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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.

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.