July 29, 2012 - 7:51pm
Females Are Thoroughbred Enthusiasts (F.A.T.E.) will hold its first event of the year on Sunday, January 29 in the Churchill Downs media center.
Females Are Thoroughbred Enthusiasts (F.A.T.E.), an organization created by Courier-Journal writer Jennie Rees and thoroughbred owner Beth Condren, will hold its first meeting of the year on Sunday, January 29 at the Churchill Downs sixth-floor media center from 2 – 6 p.m. Rees and...
July 29, 2012 - 7:51pm
The Kentucky Derby is only three months away and the contenders are already working toward securing a spot in the 20-horse Derby field.
The Kentucky Derby is only three months away. Yes, only three months. That may sound like a lot of time to some, but for a horse hopeful of filling one of the 20 slots in the Derby field that means that he (or she) has about three races in which to earn enough graded stakes to...
January 16, 2012 - 11:00am
Matt Winn might have spent much of his sports related career in the background, however that doesn't minimize his contribution to Louisville sports.
In 1902 Churchill Downs was in financial dire straits, so much so that the Kentucky Derby could have ended. This calamity was avoided though in large part due to the work of local businessman Matt Winn.
January 2, 2012 - 11:00am
The city of Louisville has become known for the sport of horse racing but why? I take a look at that in this Sports legend of the Ville segment.
Recently, I heard a piece of a radio broadcast from WHAS from years ago. The show was music themed, but in a break the DJ encouraged listeners to come out to the Louisville Downs, a track that’s often forgot about in town nowadays despite the local sports community that’s often very...
December 28, 2011 - 9:45am
Whether for or against casino gaming at racetracks, voters want the opportunity to voice their opinion.
A recent survey, commissioned by various Kentucky horse racing interests, shows that Kentuckians want the chance to vote on whether to allow casino gaming in Kentucky. The Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group in Washington, D.C. surveyed 612 Kentucky voters statewide December 12-14, 2011 regarding their...