How will changes to the Derby impact Louisville businesses? Wednesday, Aug 12 2020 

Those in the hospitality industry said they expect fewer than the allowed 23,000 fans, seeing a large number of room cancellations.


Infield closed, no General Admission for 146th Kentucky Derby Wednesday, Aug 12 2020 

All previously purchased General Admission tickets will be refunded, according to a release from Churchill Downs.


Churchill Downs has stopped selling general admission tickets for Oaks and Derby Thursday, Jul 30 2020 

During a meeting about their Q2 earnings, we learned the racetrack lost $149.4 million from rescheduling the Derby from May to September


Last day to request refund for Kentucky Derby, Oaks tickets is July 17 Thursday, Jul 16 2020 

The refund request deadline was moved to July after the events were rescheduled to September due to the coronavirus pandemic.


Spring Meet kicks off at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 16 2020 

Fans won't be allowed in the stands, and only trainers and other essential personnel will be allowed at the track.


Missed out on your favorite Derby foods? Here’s some you can make at home Sunday, May 3 2020 

You can make some of the food and drink you would normally get at Churchill Downs right in your own kitchen.


Kentucky Derby Museum, Churchill Downs give people ‘Derby at Home’ experience Saturday, May 2 2020 

From fascinator making to virtual tours, the Derby spirit is still very much alive this first Saturday in May.


Historian finds hope after Kentucky Derby breaks May tradition for second time in history Thursday, Apr 30 2020 

It’s an event that has survived floods, wars and every kind of hardship because this Commonwealth loves its horses, its history and its Kentucky Derby.


It’s official: 146th Kentucky Derby now September 5 Monday, Mar 16 2020 

Thunder Over Louisville will take place on August 15, while the Oaks and Derby will happen on Labor Day weekend.


B. Wayne Hughes wins John W. Galbreath award Friday, Feb 7 2020 

By Liam Stapp —

The University of Louisville’s College of Business Equine Program announced the winner of the 2019 John W. Galbreath award Jan. 27.

B. Wayne Hughes, owner of Spendthrift Farm since 2004, has owned thoroughbred racehorses since 1972. Spendthrift Farm is a 1,200-acre thoroughbred nursery and stud farm located in Lexington, Ky. Before following his lifelong passion for equine, he co-founded Public Storage, an international storage company.

“B. Wayne Hughes helped shift the breeding industry paradigm significantly in the last decade,” said Sean Beirne, director of U of L’s equine program. “He has not been afraid to rethink and experiment to lead the industry in a new direction.”

Hughes said thoroughbred horse racing has been a passion since he went to the races with his father as a boy. “It’s something he and I got to share together, and I’ve been fortunate to be able to make it a large part of my life and share it with so many that are dear to me,” Hughes said.

“There are few thrills greater than what horse racing can provide, and it is our responsibility to do a better job of improving this great sport so that future generations can enjoy it as much as John Galbreath did and as much as I have.”

Since 1990, the Galbreath Award is awarded annually to commemorate entrepreneurial leadership that has impacted the equine industry. It’s named after John Galbreath, past owner of Darby Dan Farms in Lexington and previous chairman of Churchill Downs. He established himself in the industry with his passion for both business and equine.

The Galbreath Award will be presented on March 2 at the PNC Club in U of L’s Cardinal Stadium.

Photo courtesy from University of Louisville 

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