Latest Kentucky Derby News

Churchill's next project to offer rooftop views of the Derby

Sep. 21, 2018 12:25 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Churchill Downs is adding rooftop views to its lineup of high-dollar seating for the Kentucky Derby. The track's parent company said Friday that a new rooftop garden offering prime spots overlooking the start of America's most famous horse race will be ready in time for next year's...

Penny Chenery's 1973 Kentucky Derby program sells at auction

Sep. 12, 2018 7:43 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The 1973 Kentucky Derby program that belonged to the owner of Triple Crown Winner Secretariat has been sold at an auction. The Lexington Herald-Leader reported Wednesday that Penny Chenery's 1973 Kentucky Derby program and her personal 1973 Kentucky Oaks clubhouse box ticket stub sold...

Triple Crown-winning jockey Mike Smith to be honored by NTWB

Aug. 30, 2018 1:16 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Triple Crown-winning jockey Mike Smith will be honored by the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters with the Mr. Fitz Award. The Hall of Fame rider will receive the award, named for longtime trainer "Sunny Jim" Fitzsimmons, for typifying the spirit of racing at the group's 59th...

Longtime Churchill Downs spokesman John Asher dies at 62

Aug. 27, 2018 6:14 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — John Asher's devotion to the Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs and horse racing were obvious anytime he was asked about those subjects, often weaving them together in entertaining tales. Asher, the longtime Churchill Downs spokesman and executive known for his love of horse racing and...

Chad Brown, on home track, has 2 favorites for Travers

Aug. 24, 2018 4:39 PM EDT

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Chad Brown's roots run deep at the Travers Stakes. "It's the biggest race for me. It's my home track," said Brown, a trainer who grew up in nearby Mechanicville, New York. "It's very special to me. Going to Saratoga as a kid, and going to many Travers growing up, it would mean...

Good Magic the favorite for Travers Stakes

Aug. 21, 2018 9:08 PM EDT

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Good Magic, the Kentucky Derby runner-up who was fourth in the Preakness, is the favorite for Saturday's $1.25 million Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course. A field of 11 was entered Tuesday for the 149th edition of the 1 1/4-mile Midsummer Derby, the longest running major...