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Groupie Doll Could Take on Boys in Grade I Cigar Mile

Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (Grade I) winner Groupie Doll was scheduled to go to trainer Buff Bradley’s farm in Frankfort, Ky. earlier this week, but plans changed and the 4-year-old filly remained at Churchill Downs to prepare for a possible start in the Cigar Mile (GI) at Aqueduct on Nov. 24.

Churchill Downs Unveils Section 110 Trackside Seating for Kentucky Derby, Oaks

Churchill Downs Racetrack is introducing a new Section 110 seating and hospitality venue for the 2013 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!

Jamaica Winner King David Tops Probable Commonwealth Starters

Scarlett Stable’s King David, winner of the Jamaica Handicap (Grade I) at Belmont Park, tops the list of probable starters for Saturday’s ninth running of the $100,000-added Commonwealth Turf (GIII) for 3-year-olds on the Matt Winn Turf Course.

Daisy Devine Holds Off Julie's Love to Win Cardinal Handicap at Churchill Downs

James Miller’s Grade I winning-filly Daisy Devine added Saturday’s 39th running of the Grade III, $111,500 Cardinal Handicap to her résumé with a determined front-running head victory over Julie’s Love-GB at Churchill Downs.

Take Charge Indy, Bourbon Courage, Cease Work for Clark Handicap

Highlighting the list of more than 100 horses who recorded published workouts at Churchill Downs on Saturday morning was Take Charge Indy, Bourbon Courage and Cease. The trio of stakes winners is being pointed to the Grade I Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare on Nov. 23.

Lanerie Joins Elite 400-Win Club at Churchill Downs

Corey Lanerie became only the 19th jockey to register 400 career wins at Churchill Downs when 2-year-old Pushthebuttonmax prevailed in Friday’s eighth race, a $50,000 maiden special weight.

Casse Could Have Two in Grade I Clark Handicap

Trainer Mark Casse said Friday that Bill Farish Jr.’s Pool Play will be pointed to the Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade I) at Churchill Downs on Nov. 23, but the 7-year-old son of Silver Deputy might not be the only Clark starter from the Casse barn.

Trainers Looking Forward to Parade of Breeders' Cup Champions

Five Breeders’ Cup champions with Churchill Downs ties will be paraded with horses running in Sunday’s eighth race. It is sure to be a unique and one-of-a-kind event for fans, but the trainers of these top horses also are looking forward to the special ceremony.

Kentucky-Based Breeders' Cup Champions to be Paraded at Churchill Downs Sunday

Five of the seven Breeders’ Cup champions with Churchill Downs ties will be paraded at the home of the Kentucky Derby between races on Sunday.

Grade I Winner Daisy Devine Tops 39th Cardinal Handicap

James Miller’s Daisy Devine, winner of the Jenny Wiley (Grade I) at Keeneland, will carry the top weight of 122 pounds when she faces eight rivals in Saturday’s 39th running of the $100,000-added Cardinal Handicap (GIII) for fillies and mares at Churchill Downs.  

Impressive Maiden Winner Frac Daddy Could Resurface in Kentucky Jockey Club

Perhaps lost in the excitement of Breeders’ Cup Championship Saturday at Santa Anita was the performance of Frac Daddy in Saturday’s seventh race at Churchill Downs.

Hernandez Reflects on Classic Birthday Present

Not many people get to celebrate their birthday with a $270,000 payday, but that’s exactly what Brian Hernandez Jr. did when he guided Fort Larned to victory in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (Grade I) on his 27th birthday.

Brushed by a Star Beats Joyful Victory by a Head to Win Grade II Chilukki

Team Forster’s Brushed by a Star, engaged in a stretch-long duel with Joyful Victory, prevailed by a head to win the 27th running of the Grade II, $168,900 Chilukki for fillies and mares on Saturday at Churchill Downs.

Neck 'n Neck Draws Off to Win Friday's Grade III Ack Ack 'Cap at Churchill Downs

A. Stevens Miles Jr.’s homebred Neck ’n Neck had one horse beat in the early stages of the 20th running of the Grade III, $110,400 Ack Ack Handicap at Churchill Downs, but put in a strong rally on the final turn from the outside and powered home in the stretch for a convincing 2 ¼-length win over Fort Loudon.

Hernandez Jr., Mena Trying Not to Look Ahead to Classic Mounts

Journeymen jockeys Brian Hernandez Jr and Miguel Mena will be seeking the biggest victory of their young careers in Saturday’s $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (Grade I), but both riders are doing their best to stay focused on their mounts at Churchill Downs prior to riding at Santa Anita on Saturday.

Joyful Victory Heads Field of 11 For Saturday's Grade II Chilukki

Fox Hill Farms Inc.’s Joyful Victory, a multiple graded-stakes winning earner of more than $625,000, heads a competitive field of 11 fillies and mares entered for Saturday’s 27th running of the Grade II, $150,000-added Chilukki at one mile on the main track at Churchill Downs.

Team Forster Hopes to Get Big Update for Brushed by a Star

Graded stakes-winner Brushed by a Star will be sold at the Fasig-Tipton November Sale on Nov. 5, but first she will seek another graded stakes victory in Saturday’s $150,000-added Chilukki (Grade II) at Churchill Downs and the connections are hoping to add some more “black type” to her catalogue page.

Uncaptured Powerful in Iroquois Victory

John Oxley’s Uncaptured took the lead from runner-up Positively in mid-stretch and increased his advantage from there to take the 31st running of the Grade III, $114,800 Iroquois by a widening 5 ½ lengths on opening day at Churchill Downs.

Filly Gives Claiborne, Dilschneider Positive Sign in Sunday's Pocahontas

Claiborne Farm and Adele B. Dilschneider’s homebred Sign overcame a sluggish start and powered home in deep stretch to win Sunday’s 44th running of the Grade II, $168,150 Pocahontas by four lengths on opening day of Churchill Downs’ 21-day Fall Meet.

Borel Begins Fall Meet with Eye on 5,000-Win Milestone

Three-time Kentucky Derby winning jockey Calvin Borel will begin the 123rd Fall Meet at Churchill Downs just 14 victories shy of the 5,000 career-win milestone and the Louisiana native, who will turn 46 on Nov. 7, is confident he’ll reach the mark this meet at the site of his three most important victories.