Tag: Winning Impression

A fatal injury to Kentucky Derby runner Winning Impression prompted Churchill Downs officials to close the track's turf course for the duration of its fall meet. (Image: Coady Photgraphy/Churchill Downs)

Churchill Downs Closes Turf Course For Remainder of Fall Meet

Citing an “abundance of caution,” Churchill Downs closed its turf course for the duration of its fall meet, scuttling two Grade 2 turf races. The move was in the offing, considering the track announced Nov. 14 it would move all turf races to the main track through Nov. 22. This […]

Tiz the Law brings that placid demeanor everywhere but the starting gate. It's one reason he's the favorite to win Saturday's 146th Kentucky Derby. (Image: Churchill Downs)

No Asterisks Needed: Breaking Down the 2020 Kentucky Derby

Historians 100 years from now will note the 2020 Kentucky Derby took place the first Saturday in September, instead of the first Saturday in May. They’ll note that, due to the coronavirus pandemic, America’s annual racing bacchanalia was shy of bacchanalia because Churchill Downs was shy of spectators. Barring any […]