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Departing Seeking a Return to Top Form in Saturday's Homecoming Classic

Coming off an eighth-place finish in the $1.5 million Whitney (Grade I) at Saratoga on Aug. 2, Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider’s Departing is seeking a return to top form in Saturday’s $125,000-added Homecoming Classic under the Twin Spires for trainer Al Stall Jr.

Canadian Shippers Heart to Heart, Speightsland; French-Raced Battlefront Seek Grade III Jefferson Cup

A trio of 3-year-old Thoroughbreds whose primary racing experience has occurred beyond the borders of the United States is set to descend upon Churchill Downs in search of a signature victory when they compete in the 38th running of the $100,000-added Jefferson Cup (Grade III) over the Matt Winn Turf Course on Saturday (Sept. 27).

Sharp Carve Favored to Take Winner's Slice of $125,000-added Homecoming Classic Purse

Michael Langdon’s improving Carve has won four races and nearly $500,000 in a “career year” in 2014, and is the early favorite to add another significant win to his finest racing season when he takes on five rivals in the second running of the $125,000-added Homecoming Classic on Saturday (Sept. 27) at Churchill Downs.

Champion Will Take Charge Retired to Three Chimneys

Will Take Charge, who clinched Champion 3-Year-Old Male honors last year with a win at Churchill Downs in the $550,700 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade I), was retired to Three Chimneys Farm on Sunday due to a mild strain to a branch of his suspensory apparatus.

Ramseys' Thank You Marylou Romps by 6 1/2 in Grade III Dogwood

Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Thank You Marylou commenced a winning move on the turn for home, grabbed the lead at the quarter pole and widened her advantage down the stretch to easily win Saturday’s 39th running of the $112,000 Dogwood (Grade III) at Churchill Downs by 6 ½ lengths over Henny Jenny.

Carve Readies for Next Saturday's $125,000 Homecoming Classic

Michael Langford’s graded stakes winner Carve posted a half-mile workout in :48.60 Saturday at Churchill Downs in preparation for the $125,000-added Homecoming Classic on Saturday, Sept. 27.

Myositis Dan Running for More Than Purse Money Friday Night

Entered in Friday night’s featured $43,000 allowance optional claiming event at Churchill Downs is Brereton C. JonesMyositis Dan, who was named to specifically build awareness for a disease called Myositis that affects thousands of Americans each year.

Downs After Dark Returns Friday Night as Churchill Downs Celebrates Oktoberfest with Beer Garden, German Fare

Churchill Downs will transform its spacious 30,000-square-foot Plaza into Louisville’s largest beer garden on Friday night (Sept. 19) to celebrate Oktoberfest in true Bavarian style as “Downs After Dark Presented by Stella Artois and Old Forester” returns to the historic Louisville racetrack with a 10-race program that begins at 6 p.m. (all times Eastern).

'Pigskins and Ponies' With College Football, Drink Specials Added to Final Two Saturdays

Churchill Downs will host “Pigskins and Ponies” on Saturday! Last week’s Football Watch Party was popular with race-goers so track officials will bring it back for the final two Saturdays of the meet (Sept. 20 and Sept. 27).

Fiftyshadesofgold Made 2-1 Favorite for Saturday's Grade III Dogwood

Fiftyshadesofgold, the winner of the $200,725 Eight Belles Presented by TwinSpires.com (Grade III) on Kentucky Oaks Day, has been made the 2-1 morning line favorite in a field of 10 3-year-old fillies entered in Saturday’s $100,000-added Dogwood (GIII) at Churchill Downs.