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21
Apr

CHURCHILL DOWNS’ 2016 DERBY WEEK HIGHLIGHTS

LOUISVILLE, KY (Thursday, April 21, 2016) – It’s time to get ready for your favorite Derby week events. Opening Night presented by Stella Artois and Old Forester kicks off the Derby celebration on Saturday, April 30 followed by action-packed racing on Tuesday and Wednesday and a celebration of all things Kentucky at Thurby presented by TwinSpires.com to begin Oaks & Derby weekend. Tickets for all events are still available at www.kentuckyderbyweek.com. Read more »

4
Jun

Triple Crown Hopeful American Pharoah Gets Acquainted with Belmont Main Track

ELMONT, N.Y. – Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah went out onto a sloppy Belmont Park main track for the first time this morning to stretch his legs and become acclimated with his new surroundings as he prepares for Saturday’s Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes as part of the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival presented by DraftKings, and perhaps a date with destiny. Read more »

2
Jun

American Pharoah, Keen Ice Depart Churchill Downs For New York

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Tuesday, June 2, 2015) -Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner American Pharoah walked the shed row of Barn 33 Tuesday morning before departing Churchill Downs at 10 a.m. (all times Eastern) for a van ride to Louisville International Airport for his flight to New York in anticipation of Saturday’s $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (GI). Read more »

26
May

American Pharoah Gallops in the Slop at Churchill Downs

YouTube video of American Pharoah’s May 25 gallop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FktMyy55BmQ

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. Read more »

4
May

KENTUCKY DERBY’S TOP THREE HAVE PREAKNESS ON RADAR

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sunday, May 3, 2015) – To set the stage for his press conference Sunday morning to reflect on this fourth victory, Hall of Fame trainerBob Baffert brought the star of the 141st Kentucky Derby — American Pharoah — out of the barn to pose for the cameras.

Bribing him with carrots, Baffert led the Zayat Stables colt to different parts of the circle of media and fans for photos and admiration. Several people reached out and petted the colt’s nose. After about 10 minutes of show, Baffert sent American Pharoah back to his stall and moved into the tell part of the program.

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