2019 Kentucky Oaks Day: Scratches, Changes and Course Conditions

The Twin Spires at Churchill Downs - Coady Photography Happy Kentucky Oaks Day! I hope you’re ready for an action-packed day of racing at Churchill Downs. The 13-race Friday card kicks off early at 10:30 a.m. ET and includes six graded stakes races. One of the topics everyone is discussing is how the weather will affect the track conditions. Rainfall has been plentiful in Louisville as of late, though a brief respite Thursday allowed the track to dry [...]

Signalman Digs Deep in Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes

Signalman winning the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (gr. II) - Coady Photography You can argue that luck played a significant role in allowing Signalman to reach the wire first in Saturday’s $200,000 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (gr. II) at Churchill Downs. But luck merely put Signalman in the position to win, and it was unquestionably his class and determination that sealed the deal. Facing a full field of thirteen rivals in the 1 1/16-mile Road to the Kentucky [...]

It’s a Great Time of Year at the Fair Grounds

Winter in the Big Easy is always great with warm temperatures and plenty of fun, but the next week at the Fair Grounds is one of the best of the year. First off, as always we'll have Fair Grounds Fridays at BetAmerica.com where you get DOUBLE wager rewards points on all wagers at Fair Grounds. Then Saturday is the Risen Star Stakes (which is part of our ROAD TO THE KENTUCKY DERBY PROMO), and next week is Mardi Gras! This [...]