Churchill Downs Articles

California Chrome Winner of Kentucky Derby

California Chrome is the winner of the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby. The 2 to 1 favorite as he entered the Run for the Roses at Churchill Downs, the odds weren’t in this horse’s favor. He is trained by …

Kentucky Derby 138: Ky’s Most Exciting Two Minutes

Dubbed “the most exciting two minutes in sports”, the Kentucky Derby is an event steeped in tradition that draws people from all over the world every year. Kentuckians have grown up with those traditions–which include outrageous hats, cigars, and mint …

Churchill Downs Tornado Damages Stables, Frees Horses Churchill Downs Tornado Damages Stables, Frees Horses

Last night Louisville, Kentucky was the latest city to make tornado news, as a series of storms hit Kentucky Derby site Churchill Downs. Although the tornado damaged buildings and threw debris around the track, nobody was reported injured as a …

Churchill Downs Buys Youbet.com For $126 Million

Churchill Downs Inc. (CDI), home of the Kentucky Derby, has agreed to buy online horse wagering firm Youbet.com in a cash-and- stock deal valued at $126.8 million.

The deal would give Churchill Downs over $700 million worth of the $1.4 billion online horse wagering market. Churchill Downs already owns online horse betting site TwinSpires.com.