Late in the 1950s, when he was solidly in his 80s and retired, as much as was possible for a man like him, from political life, Winston Churchill brought a draft of an essay down to a villa in southern France. The place belonged to his...Show More Summary
When you’re bracing for war, facing down the Nazis and preparing to become the only fighting democracy on the continent of Europe, you’d think have more than enough to think about. But in 1939, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill had one other thing on his mind: extraterrestrials. According to a newly revealed essay that Sir…
The 2017 Pegasus World Cup post time has captivated the world because its very first race is worth a whopping $12 million — but the rivalry for the “richest horse race in the world” will not be fought at Churchill Downs. Instead, another horse race has already beat the purse for the Kentucky Derby long... Show More Summary
Historians may debate whether Churchill, and the British, were justified in the operations that brought down Norwegian neutrality and the German invasion in April of 1940. What is indisputable, though, is that great stakes played out the northern seas in the winter of 1939-40.
So apparently there is a Thoroughbred racehorse named Harambe. And next Wednesday, he's going to race at Churchill Downs — home of the Kentucky Derby.
Three thousand pounds of turkey served in one day.
We start in August 1942. Churchill is still in Moscow, getting down with Uncle Joe. Stalin accuses the British of being a bunch of pussies, too scared to fight the big bad Nazis. To try to break up the UK/USA/USSR love nest, the Nazis dig up 3000 dead bodies of Polish generals and lay the...
One On Monday, the Port of Churchill handed layoff notices to approximately 50 of its workers and gave notice that it will not be shipping any more grain this year. This effectively shuts the port down, although reports indicate that...Show More Summary
Nyquist may not have been tabbed by all the experts at Churchill Downs two weeks ago, but most of them have changed their tune as the Triple Crown turns to Pimlico. Nyquist has not lost in any of the eight races he's run. Why shouldShow More Summary
The Preakness is just one of 14 races being held Saturday at Churchill Downs. Here are a few others to keep an eye on. The 141st running of the Preakness Stakes may be Saturday's marquee race, but it's far from the only one. Beginning at 10:30 a.m. Show More Summary
The trainers, owners and jockeys were huddled around small tables waiting for the Preakness Stakes draw to start Wednesday. It wasn't the same mob scene as Churchill Downs two weeks ago. In fact, there wasn't a national television program wrapped around the proceedings like the Kentucky Derby....
Every year on the first Saturday of May, rich and/or famous people from all over the country flock to Churchill Downs in silly hats to watch the Kentucky Derby. But this post isn’t about them. This post is about rich college bros who, on the first Friday in May, show up at Churchill Downs with […]
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A Wall Street guy in a Panama hat sidled up to me in the mint julep line in a sky box at Churchill Downs on Saturday to tell me he was afraid: afraid of what Donald Trump had done and could do to the Republican Party,...Show More Summary
Dannielynn Birkhead and her father Larry pose on the red carpet at the 2016 Kentucky Derby held at Churchill Downs on Saturday (May 7) in Louisville, Ken. The six-year-old daughter of the late Anna Nicole Smith and Larry, 43, have attended the horse racing event for six years. They currently live in rural Kentucky. Anna [...]
Kate Upton shows off her Southern style at the Kentucky Derby held at Churchill Downs on Saturday (May 7) in Louisville, Ky. The 23-year-old model had kicked off the weekend the day before when she was named the First Lady of Longines Kentucky Oaks Survivors Parade. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Kate Upton [...]
(Reuters) - Favorite Nyquist ran a perfect race to extend his unbeaten record winning the 142nd Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville on Saturday, sparking talk of a second consecutive Triple Crown champion. Nyquist, who had...Show More Summary
It just wasn’t a good day for Grand Tito. The thoroughbred was set to race in the Turf Classic, an undercard race to Saturday’s 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby, when a gust of wind carried a piece of debris off of a roof and onto his head. This spooked the six-year-old. After handlers calmed […]
The favorite Nyquist has won the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on Saturday.