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Latest Triple Crown Winner Justify retires

Story from KentuckyDerby.com Louisville, KY., – Triple Crown winner Justify‘s racing career is officially over. His retirement was announced via press release Wednesday afternoon. “Justify had some filling in his ankle, and he is just not responding quick enough for a fall campaign,” said trainer Bob Baffert, who also won the Triple Crown with American Pharoah in 2015. “We all wanted to see Justify run again, but ultimately it is my responsibility to make sure he is perfect. Without 60-90 days, I can’t be definite.” Campaigned by WinStar Farm, China Horse Club, Head of Plains Partners, and Starlight Racing, Justify became…


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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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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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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…


Night with the Pharoah on Saturday At Churchill Downs

TRIPLE CROWN HERO AMERICAN PHAROAH TO PARADE AT CHURCHILL DOWNS BEFORE FANS AT SATURDAY NIGHT’S “DOWNS AFTER DARK” Thrilling Racing Meets Nightlife Event to Feature Stephen Foster Handicap and Possible Spot in $5 Million Breeders’ Cup Classic The best party in town this Saturday night just got a lot better. Fans will be able to cheer Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in person as he parades on the track and in the Paddock at “Downs After Dark” presented by Stella Artois and Finlandia Vodka. The evening also will highlight the annual Kentucky Derby Trophy presentation to American Pharoah’s winning jockey…