The haze may begin to dissipate on Saturday as a full field faces the starter in the $200,000 LeComte Stakes (Grade 3) at the Fair Grounds.
Despite calls for more transparency in horse racing, an ongoing contract dispute between Churchill Downs and Nevada casinos is unfolding entirely behind closed doors.
Horse racing columnist Mike Brunker shares his Eclipse Award ballot and thoughts on improvements to the sport’s end-of-year accolades.
Despite the decision to postpone the traditional opening day from Thursday to Saturday over a rainy forecast, the track will still race when the weather isn’t fair.
Will they have to rename the Pegasus World Cup after another mythical figure — Icarus, the hubris-fueled adventurer who flew too close to the sun with disastrous results?
Track’s chief veterinary officer says catastrophic injuries have declined 70 percent in racing and 65 percent in training since March.
The Hall of Fame trainer was suspended for 30 days and fined $3,500 this week by Kentucky racing authorities after two of his horses failed post-race drug tests.
A Churchill Downs contract dispute and the demise of futures betting at Wynn Las Vegas leave locals with one option: the network of sports betting outlets run by William Hill.
Racing industry heavyweights launched a major initiative to improve safety measures for horses and riders. Those pushing for a ban were not impressed.
Ferrin Peterson, 27, who is both a veterinarian and a professional jockey, wrote a letter to California Sen. Dianne Feinstein urging her not to rush to judgment.