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Fort Larned Returns to Track, Wilkes Eyes Breeders' Cup Classic Repeat

Janis Whitham’s Fort Larned, reigning winner of the Breeders’ Cup Classic (Grade I) and a dominant winner of the Churchill Downs’ Stephen Foster Handicap (GI), returned to the track at Churchill Downs on Saturday to resume his preparations for bid for a second consecutive victory in the Classic at Santa Anita.

Churchill Downs Race Day Notes for Sunday, June 30

‘NOT A SCRATCH’ ON WISE DAN AFTER GUTSY FIRECRACKER WIN

Churchill Downs Race Night Notes for Saturday, June 29

GROUPIE DOLL GETS BACK TO WORK AT CHURCHILL DOWNS

Groupie Doll, last year’s champion female sprinter, appeared on the worktab for the first time this year and breezed a bullet three furlongs in :35.80 on the fast main track at Churchill Downs on Saturday morning.

Churchill Downs Race Day Notes for Friday, June 28

It isn’t easy for a racing secretary to hang 128 pounds on a star horse in a handicap race such as Saturday night’s $150,000 Firecracker Handicap (Grade II), but Churchill Downs’ Director of Racing Ben Huffman relishes the opportunity.

Churchill Downs Race Day Notes for Thursday, June 27

Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider’s homebred Lea, winner of last year’s Commonwealth Turf (Grade III), will take on Horse of the Year Wise Dan and six other rivals in Saturday’s 23rd running of the $150,000-added Firecracker Handicap (GII) at Churchill Downs.

Churchill Downs Race Day Notes for Sunday, June 23

WISE DAN, D’CAJUN CAT TOP SATURDAY STAKES POSSIBLES

Horse of the Year Wise Dan and impressive debut winner D’cajun Cat top the list of possible contenders for Saturday’s $150,000-added Firecracker Handicap (Grade II) and $100,000-added Bashford Manor (GIII) at Churchill Downs.

Churchill Downs Race Day Notes for Saturday, June 22

WISE DAN WORKS TOWARD FIRECRACKER, WEIGHTED AT 128

Churchill Downs Race Day Notes for Friday, June 21

SCHARBAUER’S FIFTYSHADESOFGOLD FACES OPEN-COMPANY IN DEBUTANTE

Churchill Downs Race Day Notes for Thursday, June 20

SILVER VALLEY DEBUTS FOR NEW CONNECTIONS IN DEBUTANTE

Silver Valley was privately purchased following her impressive 4 ¾-length debut victory on May 25 and she will make her first start for her new connections in Saturday’s $100,000-added Debutante at Churchill Downs.

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.