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Jockey Robby Albarado became the fifth rider in Churchill Downs history to reach 900 victories beneath the Twin Spires when he guided Strike Impact to a front-running triumph in Friday’s sixth race.
Harvey Clark and Andrew Albstein’s Yankee Fourtune, undefeated in four starts on the grass in his career, headlines a field of 13 3-year-olds entered Wednesday for Saturday’s seventh running of the $100,000-added Commonwealth Turf (Grade III) at Churchill Downs.
Team Block and Rich Ege’s Askbut I Won’ttell swept past Kiss Mine and My Baby Baby in deep stretch to win the 37th running of the $113,900 Cardinal Handicap (GIII) by 1 ¼ lengths Sunday at Churchill Downs.
The Robert and Beverly Lewis Trust’s Distinctive Dixie, coming off a four-month layoff, cruised to a 1 ½-length victory over Third Dawn to win the 25th running of the $171,900 Chilukki (GII) for fillies and mares on Saturday afternoon at Churchill Downs.
Adele Dilschneider’s Apart wore down defending champion Demarcation in the final 100 yards to win Friday’s 18th running of the $108,600 Ack Ack Handicap (Grade III) by three-quarters of a length at Churchill Downs.
Eileen Hartis’ Princess Haya, winner of the 2009 Canadian (Grade II) at Woodbine, will carry top weight of 117 pounds and concede from 1-5 pounds to six rivals entered for Sunday’s 37th running of the $100,000-added Cardinal Handicap (GIII) at Churchill Downs.
Mike House’s Battle of Hastings (GB) found clear sailing after swinging four wide at the head of the stretch and rolled to a 2 ½-length victory over Midnight Mischief in the 33rd running of the $111,200 River City Handicap (GIII) on Thursday afternoon at Churchill Downs.
Jockey Garrett Gomez was shaken up in a spill Thursday afternoon at Churchill Downs when he was thrown from his mount, Indy Bouquet, in the sixth race, a one-mile event for maiden fillies and mares on the grass.
Sequoia Racing’s Strong Commitment made a strong move around the far turn, drove past pace-setter Austons Sure Cure at the head of the stretch and went on to win Wednesday’s featured $50,131 Superbest allowance for 3-year-olds and up by 1 3/4 lengths over Longboarder at Churchill Downs.
Baffert Bids for Saturday Pre-Breeders' Cup Sweep with Always A Princess in Chilukki and Rapport in Dream Supreme
Arnold Zetcher’s Always a Princess, wire-to-wire winner of the Indiana Oaks (GII) in her most recent start, headlines a competitive field of 12 fillies and mares entered for the 25th running of the $150,000-added Chilukki (GII), the highlight of the undercard of Breeders’ Cup World Championships competition on Saturday at Churchill Downs.