Latest Kentucky Derby News

Kentucky Derby purse up to $3 million; 1st boost in 14 years

Jan. 10, 2019 2:16 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Derby's purse will be raised to $3 million this May, an increase of $1 million and the first boost in 14 years. Churchill Downs said Thursday the winner of the 145th running will receive $1.86 million. The runner-up will earn $600,000, with third place worth $300,000,...

Gunmetal Gray rallies to win Sham Stakes by 1 length

Jan. 5, 2019 9:48 PM EST

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Gunmetal Gray rallied from last to win the $100,000 Sham Stakes by a length, giving the gray colt qualifying points for the Kentucky Derby. Ridden by Hall of Famer Mike Smith, Gunmetal Gray ran a mile in 1:38.96 at Santa Anita on Saturday. Trained and co-owned by Jerry Hollendorfer,...

Larger-than-life Secretariat statue coming to Lexington

Dec. 27, 2018 3:58 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A larger-than-life bronze memorial to the famous racehorse Secretariat is coming to Lexington this fall. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports , sculptor Jocelyn Russell is constructing a statue of the 1973 Triple Crown winner. He'll be posed in full stride winning the Kentucky Derby as...