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Churchill Downs Donates $5,000 to Harbor House of Louisville

As part of the ongoing charitable efforts of Churchill Downs racetrack to benefit the Louisville community, Churchill recently donated $5,000 to Harbor House of Louisville, an organization that provides high-quality training and care for adults with developmental disabilities.  The donation will be used by Harbor House to fund programs in conjunction with the Luci Center, a Shelbyville, Ky.-bas

Nistle's Crunch Tasty Commonwealth Turf Winner

(November 9, 2008) – Alien Farm’s Nistle’s Crunch emerged from behind two dueling leaders inside the sixteenth pole to rally to win Sunday’s fifth running of the $112,900 Commonwealth Turf (Grade III) for 3-year-olds at Churchill Downs by a half-length over 2-1 favorite Seaspeak.

Carroll Beaming After Acoma Wins Mrs. Revere; Leparoux On A Record Pace

CARROLL BEAMING AFTER ACOMA'S MRS. REVERE TRIUMPH - Trainer David Carroll said Sunday morning that Acoma came out of her triumph in Saturday's Mrs. Revere (GII) in good order.

Acoma Takes Grade II Mrs. Revere

(November 8, 2008) – Helen Alexander and Helen Groves’ Acoma overtook pace-setting My Baby Baby in the final 50 yards to win the 18th running of the $201,950 Mrs. Revere (GII) for 3-year-old fillies by 1 ¼ lengths on Saturday afternoon at Churchill Downs.

Callwood Dancer Assigned Top Weight for Cardinal 'Cap; Commentator Set To Arrive at Churchill on Wednesday

CALLWOOD DANCER ASSIGNED HIGH WEIGHT FOR CARDINAL - Three Chimneys Racing's Callwood Dancer (IRE) was assigned top weight of 122 pounds by racing secretary Ben Huffman for the 36th running of the $100,000-added Cardinal Handicap (Grade II) next Saturday at 1 1/8 miles on the Matt Winn Turf Course for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up.

Bashford Manor Winner Screen Your Friend Back for Flint

FLINT HAS SCREEN YOUR FRIEND BACK ON TRACK - Veteran trainer Bernie Flint did not get to fully enjoy a banner summer at Churchill Downs. He notched his 400th career victory beneath the Twin Spires in June and had to watch from home as Screen Your Friend won the Bashford Manor (GIII) on July 5.

Soft Business Levels, Unresolved ADW Issue Prompt Reduction in Churchill's Overnight, Stakes Purses

Soft business levels stemming from the nation’s economic slowdown and the unresolved negotiations with horsemen over distribution of the Churchill Downs simulcast signal to national advance deposit wagering (“ADW”) outlets have prompted Churchill Downs to announce a 10 percent reduction in overnight purses for the remainder of its Fall Meet and reductions in purses for two of the meet’s major s

El Caballo Scores in Friday's Fund for the Arts at Churchill Downs

(November 7, 2008) – James Spence’s El Caballo held off Jamaludin by a diminishing three-quarters of a length to score a front-running victory in Friday’s featured $50,000 Fund for the Arts Purse at Churchill Downs.

Canela Steps Up Big in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana

(November 6, 2008) – Scarlet Stable’s Canela remained perfect on the Matt Winn Turf Course by romping to a 5 1/4-length victory in Thursday’s featured $49,940 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana Purse at Churchill Downs.

Acoma Looks To Build Turf Resume in Mrs. Revere;Sousaphone Preps for Possible Cardinal 'Cap Bid

ACOMA SEEKS TO BUILD GRASS RESUME IN MRS. REVERE - Before trainer David Carroll ran Acoma in the Valley View (Grade III) at Keeneland, he termed the 3-year-old filly's grass debut as "a bit of an experiment."