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HOWARD LOOKS FOR SECOND BASHFORD MANOR WITH POWER WORLD - With 283 career wins beneath the Twin Spires, trainer Neil Howard is no stranger to the Churchill Downs winner’s circle.
FIRECRACKER HOPE WISE DAN SHARP IN FIRST GRASS WORK– Trainer Charles Lopresti made the trip west on Interstate 64 from his Lexington base Tuesday morning with Morton Fink’s homebred Wise Dan Tuesday morning to give the 4-year-old son of Wiseman’s Ferry an important test.
GET STORMY ASSIGNED HIGH WEIGHT FOR FIRECRACKER HANDICAP – Dual Grade I winner Get Stormy has been assigned the high weight of 123 pounds by Churchill Downs racing secretary Ben Huffman for the 21st running of the $175,000-added Firecracker Handicap (Grade II) at a mile on the Matt Winn Turf Course on Monday, July 4.
MCCARTHY’S GENERAL QUARTERS LEADS FIRECRACKER NOMINATIONS – The winners of the two most recent runnings of the Grade I Woodford Reserve Turf Classic, Tom McCarthy’s General Quarters, who won the race in 2010, and Sullimar Stable’s 2011 winner Get Stormy head a list of 55 nominations for the 21st Read more ›
MARGOLIS SEEKS FIRST CD STAKES WIN WITH COOL BULLET ON FRIDAY - To say the previous couple of days have been eventful for trainer Steve Margolis would be putting things lightly.
STEP ONE OF MISSION ACCOMPLISHED, CASSE AIMS FOR BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC WITH FOSTER WINNER POOL PLAY – Mark Casse’s decision to run William Farish Jr.’s Pool Play in Saturday’s 30th running of the $500,000-added Stephen Foster Handicap Presented by Abu Dhabi (Grade I) was not a wild stab or a whim, as racing fans acro
Catesby W. Clay’s Bizzy Caroline kicked clear late to beat Excited by 2 ¼ lengths in Saturday’s 42nd running of the Grade III, $138,135 Regret Presented by Etihad Airways at Churchill Downs.
STEPHEN FOSTER HANDICAP FIELD INTACT DESPITE HEAVY RAIN – Dark clouds that moved in from the west opened up on Churchill Downs shortly after Saturday’s training hours opened at 6 a.m., but the heavy rain, lightning and thunder that soaked the track over the next few hours had no impact on the field for the 30th running of Saturday’s $500,000-added Stephen Foster Hand
FAWKES EXPECTS DUKE OF MISCHIEF BE TROUBLE FOR FOSTER OPPONENTS - A start in Saturday’s Grade I Stephen Foster Presented by Abu Dhabi was not the original plan for Alex and JoAnn Lieblong, Marilyn McMaster and Fawkes Racing, Inc.’s Duke of Mischief, but everything changed following a sharp work at Calder Race C
PLETCHER WORKMATES LOOK FOR STAKES DOUBLE, POSSIBLE TRIPLE - The Todd Pletcher trained duo of Mission Impazible and Excited trained together in their final major work for stakes races on Saturday’s Stephen Foster Day Presented by Abu Dhabi program at Churchill Downs. Now the stable hopes both horses will