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While his win as the odds-on favorite in the first running of Churchill Downs’ $191,275 Homecoming Classic was anything but a surprise, the effort by the victorious odds-on favorite Fort Larned has trainer Ian Wilkes smiling as he looks down the road toward his star’s bid for a repeat victory in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (Grade I) at
Favored General Election navigated traffic in mid-stretch and rallied under jockey Joe Rocco Jr. to catch Redwood Kitten in the final strides to win the 36th running of the $110,400 Jefferson Cup (Grade III) by a neck on Saturday night at Churchill Downs.
Reigning Breeders’ Cup Classic champ Fort Larned prepared for a defense of his title on his home track with a powerful, gate-to-wire win in the inaugural $191,275 Homecoming Classic on Saturday night at Churchill Downs.
While only two races appear to remain in her racing career, trainer William “Buff” Bradley believes champion Groupie Doll is poised to end her racing days in spectacular style.
LOUISVILLE, KY (Friday, September 27, 2013) – Defending Breeders’ Cup Classic (Grade I) winner Fort Larned has been installed as the odds-on 3-5 favorite for Saturday’s first running of the $175,000-added Homecoming Classic at Churchill Downs, but his post-time odds could drop even lower following the defection of one of three
Churchill Downs will be transformed into Louisville’s ultimate nighttime hot spot Saturday night as the historic Louisville racetrack presents another popular installment of “Downs After Dark” presented by Finlandia Vodka.
Fort Larned, the reigning winner of the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (Grade I), tuned up for a run in Saturday’s first running of the $175,000 Homecoming Classic at Churchill Downs with a five-furlong work on Monday at the Louisville track.
Del Mar Derby (Grade II) third Redwood Kitten and Arlington Classic (GIII) winner General Election head a competitive field of nine 3-year-olds enter for Saturday night’s 36th running of the $100,000-added Jefferson Cup (GIII) at Churchill Downs.
BC Classic & Stephen Foster Winner Fort Larned, Grade I Winners Pool Play, Golden Ticket Head First Homecoming Classic
Janis R Whitham’s Fort Larned, the reigning winner of the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (Grade I) and a dazzling victor in this year’s Stephen Foster Handicap (GI) at Churchill Downs, will tune-up for his bid to score consecutive wins in the Breeders’ Cup race when he faces two fellow Grade I stakes winners in a talented field of seven enter
Three of the most accomplished 2-year-olds on the grounds turned in major training moves at Churchill Downs on Sunday in preparation for what their connections hope will be a trip to Southern California and success in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (Grade I) at Santa Anita on Saturday, Nov. 2.
After being purchased privately for a lofty but undisclosed sum, Sky Girl provided new owner John Clay’s Alpha Delta Stables with a quick return on investment.
The field for the first running of Churchill Downs’ $175,000-added Homecoming Classic a week from Saturday still has Janis Whitham’s reigning Breeders’ Cup Classic (Grade I) and Stephen Foster Handicap (GI) winner Fort Larned at the top, with the rest of the field still taking shape.
Two horses that have enjoyed some of their finest moments over the main track at Churchill Downs worked at the track Friday in preparation for their respective bids for next week’s first running of the $175,000-added Homecoming Classic, the last of eight stakes races conducted during the September meet.
The 139th running of the $500,000-added Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade I), a race that shares a rich history with the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!
Trainer Ian Wilkes has announced a change in the path that Breeders’ Cup Classic (Grade I) winner Fort Larned will travel in his quest to defend his 2012 victory in the $5 million race in this year’s renewal at Santa Anita on Saturday, Nov. 2.
Maggie Moss’s So Many Ways, winner of Saratoga’s Grade I Spinaway at two and Churchill Downs’ Eight Belles (Grade III) on Kentucky Derby Day, heads a competitive field of nine 3-year-old fillies entered to compete in the 38th running of the $100,000-added Dogwood Stakes (GIII) for 3-year-old fillies on Saturday, Sept.
It has been nearly a year since A Stevens Miles’ multiple stakes winner Neck n’ Neck went to the sidelines while training for a bid for Churchill Downs’ Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade I), but a Sunday workout provided solid evidence that the son of Flower Alley could be stepping into a starting gate soon for trainer...
Vuitton took advantage of an early speed duel and rallied from last to run down Sweet Cassiopeia by one length to win Saturday’s fifth running of the $108,100 Open Mind at Churchill Downs.
It is a newcomer on the racing calendar, but Churchill Downs’ inaugural running of the $175,000-added Homecoming Classic during its new September Meet has drawn a high-powered roster of nominations that includes the names of five winners of Grade I stakes events.
In his 78 years and lifetime in around horses, Hall of Fame trainer and four-time Kentucky Derby (Grade I) winner D. Wayne Lukas is not surprised by much when he reports to the track each day for morning training.