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New Deal with Track Opens Planet Fitness to Jockeys

From Churchill Downs. . .  Louisville, KY– Just in time for the 2015 Spring Meet, Planet Fitness Louisville and Churchill Downs Racetrack announced enhanced fitness options for the jockeys who compete at the iconic racetrack.  The fitness partnership includes a completely renovated on-track fitness facility, in the Jockeys’ Room called the Jockey Fitness Club presented by Planet Fitness, with state-of-the-art cardio and strength equipment identical to that found in the eight Louisville, Southern Indiana and Elizabethtown Planet Fitness clubs. “We are honored that Churchill Downs put their trust in Planet Fitness to support the fitness needs of its jockeys,” said…


Extreme Park 2.0 Reopens, Named for Former Louisville Mayor Dave Armstrong

Louisville, Ky., – Surrounded by skaters and bikers, Mayor Greg Fischer Monday unveiled the newly redesigned Dave Armstrong Extreme Park, renamed in honor of the former Mayor who created the popular park in 2002. “Dave had a vision, ahead of its time, of a world-class facility for skaters and bikers that would become a huge attraction for our city, especially for young people,” Fischer said. “It’s fitting to honor his vision by naming this fresh and re-energized park in his honor.” The park reopens with new features, including updated street elements and a new version of the popular “snake run”….


And the Winner is…Texas Roadhouse Claims Great Bed Race 2015 Title

Louisville, KY. –  A crowd of 3,000 racing fans cheered Monday night as Texas Roadhouse and Ford Motor Company were named Champions at the Thorntons Great Bed Races. 40 teams pushed their decorated beds on wheels around the figure-eight course, competing for the fastest times. Texas Roadhouse won the Champions Division with a time of 33:45 and Ford Motor Company claimed the title in the Fun Division with a time of 34:23. The theme of this year’s event, “Ultimate Game Day,” had teams decorating their bed in everything from football fields, sports teams and tailgating to PAC-MAN, poker games and…


KDF Poker Tournament takes to Louisville’s Waterfront Today

Louisville, KY.   – There is sure to be a full house at the 9th annual Kentucky Derby Festival Texas Hold‘Em Poker Tournament today (Tuesday, April 28).  The event returns on board the Belle of Cincinnati, which will be docked at Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront. Boarding and check-in begin at 4 PM, with a one-hour cruise and tournament starting at 6 PM. The $125 Buy-In includes 10,000 in chips and a commemorative Texas Hold‘Em event pin. An add-on will be available for the first hour of play for $40 for $4,000 worth of chips. First place is $5,000. Cash prizes…


No Excuses to Do Nothing Today, Louisville. Here’s Your KDF Schedule

Louisville, Ky., – This is the schedule for TUESDAY’S Festival activities. Free Health Screenings for Families and Children: KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL HEALTH FAIR PRESENTED BY WELLCARE HEALTH PLANS.  5 PM – 9 PM.  Kentucky Exposition Center, South Wing C. Admission is free with a 2015 Pegasus Pin®.  $8 KEC parking fee.  Promoting healthy lifestyles, there will be free health screenings for families. Sponsor: WellCare Health Plans. Contributing Sponsor:  KentuckyOne Health. Media Sponsor: WAKY 103.5. See the Parade before it marches down Broadway: REPUBLIC BANK KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL PEGASUS PARADE PREVIEW PARTY. Private group tours 10 AM – 1 PM. Open…


Final Swings Today for KDF Hole-In-One Finals at Louisville’s Seneca Golf Course

Louisville, KY.  – 56 golfers will take a swing at $1 million in today’s Finals for the Stock Yards Bank Kentucky Derby Festival $1 Million Dollar Hole-In-One Golf Contest.  The Finals begin at 6 p.m. tonight (Tuesday, April 28) at Seneca Golf Course, Hole #8. Each Finalist gets one shot at the green, set up 150 yards away (135 yards for women finalists). If no finalist hits a hole in one, the participant hitting the ball closest to the pin will win $5,000. The Finals competition is exciting and free for spectators. In 2014, John Cook of Louisville came closest to the pin, hitting…


Beds are Ready to Roll at Broadbent in Louisville

from Kentucky Derby Festival. . . Louisville, KY. –  Beds on wheels will be in high gear April 27 as they participate in the Thorntons Kentucky Derby Festival Great Bed Races. More than 40 teams are expected to race their decorated beds on wheels around the figure-eight course. The dormitory area will be staged outside Broadbent Arena and will open at 11:30 a.m. for participant tailgating. Bed racing fans are invited to come out early at 4 p.m. and join the tailgate party. The participating teams will have an opportunity to showcase their costumes and bed in a pre-race parade around…


The Pharaoh Praised, Derby Hopefuls Get Ready in Louisville

It’s here — Derby Week is upon us and Saturday’s big race is just six days away. Here’s a rundown of the horses approaching the Kentucky Oaks and Derby from Churchill Downs.  CHAMPION AMERICAN PHAROAH WORKS BULLET FIVE FURLONGS TOWARD KENTUCKY DERBY; 35-YEAR CLOCKER SAYS HE MIGHT BE BEST HE’S EVER SEEN LOUISVILLE, Ky.  – Zayat Stables’ American Pharoah, the champion 2-year-old of 2014 and probable morning-line favorite for the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI), worked five furlongs in :58.40 Sunday morning at Churchill Downs. The work was the fastest of 32 at the distance. “I…


Spring Meet Opens at Churchill with New Stakes Race in Louisville KY

From Churchill Downs…. UNDEFEATED BLOFELD TOPS FIELD OF SIX FOR INAUGURAL WILLIAM WALKER AS CHURCHILL DOWNS KICKS OFF DERBY WEEK, 38-DAY SPRING MEET LOUISVILLE, KY – Glencrest Farm and JSM Equine’s Blofeld, perfect in three career starts that includes victories in the Nashua (GII) and Futurity (GII), tops a field of six 3-year-olds entered Wednesday for Saturday night’s first running of the $100,000 William Walker at six furlongs on the main track. The $100,000 William Walker is a new six-furlong race for 3-year-olds named for African-American jockey and 1877 Kentucky Derby winner William “Billy” Walker and highlights “Opening Night Presented…


Louisville City FC Faces a Tough Test From the West On Saturday

Louisville, Ky. – Following a dramatic 1-1 draw with Pittsburgh last Sunday, Louisville City FC enters its fifth game of the regular season against another new USL franchise and member of the Western Conference, the Tulsa Roughnecks. Louisville City will be looking to stay unbeaten and climb the ladder in the Eastern Conference standings when the two clubs meet on Saturday at 7:30 at Louisville Slugger Field. The Roughnecks (1-2-1 4pts) will come into the match with much momentum after a 4-3 victory over Seattle Sounders II. It was a match in which 4 different Tulsa players scored and broke…