January 16, 2012 - 10:00am
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.
November 7, 2011 - 2:45pm
Horse racing resumes in Sunday at Churchill Downs, along with it some notable events.
Sunday marks the return of racing at Churchill Downs as the track itself prepares for the Breeders' Cup; one of the most prestigious equine events of the year the cup will last two days from November fourth through the fifth and in that time fifteen races will span that features the strongest...
August 23, 2011 - 9:00am
For the past couple of months I've been occasionally throwing out iconic athletes from Louisville. Sports legends of the Ville I called the series. But, I'd like to add to that series, sports legends of a different variety; the iconic buildings and arenas that made the city's historic sports past what it is today.
What better place to start the landmark edition of Sports Legends of the Ville than Freedom Hall? Opened in 1956, Freedom Hall was a building that was beyond it’s time. Ironically though, the building itself didn’t open to house basketball games; as so many remember it today....