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  • Churchill Downs upgrading premium clubhouse seating

    Churchill Downs is nearing the starting gate for another construction project that will upgrade its clubhouse to maximize revenue from the Kentucky Derby, continuing a nearly $200 million renovation phase since 2001 that has given the historic track a facelift. The $18 million project starting in…

    The Associated Press
  • Horse racing-Former cyclist Pendleton second in first ride

    Britain's former Olympic cycling champion Victoria Pendleton finished second in her first ride as an amateur jockey at Ripon on Monday. The 34-year-old, who won two Olympic gold medals, steered Royal Etiquette to second place after being awarded her Category A licence having made her debut in a…

    Reuters
  • Valid wins Monmouth's Iselin Stakes

    After watching Valid chase the leader to get third in the Salvator and second in the Monmouth Cup, trainer Marcus Vitali decided a different strategy and a new jockey were needed. Vitali wanted to take the fight to Bradester immediately, and he entrusted the job to Nik Juarez.

    The Associated Press