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Champion Curlin Sizzles in Churchill Downs Work; Denis of Cork Completes Belmont Preparations


Miss Isella Wins Sunday Feature; Super Hi-5 Returns Record $35,179.30

(June 1, 2008)Miss Isella, ridden by Calvin Borel, took advantage of a clear path on the inside rail and rallied to a 2 ½-length win over Flaming Slew in Sunday’s $43,100 featured allowance at Churchill Downs.

Denis of Cork Set For Final Pre-Belmont Work On Monday; Sizzling Amoss Climbs to Top of Trainers Race

Mr and Mrs William Warren’s Denis of Cork, a late-running third behind unbeaten Big Brown in the 134th running of the $2 million guaranteed Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I), is scheduled to complete his serious preparation for Saturday’s rematch with the Derby winner in the $1 million Belmont Stakes (GI) with a work at Churchill Downs on Monday.

Indian Chant Beats Noonmark by Bob of the Head in Grade III Aristides Stakes

(May 31, 2008) – Indian Chant collected his first graded stakes win by the bob of a head with a narrow victory over Noonmark in Saturday’s 20th running of the Grade III, $117,779 Aristides Stakes at Churchill Downs.

Inca King Remains Unbeaten in Churchill Turf Stakes With Wire-to-Wire Triumph in $119,700 Opening Verse

(May 31, 2008)Bill and Corinne Heiligbrodt’s Inca King remained unbeaten in three stakes engagements over Churchill Downs’ Matt Winn Turf Course with a front-running 2 ¼-length victory over Seaside Retreat in Saturday’s $119,700 Opening Verse Handicap.

Acoma Registers Grade III Dogwood Upset

(May 31, 2008) – Helen Alexander and Helen Groves’ homebred Acoma rallied to beat 2-1 favorite Keep the Peace by a half-length to register her first stakes win in Saturday’s 34th running of the Grade III, $109,000 Dogwood Stakes at Churchill Downs.

Stephen Foster Super Saturday Nominations Close; Stall Works Louisiana Derby Stars Together

NOMINATIONS CLOSE FOR $750,000-ADDED STEPHEN FOSTER, FIVE ‘SUPER SATURDAY’ RACES – Nominations close at midnight (all times EDT) Saturday for the 27th running of Churchill Downs’ $750,000-added Stephen Foster Handicap (Grade I) and the five stakes races on the undercard for “Stephen Foster Super Saturday” on Saturday, June 14.

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Water Gap Wins Friday Feature; Stakes Tripleheader On Tap Saturday

(May 30, 2008) – Water Gap, ridden by Fernando De La Cruz, led throughout in Friday’s $49,800 allowance feature at Churchill Downs and beat Swingit by 1 ¼ lengths. Ballado’s Thunder, the 4-5 favorite in the field of six fillies and mares, finished another 1 ¼ lengths behind in third.

Belmont Contender Macho Again Works; Kenneally Says Kelly's Landing Could Be 'Better' Than Ever

STEWART GLANCES AT FORECAST, WORKS BELMONT STAKES HOPE MACHO AGAIN – West Point Thoroughbreds’ Macho Again, runner-up to Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!

Harty Gives Rosberg A Try On Turf In Opening Verse; Foster

Back in the late summer of 2004, trainer Eoin Harty unveiled a promising son of AP Indy in Southern California, and he thought the colt owned by Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum had the potential to be any kind of horse.