February 2016


Kentucky Derby Tribute Book Released

The Kentucky Derby: Derby Fever, Derby Day, and the Run for the Roses A most anticipated book by Kentucky Derby historian and local sportswriter Bill Doolittle is set for release March 2, 2016. The Kentucky…


Handicapping the Davona Dale

Davona Dale Features Heavy Favorite Cathryn Sophia Saturday’s huge card at Gulfstream features eight stakes races highlighted by the Fountain of Youth. There are five turf races running along with the $200,000 Davona Dales Stakes,…



Kentucky Derby Points List

Top 30 Kentucky Derby Points List with Pool Futures Odds Following Gun Runner’s win in the Risen Star Stakes last week, he’s taken over the top spot in the Road to the Kentucky Derby points…



Churchill Downs Signs Deal with Major Sports Retailer

Fanatics Sports Retailer Partners with Churchill Downs and Kentucky Derby Churchill Downs, Inc. has signed an exclusive multi-year partnership agreement with Fanatics Inc., a Jacksonville-based retailer.  Fanatics will operate Churchill Downs’ online merchandising as well…


Rachel Alexandra Preview at Fair Grounds

Kentucky Oaks Prep Rachel Alexandra Part of Big Packed Card at Fair Grounds The 50-point Derby preps begin and the Fair Ground card is packed with big races and talented horses on Saturday, February 20….


Risen Star Preview

Deep Field of 11 Ready to Run in Risen Star Saturday’s running of the $400,000 Risen Star at the Fairgrounds will be the first of the 50-20-10-5 Derby Points races. Each winner of the remaining…


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CTBA Honors Gimme Da Lute and Others

The California Thoroughbred Breeders Association held its awards dinner ceremony last night in Pasadena where they posthumously honored Gimme Da Lute as its California-bred Horse of the Year for the 2015 racing season. The five-time…