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Churchill Downs Race Day Notes for Sunday, June 16

STEPHEN FOSTER HANDICAP NIGHT STARS IN GOOD ORDER SUNDAY

After a fantastic night of racing beneath the Twin Spires, the equine stars of Stephen Foster Handicap Night at Churchill Downs were reported by their connections to be in good order.

Churchill Downs Race Day Notes for Saturday, June 15

WISE DAN BREEZES AT KEENELAND; COULD RUN NEXT IN FIRECRACKER

Defending Horse of the Year Wise Dan breezed a “bullet” five furlongs on the Polytrack at Keeneland on Saturday in :58.40 and he could make his next start in the $150,000-added Firecracker Handicap (Grade II) at Churchill Downs on June 29.

Churchill Downs Race Day Notes for Friday, June 14

GOLDEN TICKET HEADS QUARTET OF STAKES CONTENDERS FOR McPEEK

Churchill Downs Race Day Notes for Thursday, June 13

‘NO EXCUSES’ FOR TAKE CHARGE INDY IN SATURDAY’S STEPHEN FOSTER

 Trainer Pat Byrne will saddle Alysheba (Grade II) winner Take Charge Indy for the $500,000-added Stephen Foster Handicap Presented by Abu Dhabi (GI) and he said he has no excuses going into Saturday’s race.

Churchill Downs Barn Notes for Wednesday, June 12

SUCCESSFUL DAN SEEKS FIRST GRADE I VICTORY IN STEPHEN FOSTER

Fort Larned Works Toward Stephen Foster Bid

Last year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic (Grade I) winner Fort Larned continued his preparations for Saturday’s $500,000-added Stephen Foster Handicap Presented by Abu Dhabi (GI) with a five-furlong breeze in 1:01.40 on the muddy main track at Churchill Downs on Monday morning.

Churchill Downs Race Day Notes for Sunday, June 9

ROYAL DELTA, RON THE GREEK TO RETURN TO CHURCHILL DOWNS

Two of the brightest stars of last year’s Stephen Foster Handicap Presented by Abu Dhabi (Grade I) night at Churchill Downs are set to return to the Louisville track Sunday afternoon in search of successful encores to their 2013 heroics.

Churchill Downs Race Day Notes for Saturday, June 8

SUCCESSFUL DAN, TAKE CHARGE INDY TOP STEPHEN FOSTER WORKS

Four contenders for the June 15 $500,000-added Stephen Foster Handicap Presented by Abu Dhabi (Grade I), including Successful Dan and Take Charge Indy, worked Saturday in preparation for the 1 1/8-mile race at Churchill Downs.

Churchill Downs Race Day Notes for Friday, June 7

CHURCHILL HORSEMEN LEANING TOWARD ORB IN THE BELMONT

Churchill Downs Race Day Notes for Thursday, June 6

MARGOLIS EXPECTS STRONG EFFORT FROM MIZ IDA ON SATURDAY