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  Churchill Downs: Outgoing track president describes ongoing dialogue with community following protests

Kevin Flanery, the retiring president of Churchill Downs, spoke with pride Monday about the relationship the historic racetrack has with the neighborhood outside its gates.

Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act passes US House of Representatives

Kentucky Derby winner Authentic is 9-5 morning line favorite in Preakness Stakes

  Protests and Churchill Downs: What’s next after Derby?

  Louisville woman has share in Derby winner and beats cancer in the same week

Differences in community outside Churchill Downs on Derby Day

Churchill Downs shares behind-the-scenes look at the call of Derby 146

Continued Coverage

  101 days of civil unrest in Louisville converge on the 146th Kentucky Derby

PHOTOS: Images from a very different Derby Week at Churchill Downs

Authentic wins Kentucky Derby 146

Sen. Mitch McConnell encouraged Churchill Downs to play ’My Old Kentucky Home’

Fast Facts: The Kentucky Derby

LIST: Kentucky Derby winners

LIST: Triple Crown winners

American Pharoah won the Triple Crown in 2015, the sport's first such champion in 37 years. And just three years later, another Bob Baffert-trained horse, Justify, repeated the trick.

Tiz the Law and his shot at the Triple Crown

Belmont Stakes winner is heavy Derby favorite

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Shedaresthedevil wins Kentucky Oaks 146 in an upset

In a year without in-person fans at Churchill Downs, delayed from May due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 146th Run for the Lilies took place Friday evening.

Tiz the Law is a big favorite in a Derby unlike any other

‘My Old Kentucky Home’ to be performed at Derby 146

Finnick the Fierce scratched from Derby field

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LIST: Kentucky Oaks winners

  Will ‘My Old Kentucky Home’ be played at the Derby?

Ahead of Derby weekend protests, NFAC leader walks back claim to ‘burn this’ city down

It is one of the most prestigious horse races in the world, and certainly the most exciting two minutes in sports, but this year’s Kentucky Derby will stand out in history for different reasons.

Kentucky Derby: King Guillermo is second horse to scratch

King Guillermo is the latest horse to scratch from Saturday’s Kentucky Derby.

  LMPD announces Derby weekend safety plan, road closures

LMPD said this year their plan is more condensed than in years past because there are no spectators allowed at the track.

  Black jockeys and the Kentucky Derby: A history of race and racism

Black jockeys once dominated the sport of horse racing but now they are few and far between.

LMPD announces road closures for Derby weekend

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and LMPD representatives on Wednesday announced traffic closures for the upcoming Kentucky Derby weekend.

  Louisville starts sprucing up ahead of a much different Derby

This year, without fans at Churchill Downs and businesses operating at limited capacity; it will be a Derby no one will forget.

  Churchill Downs: Neighbors say historic track can do more for the community

The 146th Kentucky Derby falls on the year of change in Louisville and across the country.

Post positions, morning line odds set for Kentucky Derby 146

The post positions for the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby are set.

  Louisville pastor encourages protests during Kentucky Derby events

Pastor Timothy Findley Jr. said demonstrators will use the Derby as a chance to make their calls for social justice even louder.

  Foley family living a Derby dream with Major Fed

Over 40 years have led to the first Saturday in September

Kentucky Oaks post positions, morning line odds set

The field is set for the 146th Kentucky Oaks.

  Black horse owners who support BLM to take part in Kentucky Derby

The owners of Necker Island support Black Lives Matter and want to make a change by breaking through a predominately white industry.

Appeals Court upholds disqualification of last year’s Kentucky Derby winner

Fifteen months after the second-weirdest Kentucky Derby ever and eight days before what figures to be the weirdest Kentucky Derby ever, a federal appeals court on Friday upheld last year’s disqualification of winner Maximum Security.

  Kentucky Derby: No spectators this year

Sept. 5 at Churchill Downs will be real quiet.

  Smaller crowd, tighter rules await spectators at Kentucky Derby 146

Churchill Downs confirmed Wednesday there will be spectators in the stands for the 146th Kentucky Derby next month.

  Local business adjusts to Kentucky Derby in September

The Kentucky Derby is going to be different this year. Much different.

  Spectator plans for the 146th Kentucky Derby still in the works

The decision to run the Indy 500 with no fans, despite the track’s massive infield and grandstands, may make it harder for some Derby fans to leave home.

  Beshear signals possible changes to Kentucky Derby crowd control plans

“Am I comfortable with having a crowd at the Derby?” Beshear said Tuesday. “If it were today, I would want to see some changes made to the plan."

  Tom Drury is ready to live his Kentucky Derby dream

Art Collector is full of Louisville connections

Baffert responds to Arkansas suspension

Plans to appeal decision

Bob Baffert: Arkansas racing officials suspend legendary horse trainer

Two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer Bob Baffert has been suspended 15 days by the Arkansas Racing Commission after two of his horses tested positive for a banned substance.

  Breonna Taylor supporters organize Kentucky Derby boycott

The COVID-19 crisis pushed the Kentucky Derby to September, but the recent death of Breonna Taylor and the events that have followed are also making an impact.

Spectators can attend Kentucky Derby 146 under strict guidelines

There will be spectators when the 146th Kentucky Derby runs in September, according to Churchill Downs.

15-week road through Triple Crown begins Saturday with Belmont Stakes

For the first time in the history of the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes will be the first leg and not the last.

  Tiz the Law is 6-5 morning line favorite in Belmont Stakes

A field of 10 entered for the first race in the 2020 Triple Crown.

Without fans, and at reduced distance, Belmont Stakes set for Saturday on WAVE 3 News

Here’s a reminder: The 152nd Belmont Stakes will run Saturday at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y.

Derby Festival cancels Thunder Over Louisville, Pegasus Parade, Mini Marathon

Originally postponed until August and September, Kentucky Derby Festival anchor events Thunder Over Louisville, the miniMarathon and the Pegasus Parade all have now been canceled.

Derby dreams on the line Saturday at Churchill Downs

With the Run for the Roses pushed back to September 5, there are dreams of the Kentucky Derby for some late-blooming 3-year-olds.

Baffert to point Charlatan and Nadal to Belmont Stakes

NYRA moved Belmont Stakes to June 20

2020 Belmont Stakes will be first leg of Triple Crown

Race shortened and moved to June 20

Road to Kentucky Derby goes through Ellis Park

Among the announcement, the Ellis Park Derby is now elevated to a prep race for the Derby.

Bob Baffert’s take on the first Saturday in May 2020

Hall of Fame trainer won a Derby twice in one day

One Year Ago Today: Historic Derby finish ends in winner’s DQ

Monday marks the one-year anniversary of the first-ever Kentucky Derby that ended with the disqualification of its winner due to interference in the race.

  What does the first Saturday in May look like without the Kentucky Derby?

If you were to peek into Churchill Downs on May 2, 2020, you’d see an empty track, bare stands, empty stalls on the Paddock, and not a single trace of horse hooves.

  WATCH: WAVE 3 News coverage of the 2015 Kentucky Derby

WAVE 3 News is re-airing coverage from the 2015 Kentucky Derby, featuring American Pharoah’s first win in his legendary Triple Crown winning run.

Ben Benitez: Derby delayed

Impact of Kentucky Derby postponement

Kentucky Oaks Call to the Post plays on despite no race

Churchill Downs employees encouraged neighbors to step outside and cheer from their porches.

Mike Hartnett picks the virtual Triple Crown Showdown

All 13 Triple Crown winners will be celebrated as they compete in a virtual matchup on what was supposed to be Derby Day!

Baffert Talks Arkansas, Kentucky Derby

Hall of fame trainer, Bob Baffert has two favorites running in this week's Arkansas Derby, but misses the Kentucky Derby.

PROGRAM ALERT: Triple Crown winners to race (virtually) on first Saturday in May

Bet on your favorite Triple Crown winner and support COVID-19 relief efforts.

  Century-old diner feeling the effects of a postponed Kentucky Derby

Businesses across Louisville are feeling the economic impact of COVID-19 and the Kentucky Derby's subsequent postponement.

  WATCH: 2019 Great Bed Races encore presentation

WAVE 3 News is proud to bring you an encore presentation of the 2019 Kentucky Derby Festival Great Bed Races.

  Kentucky Derby competitors facing woes after Derby postponing

Horse racing trainers are dealing with the woes of the Kentucky Derby being postponed.

  Local businesses typically busy for Derby now suffering because of health crisis

Many local businesses would normally be swamped right now getting ready for the Kentucky Derby, but thanks to the coronavirus crisis, instead it’s the opposite.

2002 Derby winner War Emblem cause of death determined

Necropsy determined that War Emblem's death was caused by a ruptured small intestine.

Baffert on Derby delay

Trainer is loaded for Kentucky Derby 146

Kentucky Derby 146 re-scheduled for Saturday of Labor Day Weekend

You may not be able to wear white after Labor Day, but this year’s Kentucky Derby will offer fashionistas one final chance to put together their freshest ivory outfits.

Kentucky Derby 146: Churchill Downs to announce decision Tuesday

Churchill Downs confirmed Monday that it will announce its plans for this year's Kentucky Derby on Tuesday morning.

Keeneland cancels 2020 Spring Meet due to coronavirus concerns

The decision to cancel the Spring Meet was made after a guidance announcement by the CDC, which warned against large gatherings of 50 or more people.

Churchill Downs preparing update on Kentucky Derby next week amid coronavirus concerns

Churchill Downs staff has been working with health experts and authorities to make a decision on the timing of this year’s running of the Kentucky Derby.

Thoroughbred fatalities down in 2019

New figures released by the Jockey Club show a drop in the rate of fatal racing injuries to thoroughbreds.

Churchill says planning for Kentucky Derby continues, but appears open to possible postponement

The world’s most famous racetrack that hosts the world’s most famous horse race on Thursday addressed for the first time its stance on whether to run the Kentucky Derby on May 2.

  Churchill’s first-ever equine medical director prepares for first racing season

Veterinarian Will Farmer is the first-ever equine medical director in the 145-year history of Churchill Downs.

  Turfway Park to get overdue track upgrade

The $5.6-million project is expected to create a safer racing surface for horses during the track’s winter meets.

Churchill Downs debuts 20-stall starting gate at 2020 Kentucky Derby

A new custom-made 20-stall starting gate will be making its debut at Churchill Downs in time for the 146th Kentucky Derby.

  Congress steps closer to oversight of horse racing

The Horse Racing Integrity Act took another step closer to passage in the House as supporters testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Triple Crown winner Justify’s first official foal born in Lexington

The first foal bred by 2018 Triple Crown winner Justify was born Friday at Amaroo Farm in Lexington.

  Top US horse tracks move toward national standards

Owners of some of the top tracks in the country are banding together to make horse racing safer.