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DIALED IN HAS ZITO LOOKING FOR BIG THINGS – When Robert LaPenta’s Dialed In broke his maiden at first asking on Friday afternoon, trainer Nick Zito was presented with a trophy signifying success in the third annual American Farm Mortgage Classic.
BREEDERS’ CUP DIRT MILE 1-2 FINISHERS TOP CLARK NOMINEES – Dakota Phone and Morning Line, who finished a head apart in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (GI), top a list of 30 nominees to the 136th running of the $500,000 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (GI).
BLOCK HOPES TO SHIP IN FOR ANOTHER CHURCHILL STAKES SCORE – Trainer Chris Block spends most of the year in the Chicago area with an occasional foray to Churchill Downs.
ZENYATTA EXPERIENCE LEAVES LASTING IMPRESSION ON PENROD – Trainer Steve Penrod has been stabled at Churchill Downs for more than 20 years, most of the time in Barn 41.
He has seen a lot of top horses walk that shedrow, but nothing prepared him for last week when he shared his barn with Zenyatta.
ACK ACK WINNER APART RETURNS TO KEENELAND; CLARK BID POSSIBLE – Adele Dilschneider’s Apart, a three-quarter length winner of Friday’s $100,000-added Ack Ack Handicap (GIII), settled back into his home base at Keeneland on Sunday with a return trip to Churchill Downs possible at the end of the month.
DANCINGINHERDREAMS HAS WARD THINKING BIG – John Oxley’s Dancinginherdreams shone brightest of all on Sunday’s “Stars of Tomorrow I” card in winning the $150,000-added Pocahontas (Grade II) by 5 ¼ lengths to extend her undefeated streak to two.
QUALITY ROAD, UNCLE MO HEAD SUNDAY WORKERS FROM PLETCHER CAMP – Edward P.
Two of the brightest names on the Breeders' Cup marquee for the 210 World Championships are now on the scene as European stars Goldikova, Workforce and Midday arrived Saturday evening at Churchill Downs.
ROMANS, PLETCHER, SADLER HORSES TOP BUSY MORNING OF BREEDERS’ CUP WORKS SATURDAY AT CHURCHILL DOWNS – A beautiful, crisp autumn morning – complete with thick early frost on the turf course – greeted a crowd of Breeders’ Cup contenders from the prominent barns of Todd Pletcher, Dale Romans and John Sadler on a busy Saturday packed with works by Cup hopefuls.
CASH REFUND SHARP IN DRILL FOR BREEDERS’ CUP SPRINT – Richard, Bertram and Elaine Klein’s Cash Refund had his final prep for next Saturday’s Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Sprint (GI) by working five furlongs in company in 1:00.20 over a fast track on a cool, crisp Friday morning at Churchill Downs.