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The group of jockeys that will assemble to compete during 21 days of racing at the Churchill Downs Fall Meet is topped by stars like three-time Kentucky Derby (Grade I) winner Kent Desormeaux, two-time Kentucky Derby winner Calvin Borel, Julien Leparoux and Robby Albarado – but the meet could be remembered as one in which a rising star made a move toward those accomplished and established stars
CAPT. CANDYMAN CAN TO HAVE FINAL BREEDERS’ CUP WORK SUNDAY – Trainer Ian Wilkes said that Joseph Rauch and David Zell’s Capt. Candyman Can is scheduled for his final work before the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (Grade I) on Sunday and then ship to Santa Anita the next day.
Steve Asmussen, this year’s runaway leader in victories and earnings by Thoroughbred trainers in North America, heads the roster of trainers whose horses will compete during the 21-day Fall Meet at Churchill Downs that opens on Sunday, Nov. 1.
Lewis Lakin’s Pure Clan, winner of the Grade I Flower Bowl Invitational at Belmont Park in her most recent start, continued her preparation for a second bid for the $2 million Emirates Airline Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (GI) with a five furlong workout on Tuesday at Churchill Downs.
Churchill Downs Incorporated (“Company” or “CDI”) (NASDAQ: CHDN) has partnered with www.HorseplayerPRO.com to provide interactive online discussions between horse racing fans and a panel of experts each race day throughout Churchill Downs’ upcoming 21-day Fall Meet.
Stronach Stable’s Einstein, one of the top American hopes for the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (Grade I) at Oak Tree at Santa Anita, zipped a fast five furlongs at Churchill Downs on Sunday, Oct. 25 in the veteran star’s final pre-race training move over his home track.
Churchill Downs Incorporated ("Company" or "CDI") (NASDAQ: CHDN), the Kentucky Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (“HBPA”), and the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association (“KTA”) have reached agreement on a three-year contract that establishes levels of race purses at the home of the Kentucky Derby. In addition, the Kentucky HBPA and CDI have agreed to dismiss thei
Amanda Joy “AJ” Michalka, the 18-year-old actress/singer who’ll portray Penny Chenery’s daughter Kate in Walt Disney Studio’s forthcoming motion picture “Secretariat”, took time between takes Thursday at historic Churchill Downs to visit superstar 3-year-old filly Rachel Alexandra at Steve Asmussen’s Barn 38.
Kentucky Oaks (Grade I), Preakness (GI) and Woodward (GI) winner Rachel Alexandra – the 3-year-old filly who is a front-runner for honors as America’s “Horse of the Year,” returned to her home base at Churchill Downs early Wednesday.
Scenes from the Walt Disney Studio’s forthcoming motion picture “Secretariat”, starring Diane Lane as Penny Chenery and John Malkovich as Lucien Laurin, will be filmed at Churchill Downs starting Monday, Oct. 5. Officials say that filming at the historic home of the Kentucky Derby is expected to last five days.