Friday, June 14 2013
Churchill Downs Race Day Notes
‘NO EXCUSES’ FOR TAKE CHARGE INDY IN SATURDAY’S STEPHEN FOSTER
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Thursday, June 13, 2013) – Trainer Pat Byrne will saddle Alysheba (Grade II) winner Take Charge Indy for the $500,000-added Stephen Foster Handicap Presented by Abu Dhabi (GI) and he said he has no excuses going into Saturday’s race.
Thursday, June 13 2013
SUCCESSFUL DAN MADE 2-1 FAVORITE FOR SATURDAY’S STEPHEN FOSTER HANDICAP
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wednesday, June 12, 2013) – Mort Fink’s talented but injury-plagued homebred Successful Dan, the older brother to reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan, has been installed as the 2-1 morning line favorite in a competitive field of six older horses entered for Saturday’s 32nd running of the $500,000-added Stephen Foster Handicap Presented by Abu Dhabi (GI) at Churchill Downs.
Thursday, June 06 2013
DAISY DEVINE TOPS SATURDAY’S EARLY TIMES MINT JULEP
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wednesday, June 5, 2013) – Daisy Devine, winner of the 2012 Jenny Wiley (Grade I), will carry the top weight of 120 pounds when she takes on five fillies and mares in the 37th running of the $100,000-added Early Times Mint Julep Handicap (GIII) on Saturday at Churchill Downs.
Saturday, June 01 2013
OXBOW, GOLDEN SOUL EXIT THURSDAY WORKS IN GOOD ORDER
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Friday, May 31, 2013) – A trio of Belmont Stakes (Grade I) contenders breezed at Churchill Downs on Thursday, including Preakness (GI) winner Oxbow, Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) runner-up Golden Soul and Will Take Charge, and all exited their workouts in good order.
Friday, May 31 2013
ROTHKO BACK TO DEFEND TITLE IN SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 ARISTIDES
Six of Seven Horses Entered in $65,000 Opening Verse Are Graded Stakes Winners
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Thursday, May 30, 2013) – Defending champ Rothko has been made the 9-5 morning line favorite for Saturday’s 25th running of the $100,000-added Aristides (Grade III) at Churchill Downs.
Monday, May 27 2013
SIMMS SEEKS WINNING COLORS VICTORY WITH BLUEEYESINTHEREIN
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sunday, May 26, 2013) – Blueeyesintherein visited the winner’s circle following her run in last year’s Debutante (Grade III) and trainer Garry Simms is hoping for a similar result Monday in the $100,000-added Winning Colors (GIII) at Churchill Downs.
Sunday, May 26 2013
Churchill Downs Race Day Notes: Saturday, May 25, 2013
GOLDEN SOUL WORK POSTPONED, LIKELY TO WORK MIDWEEK
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, May 25, 2013) – Golden Soul, runner-up to Orb in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I), was scheduled to breeze at Churchill Downs on Saturday morning, but trainer Dallas Stewart called an audible and delayed serious training for another few days.
Saturday, May 25 2013
JUDY THE BEAUTY HEADLINES COMPETITIVE EDITION OF THE WINNING COLORS
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Friday, May 24, 2013) – Wesley Ward’s Judy the Beauty, runner-up in last year’s Prioress (Grade I) and an easy winner this spring at Keeneland, tops a competitive field of seven fillies and mares entered for the 10th running of the $100,000-added Winning Colors (GIII) on Memorial Day at Churchill Downs.
Thursday, May 23 2013
Churchill Downs Race Day Notes: Thursday, May 23, 2013
LUKAS STILL SMILING AFTER ‘GRATIFYING’ VICTORY BY OXBOW
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Thursday, May 23, 2013) – Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas was still in high spirits at his barn at Churchill Downs on Thursday, five days after Oxbow’s 1 ¾-length victory in the Preakness (Grade I) at odds of more than 15-1.
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.
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).
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.