Friday, June 19 2009


WAR EAGLE LADY WINS ROXELANA PURSE AT CHURCHILL DOWNS


LOUISVILLE, Ky., (Thursday, June 18, 2009) – Patton’s Creek Farm’s War Eagle Lady remained undefeated on the main track at Churchill Downs as she won Thursday’s featured $52,485 Roxelana Purse for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up.

In becoming the first three-time winner of the Spring Meet and improving her record to four-for-four on the main track, War Eagle Lady swept past pace-setter Mein Fraulein at the three-sixteenths pole and then fended off a brief challenge from Morakami to draw off to a three-length triumph.





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Thursday, June 18 2009


Debut of Churchill Downs’ Historic “Downs After Dark” Night Racing Set for Friday Premiere at 6 p.m.


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wednesday, June 17, 2009) – Let there be lights.

Following the testing of temporary track lighting fixtures during early morning training hours on Monday and Tuesday, Churchill Downs officials declared the home of the Kentucky Derby ready for the first of three special dates of night racing billed as “Downs After Dark.”

Friday night’s premiere of “Downs After Dark” will mark the first time in the 135-year history of the racetrack that racing will be presented at night under the lights. Other “Downs After Dark” programs are scheduled for Friday, June 26 and Thursday, July 2.





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Tuesday, June 16 2009


SECRETARIAT CAMP APPLAUDS CASTING ANNOUNCEMENT


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 15, 2009) – The Hollywood news magazine Variety reported last week that actress Diane Lane will play Penny Chenery in Disney’s upcoming Secretariat, a feature film about the relationship between Chenery and the legendary 1973 Triple Crown winner.

As the official online source for information about the Thoroughbred icon, http://www.Secretariat.com will feature an entire new section dedicated to the latest news and information about the production and release of the film.



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CHURCHILL DOWNS BARN NOTES - Monday, June 15, 2009


LIGHTS … CAMERAS … ACTION, SORT OF – The temporary lights were aglow and the television cameras were ready to roll when the gates Churchill Downs’ historic one-mile main track were opened for the first-ever session of training under the lights at the home of the Kentucky Derby on Monday at 4:57 a.m. (all times EDT).

Four minutes later, a set of three horses from the Bret Calhoun barn came on the track at the five-eighths gap led by Country Living. A little after that, the first worker of the day, Sok Sok from the Steve Asmussen barn, put in a five-furlong breeze in 1:04.60.





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Monday, June 15 2009


GANDOLPH FINCH TAKES THE MORLUC PURSE AT CHURCHILL DOWNS


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sunday, June 14, 2009) – Team Kentucky’s Gandolph Finch, ridden by Leandro Goncalves, took the lead leaving the backstretch and cruised to a 1 ¾-length victory in Sunday’s featured $49,280 Morluc Purse at Churchill Downs.

Trained by Garry Simms, Gandolph Finch covered the five furlongs on a firm Matt Winn Turf Course in :57.74 to record his fourth victory in 19 starts.





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Churchill Downs Barn Notes (6.14.09)


STEWART BEAMING AFTER MACHO AGAIN’S FOSTER TRIUMPH – Trainer Dallas Stewart was all smiles Sunday morning as he accepted congratulations on the victory by West Point Thoroughbreds’ Macho Again in Saturday’s $600,000-added Stephen Foster Handicap (Grade I).

“He just wanted to win yesterday,” Stewart said of Macho Again, who provided the trainer with his second Grade I victory at Churchill Downs to go with Lemons Forever’s triumph in the 2006 Kentucky Oaks (GI). “He is a well-accomplished horse. He has won on fast and wet tracks and won at Saratoga, Fair Grounds and here. This ought to close a lot of talk about him being an in and out horse.”





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Sunday, June 14 2009


KEERTANA CAPS ALBARADO’S BIG DAY IN WINNING REGRET


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, June 13, 2009) – Barbara Hunter’s Keertana held off a late bid by The Best Day Ever by a neck to win Saturday’s 40th running of the $174,600 Regret (Grade III) for 3-year-old fillies at Churchill Downs and top off a five-victory day for jockey Robby Albarado.

Trained by Tom Proctor, Keertana had given Albarado his 4,000th career victory on May 30. On Saturday, the Kentucky-bred daughter of Johar out of the Storm Cat mare Motokiks gave Albarado a second stakes victory to go with his score aboard Macho Again in the Stephen Foster Handicap (Grade I).



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Churchill Downs Presents $100,000 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 13, 2009) – Two organizations dedicated to raising funds for the ongoing search for a cure for breast cancer shared the spotlight Saturday at Churchill Downs as the historic home of the Kentucky Derby presented donations totaling $130,000 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure©, the world’s largest breast cancer organization, and Kentucky-based Horses and Hope.

The track presented a check for $100,000 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure as part of the first-ever partnership between the worldwide breast cancer organization and the Kentucky Oaks, the historic race for 3-year-old fillies witnessed by 104,867 at Churchill Downs on Friday, May 1.





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Successful Dan Outduels Warrior’s Reward to Win Northern Dancer


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, June 13, 2009) – Morton Fink’s Successful Dan outdueled Warrior’s Reward in a stretch-long battle by a head to win the 12th running of the $108,900 Northern Dancer (Grade III) for 3-year-olds on Saturday at Churchill Downs.

Ridden by Julien Leparoux, Successful Dan reeled off fractions of :24.54, :48.63 and 1:13.01 with Warrior’s Reward and Calvin Borel lurking just behind in the field of six. Turning for home, Warrior’s Reward drew on even terms with Successful Dan but never could push on by as Successful Dan remained undefeated in three starts.





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Macho Again Runs Past the Field to Win Stephen Foster Handicap


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 13, 2009) – Two organizations dedicated to raising funds for the ongoing search for a cure for breast cancer shared the spotlight Saturday at Churchill Downs as the historic home of the Kentucky Derby presented donations totaling $130,000 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure©, the world’s largest breast cancer organization, and Kentucky-based Horses and Hope.

The track presented a check for $100,000 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure as part of the first-ever partnership between the worldwide breast cancer organization and the Kentucky Oaks, the historic race for 3-year-old fillies witnessed by 104,867 at Churchill Downs on Friday, May 1.





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MISS ISELLA SQUEEZES THROUGH TO WIN FLEUR DE LIS HANDICAP


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, June 13, 2009) – Elaine Jones’ Miss Isella squeezed through a narrow opening on the rail under Calvin Borel in the upper stretch and then fought off a challenge from Swift Temper to win Saturday’s 35th running of the $221,600 Fleur De Lis Handicap (Grade II) by three-quarters of a length at Churchill Downs.

Distinctive Dixie and Jesus Castanon set the pace in the race for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up with fractions of :24.24, :48.18 and 1:12.07 with Santa Teresita stalking to her outside under Aaron Gryder and Borel a little further back tucked along the rail.





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Churchill Downs Barn Notes (6.13.09)


CITIZEN JOHN DELIVERS MILESTONE DOWNS VICTORY FOR VANCE – Trainer David Vance and owner Carl Pollard have been a team for more than 15 years, so it was probably fitting that a Pollard-owned horse, Citizen John, presented the veteran trainer with his 300th triumph at Churchill Downs and his 3,012th win overall.

“That made it special,” Vance said Saturday morning. “He has always been a one of my major supporters and very much so lately.”





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