Friday, November 28 2014


Churchill Downs Stakes Recap


HOPPERTUNITY, KNOCKED OUT OF KENTUCKY DERBY BY INJURY, MAKES AMENDS ON RETURN TO CHURCHILL DOWNS AS 3-YEAR-OLDS RULE IN CLARK HANDICAP

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Friday, Nov. 28, 2014) - Hoppertunity, a major contender for the 2014 Kentucky Derby until he went to the sidelines with an injury days before that race, returned to Churchill Downs on Friday to lead a 1-2-3 finish by 3-year-olds in his half-length victory under jockey Martin Garcia in the 140th running of the $551,000, Grade I Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare for 3-year-olds and up.





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Wednesday, November 26 2014


Churchill Downs Stakes Advance:  Grade II Golden Rod


POCAHANTAS WINNER CRISTINA’S JOURNEY FAVORED IN GRADE II GOLDEN ROD,
BIDS TO SWEEP CHURCHILL DOWNS’ FALL STAKES FOR JUVENILE FILLIES

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014) – With a disappointing journey to Southern California for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships behind her, Cristina’s Journey is back in the comfortable confines of Churchill Downs and is the morning line favorite to defeat 11 rivals in Saturday’s 71st running of the $200,000-added Golden Rod (Grade II) for 2-year-old fillies, the co-featured event on the Louisville track’s popular “Stars of Tomorrow II” program devoted exclusively to racing among 2-year-olds.





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Churchill Downs Stakes Advance: Kentucky Jockey Club


BAFFERT’S LORD NELSON MADE 5-2 FAVE FOR SATURDAY’S KENTUCKY JOCKEY CLUB

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014) – Peachtree Stable’s Lord Nelson, a runaway winner of the $101,000 Speakeasy at Santa Anita from the power-packed barn of Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, landed post nine and was made the 5-2 morning line favorite in a field of 12 juveniles that were entered for Saturday’s 88th running of the $200,000-added Kentucky Jockey Club (Grade II) at Churchill Downs.





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Churchill Downs Race Day Notes: Wednesday, Nov. 26


McPEEK TARGETS GOLDEN ROD, KENTUCKY JOCKEY CLUB SWEEP

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014) – One can reasonably expect the name of Kenny McPeek, a trainer who always has some very promising juveniles in his barn, to be tossed about frequently during the Fall Meet at Churchill Downs, a racing session well-known for being an early proving ground for 2-year-olds.





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GRADE I, $500,000 CLARK HANDICAP


3-YEAR-OLDS CONSTITUTION AND HOPPERTUNITY SEEK REDEMPTION
AT CHURCHILL DOWNS IN FRIDAY’S GRADE I, $500,000 CLARK HANDICAP

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014) – Constitution and Hoppertunity, two auspicious 3-year-olds that were denied starts in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands because of ill-timed setbacks, look for redemption Friday at Churchill Downs against seven rivals in the 140th renewal of the $500,000-added Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade I).





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Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool


OPENING KENTUCKY DERBY FUTURE POOL STARTS FRIDAY WITH ‘ALL OTHERS’ A HEAVY FAVORITE

Unbeaten American Pharoah is Favored Individual, One of Four Baffert Trainees; Pletcher Trains Five Wagering Interests

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014) – It’s a true reminder that the pace is quickening on the journey to the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I): the first of four pools in Churchill Downs Racetrack’s Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”) will open its three-day run on Friday, Nov. 28 and the “All Others” wagering interest is expected to be a heavy favorite when Derby future betting concludes early Sunday evening.





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Friday, November 21 2014


Churchill Downs Race Day Notes: Friday, Nov. 21


NELLIE CASHMAN HITTING TOP FORM FOR RETURN IN SATURDAY’S CARDINAL ’CAP

Maryland-based filly Nellie Cashman completed a promising 3-year-old season with a disappointing run in last fall’s Mrs. Revere (Grade II), but she climbed aboard a van Friday morning for a return trip to Churchill Downs and a bid to make amends for that performance.





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Thursday, November 20 2014


RACING AT CHURCHILL DOWNS TO RESUME FRIDAY, NOV. 21


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014) – Following back-to-back cancellations due to a frozen racetrack, racing at Churchill Downs Racetrack will resume Friday at 12:40 p.m. EST with its regularly-scheduled 10-race program.





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Saturday, November 15 2014


Stakes Recap:  Grade II, $237,800 Mrs. Revere at Churchill Downs


SPARKLING REVIEW SHINES IN GRADE II, $237,800 MRS. REVERE

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014) - Beverly Anderson and Edward Seltzer's Sparkling Review displayed a brilliant late kick inside the final three-sixteenths of the mile to win Saturday's 24th running of the $237,800 Mrs. Revere (GII) for 3-year-old fillies by a widening 2 ¾ lengths over Lady Lara-IRE. Longshot pacesetter Kiss Moon was another neck back in third.





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Wednesday, November 12 2014


Churchill Downs Stakes Advance


GRADE I WINNER PERSONAL DIARY FACES ACCOMPLISHED TESTA ROSSI, SPRING INCLUDED,
MISS FROST, KISS MOON AND NEWCOMER LADY LARA IN OVERFLOW GRADE II MRS. REVERE

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014) – The growing popularity of Churchill Downs’ $200,000-added Mrs. Revere Stakes (Grade II) was never more evident than the moment on Wednesday that an overflow field of 18 3-year-old fillies headed by Grade I winner Personal Diary was entered to compete in the 24th running of the 1 1/16-mile turf race scheduled as the co-featured event on Saturday at the home of the Kentucky Derby.





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Churchill Downs Stakes Advance


HEART TO HEART HEADLINES 13 3-YEAR-OLDS IN GRADE III COMMONWEALTH TURF

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014) – Heart to Heart, runaway winner of back-to-back turf stakes including a four-length romp in the $110,000 Jefferson Cup (Grade III) during the September Meet, headlines a field of 13 three-year-olds entered for Saturday’s 11th running of the $100,000-added Commonwealth Turf (GIII) at Churchill Downs.





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CHURCHILL DOWNS RELEASES KENTUCKY DERBY FUTURE WAGER DATES


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014) – Churchill Downs Racetrack has established dates for this year’s Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW), and for the second consecutive year four wagering pools will be featured.





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