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Fiftyshadesofgold Has Final Breeze in Advance of Grade III, $100,000 Dogwood

Douglas Scharbauer’s Fiftyshadesofgold breezed a half-mile in :47.40 on Saturday morning at Churchill Downs in preparation for the $100,000-added Dogwood (Grade III) on Saturday, Sept. 20.

Newcomer Rafael Hernandez Hoping for Impactful Debut Meet

Ranked in the Top 20 North American jockeys by wins over the last three years, Rafael Hernandez moved his tack to Kentucky last week hoping to make an impact on the local racing scene.

A native of San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico, Hernandez was inspired by his uncle, former jockey Heriberto “Herbie” Rivera Jr., to start riding at a young age.

Churchill Downs to Host Football Watch Party for Saturday's U of L, Virginia Game with Tailgate-Like Atmosphere, Drink Specials

If you can’t make it to Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Va., the next best place to watch Saturday’s ACC showdown between the University of Louisville Cardinals and Virginia Cavaliers is Churchill Downs.

Kentucky Derby Champ Mine That Bird's Half-Brother Among Promising 2-Year-Olds Set for Saturday Debuts

Highlighted by a half-brother to 2009 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) winner Mine That Bird, a number of well-bred 2-year-old colts will be making their debuts Saturday at Churchill Downs where the excitement for new Derby prospects is always brewing on the backside.

Vuitton Looks to Repeat in Saturday's $100,000 Open Mind

John P. Ryan’s Vuitton will seek to become the first repeat winner of the $100,000-added Open Mind at Churchill Downs on Saturday (Sept. 13) when she faces a field of six other fillies and mares, including stakes winners Aireofdistinction and graded stakes-placed Flower Spell.

Romans Recounts Touching Story of Cristina's Journey

After her impressive gate-to-wire, 2 ¼-length victory in Saturday’s $231,000 Pocahontas (Grade II) at Churchill Downs, GSN Racing LLC’s Cristina’s Journey was reported by trainer Dale Romans to have exited the race in good form.

Cristina's Journey Wires Foes in Grade II Pocahontas

Cristina’s Journey remained perfect in two starts with a dominant gate-to-wire victory by 2 ¼ lengths over Pangburn in Saturday’s 46th running of the $231,000 Pocahontas (Grade II) for 2-year-old fillies at Churchill Downs.

Lucky Player Nips Stablemate Bold Conquest in Iroquois for Early Lead in 'Road to Derby,' Breeders' Cup Juvenile Bid

Lucky Player took the first major step toward next year’s running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!

Don't Tell Sophia Returns in Style, Wins Locust Grove by 2 1/4 Lengths

Returning from a 175-day layoff, Don’t Tell Sophia rallied from last in a field of six fillies and mares to roll past Molly Morgan en route to a 2 ¼ length victory in the 31st running of the $108,200 Locust Grove on Saturday at Churchill Downs.

Favored Bradester Stubborn in Stretch, Draws Away to Win Grade III Ack Ack Handicap

Favored Bradester jumped to the lead at the start and stubbornly fought off a homestretch challenge from Carve before pulling away late under jockey Corey Lanerie for a 1 ¾-length victory in the $107,300 Grade III Ack Ack Handicap for 3-year-olds and up at a mile on Saturday at Churchill Downs.