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Malibu Prayer Rallies to Upset One Caroline in Chilukki, Jones Fifth in Final Start

Edward Evans’ Malibu Prayer collared favored One Caroline on the far turn and then held off a late charge by Copper State by a length to win the 24th running of the $167,550 Chilukki (Grade II) for fillies and mares at Churchill Downs.

Jones Takes Last Gallop As A Trainer ... Demarcation Could Run Closing Weekend ... Grand Slam for Romans

JONES GOES AROUND THE TRACK ON LAST TIME – It was business as usual Saturday morning at Barn 43 at Churchill Downs with trainer Larry Jones in the saddle and galloping his horses during training hours.

But the game, and Jones’ life, will change on Sunday.

Demarcation Rallies to Win Ack Ack Handicap

The Amerman Racing Stables’ Demarcation rallied from far off the pace to score a 1 ½-length victory over Glamour Guy to win the 17th running of the $111,000 Ack Ack Handicap (Grade III) at Churchill Downs.
    

CD Trainers Weigh In On Zenyatta's Breeders' Cup Classic Chances

The main story line surrounding Saturday’s running of the Breeders’ Cup Classic (Grade I) at Santa Anita is whether the undefeated Zenyatta can beat the boys.
    It was odds-on that in a sampling of Churchill Downs trainers Friday morning that opinions ran in many directions.

Au Moon Wins Friday's Upside Therapeutic Riding Center Purse

Tim Brown and Phil Gahm’s Au Moon collared Whitley in deep stretch to win Thursday’s $48,191 Upside Therapeutic Riding Center Purse at Churchill Downs by a head.

    Trained by David Carroll and ridden by Robby Albarado, Au Moon covered the 1 1/16 miles on a “firm” Matt Winn Turf Course in 1:43.39.

Albarado Hopes Quick Start Carries Over To Breeders' Cup ... One Caroline Ready for Churchill Return ... Lenclud looks to Apple

ALBARADO HOPES FAST START CARRIES OVER TO BREEDERS’ CUP  WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS – Jockey Robby Albarado closed out the month of October on a high note by winning the riding title at the 17-day Keeneland meet with 25 victories.

Friday Happy Hours Get New Look in Refurbished Paddock Pavilion

When Churchill Downs’ popular “Dress to Impress” Friday Happy Hours, sponsored by Budweiser Select, return for a three-week run on Nov. 6, the event will have a new look and feel, thanks to the same designer who helped transform the historic racetrack into Louisville’s ultimate nighttime hot spot for three nights of racing this spring.

Longshot Golden Country Wins Wednesday's Churchill Downs Governor's Scholars Day Purse

Theodore Bates Jr.’s Golden Country reaffirmed his affinity for the main track at Churchill Downs by scoring an upset victory in Wednesday’s featured $50,597 Churchill Downs Governor’s Scholars Day Purse.

Swift Temper, One Caroline Top Chilukki Field; Payton d'Oro to be Final Starter for Trainer Larry Jones

The presence of Mark Stanley’s Grade I winner Swift Temper and the return to the races of G. Watts Humphrey Jr. and the Louise Ireland Humphrey Revocable Trust-2008’s One Caroline serve as the main attention grabbers for Saturday’s 24th running of the $150,000-added Chilukki (Grade II).
    

Breeders' Cup Fields Have Strong Churchill Downs Presence; Borel Likes the Bird's Draw

BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS FEATURE STRONG CHURCHILL DOWNS INFLUENCE – When the 26th renewal of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships begin its two-day run at Oak Tree at Santa Anita on Friday, the presence of Churchill Downs-based trainers and runners that have performed beneath the Twin Spires in 2009 will be significant.