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Initforthekandy Wires Friday Feature

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 16, 2008) – Talley Racing’s 11-1 longshot Initforthekandy led every step of the way under jockey John McKee and held off a late charge by 8-5 favorite Aspiring and 5-2 second choice Day of Victory to win Friday’s $45,200 allowance feature at Churchill Downs by a half-length.

UPS Employees to Deliver Big Brown Support Saturday for Preakness Stakes Simulcast

(May 16, 2008) – Louisville-based UPS employees are expected to deliver strong support for their namesake Big Brown on Saturday at Churchill Downs as the historic racetrack hosts a “UPS Day at the Races” in conjunction with a simulcast of the Preakness Stakes from Pimlico Race Course.

Scarlet Love Wins Thursday Feature; Super Hi-5 Returns Record $33,237.60


Michael Jarvis and Ken Smole’s Scarlet Love, ridden by Jesus Castanon, rallied to a 3 ½-length victory over 8-5 favorite Pathologist in Thursday’s $36,400 allowance feature at Churchill Downs.

IEAH Stables' Inner Light Faces Eaton's Gift in $100,000 Matt Winn

An hour before Kentucky Derby champ Big Brown tries to keep his Triple Crown hopes alive in Saturday’s $1 million Preakness Stakes, another IEAH Stables’ 3-year-old will attempt to land the $100,000-added Matt Winn at Churchill Downs.

Stratostar Shines On Any Surface; St. Joe Back To One Turn In Matt Winn; Juveniles Fuel Asmussen's Rise

Hopes for the Allen Paulson Living Trust’s Stratostar were once fairly high, but the 8-year-old gelding has now settled into a groove that any owner and trainer would be thrilled with.

Go West Bertie Rolls In the Slop at Churchill Downs

Richard Bertram and Elaine Klein’s homebred Go West Bert slipped through a small opening along the inside rail at the top the stretch and powered home to a 14 ¼-length victory over Bobby Blue Eyes in Wednesday’s $43,100 allowance feature at Churchill Downs.

Big Brown Leaves Churchill Downs for Pimlico

Unbeaten Big Brown, winner of the $2 million guaranteed Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I), got in a final gallop at Churchill Downs on Wednesday before rain started to fall on the historic Twin Spires. After a daylong wait, Big Brown boarded a van around 4:45 p.m.

Kentucky Derby Winner Big Brown Finally Gallops;Tyler Baze Visits To Work Tres Borrachos

  • KENTUCKY DERBY WINNER BIG BROWN IN EAGER IN GALLOP
  • TYLER BAZE VISITS TO WORK TRES BORRACHOS

Kentucky Derby Winner Big Brown Jogs Again On Muddy Track; Stevil Work Delayed;No Blinkers For Tres Borrachos

  • DERBY WINNER BIG BROWN JOGS AGAIN ON MUDDY TRACK
  • ZITO DELAYS BREEZE BY PREAKNESS HOPE STEVIL

Indian Chant Romps In Soggy Churchill Downs Feature

Track record-holder Indian Chant cruised to a five-length victory over Success Success to win the $60,000 six-furlong feature for three-year-olds and up Sunday afternoon at Churchill Downs.