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TALENTED ZITO TRIO TOPS LIST OF 25 CLARK NOMINEES - Tracy Farmer's two-time Whitney Handicap (Grade I) winner Commentator, Robert LaPenta's 2008 Belmont Stakes (GI) winner Da' Tara and Four Roses Thoroughbreds' 2007 Kentucky Jockey Club (GII) winner Anak Nakal, all trained by Nick Zito, headline a list 26 horse
Churchill Downs welcomed outstanding Metro Louisville area high school students who are members of the 2008 Churchill Downs Governor's Scholars initiative to the historic home of the Kentucky Derby with a reception at the track on Wednesday, Nov. 19.
(November 19, 2008) – Trainer Mike Maker established a Churchill Downs Fall Meet record for victories Wednesday afternoon when One Eyed Joker won the eighth race for Maker’s 21st triumph of the season.
(November 19, 2008) – Zayat Stables’ Thorn Song will face 10 rivals Saturday as he shoots for consecutive victories in the $100,000-added River City Handicap (Grade III) to be run at a mile and one-eighth over the Matt Winn Turf Course.
(November 16, 2008) – Tim Standafer and Rick Tipton’s Simply Seattle repulsed a bid from favored Time Flies at the top of the stretch and drew off in the final eighth of a mile to win Sunday’s $42,780 allowance feature at Churchill Downs by 1 ½ lengths.
Cardinal Winner Indescribable Passes Test on 'Yielding' Turf; Clark Handicap Candidate Einstein Breezes In Slop
INDESCRIBABLE PASSES YIELDING TURF TEST IN CARDINAL - Kenny McCarthy, assistant to Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott, reported that Courtlandt Farms' Indescribable came out of her stirring victory in Saturday's Grade III Cardinal Handicap in good order and would be headed to Florida at the end of the month.
THORN SONG ASSIGNED HIGH WEIGHT OF 122 FOR RIVER CITY - Zayat Stables' Thorn Song, whose victory in the 2007 River City Handicap (Grade III) marked the first of three graded-stakes scores for the Dale Romans trainee, was assigned high weight of 122 pounds for the 33rd renewal of the race scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 22.
(November 15, 2008) – Courtlandt Farms’ Indescribable closed from far back to nip Long Approach in the shadow of the wire to win the 36th running of the $113,400 Cardinal Handicap (Grade III) by a head at Churchill Downs on Saturday afternoon.
(November 15, 2008) – Team USA beat Team World by the slimmest of margins, 10 points to 9 ½, in Saturday’s inaugural “Rider Cup” for charity at Churchill Downs.
(November 15, 2008) – Trainer Mike Maker equaled the Churchill Downs record for most victories at a Fall Meet when Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Ya Think won the seventh race.