Wednesday, May 22 2013


Churchill Downs Stakes Advance


DARK COVE TOPS FIELD OF NINE ENTERED FOR SATURDAY’S LOUISVILLE HANDICAP

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wednesday, May 22, 2013) – Dark Cove, 4 ¼-length winner of the Elkhorn (Grade II) in his most recent start, tops a field of nine 3-year-olds and up entered for Saturday’s 76th running of the $100,000-added Louisville Handicap (GIII) at 1 ½ miles on the Matt Winn Turf Course at Churchill Downs.





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Sunday, May 19 2013


Churchill Downs Race Day Notes: Sunday,


ALL SMILES AT BARN 44 ON SUNDAY AFTER PREAKNESS

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sunday, May 19, 2013) – There were nothing but smiles on the faces of those working in D. Wayne Lukas’ barn at Churchill Downs on the Sunday morning following Oxbow’s upset victory in the Preakness (Grade I).





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Saturday, May 04 2013


REIGNING HORSE OF THE YEAR WISE DAN ROMPS IN TURF CLASSIC


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, May 4, 2013) –– Morton Fink’s homebred star Wise Dan overwhelmed six rivals to win the 27th running of the $546,400 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (Grade I), by 4 ¾ lengths over Optimizer at Churchill Downs.





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DELAUNAY ROMPS TO VICTORY IN CHURCHILL DOWNS


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, May 4, 2013) – Maggi Moss’ Delaunay swept past Trinniberg at the head of the stretch and drew off to a four-length victory in the 79th running of the $443,600 Churchill Downs presented by TwinSpires.com (Grade II) at Churchill Downs.





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STEPHANIE’S KITTEN RETURNS IN STYLE TO WIN CHURCHILL DISTAFF TURF MILE


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, May 4, 2013) – Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s homebred Stephanie’s Kitten, making her first start in more than six months, outgamed defending champion Hungry Island by a neck to win the 28th running of the $288,750 Churchill Distaff Turf Mile presented by Longines (Grade II) at Churchill Downs.





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AUBBY K REVELS IN THE SLOP TO WIN HUMANA DISTAFF


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, May 4, 2013) – James Spence’s homebred Aubby K disposed of pacesetting Jamaican Smoke in the upper stretch en route to a 1 1/2-length victory in the 27th running of the $345,600 Humana Distaff (Grade I), the first of three Grade I races on the Kentucky Derby Day program at Churchill Downs.





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TWIN SPIRES TURF SPRINT


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, May 4, 2013) – Stud Sampaio’s Berlino Di Tiger (BRZ) held off a late charge from 2009 race winner Chamberlain Bridge by a nose to win the 19th running of the $138,250 Twin Spires Turf Sprint presented by RAM (Grade III), the first of six graded stakes on the Kentucky Derby Day program at Churchill Downs.





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KENTUCKY OAKS UPDATE – SATURDAY, MAY 3, 2013


PRINCESS OF SYLMAR / UNLIMITED BUDGET / DREAMING OF JULIA / SILSITA – The report on the four Kentucky Oaks (GI) fillies out of the Todd Pletcher barn was all positive Saturday morning following their major impact on the rich 3-year-old filly classic.





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LONGSHOT PRINCESS OF SYLMAR WINS KENTUCKY OAKS


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Friday, May 3, 2013) – King of Prussia Stable’s Princess of Sylmar, the second-longest shot on the board at 38-1, caught Beholder in deep stretch to win the 139th running of the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade I) for 3-year-old fillies by a half-length before the second-largest Oaks Day crowd in history, 113,820.

Friday’s attendance was surpassed only by the 116,046 that attended in 2010.





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FAVORED NOBLE TUNE CRUISES TO AMERICAN TURF VICTORY


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Friday, May 3, 2013) – Martin Schwartz and Dell Ridge Farm’s Noble Tune, benefiting from a ground-saving trip under Javier Castellano, rocketed to the front in upper stretch and cruised to a 1 3/4-length victory over Admiral Kitten in the 22th running of the $234,200 American Turf presented by TwinSpires.com (Grade II) for 3-year-olds on Friday afternoon at Churchill Downs.





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Wednesday, November 28 2012


SHACKLEFORD’S DRAMATIC CLARK FAREWELL


SHACKLEFORD’S DRAMATIC CLARK FAREWELL TOPS 2012 CHURCHILL DOWNS FALL HIGHLIGHTS

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012) – A dazzling farewell victory by the popular classic winner Shackleford and jockey Jesus Castanon in the 138th running of the $447,000 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade I) provided an exclamation point as arguably the brightest moment of Churchill Downs’ memorable 21-day Fall Meet that concluded Sunday.





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Monday, November 26 2012


CHURCHILL DOWNS STAKES RECAP


MENA WINS AGAIN, GUIDES LONGSHOT KEEP UP TO VICTORY IN RIVER CITY ON CLOSING DAY

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012) – Jockey Miguel Mena capped a lucrative weekend at Churchill Downs by guiding 30-1 longshot Keep Up to a half-length win over 4-5 favorite Boisterous in the 35th running of the Grade III, $115,700 River City Handicap on closing day of the 21-day Fall Meet.





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