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Noble Bird took the lead from pace-setter Paganol on the far turn and fought hard under jockey Shaun Bridgmohan to hold off favored Lea by a diminishing head to win the 34th running of the $500,000, Grade I Stephen Foster Handicap Presented by GE at Churchill Downs and secured a spot
Zayat Stables’ champion American Pharoah took his training up a notch Saturday when the Triple Crown winner galloped 1 ¼ miles on the Churchill Downs main track at 8:30 a.m. ET after the renovation break.
Zayat Stables’ champion American Pharoah jogged on Churchill Downs’ main track Friday morning for the first time since his triumph in the June 6 Belmont Stakes (GI) where he became racing’s first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978.
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah has been walking the shed row of Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert’s Barn 33 daily since returning to Churchill Downs on Sunday, but he’s scheduled to return to the track Friday around 6:45 a.m. for a clockwise job around the one-mile oval.
Pin Oak Stables’ Bourbonette Oaks (GIII) winner Don’t Leave Me landed the rail and was made a lukewarm 3-1 morning line favorite in a field of seven 3-year-old fillies entered for Saturday night’s 46th running of the $100,000 Regret (GIII) at 1 1/8 miles on Churchill Downs’ Matt Winn Turf Course.
Juddmonte Farms’ Fame and Power and Ackerley Brothers Farm’s Bold Conquest, who ran one-two in the Sir Barton Stakes on the Preakness undercard at Pimlico, will meet again Saturday in the 18th running of the $100,000 Matt Winn (GIII), a 1 1/16-mile race for 3-year-olds.
Invading Sheer Drama, Grade I Winner My Sweet Addiction Favored Over Locals in Breeders' Cup 'Win and You're In" Fleur De Lis
Florida invader Sheer Drama and California-based Grade I winner My Sweet Addiction will find a strong group of Churchill Downs-based stars awaiting them in the starting gate Saturday evening for the 40th running of the $200,000 Fleur De Lis Handicap Presented by Thorntons (Grade II), part of the “Bre
Grade I Winners Hoppertunity, Lea; Belmont Runner-Up Commissioner Top Stephen Foster; American Pharoah Set For On-Track Appearance
Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (GI) winner Hoppertunity; Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider’s globe-trotting Lea, third to Prince Bishop in his most recent start in the $10 million D
Record Kentucky Derby and Oaks Week wagering and favorable results on daily racing programs at Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT”) since the opening week of the Spring Meet have enabled the track to announce an immediate 10% increase in daily purses for overnight races.
Triple Crown Productions Enlists All Pro Championships, Fanatics Authentic, Steiner Sports For Licensed American Pharoah Triple Crown Merchandise
In celebration of the rare sweep of American racing’s Triple Crown by Zayat Stables LLC’s American Pharoah, Triple Crown Productions LLC has granted All Pro Championships, Fanatics Authentic and Steiner Sports rights to produce and distribute officially licensed apparel and other merchandise to
Hero's Welcome, Police Escort For Triple Crown Winner American Pharoah's Return; To Parade During Stephen Foster
Fewer than 24 hours after his tour de force triumph in the Belmont Stakes that made him racing’s first Triple Crown winner since 1978, Zayat Stables LLC’s American Pharoah is back at Churchill Downs and resting in his familiar stall at Barn 33.
Zayat Stables LLC’s Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!
Like Mother, Like Daughter: Kiss Moon Keeps Family Tradition Alive With Win In Old Forester Mint Julep
Kiss Moon rebounded from a disappointing run on Kentucky Derby Day to wear down favored I’m Already Sexy in the final yards and score a narrow nose victory on Saturday in Churchill Downs’ 39th running of the $100,000 Old Forester Mint Julep Handicap (Grade III), a turf race the 4-year-old filly’s mother won in 2003.<
It’s back to the main track for Gallant Stables’ Majestic Harbor who looks to return to the winner’s circle in next Saturday’s $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (GI). Last time out, the 7-year-old veteran ran a well-beaten ninth in the Louisville Handicap (GIII) on May 23, his third start on turf.
As Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) and Preakness Stakes (GI) winner American Pharoah attempts to make history as the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978, some of Churchill Downs’ horsemen gave their expertise on whether or not the 3-year-old has what it takes. Here’s what they had to say:
Let's Play Two: Churchill Downs Offers Free Admission To Fans Presenting College Baseball Super Regional Tickets Or Ticket Stubs
Churchill Downs will again invite college baseball fans to “play two” when the track provides free weekend admission to its live racing programs on Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7 to fans holding a ticket or ticket stub to the NCAA Baseball Super Regional to be played at the University of Louisville’s neighboring Jim Patterson Stadium.
Grade I Winner Personal Diary, Cardinal Winner Strike Charmer, Catalano Duo Head Field of 12 In Old Forester Mint Julep 'Cap
G. Watts Humphrey Jr. and St.
Donegal Racing’s Keen Ice put in his final work Tuesday at Churchill Downs before taking on Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) and Preakness Stakes (GI) winner American Pharoah in Saturday’s $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (GI) at Belmont Park.
Under cloudy skies, light rain and 58 degrees, Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) and Preakness Stakes (GI) winner American Pharoah completed his serious preparation for Saturday’s $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (GI) with a five-furlong breeze over a Churchill Downs track rated “fast” in 1:00.20 with Martin Garcia in the saddle.
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) and Preakness Stakes (GI) winner American Pharoah continued preparation for Saturday’s $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (GI) by galloping 1 1/2 miles over the Churchill Downs main track Sunday morning with exercise rider Jorge Alvarez in the irons.