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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.





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GENERAL ELECTION GETS THE VOTE IN THE ARLINGTON CLASSIC


ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (May 25, 2013) – WinStar Farm’s General Election survived an eventful stretch drive and a claim of foul to prevail by a length in the Grade III $150,000 Arlington Classic for trainer Kellyn Gorder and jockey Joe Rocco, Jr. in 1:45.48 for the mile and a sixteenth on turf.





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Saturday, May 25 2013


A Flat Mile for Flat Out in the Metropolitan Handicap


ELMONT, N.Y. – Flat Out will attempt to continue his reign over Belmont Park when he faces eight competitors, including seven graded stakes winners, on Monday in the 121st running of the Grade 1, $750,000 Metropolitan Handicap for 3-year-olds and up.





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Kauai Katie Looks to Extend Streak to Four Straight in G1 Acorn


ELMONT, N.Y. – Kauai Katie is even money to keep her perfect record in 2013 intact Monday when she faces five other 3-year-old fillies in the 83rd running of the Grade 1, $300,000 Acorn at Belmont Park.





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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.





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Arlington International Racecourse Barn Notes


Barn Notes: Friday, May 24, 2013

In Today’s Notes:

• Block and Janks Dominate Purple Violet Nominees

BLOCK AND JANKS DOMINATE PURPLE VIOLET NOMINEES

Next weekend’s Purple Violet Stakes has drawn a healthy amount of nominees from local trainers, including three each from Chris Block and Christine Janks. Veterans to Illinois racing, both Block and Janks have previously proven victorious in the eight-furlong main track event for Illinois-restricted 3-year-old fillies – Block in 2003 and 2009, and Janks in 1997.





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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.





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Arlington Classic, Arlington Matron, Hanshin Cup


GRADED RACE TRIPLEHEADER KICKS OFF LUCRATIVE 2013 ARLINGTON STAKES SLATE

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (May 22, 2013) – A trio of Grade III stakes races on Saturday will not only kick off the Memorial Day holiday weekend at Arlington International Racecourse, but will also serve as the curtain raisers on the track’s 25-event $5.5 million stakes slate. Two of Saturday’s main events will be run over the Polytrack while the third will be contested over Arlington’s grass course.





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052313-Barn Notes:  Thursday, May 23, 2013


• Nates Mineshaft off the Shelf for the Hanshin
• Peitz Prepares Live Longshots for Weekend Graded Stakes

NATES MINESHAFT OFF THE SHELF FOR HANSHIN

Windy Hill Farm’s Nates Mineshaft, one of the premier American handicap horses last year, returns to the track this weekend in the Grade III Hanshin Cup over one mile on the Arlington International Racecourse Polytrack.





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Orb Returns to Track; McGaughey Pleased


ELMONT, N.Y. – Kentucky Derby winner Orb returned to the Belmont Park main track Thursday morning for the first time since his fourth-place finish in the Preakness, galloping a mile and leaving Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey happy with what he saw.





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Calder Barn Notes


RULE NUMBER SIX LOOKS TO GROW IN MEMORIAL HANDICAP

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (May 23, 2013) – Emmy Gaffney and Jessica Savin’s Rule Number Six may be the smallest horse in size in trainer Ronald Gaffney’s barn, but his career success has grown exponentially and has become the stable star among Gaffney’s horses at Calder Casino & Race Course.





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Wednesday, May 22 2013


“Homegrown” Hessonite Facing International Field in Sheepshead Bay


ELMONT, N.Y. – New York-bred Hessonite, who became a graded stakes winner last time out, takes on an internationally flavored field of seven other turf fillies and mares for Saturday’s 55th running of the Grade 2, $200,000 Sheepshead Bay at Belmont Park.





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