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Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT”) welcomed 29 outstanding high school seniors to the historic home of the Kentucky Derby on Thursday, Nov. 13 to recognize the accomplishments of those students as members of the “Class of 2014” of Churchill Downs Governor’s Scholars (“CDGS”) program.
Jockey Robby Albarado had to wait a few days but the 41-year-old rider was finally able to celebrate his 1,000th career victory at Churchill Downs after guiding the Pat Dupuy-trained Red Maserati to a one-length triumph in Thursday’s third race.
Fresh off an impressive 2 ¾-length victory in the Oct. 17 Valley View (Grade III) at Keeneland, Beverly Anderson and Edward Seltzer’s Sparkling Review will put her three-race winning streak on the line in Saturday’s $200,000-added Mrs. Revere (GII) at Churchill Downs.
History-Making, Two-Time Kentucky Oaks Winner Rosie Napravnik To Be Honored by Churchill Downs on Saturday
Recently retired jockey Rosie Napravnik, who made history at Churchill Downs by becoming the first and only female rider in the 140-year history of the track to win the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade I), will be honored for her career accomplishments in a special ceremony scheduled on Saturday, Nov. 15.
Grade I Winner Personal Diary Tops Overflow Field of 18 3-Year-Old Turf Fillies for Grade II Mrs. Revere
The growing popularity of Churchill Downs’ $200,000-added Mrs.
Heart to Heart, runaway winner of back-to-back turf stakes including a four-length romp in the $110,000 Jefferson Cup (Grade III) during the September Meet, headlines a field of 13 three-year-olds entered for Saturday’s 11th running of the $100,000-added Commonwealth Turf (GIII) at Churchill Downs.
After sustaining a minor injury from her fourth-place performance in the April 5 Ashland (Grade I) at Keeneland, multiple graded stakes winner Testa Rossi-FR will make her return to the races against an overflow field of 14 3-year-old fillies in Saturday’s $200,000-added Mrs. Revere (GII) at Churchill Downs.
Churchill Downs Racetrack has established dates for this year’s Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW), and for the second consecutive year four wagering pools will be featured.
Future Wager dates for the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) will be:
After finishing eighth in Keeneland’s $150,000 Valley View (Grade III) on Oct. 17, Dogwood Stable moved their 3-year-old filly Miss Frost to the barn of trainer Neil Howard with hopes of entering her in Saturday’s $200,000-added Miss Revere (GII) at Churchill Downs.
Gainesway Stable’s 5-year-old gelding Villandry took the lead from front-running favorite Silver Max at the top of the stretch and powered home to win Saturday’s 37th running of the $114,000 River City Handicap (Grade III) at Churchill Downs by 2 ¾ lengths over longshot Hamp.
Coming off a gate-to-wire victory in the $103,800 TaWee at Indiana Grand, Carl Pollard’s Kiss Moon will enter next Saturday’s $200,000-added Mrs. Revere (Grade II) at Churchill Downs seeking her first graded stakes win.
BREEDERS’ CUP WINNER TAKE CHARGE BRANDI ‘POSSIBLE’ FOR GOLDEN ROD
Trainer Dale Romans will saddle the morning line favorite and co-second choice in Saturday’s $100,000-added River City Handicap (Grade III) at Churchill Downs with Silver Max (7-5) and Guys Reward (5-1).
Grade I Winner Silver Max, 'Horse for Course' Guys Reward Give Romans Strong 1-2 Punch in River City
Churchill Downs’ final stakes race for older horses on turf in 2014 attracted a field of 11 horses, but it’s the Dale Romans’ trained duo of Grade I-winning millionaire Silver Max and “horse for the course” stablemate Guys Reward that figure to draw most of the pre-race attention in Saturday’s 37th running of the...
Owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey won their unprecedented 400th career race at Churchill Downs on Wednesday when 3-year-old gelding Sandbar prevailed in the second race.
Bill Cubbedge’s Molly Morgan, who collected her third graded stakes win of the year on Saturday with a 2 ¼-length victory in the $237,510 Chilukki (Grade II), exited the one-mile race for fillies and mares in good order and will be pointed to the $200,000-added Falls City Handicap (GII) on Thanksgiving Day, according to Dale Romans’ chief assis
Bill Cubbedge’s multiple graded stakes winner Molly Morgan shined again under the lights at Churchill Downs with a 2 ¼-length romp over Street Girl in Saturday’s 29th running of the $237,510 Chilukki (Grade II) for fillies and mares.
G. Watts Humphrey Jr. and St. George Farm Racing LLC’s Grade I winner Personal Diary headlines a cast of 49 3-year-old fillies nominated to the $200,000-added Mrs. Revere (Grade II) at Churchill Downs on Saturday, Nov. 15.
Jockey Ricardo Santana Jr. will be on a plane shortly after Friday’s Churchill Downs race card, headed to Santa Anita Park where he will ride in his second Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Saturday.
Fresh off of collecting his 2,000th career win on Wednesday at Churchill Downs, jockey Julien Leparoux will depart for California upon the conclusion of Thursday’s local racing action to compete in his ninth Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park on Friday and Saturday.