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Lorde Headlines Preakness InfieldFest

by Triple Crown Race Fan on March 22, 2014

Lorde InfieldFestFans of Lorde, the teenage pop star from New Zealand will be excited to know she’ll be performing during InfieldFest at the Preakness on May 17, 2014.

Her song “Royals” is the hit off “Pure Heroine,” that is a mainstay in the top 20 of Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.

InfieldFest is a multi-entertainment festival that features nationally-recognized musicians and bands, two stages, MUG Club and unique attractions throughout the day as fans await the running of the Preakness Stakes.

Churchill Downs to Add World’s Largest Video Board

by Triple Crown Race Fan on November 20, 2013

For 2014 the “Greatest Two Minutes in Sports” will also be the “Largest Video Two Minutes in Sports”.

Churchill Downs has a $12 million effort underway to install the world’s largest video board at their race track. Construction should begin in December and end by March 2014.

Attendees at the Kentucky Derby won’t have to worry about having a good view of the races anymore with this huge video board that will be installed halfway along the backstretch.

How big are we talking? The video board is bigger than 3 basketball courts, 2200 46 flat screen TV, and 320000 iPhone 5 screens. The screen measure a whopping 171 ft wide and 90 ft high.

And this is no simple installation either. The support structure must hold up over 1 million pounds, withstand winds of 85 MPH, and be designed with the jockeys and horses safety in mind.

We applaud the effort and appreciate the continuous improvements being made at Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby and other races..

“Since 2005 we have invested over $160 million in improving our fans’ experience,” said Kevin Flanery, president of Churchill Downs Racetrack. “Along with our current $15 million Grandstand Terrace project we are investing over $27 million this year to make Churchill Downs not only the best venue for Thoroughbred racing’s biggest events, the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby, but one of the premier sports and entertainment venues anywhere in the world.”

Palace Malice Wins 2013 Belmont Stakes

June 9, 2013

The 145th running of the Belmont Stakes ended with a different winner for each leg of the 2013 Triple Crown races. 13-1 shot Palace Malice ridden by 47 year old jockey Mike Smith topped the 14 horse field in Elmont, New York. Once Palace Malice passed Oxbow the race was never close.  Orb made a […]

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Oxbow Wins the 2013 Preakness Stakes

May 18, 2013

An overcast day in Baltimore foreshadowed a gloomy race for Orb.  Once again there will be no Triple Crown winner as the overwhelming favorite and Kentucky Derby winner Orb was never in contention. 50 year old jockey Gary Stevens let Oxbow run the race as the horse took an early lead and never let up […]

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Will the Outcome Be “Rosie” at the Preakness?

May 17, 2013

A female jockey has never won the Preakness Stakes.  Only two have tried.  The last time was 1994. Will the third time be a charm?  And in Charm City too?  By 6:30 Saturday night we should know. Since she was 7 years old,  25 year old Rosie Napravnik has dreamed about winning the Triple Crown […]

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2013 Preakness Draw and Odds

May 16, 2013

The 2013 Preakness Stakes will be held on Saturday, May 18th, 2013 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. The Preakness field features 6 horses from the Kentucky Derby, including the winner Orb. The other five are Goldencents, Itsmyluckyday, Mylute, Oxbow, and Will Take Charge.  The three new challengers are Departing, Govenor Charlie and Titletown […]

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Orb Wins the 2013 Kentucky Derby

May 4, 2013

Twenty horses raced over a sloppy track at Churchill Downs for the 139th Kentucky Derby but only one had a little less mud on it than the others. And it was Orb!  Jockey Joel Rosario secured the first leg in the Triple Crown winning by 2 1/2 lengths after taking the lead with 200 yards […]

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Can the Pitino Magic Continue at Kentucky Derby?

May 3, 2013

Louisville men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino owns a 5% stake in the thoroughbred race horse Goldencents. Goldencents will be running in the 2013 Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 4th.  He has started at 5-1 odds and will be racing from the No. 8 post position. Pitino is a big fan of racing and has owned […]

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Orb and Verrazano Are Early Favorites

May 3, 2013

Orb has been made the out of the gate favorite for the 2013 Kentucky Derby.  He drew the No. 16 post on Wednesday. Undefeated Verrazano is the 2nd favorite out of the field of twenty horses.  He will be starting in position No. 14.  Verrazano is trained by Todd Pletcher who has five horses in […]

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2013 Kentucky Derby Draw and Odds

May 2, 2013

The draw for the post positions for the 2013 Kentucky Derby is now complete.  Check out the list of post positions and odds to win the race. Post Horse Jockey Trainer Odds 1 Black Onyx Joe Bravo Kelly Breen 50-1 2 Oxbow Gary Stevens D. Wayne Lukas 30-1 3 Revolutionary Calvin Borel Todd Pletcher 10-1 […]

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