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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…


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Night Racing returns to LouisvilleKy tonight at Churchill Downs

Louisville, Ky., – With the heroics of Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) winner Nyquist and Longines Kentucky Oaks (GI) victor Cathryn Sophia fresh in the memories and hearts of fans, Churchill Downs Racetrack resumes its Spring Meet on Thursday, May 12 with a possibly significant mandatory payout in the track’s 20-cent minimum Single 6 Jackpotalong with the meet’s first “Twilight Thursday” celebration that feature $1 beers, live music and offerings from the region’s finest food trucks. Post time for the first of eight live races Thursday is 5 p.m. (all times EDT), with Twilight Thursday programs scheduled during…


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LouisvilleKy’s Run for the Roses draws millions of viewers

  STAMFORD, Conn. – May 10, 2016 – NBC Sports’ coverage of Nyquist’s victory in Saturday’s 142nd Kentucky Derby averaged 15.5 million viewers – marking the fourth consecutive year the “Run for the Roses” has topped 15 million viewers on NBC, according to final data provided by The Nielsen Company. Viewership peaked with 17.9 million viewers from 6:45-7:00 p.m. ET when Nyquist crossed the finish line, which matched the peak from last year’s Kentucky Derby victory by Triple Crown champion American Pharoah. Nyquist’s time of 2:01.31 over the mile-and-a-quarter race topped Pharoah’s winning time by nearly two seconds (2:03.02). For the first time ever, NBC…


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DERBY: A Winner in LouisvilleKY, by the Numbers, Betting and a Complaint

So you had Nyquist and Exaggerator in the exacta, did you? Sorry, but you don’t get the same kind of amazed reactions from us, even if you bet on the horse only because you’re a Detroit Red Wings hockey fan. We know you bet the favorite in the Derby and it paid off to the tune of $6.60.  So don’t over-celebrate — it’s not like you picked Mine That Bird in 2009. Chalk was the big winner on the big race — I had my money on horses that finished 2nd, 4th and 5th. In all I spent $98.40 on…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Thurby, Furby, Derby and Strange Tales of the Track

Happy Derby! So much to tell you, so much to do. I spent much of Thursday driving for Uber and Lyft (click links for free rides), meeting out-of-towners from places like Utah and California, amazed at our trees and the fact that the kids are out of school for Oaks. Also, Churchill Downs hosted a wonderful media gathering, and the Oaks Eve Bash out at Woodhaven was a big success.  And here are some things I’m hearing: Two Shot: Just my opinion, but when WAVE and WDRB sent out “News Alerts” yesterday that a shooting had occurred near the Pegasus…


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Uber is Your Best Bet at LouisvilleKY’s Churchill Downs

Uber and Churchill Downs just announced a deal for the next two days. If you’re new to Uber, try using my code for a free ride. You might even get me as your driver. Churchill Downs Announces Uber as a Partner for the 2016 Racing Season LOUISVILLE, KY – Churchill Downs Racetrack today announced Uber as a partner for the 2016 racing season. In anticipation of the 142nd Kentucky Derby, Uber is expected to have record demand in Louisville and an all-time high number of driver-partners on the road to meet the need of residents and visitors celebrating during Derby…


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Pegasus Parade takes to Louisville Ky streets today

May 4, 2016. Louisville, KY.  – The event that started the Kentucky Derby Festival – the 61st annual Republic Bank Pegasus Parade – steps off TOMORROW, May 5, at 5 p.m. The parade will march west on Broadway from Campbell to Ninth Street. The parade is one of the festival’s most cherished and popular events, attracting thousands of spectators to downtown streets. The theme of this year’s parade is “Fun for the Arts,” as the Festival pays tribute to all those groups who bring the arts to Louisville.  “The arts and the Derby Festival go hand-in-hand in helping to form the cultural fabric of our community,”…


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Louisville Ky’s “Thurby” kicks off Derby Weekend tomorrow

THIRD ANNUAL ‘THURBY’ KICKS OFF DERBY WEEKEND WITH CELEBRATION OF KENTUCKY   Features New ‘Thurby’ Logo and 2016 Oaks and Derby Box Giveaway   LOUISVILLE, KY (Wednesday, May 4, 2016) – The third annual Thurby, presented by TwinSpires.com, marks the official start of Kentucky Derby weekend on Thursday, May 5 at Churchill Downs Racetrack. This year’s Thurby will continue its tradition of celebrating the best of Kentucky and the local community and launch the new Thurby logo, which will be available on an assortment of merchandise on site at the event. Gates open at 11 a.m. with the first post…


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WineFest at Louisville Ky’s Belvedere a family tradition? It is if you’re my family

Stunning photos by Eric Bentley By Jackie Hollenkamp Bentley It looks like we have started a new family tradition: the Kentucky Derby Festival’s WineFest. How can you not? You have more than 65 wineries from Kentucky and Indiana offering tastes of their best vino, roaming cheese and fruit trays, food pairing demonstrations—all on the Belvedere. It’s the event my nephew lives for every year and now he has us looking forward to it. Heck, even his sister and her family flew up from Florida to partake of the festivities. They went all fancy and bought the $85 VIP tickets so…