Saturday, May 04 2013


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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CHURCHILL DOWNS BARN NOTES


• FLINT HOPES TO BE BACK FOR KENTUCKY OAKS WITH SEANEEN GIRL
• TOP THREE FROM KY JOCKEY CLUB IN GOOD ORDER, READY TO HEAD SOUTH
• MEMBERS OF CHURCHILL DOWNS JOCKEY COLONY MAKE WINTER PLANS
• RACES FOR LEADING JOCKEY, TRAINER, OWNER COME DOWN TO FINAL DAY





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Sunday, November 25 2012


CHURCHILL DOWNS STAKES RECAP


UNCAPTURED EDGES FRAC DADDY IN THRILLING RENEWAL OF GRADE II KENTUCKY JOCKEY CLUB

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012) – Uncaptured stamped himself as an early favorite for the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) after a outlasting a tenacious Frac Daddy in deep stretch to win Saturday’s 86th running of the $171,150 Kentucky Jockey Club (GII) at Churchill Downs by a neck.





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CHURCHILL DOWNS STAKES RECAP


SEANEEN GIRL SPRINGS GOLDEN ROD UPSET

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012) – Somewhat reminiscent of 2009 Kentucky Derby-winner Mine That Bird, a horse that was privately purchased after racing in Canada sprung a major upset beneath the Twin Spires.





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CHURCHILL DOWNS BARN NOTES


• GUYS REWARD SEEKS FIRECRACKER – RIVER CITY DOUBLE SUNDAY
• TOP THREE FROM CLARK HANDICAP IN FINE ORDER SATURDAY
• RACE FOR JOCKEY, TRAINER TITLES WILL COME DOWN TO THE WIRE





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Saturday, November 24 2012


CHURCHILL DOWNS STAKES RECAP


FLAG FALL TO THAT’S ALL FOR SHACKLEFORD IN GRADE I, $447,000 CLARK HANDICAP

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Friday, Nov. 23, 2012) – Shackleford, the popular multi-millionaire who triumphed in last year’s Preakness Stakes (Grade I), finished his stellar career in style with a front-running one-length victory over Take Charge Indy in Friday’s 138th running of the $447,000 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (GI) at Churchill Downs.





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CHURCHILL DOWNS BARN NOTES


• BOISTEROUS SHIPS IN FOR SUNDAY’S GRADE III RIVER CITY HANDICAP
• JOHA MAKES DIRT DEBUT IN SATURDAY’S KENTUCKY JOCKEY CLUB
• PEDIGREE NOTES FOR SATURDAY’S STARS OF TOMORROW II PROGRAM





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