Spring Meet

Churchill Downs at night

LouisvilleKY’s Churchill Downs Spring Meet Set to Close With a Bang

Story by Kevin Kerstein, Churchill Down Communications, at ChurchillDowns.com Louisville, KY., – The 38-day Spring Meet at Churchill Downs is set to close this week with a stellar eight-race program for Twilight Thursday presented by Blue Moon, a special 11-race program on Friday and a 12-race extravaganza on closing day Saturday, including a trio of stakes events. “We’ve been so appreciative for all of our owners, trainers and handicappers for supporting this year’s Spring Meet,” said Ben Huffman, Churchill Downs’ Vice President of Racing. “With the boosted purse structure from Derby City Gaming, the support for our racing has been stronger than ever. We…


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…