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Just in case you didn’t hear who won the Kentucky Derby

Story from www.churchilldowns.com and photos by Coady Photography  LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, May 5, 2018) – WinStar Farm, China Horse Club, StarlightRacing and Head of Plains Partners’ favored Justify took command at the half-mile pole and roared away to a 2 ½-length victory over Good Magic under the lights at Churchill Downs to win the 144th running of the $2,192,000 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I) for 3-year-olds on a soggy Saturday afternoon before a crowd of 157,813, the seventh largest crowd in Derby history. Justify became the first horse to win the Kentucky Derby without racing as a 2-year-old since Apollo in 1882. He made his debut Feb. 18 and only one other Derby winner broke…


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LouisvilleKY’s Famous Race is fast approaching with Future Wager

‘ALL OTHERS’ 4-1 FAVORITE, UNBEATEN JUSTIFY SURPRISE 6-1 SECOND CHOICE IN KENTUCKY DERBY FUTURE WAGER POOL 3; BOLT D’ORO, MCKINZIE FOLLOW MUTUEL FIELD FAVORED IN LONE OAKS FUTURE OVER MIDNIGHT BISOU, MONOMOY GIRL AND DREAM TREE LOUISVILLE, KY. (SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 2018) – Eight weeks in advance of the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I), the pari-mutuel field of “ALL OTHER 3-YEAR-OLDS” closed as the 4-1 favorite in Pool 3 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW). Four-time Kentucky Derby-winning trainer BOB BAFFERT’s late-blooming JUSTIFY, who improved his record to 2-for-2 on Sunday with a 6 ½-length romp in a first-level allowance at Santa Anita, closed…


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Louisville Ky’s American Pharoah museum exhibit now open to the public

AMERICAN PHAROAH exhibit now open in the Kentucky Derby Museum Trainer Bob Baffert, Owners Ahmed and Justin Zayat and Jockey Victor Espinoza on hand to celebrate opening LOUISVILLE, KY. (May 1, 2016) – The Kentucky Derby Museum’s new exhibit “AMERICAN PHAROAH”, celebrating the career and legacy of the 2015 Triple Crown winner, is now open to the public. Following a special ceremony in the Museum’s Great Hall, all of the horse’s winning connections, including trainer Bob Baffert, his wife, Jill, Owners Ahmed and Justin Zayat of Zayat Stables and Jockey Victor Espinoza, officially opened the exhibit by releasing a giant balloon…


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Kentucky Derby Museum to open American Pharoah exhibit

Kentucky Derby Museum announces “AMERICAN PHAROAH” exhibit opening May 1 Triple Crown Trophies to be displayed together for first-time ever; Baffert confirmed to open exhibit LOUISVILLE, Ky. (March 18, 2016) – Kentucky Derby Museum is proud to announce a brand-new exhibit “AMERICAN PHAROAH”, celebrating the 12th Triple Crown Winner in Thoroughbred racing history.   The exhibit heralds the excitement and intrigue American Pharoah brought to Thoroughbred racing with his historic Triple Crown campaign and beyond. Dubbed “the horse of a lifetime”, the new “AMERICAN PHAROAH” exhibit takes an in-depth look at the champion himself throughout his successful racing career . The…


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Another Early Louisville Ky Christmas Present – Tickets for Churchill Downs’ 2016 Season Go On Sale Friday, Dec. 11

LOUISVILLE, KY (Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015) – Tickets to Churchill Downs Racetrack’s (“CDRT”) 2016 Season and Kentucky Derby Week events outside of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and Longines Kentucky Oaks go on sale this Friday, Dec. 11, so get ready to secure next year’s seats for your favorite racing events at the historic racetrack. The 2016 season begins with Opening Night to kick off the Spring Meet and Derby Week on Saturday, April 30, and includes the Spring, September and Fall Meets with a total of 70 action packed racing days. Tickets are available at www.churchilldowns.com. Oaks…


Louisville’s Kentucky Derby Museum Has Made Some Changes for New Triple Crown Winner American Pharoah

Louisville, KY (June 6, 2015) – Several changes recognizing the historical achievement of American Pharoah as Thoroughbred racing’s 12th Triple Crown Champion will be unveiled at the Kentucky Derby Museum. Multiple banners and displays congratulating the most recent Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes victor are now for public consumption, including one located on the exterior of the Museum’s main entrance. “American Pharoah is a special, special horse, and has cemented himself as a legend in Thoroughbred racing,” Museum President Lynn Ashton said. “We’re thrilled to recognize his achievements to all of our guests and share in the celebration of…


Louisville Gives Triple Crown Winner American Pharoah A Hero’s Welcome, Police Escort on His Return To Churchill Downs

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  – Fewer than 24 hours after his tour de force triumph in the Belmont Stakes that made him racing’s first Triple Crown winner since 1978, Zayat Stables LLC’s American Pharoah is back at Churchill Downs and resting in his familiar stall at Barn 33. The winner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I), the Preakness (GI) and Belmont Stakes (GI) will get a few days rest – along with plenty of treats and good wishes from visitors – following his 5 ½-length victory in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes. That victory placed American Pharoah in the company…


Triple Crown Hope American Pharoah Breezes For Belmont Stakes; Heads To New York On Tuesday

Louisville, Ky., – Under cloudy skies, light rain and 58 degrees, Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) and Preakness Stakes (GI) winner American Pharoah completed his serious preparation for Saturday’s $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (GI) with a five-furlong breeze over a Churchill Downs track rated “fast” in 1:00.20 with Martin Garcia in the saddle. With a few hundred spectators on hand, Zayat Stables’ home bred son of Pioneer of the Nile came onto the track at 8:30 a.m. ET after the renovation break during the special 15-minute training period for Churchill Downs-based Belmont Stakes contenders. He broke away from the…


Pharaoh Gallops at Churchill, Will Face 10 in Belmont

AMERICAN PHAROAH GALLOPS IN THE SLOP AT CHURCHILL DOWNS; BAFFERT WILL BE AT BARN 33 TUESDAY MORNING TO CHECK ON CHAMPION LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Monday, May 25, 2015) – Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) and Preakness Stakes (GI) winner American Pharoah continued his training for the June 6 Belmont Stakes (GI) by galloping 1 ¼ miles over a sloppy Churchill Downs main track on Monday morning at 8:30 a.m. ET with Jorge Alvarez up. “He went great,” Alvarez said. “He loves the slop.” Jimmy Barnes, chief assistant to trainer Bob Baffert, also was pleased with how the homebred son…


American Pharoah Returns to Louisville’s Churchill Downs

Louisville, Ky., – With his date with racing history in the June 6 Belmont Stakes (Grade I) on the near horizon, Zayat Stables’ Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) and Preakness (GI) winner American Pharoah returned to Churchill Downs on Monday to prepare for the third jewel of racing’s Triple Crown. The Bob Baffert-trained son of Pioneerof the Nile stepped off a van around 2:30 p.m. (all times EDT) at the track that has been his training center since his arrival for the Kentucky Derby on April 27.  American Pharoah won the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 2 and…