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Message From CEO Bob Evans on Horsemen Dispute

Good afternoon,

As you may already be aware, Churchill Downs Incorporated is currently involved in a dispute with horsemen that is affecting Churchill Downs racetrack and Calder Race Course in particular. I want to take a few moments to explain what’s going on and what CDI is doing to resolve this matter.

Graeme Six Wins Grade III Winning Colors

(May 26, 2008) – Graeme Six collected the first graded stakes win of her career in the $107,600 Winning Colors Stakes (Grade III) with a 1 ½-length triumph over defending champ Miss Macy Sue and Change Up on Memorial Day at Churchill Downs.

Denis of Cork Sharp Under Albarado; Curlin Sparkles at Six Furlongs; Lattice to Stars & Stripes

Mr and Mrs William Warren’s Denis of Cork tuned up for a run at unbeaten Triple Crown contender Big Brown in the June 7 Belmont Stakes (Grade I) with a strong five-furlong workout on Monday at Churchill Downs.

Indian Ashton Wins Sunday Feature; Miss Macy Sue Tops Winning Colors on Memorial Day

(May 25, 2008)Indian Ashton, the 8-5 favorite in a field of 10 three-year-olds and up, broke fast from the gate and never looked back en route to a one-length victory over Probation Ready in Sunday’s $50,400 turf sprint feature at Churchill Downs.

Denis of Cork Has Belmont Work On Monday; Manhattan-Bound Einstein Breezes

  • DENIS OF CORK SET FOR MEMORIAL DAY WORK FOR BELMONT

Albarado Caps Four-Win Day With Lattice in Saturday's Louisville Handicap

(May 24, 2008) – Jockey Robby Albarado capped a four-win day with a hedge-skimming victory aboard Lattice in Saturday’s $170,100 Louisville Handicap (Grade III) at Churchill Downs. Conditioned by Al Stall Jr., the 4-year-old colt beat 34-1 outsider Transduction Gold by three-quarters of length en route to his second career graded stakes win.

Albarado Climbs Into Tie With Leparoux; Gomez Gets Belmont Ride On Macho Again; Elite Squadron Sharp In Aristides Breeze

  • LEPAROUX STILL TOPS, BUT ALBARADO CLIMBS INTO A TIE

Mambo in Seattle Wins Friday Feature

(May 23, 2008) – The Neil Howard-trained Mambo in Seattle kicked home gamely to defeat Solemn Promise by one length in Friday’s $41,040 allowance feature at Churchill Downs to win the 1 1/8-mile race in 1:51.38.

Albarado Celebrates "Sweet" Milestone Win; Cougar Cat Works Fast, Likely To Pass Aristides

  • ALBARADO SAYS MILESTONE CHURCHILL WIN IS “SWEET”
  •  COUGAR CAT WORKS FAST, BUT LIKELY TO PASS ARISTIDES