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Gainesway Stable’s 5-year-old gelding Villandry took the lead from front-running favorite Silver Max at the top of the stretch and powered home to win Saturday’s 37th running of the $114,000 River City Handicap (Grade III) at Churchill Downs by 2 ¾ lengths over longshot Hamp.
Grade I Winner Silver Max, 'Horse for Course' Guys Reward Give Romans Strong 1-2 Punch in River City
Churchill Downs’ final stakes race for older horses on turf in 2014 attracted a field of 11 horses, but it’s the Dale Romans’ trained duo of Grade I-winning millionaire Silver Max and “horse for the course” stablemate Guys Reward that figure to draw most of the pre-race attention in Saturday’s 37th running of the $100,000-added River City Handicap (Grade III).
Bill Cubbedge’s multiple graded stakes winner Molly Morgan shined again under the lights at Churchill Downs with a 2 ¼-length romp over Street Girl in Saturday’s 29th running of the $237,510 Chilukki (Grade II) for fillies and mares.
Jockey Julien Leparoux rode In My Time to a one-length win in Wednesday’s ninth race at Churchill Downs to secure his 2,000th career win.
It took Leparoux, a 31-year-old native of Senlis, France, 18 attempts to land the milestone since capturing win No. 1,999 at Keeneland on Oct. 24.
Churchill Downs Plans to Enhance Experience for Derby and Oaks Owners with Construction of All-Inclusive Winner's Circle Suites
$4.2 Million Capital Improvement Project Includes New Courtyard, Remodeled Winner’s Circle
Conquest Tsunami Rolls in Street Sense; West Coast Belle Romps in Rags to Riches in 'Stars of Tomorrow I'
Conquest Tsunami, a multiple stakes winner on synthetic surfaces, showed a fondness for Churchill Downs’ dirt with a 2 ¾-length, front-running victory over Nun the Less in Sunday’s second running of the $55,221 Street Sense, one of two overnight stakes on opening day of the track’s 26-day Fall Meet.
Churchill Downs Racetrack will raise the curtain on its 26-day Fall Meet on Sunday, Oct. 26 and focus its racing spotlight on Thoroughbred racing’s rising stars in the first of two popular “Stars of Tomorrow” racing cards devoted exclusively to 2-year-olds.
$500,000 Grade I Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare Heads Roster of Churchill Downs' Fall Meet Stakes Races
The 140th running of the $500,000-added Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade I) is the main event on a schedule of 13 stakes races that carry total purses of $2.032 million set for the 25-day Fall Meet at Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT”) which will be run Sunday, Oct.
Terry Hamilton’s Heart to Heart went straight to the front of the pack and never looked back, widening his lead in the stretch to win the 39th running of the $110,000 Jefferson Cup (Grade III) at Churchill Downs by four lengths over Captain Dixie.