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Churchill Downs Race Day Notes for Sunday, May 26

SIMMS SEEKS WINNING COLORS VICTORY WITH BLUEEYESINTHEREIN

Blueeyesintherein visited the winner’s circle following her run in last year’s Debutante (Grade III) and trainer Garry Simms is hoping for a similar result Monday in the $100,000-added Winning Colors (GIII) at Churchill Downs.

Churchill Downs Race Day Notes for Saturday, May 25

GOLDEN SOUL WORK POSTPONED, LIKELY TO WORK MIDWEEK

Churchill Downs Race Day Notes for Friday, May 24

WILKES LOOKING TO ‘RESTART’ FORT LARNED’S YEAR IN STEPHEN FOSTER HANDICAP

Churchill Downs Race Day Notes for Thursday, May 23

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.

Churchill Downs Race Day Notes for Sunday, May 19

ALL SMILES AT BARN 44 ON SUNDAY AFTER PREAKNESS

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sunday, May 19, 2013) – There were nothing but smiles on the faces of those working in D. Wayne Lukas’ barn at Churchill Downs on the Sunday morning following Oxbow’s upset victory in the Preakness (Grade I).

Carroll One of Many Churchill Downs Trainers Backing Orb

Several Churchill Downs trainers are picking Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) winner Orb to win Saturday’s Preakness (GI) and are expecting the Malibu Moon colt to head to Belmont with a shot to become racing’s 12th Triple Crown winner.

Departing Preps for Preakness with Easy Half-Mile Work

With trainer Al Stall Jr. and jockey Brian Hernandez Jr. watching from the grandstand, Illinois Derby (Grade III) winner Departing worked a half-mile in :50.40 over a fast track at Churchill Downs on Sunday morning.

Mylute Confirmed for Preakness

GoldMark Farm and Whisper Hill Farm’s Mylute, the fifth-place finisher in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I), is a go for the Preakness.

Preakness Decision on Mylute Scheduled for Saturday

GoldMark Farm and Whisper Hill Farm’s Mylute galloped 1 ½ miles under Maurice Sanchez shortly after the track opened for training Friday morning. A decision on the Preakness status of the fifth-place Kentucky Derby finisher will be made tomorrow morning.

Departing Puts Hernandez on Road to the Preakness

Seven weeks after capping off his 27th birthday with a victory in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI) on Fort Larned, jockey Brian Hernandez Jr. was on a roll at Fair Grounds with four victories from eight mounts.