Jockey Chris Landeros — winner on his past three mounts at Churchill Downs, including mutuels of $69.60 and $74.20 — is considered a patient rider. And this year he's had to test that trait off the racetrack as well. The 26-year-old Landeros, one of the top riders in Texas, made the jump to Kentucky after spending the winter in New Orleans for the first time. He has won 1,076 races, for purse earnings topping $17 million. But in Kentucky, he was almost starting over.Read More
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Kentucky Downs hosted its second annual Hall of Fame Jockeys' Day on Wednesday, as Hall of Famers Calvin Borel, Pat Day, Chris McCarron, Laffit Pincay, Jr. and Randy Romero came together for an autograph signing before the races to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys' Fund (PDJF). Additionally, Hall of Fame Trainer Jack Van Berg was on hand, signing autographs and copies of his new book: "Jack, From Grit to Glory."Read More
Wednesday was the second annual Hall Of Fame Day at Kentucky Downs, jockeys and fans got the opportunity to interact with each other. A tribute to thoroughbred racing Hall of fame members and a fundraiser for permanently disabled jockeys brought together hundreds of people at Kentucky downs.Read More
Jockey Jesus Castanon rode favored In Tall Cotton to a 1 ½-length victory in Friday night's third race to collect his 300th Churchill Downs victory. Castanon, 41, is only the 25th jockey in Churchill Downs' storied history to reach the 300-win plateau beneath the Twin Spires. Retired Hall of Famer Pat Day leads all riders with 2,482 local victories. Read More