RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Churchill Downs

A collection of news and information related to Churchill Downs published by this site and its partners.

Top Churchill Downs Articles

Displaying items 37-48
  • Horse trainer Small, Breeders' Cup Classic winner, dies at 68

    Horse trainer Small, Breeders' Cup Classic winner, dies at 68
    Prominent Maryland trainer Richard "Dickie" Small, who conditioned 1994 Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Concern, died late Friday night after a battle with cancer. He was 68. Born in Baltimore on December 2, 1945, Small attended Gilman, played...
  • Mount St. Joe grad Larry Collmus named race caller at Churchill Downs

    Mount St. Joe grad Larry Collmus named race caller at Churchill Downs
    Larry Collmus, a 1984 Mount St. Joseph graduate, has been named race caller for Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby, beginning with opening night of the season on April 26. The Derby is May 3. The 47-year-old Collmus, who started calling races...
  • May 2013: Sports champions, a new superintendent, a 200th anniversary

    May 2013: Sports champions, a new superintendent, a 200th anniversary
    Thanks to an agreement between Harford and Baltimore counties, the Joppa area trash transfer station plan was abandoned by Harford officials. Solid waste from Harford County would be taken to Eastern Sanitary Landfill near White Marsh. The original...
  • As Orb's comeback falls short in Saturday's Travers, a brother is set for stud duty in Bel Air

    As Orb's comeback falls short in Saturday's Travers, a brother is set for stud duty in Bel Air
    One of the half-brothers of Kentucky Derby winner Orb, who finished a close up third in Saturday's Travers Stakes at Saratoga, has moved to Maryland in preparation for entering stallion duty at Country Life Farm in Bel Air. Freedom Child, runaway...
  • Preakness starters Orb, Titletown Five have a history

    Preakness starters Orb, Titletown Five have a history
    One of the colts entered in Saturday’s 138th running of the Preakness Stakes can lay claim to a distinction not shared by seven others:  He’s actually finished ahead of the expected favorite Orb in a race. Titletown Five, one of three...
  • Jockey Gary Stevens discovering his love of racing again

    Jockey Gary Stevens discovering his love of racing again
    Nearly a quarter century ago, Gary Stevens was an up-and-coming jockey in Southern California, hoping to make his mark on the sport, put a lot of money in the bank and move on to something else as quickly as possible. A conversation he had with one of...
  • Itsmyluckyday has a productive day with runner-up finish in Preakness

    Itsmyluckyday has a productive day with runner-up finish in Preakness
    With nearly every eye at Pimlico fixated on either the uncatchable leader, Oxbow, or the Kentucky Derby winner and heavy betting favorite, Orb, Itsmyluckyday cruised under the radar to earn a little bit of redemption in Saturday's Preakness. After...
  • Triple Crown thoroughbreds aren't running as fast

    Triple Crown thoroughbreds aren't running as fast
    As Orb charged to the wire at Churchill Downs last weekend, he established his clear superiority to the other 18 thoroughbreds on horse racing's biggest stage, the Kentucky Derby. But compared to Derby champions of the past, Orb's time is less...
  • Eighth starter Mylute brings Rosie Napravnik to her first Preakness

    Eighth starter Mylute brings Rosie Napravnik to her first Preakness
    An eighth Preakness starter has been named, and he will bring jockey Rosie Napravnik back to the state where her career began to ride for the first time in its premier race. Mylute, fifth at the Kentucky Derby, will run in the 138th Preakness on...
  • Black Onyx scratches from Kentucky Derby because of ankle injury

    Black Onyx scratches from Kentucky Derby because of ankle injury
    Late Thursday morning, trainer Kelly Breen spoke about his stable's lack of notoriety. "We call it flying under the radar," he said. "You guys might call it lack of respect. We're a small stable. We have some good horses. We've been to the Derby every...
  • Orb is horse to beat and has made the rest of Preakness field an afterthought

    Orb is horse to beat and has made the rest of Preakness field an afterthought
    Shug McGaughey, the trainer for Kentucky Derby winner Orb, attributes his calm demeanor since that race to maturity. Had he made it to the Preakness with a Triple Crown chance at a younger age, the 64-year-old insists, the scene would have been...
  • Secretariat's Preakness run still looks brilliant on 40th anniversary

    Secretariat's Preakness run still looks brilliant on 40th anniversary
    Secretariat was a star but not yet a legend when his van rolled up to Pimlico Race Course in the second week of May 1973. The big red horse had taken off like a rocket ship to run down the field at the Kentucky Derby, winning in less than two minutes, a...