November 29, 2011 - 9:00am
Sunday marked the last day of racing at Churchill Downs this year, in honor of that I take a look at some of the Kentucky Derby legends.
With last Sunday wrapping up the 2011 season at Churchill Downs I thought it appropriate to take a look back specifically at the Kentucky Derbies of the past. So, I’ve assembled a “dream race” of sorts with a full field of twenty horses all competing for the prize of being...
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...
September 19, 2011 - 9:00am
Churchill Downs starts back up in October and welcomes the Breeder's cup in early November. With that in mind, I'm continuing to look at the landmark sports venues in the city of Louisville.
In an earlier article I discussed the man that made Churchill Downs a reality. However, what my main question now is about the track itself, once it was built what did that mean for the city of Louisville.
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....
June 29, 2011 - 9:00am
Louisville has become synonymous with the Kentucky Derby, but who was it that made the Derby City the Derby City?
Throughout the storied history of sports in the city of Louisville one man whose name is often ignored nowadays has his contributions come up so frequently. A man named Colonel Meriwether Lewis Clark Jr., like the explorers he’s named after Clark founded new territory on his own, in his...