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Churchill Downs Offer Would Boost Purse of Grade I Stephen Foster 'Cap To Record $1 Million

Churchill Downs will offer a supplement to the purse for the 27th running of its Grade I Stephen Foster Handicap on Saturday, June 14.

CDI Announces Memorial Plans for Eight Belles

Eight Belles, the runner-up in Kentucky Derby 134 who was euthanized after suffering a catastrophic injury moments after the race, will be honored by Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) (“Churchill Downs”) through a series of charitable contributions and initiatives announced today, including the interment of her remains at the Kentucky Derby Museum.  The announcement was made in conjun

Champion Curlin Sizzles in Churchill Downs Work; Denis of Cork Completes Belmont Preparations


Miss Isella Wins Sunday Feature; Super Hi-5 Returns Record $35,179.30

(June 1, 2008)Miss Isella, ridden by Calvin Borel, took advantage of a clear path on the inside rail and rallied to a 2 ½-length win over Flaming Slew in Sunday’s $43,100 featured allowance at Churchill Downs.

Denis of Cork Set For Final Pre-Belmont Work On Monday; Sizzling Amoss Climbs to Top of Trainers Race

Mr and Mrs William Warren’s Denis of Cork, a late-running third behind unbeaten Big Brown in the 134th running of the $2 million guaranteed Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I), is scheduled to complete his serious preparation for Saturday’s rematch with the Derby winner in the $1 million Belmont Stakes (GI) with a work at Churchill Downs on Monday.

Indian Chant Beats Noonmark by Bob of the Head in Grade III Aristides Stakes

(May 31, 2008) – Indian Chant collected his first graded stakes win by the bob of a head with a narrow victory over Noonmark in Saturday’s 20th running of the Grade III, $117,779 Aristides Stakes at Churchill Downs.

Inca King Remains Unbeaten in Churchill Turf Stakes With Wire-to-Wire Triumph in $119,700 Opening Verse

(May 31, 2008)Bill and Corinne Heiligbrodt’s Inca King remained unbeaten in three stakes engagements over Churchill Downs’ Matt Winn Turf Course with a front-running 2 ¼-length victory over Seaside Retreat in Saturday’s $119,700 Opening Verse Handicap.

Acoma Registers Grade III Dogwood Upset

(May 31, 2008) – Helen Alexander and Helen Groves’ homebred Acoma rallied to beat 2-1 favorite Keep the Peace by a half-length to register her first stakes win in Saturday’s 34th running of the Grade III, $109,000 Dogwood Stakes at Churchill Downs.

Stephen Foster Super Saturday Nominations Close; Stall Works Louisiana Derby Stars Together

NOMINATIONS CLOSE FOR $750,000-ADDED STEPHEN FOSTER, FIVE ‘SUPER SATURDAY’ RACES – Nominations close at midnight (all times EDT) Saturday for the 27th running of Churchill Downs’ $750,000-added Stephen Foster Handicap (Grade I) and the five stakes races on the undercard for “Stephen Foster Super Saturday” on Saturday, June 14.

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Water Gap Wins Friday Feature; Stakes Tripleheader On Tap Saturday

(May 30, 2008) – Water Gap, ridden by Fernando De La Cruz, led throughout in Friday’s $49,800 allowance feature at Churchill Downs and beat Swingit by 1 ¼ lengths. Ballado’s Thunder, the 4-5 favorite in the field of six fillies and mares, finished another 1 ¼ lengths behind in third.