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June 27, 2020

Stephen Foster Anchors Strong Stakes Slate at Churchill

Chad Lashbrook 12:00pm June 27, 2020 6/27/20

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Tiz the Law dominated the Belmont Stakes last Saturday and will be a deserving favorite on Derby Day.  He was much the best of those that competed, and we will find out if he is indeed the best of the class when he faces Santa Anita Derby victor Honor A P in Louisville on Labor…

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June 26, 2020

Now is the Best Time to Bet on Tiz the Law to Win Kentucky Derby 146

Nick Roush 11:30am June 26, 2020 6/26/20 Comments Disabled

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Do you like money? Then boy, do I have a treat for you. A day after Churchill Downs announced its doors will be open for a limited number of fans to attend Kentucky Derby 146 on Sept. 5, the fine folks from TVG released Futures Odds for the race. Belmont Stakes winner Tiz the Law is…

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June 25, 2020

There will be fans at Churchill Downs for Kentucky Derby 146

Nick Roush 9:19am June 25, 2020 6/25/20

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It’s happening. On the first Saturday in September fans will be in the stands when the best three-year-old thoroughbreds in the world race in the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby. Governor Andy Beshear also approved Churchill Downs’ plans to host fans for the Kentucky Oaks, held the day prior on Sept. 4. Of course,…

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June 11, 2020

Top Kentucky Derby Contenders Continue to Drop Out of the Race

Nick Roush 10:45am June 11, 2020 6/11/20

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The postponed edition of Kentucky Derby 146 will not feature some of the sport’s top three-year-olds. Many believed the Labor Day race date would strengthen the field, giving horses more time to mature and train for the distance. Instead, injuries are eliminating the best of the best. In the last two weeks four of the…

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May 23, 2020

Tackling the All Stakes Pick 5 at Churchill Downs

Chad Lashbrook 11:00am May 23, 2020 5/23/20 Comments Disabled

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Racing continues to be the only game in town, and the only outlet for your gambling dollar.  While other professional sports continue to sit on the sidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic, thoroughbred racing has figured out how to operate safely without fans in attendance.  Churchill Downs has a fantastic 11 race card today full of…

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May 19, 2020

Belmont Stakes gets June date, making Kentucky Derby the second leg of the Triple Crown

Nick Roush 12:15pm May 19, 2020 5/19/20

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Coronavirus has moved the traditional last leg of the Triple Crown into the lead-off spot. The 152nd running of the Belmont Stakes will be June 20, two weeks later than originally scheduled. Fans will not be in the stands for the action at Belmont Park. The new start date makes the Belmont the first leg…

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May 18, 2020

Churchill Downs nearly triples opening weekend betting handle

Nick Roush 1:30pm May 18, 2020 5/18/20 Comments Disabled

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Horse racing fans across the world filled Churchill Downs’ coffers on opening weekend. Even though races were held without fans for the first time in the track’s history, plenty of money was bet on the ponies. As many expected, opening day drew in a ton of action. Churchill reported more than $14.278 million in wagers made…

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May 16, 2020

Racing Returns to the Bluegrass

Chad Lashbrook 12:00pm May 16, 2020 5/16/20 Comments Disabled

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It’s Preakness Day.  Well, today is supposed to be Preakness Day.  This article should have been about Bob Baffert looking to take down the second leg of the Triple Crown for the third time in six years after a sweep of the board in the Derby.  Instead, the Run for the Roses has been postponed…

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Today on KSR: Horse Racing Returns to Churchill Downs

Nick Roush 10:00am May 16, 2020 5/16/20 Comments Disabled

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Sports are back in the Bluegrass. Saturday marks the return of horse racing to Kentucky, the first sporting event in the Commonwealth since the coronavirus shutdown began almost two months ago. Even though fans will not be in the stands, Churchill Downs is bringing the heat to mark the delayed start of the 2020 spring…

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May 12, 2020

Churchill Downs Unveils Loaded Opening Day Slate, New Derby Points Schedule, Leaves Door Open for a Keeneland Summer Meet

Nick Roush 6:30pm May 12, 2020 5/12/20

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Horse racing is returning to the Bluegrass three weeks later than normal, thanks to the coronavirus. To make up for lost time Churchill Downs is bringing out the big guns. Monday was the first day horses could return to barns on the backside of the track. Kentucky Derby director of public relations Darren Rogers told…

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