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  • Immigrant workers at Churchill Downs fear deportation

    Though they do their work a world away from the grandstand and Millionaire’s Row, immigrants have become indispensable at Churchill Downs and other tracks, people in the industry say. Now, …


  • Former Churchill Downs track president Steve Sexton dies

    Former Churchill Downs track president Steve Sexton, who guided the home of the Kentucky Derby through its largest renovation project, has died in Texas after a brief illness.


  • Mor Spirit, Brody’s Cause top fields for 2 Derby prep races

    Last seen closing with a rush for third place in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, Brody’s Cause is ready for his 3-year-old debut – and a chance to stay on track …


  • Derby long shots anyone? We’ve got your horse right here!

    Hoping to unearth a Kentucky Derby winner at a price? We’ve got your long shots right here. We’re talking the next Giacomo, who won at 50-1 and returned $102.60 for …


  • Jockey Rosie Napravnik to be honored at Churchill

    Rosie Napravnik will be honored at Churchill Downs on Saturday, two weeks after the jockey surprised the racing world by announcing her retirement at the Breeders’ Cup because she is …


  • California Chrome wins Kentucky Derby

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A horse with a humble pedigree. A couple of working-stiff owners. A 77-year-old trainer with his first Kentucky Derby horse. Even Hollywood couldn’t have made this up.


  • California Chrome sets gold standard for Derby

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The owners of California Chrome are putting all their hopes on the chestnut colt to win the Kentucky Derby. After all, he’s the only horse they own.


  • Derby delights

    “And they’re off …” Often referred to as the “most exciting two minutes in sports” or the “Run for the Roses,” the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby will take …


  • Lagat wins 5,000 at nationals

    Track and field: Former Washington State University star Bernard Lagat captured the 5,000 meters at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Ore., on Friday evening, edging Chris …


  • Animal Kingdom sprints to Derby win

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Animal Kingdom sped past the leaders in the turn at Churchill Downs on Saturday and roared down the middle of the stretch to win the Kentucky Derby.