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Buckleupbuttercup Rallies in Chilukki; Salty Strike Rolls in Dream Supreme

Avalon Farms’ Buckleupbuttercup got up in the final strides to win the 26th running of the $167,400 Chilukki (Grade II) for fillies and mares by a head over May Day Rose to complete Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships day card at Churchill Downs.

Mister Marti Gras Wins Ack Ack; Will's Wildcat Takes Jimmy V.

Lothenbach Stables’ Mister Marti Gras rallied in deep stretch to overtake Alma d’Oro to win the 19th running of the $109,700 Ack Ack Handicap (Grade III) for 3-year-olds and up by a half-length.

Mister Marti Gras Takes Ack Ack, Will's Wildcat wins Jimmy V!

Lothenbach Stables’ Mister Marti Gras rallied in deep stretch to overtake Alma d’Oro to win the 19th running of the $109,700 Ack Ack Handicap (Grade III) for 3-year-olds and up by a half-length.

Humble and Hungry Devours Foes in Soggy Commonwealth Turf

Sagamore Farm’s Humble and Hungry swept to the lead in midstretch and cruised to a 1 1/4-length victory over Wilkinson to win the eighth running of the $111,200 Commonwealth Turf (Grade III) for 3-year-olds at Churchill Downs.

Tapitsfly, Ravi's Song Top Sunday's 38th Cardinal 'Cap

Frank Jones Jr.’s  Tapitsfly, winner of the 2009 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Santa Anita, will carry top weight of 117 pounds Sunday when she faces six rivals in the 38th running of the $100,000-added Cardinal Handicap (Grade III) for fillies and mares going 1 1/8 miles on the Matt Winn Turf Course.

Mott Collects 650th Churchill Downs Victory as Anecdote Rolls

Hall of  Fame trainer Bill Mott, the all-time leading trainer at Churchill Downs, reached the 650-victory milestone Wednesday afternoon when James Karp’s favored Anecdote won the eighth race in wire-to-wire fashion under Jesus Castanon.

Churchill Stakes Winners Ailalea, Buckleupbuttercup Collide in Chilukki

Grade III Churchill Downs stakes winners Ailalea and Buckleupbuttercup head a field of nine fillies and mares entered Monday for Saturday’s 26th running of the $150,000-added Chilukki (Grade II) at a mile on the main track.

Sadler's Gladding,'09 Winner Demarcation Head Ack Ack 'Cap

C R K Stable’s Gladding, winner of the Grade II San Antonio Handicap at Santa Anita in February, will carry top weight of 117 pounds and concede from 1-2 pounds to six rivals Friday in the 19th running of the $100,000-added Ack Ack Handicap (GIII).

Breeders' Cup Flash Notes: Havre de Grace Works for Classic

  • Fox Hill Farm’s Havre de Grace tuned up for the Breeders’ Cup Classic with an easy 5f workout in 1:02 under jockey Gabriel Saez Monday. The clockers caught her in splits of 12 2/5, 24 3/5, 36 4/5, 49 1/5 and 1:02 before galloping out six furlongs in 1:15 3/5.

On Fire Baby Rallies to Upset in Pocahontas

Anita Cauley’s homebred On Fire Baby held off a late charge from And Why Not to win the 43rd running of the Grade II, $173,400 Pocahontas for 2-year-old fillies by three-quarters of a length to highlight the opening day of the 21-day Fall Meet at Churchill Downs.