Churchill Downs


How I’d Bet $100 On The Kentucky Derby

The key to a financially successful day will be hitting one of the multi-horse wagers: the exacta, trifecta, and superfecta. Even if the favorite California Chrome wins, a few longshots filling in the second through fourth positions could make the return on investment significant.


Joel Rosario atop Orb celebrates after winning the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. (Credit: Andy Lyons, Getty)

Orb Wins Kentucky Derby

Orb splashed through the slop to win the Kentucky Derby, giving Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey his first victory in the 3-year-old classic.


I'll Have Another win ths 138th Kentucky Derby. (MARK ABRAHAM/AFP/GettyImages)

Churchill Downs Worker Found Dead In Barn After Kentucky Derby

Louisville Metro Police said the death is being investigated as a homicide, but that there appears to be no connection to the race.

CBS Chicago–05/07/2012

The 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Tornado Causes Damage At Churchill Downs

At least five barns were damaged and horses were running loose Wednesday at Churchill Downs after a powerful storm blew through Louisville.

CBS Chicago–06/22/2011

135th Kentucky Derby

South Sider To Place $100K Bet At Kentucky Derby

South Side resident Dave “Rico” Flores might be $100,000 richer if he wins a bet on the Kentucky Derby he won the right to place.

CBS Chicago–05/06/2011