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Devious Intent, Burban Set to Battle in Saturday's Open Mind

TK StablesDevious Intent, upset winner over 2012 Eclipse Award champion Groupie Doll in Ellis Park’s Grade III Gardenia, and Joseph W.

Pants On Fire, a Derby Disappointment in 2011, Wins Ack Ack On Return to Churchill Downs

George and Lori Hall’s Pants On Fire, who had finished a disappointing ninth behind Animal Kingdom in the 2011 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!

McPeek Thinking BC Distaff After Flashy American Wins Locust Grove

Trainer Kenny McPeek is considering a run in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff with Flashy American after the 4-year-old filly won Saturday night’s 30th running of the $111,400 Locust Grove at Churchill Downs.

Cleburne, Smart Cover Give Romans Strong 1-2 Finish in Iroquois

Donegal Racing’s unbeaten Cleburne, a 34-1 longshot making just the second start of his young career, rallied from eighth to grab the lead near the finish and then held off a furious late surge by stablemate Smart Cover to win the 32nd running of the $173,250 Iroquois (Grade III) for 2-year-olds by a head on Saturday night at Churchill Downs.

Untapable Remains Perfect, Beats Stonetastic by Half in Pocahontas

Untapable remained perfect in two starts with a determined half-length victory over Stonetastic in Saturday night’s 45th running of the Grade II, $168,150 Pocahontas at Churchill Downs.

Pants On Fire Heads Ack Ack. Wine Princess Tops Competitive Locust Grove

While budding 2-year-old stars will be on display in two of the four stakes races set for Saturday’s “College Rivalry Night” of “Downs After Dark” night racing program of Churchill Downs’ new September Meet, veteran stars will be in the spotlight for the evening’s other major events: the $100,000-added Ack Ack Handicap (Grade III) and the $100,000-added Locust Grove.

Roads to the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks 140 Begin Saturday in Iroquois, Pocahontas

The Road to the Kentucky Derby and Road to the Kentucky Oaks kick-off in prime time under the lights Saturday at Churchill Downs as the legendary Louisville racetrack enters into its a first foray of September racing since 1890.

Strong Nominations for Pocahontas, Iroquois on Sept. 7 Downs After Dark: College Rivalry Night

Many of North America’s most promising 2-year-old colts and fillies have been nominated to compete in Churchill Downs Racetrack’s (“CDRT”) $150,000-added Pocahontas (Grade II) and $150,000-added Iroquois (GIII), two of four stakes races scheduled for Saturday, Sept.

Churchill Downs Releases 34-Race Schedule for 2013-14 'Road to the Kentucky Derby' Series

Churchill Downs Racetrack officials announced Friday that 34 races will be included in the 2013-14 “Road to the Kentucky Derby” series, including 16 significant events that comprise the “Kentucky Derby Championship Series” over the 10 weeks that precede the first Saturday in May.

Awesome Flower Wins Closing-Day Feature

Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Awesome Flower took the lead approaching the stretch of the Matt Winn Turf Course, kicked away to lead by as many as four lengths and was hand-ridden inside the sixteenth-pole to win the $46,871 feature at Churchill Downs by 2 ½ lengths on closing day of the 38-day Spring Meet.