-certified grower in Bogota,Columbia to the Winner’s Circle at Churchill Downs– and highlights the humanity and passion embedded in every step along the way. Click here to watch the Journey of the Roses. “We are committed to conscientiously driving sustainability and innovation…


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LouisvilleKY’s Kentucky Derby Festival now seeking royalty

  August 31, 2016 Louisville, KY. – The Kentucky Derby Festival begins its search for new royalty next week! The application process for the 2017 Royal Court opens online on Tuesday, September 6, at KDF.org. Young women from Kentucky or Southern Indiana who are full-time college students are eligible. The deadline for submissions is October 16. The Festival’s Royal Court is a great opportunity for any talented young woman to earn scholarship monies, as well as serve as an official ambassador for the city and the Kentucky Derby Festival in the spring. The program is not a beauty pageant. Each…


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LouisvilleKY always has a reason to celebrate the Kentucky Derby

From KDF.org   Louisville, Ky., – The Pegasus Pin Party returns on Saturday August 27, 2016.  Join us at the Kentucky Derby Festival office for this one-of-a-kind event.  From 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the party will feature pins for sale at discounted prices, silent auction and much more! Join the FUN! The Party includes… -Purchase pins from 1973-2016 -Raffle for a complete set of 2016 Pins. The party will also feature the Pin Wagon, rare pins, uniquely framed pin sets and a special raffle for a complete set of 2016 event, balloon, corporate and plastic pins. A total of 101 pins are…


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LouisvilleKY’s Derby Museum displays 2016 fashion winners

Kentucky Derby Museum’s It’s My Derby fashion exhibit updated with winners of the 2016 Hat Contest and celebrity Derby Day ensembles   LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 14, 2016) – Big hats and fashionable ensembles are as much a part of the Kentucky Derby as the race itself! The It’s My Derby exhibit captures all the elegance, quirkiness, and flair of this year’s best dressed Derby-goers. The Kentucky Derby Museum changes out the display each year to reflect the style and fashion of the most recent Derby.   Three updated celebrity Derby outfits are now on display, including Monte Durham of the TLC TV show Say Yes to…


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LouisvilleKY’s Downs after Dark nearing an end this meet

‘DOWNS AFTER DARK’, LAST TWILIGHT THURSDAY HIGHLIGHT FINAL THREE DAYS OF CHURCHILL DOWNS’ SPRING MEET   Single 6 Jackpot Opens Week with $671,761 Carryover; Juvenile Stakes Head Racing Highlights LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wednesday, June 29, 2016) – A festive Downs After Dark Presented by Stella Artois and Jack Daniel’s celebration on Saturday, July 2 and the season’s final TwilightThursday celebration highlight the final three days of Churchill Downs Racetrack’s Spring Meet, which will conclude its 38-day run onSaturday, July 2.             A highlight of the meet’s final days is the still-growing 20-cent minimum Single 6 Jackpot wager, which resumes in Thursday’s third race with a carryover pool of $671,761. The Single 6 requires a single…


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On to the next Kentucky Derby! LouisvilleKy’s Churchill Downs unveils next year’s logos

Derby Logo Celebrates the Excitement of the Race and Beauty of the Thoroughbred LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sunday, June 19, 2016) – Churchill Downs Racetrack unveiled the official logos for the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks 143 between races on Saturday’s “Downs After Dark” nighttime racing event. The logos were designed by SME, a New York-based marketing agency that has developed the official Derby and Oaks marks since 2007. The running of the 143nd Longines Kentucky Oaks and the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands will take place on May 5 and 6, 2017, respectively. For the Kentucky Derby 143 logo, Churchill Downs challenged SME to…


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LouisvilleKY’s Churchill Downs to share Preakness excitement

Photo and story from www.churchilldowns.com. Louisville, Ky., – The quest by Reddam Racing LLC’s unbeaten Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands(Grade I) winner Nyquist to continue on the path to a Triple Crown continues Saturday, May 21 in the 141st running of the Preakness Stakes (GI) at Baltimore’s Pimlico Race Course, but fans at Churchill Downs Racetrack will share in the excitement as they view the classic race on the world’s largest 4K video board and take home a commemorative poster of the unbeaten champion’s triumph in the May 7 “Run for the Roses.” Churchill Downs will distribute 5,000 18” x…