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Trainer Brad Cox Enjoys Success at Home Track

Very few people have the opportunity to live out their childhood dreams, but trainer Brad Cox counts himself among the lucky ones. The 32-year-old Cox grew up just blocks from the Twin Spires and always desired to become a successful trainer at Churchill Downs.

With seven wins at the Spring Meet from just 17 starters, Cox’s dreams have become reality.

Lopresti Says Wise Dan Definite for Foster, Successful Dan 'Possible'

WISE DAN DEFINITE FOR STEPHEN FOSTER, SUCCESSFUL DAN POSSIBLE – One would be hard-pressed to find a duo of older males in better form than Morton Fink’s homebreds Wise Dan and Successful Dan and it’s possible the talented half-brothers could battle for barn bragging rights in the $400,000-added Stephen Foster Handicap (

Calhoun Trio Heads Winning Colors; In Foal Ravi's Song Seeks First Graded Stakes Victory in Early Times Mint Julep

The Bret Calhoun-trained trio of Beat the Blues, Speedacious and Gleaming – all multiple stakes winners with 28 victories and earnings of more than $1.1 million among them – head the field of eight fillies and mares entered for Saturday’s $100,000-added Winning Colors (Grade III) at six furlongs on the main track.

Good Deed Bids to Become First 3YO to Take Winning Colors

Bert, Elaine and Richard Klein’s 3-year-old filly Good Deed will bid on Saturday to both improve off a runner-up effort to the impressive Contested in the Eight Belles Presented by Xerox (GIII) on Kentucky Oaks Day and become the first of her age group to defeat her elders in the $100,000-added Winning

Dullahan Beats the Heat, Works Mile for Belmont

Donegal Racing’s Dullahan, third behind I’ll Have Another and Bodemeister in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!

Cease, Tahoe Lake Set to Challenge Simmard in Saturday's Louisville Handicap

Roger Attfield and William Werner’s Simmard arrived at Churchill Downs on Thursday morning from Woodbine to continue his preparations for Saturday’s 75th running of the $100,000-added Louisville Handicap (Grade III).

Stealcase Will Skip Belmont; Mark Valeski Highly Doubtful

John Oxley’s Stealcase, third in The Cliff’s Edge Derby Trial (Grade III) in his most recent start, will skip the June 9 Belmont Stakes (GI), the third jewel of the Triple Crown, according to trainer Mark Casse.

Oxley, Casse Considering Belmont With Stealcase

The morning after Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another ran down Bodemeister in the Pimlico stretch to capture the Preakness (GI), trainer Mark Casse said he is considering running John Oxley’s Stealcase in the 1 ½-mile Belmont (GI), the final jewel of the Triple Crown.

Dullahan Works Toward Belmont; On Fire Baby Sizzles in Bullet Work

Donegal Racing’s Dullahan, winner of the Toyota Blue Grass (Grade I) and most recently third in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!

Churchill Trainers Favoring Derby 1-2 in Preakness

The day before the 137th running of the Preakness (Grade I), several trainers at Churchill Downs offered their opinions about who will win the second jewel of the Triple Crown and most are picking Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) winner I’ll Have Another or Derby runner-up Bodemeister.