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2010-2011 Live Thoroughbred Meet Will Open On Thanksgiving Day

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will open its 2010-2011 Thoroughbred Racing Season on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25, a return to the traditional holiday opener following two years of early-to-mid-November debuts. The 84-day Thoroughbred meeting will run through March 27, 2011, with five live...

Fair Grounds Will Return to Thanksgiving Opener for 2010-2011 Thoroughbred Season

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will open its 2010-2011 Thoroughbred Racing Season on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25, a return to the traditional holiday opener following two years of early-to-mid-November debuts. The 84-day Thoroughbred meeting will run through March 27, 2011, with five live...

Brisnet Churchill Downs Handicappers Edge notes 5/6/10

Super Saver, Derby runners return to the track Kentucky Derby (G1) winner SUPER SAVER (Maria's Mon) returned to the track Wednesday morning for a leisurely jog once around the mile oval under exercise rider Kevin Willey. "He jogged like a Derby winner," said Mike McCarthy, assistant to...

Brisnet Handicappers Edge Kentucky Derby and Oaks Notes 4/28/10

Blind Luck installed as 6-5 Oaks favorite Blind Luck (left) just got up to deny Evening Jewel in the Las Virgenes (Paula Smith/Horsephotos.com)Multiple Grade 1 queen BLIND LUCK (Pollard's Vision), a convincing 2 1/2-length winner of the April 2 Fantasy S. (G2) in her last start, drew post position...

Brisnet Handicappers Edge Kentucky Derby and Oaks Notes 4/23/10

KENTUCKY DERBY REPORT APRIL 22, 2010 by James Scully Kentucky Derby (G1) favorite ESKENDEREYA (Giant Causeway) arrived at Churchill Downs on Tuesday and will be the center of attention every time he visits the track over the next nine days. One of seven possible starters for Todd Pletcher,...

"And They're On..." New Kentucky Derby Slots Debut at Fair Grounds

The excitement of the “greatest two minutes in sports” can now be found anytime at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, where four brand new Kentucky Derby slot machines made their international debut Thursday. In addition to the five-reel action, players can win the chance to pick three horses...

Fair Grounds Will Be Well-Represented in Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks

Mission Impazible, winner of last month’s Grade II Louisiana Derby, remains on track for a start in the world’s most famous horse race, the Kentucky Derby, on May 1 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Similarly, Quiet Temper, winner of the Grade II Fair Grounds Oaks, is still pointing to the...

Brisnet Handicappers Edge Kentucky Derby and Oaks Notes 4/20/10

Dublin blitzes a bullet five furlongs at Churchill Dublin went on to dust his workmate (EquiSport Photos)At Churchill Downs on Monday, Hopeful S. (G1) hero DUBLIN (Afleet Alex) worked a bullet five furlongs in :59 1/5 after the renovation break with jockey Terry Thompson up. The Wayne Lukas pupil,...

Tim Bryant Named FG President; Miller Heading to Calder

Churchill Downs Incorporated, (NASDAQ: CHDN) (“CDI”) today announced the hiring of Timothy (“Tim”) W. Bryant who will serve as the President of Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in New Orleans, Louisiana (“Fair Grounds”), subject to completion of licensing and regulatory requirements. Tim has...

Brisnet Handicappers Edge Kentucky Derby and Oaks Notes 4/16/10

KENTUCKY DERBY REPORT APRIL 15, 2010 by James Scully Saturday was a day for upsets, with a 17-1 wire-to-wire winner in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) and a 40-1 shocker in the $750,000 Blue Grass S. (G1), and the graded earnings threshold for the Kentucky Derby (G1) continues to rise, with the...