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Kentucky Derby Winner American Pharoah, Dortmund Return To The Track

Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) winner American Pharoah and third-place finisher Dortmund returned to the track Thursday for the first time since Saturday’s Run for the Roses.

Derby Top Three Doing Well; Lukas Mulls Preakness For Mr. Z

The top three finishers from Saturday’s 141st Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) were doing well Monday morning at Churchill Downs.

War Story Kentucky Derby 141-Bound after Churchill Downs Work

Loooch Racing Stables Inc., Glenn K. Ellis and Christopher Dunn’s War Story, third in the recent Louisiana Derby (GII) at Fair Grounds, worked at Churchill Downs on Wednesday in preparation for a planned start in the 141st Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) at the Louisville track on Saturday, May 2.

Streaking Lanerie's Latest Churchill Downs Riding Title Is A Runaway

Two of the three “human races” run through the weather-abbreviated 24-day Fall Meet at Churchill Downs are nail-biters and likely to go down to the last two or three races on Sunday’s 11-race program.

Ahead-of-Schedule Jon Court Rolling Again After Enduring Challenging Year

 With two days remaining in Churchill Downs’ weather-shortened 24-day Fall Meet, the victories amassed by veteran jockey Jon Court have him sitting comfortably in the Top 10 in the meet’s jockey standings.

Lukas Aims Take Charge Brandi, Mr. Z To One More 2014 Dance

The most accomplished juveniles in the barn of Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne LukasWillis Horton’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (GI) and Delta Princess (GIII) winner Take Charge Brandi and Zayat Stables LLC’s Delta Jackpot (GIII) runner-up Mr.

Godolphin's Imperia, One of Four Highly-Regarded Juveniles in McLaughlin Barn, Tries Dirt in Kentucky Jockey Club

Since his days as an assistant to Hall of Famer and four-time Kentucky Derby (Grade I) winner D. Wayne Lukas, a victory in the “Run for the Roses” on the first Saturday in May has been a goal for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin.

McPeek Targets Jockey Club, Golden Rod Sweep; Howard Hopes Eagle Soars

One can reasonably expect the name of Kenny McPeek, a trainer who always has some very promising juveniles in his barn, to be tossed about frequently during the Fall Meet at Churchill Downs, a racing session well-known for being an early proving ground for 2-year-olds.

Easter Gift Returns After Unusual Year for Another Clark Handicap Bid

When Robert V. LaPenta’s Easter Gift finished a solid third to eventual 3-year-old champion Will Take Charge and future Hall of Famer Game On Dude in last year’s Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Health Care (Grade I), trainer Chad Brown was hoping that big things could be on the horizon.

Spinster Winner, Falls City Candidate Don't Tell Sophia Ships to Churchill for Workout

With an eye toward possibly spending another Thanksgiving Day at Churchill Downs, trainer and co-owner Phil Sims sent Juddmonte Spinster (Grade I) winner and Breeders’ Cup Distaff (GI) runner-up Don’t Tell Sophia on a Saturday road trip from his Keeneland base to the Louisville track to workout in advance of a planned run in Thursday’s 99th running o