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RACE DAY NOTES: Apropos, Stall Set for Winning Colors; On Fire Baby to Fleur De Lis

THE WAIT IS OVER FOR APROPOS, STALL IN MONDAY’S WINNING COLORS - Fresh off of a third-place effort in the Grade I Madison at Keeneland, Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider’s Apropos will bid for her first graded stakes victory in Monday’s $100,000-added Winning Colors (GIII) at Churchill Downs.

War Dancer Turns Back Suntracer to Win Thrilling 77th Louisville Handicap in Stakes Record Time

Magdalena Racing and Diamond M StablesWar Dancer grabbed leaving the final turn and turned back a fierce late charge from Suntracer to win Saturday’s 77th running of the $110,200 Louisville Handicap (Grade III) by a head at Churchill Downs.

Commanding Curve Clocks Churchill Work Before Belmont

West Point ThoroughbredsCommanding Curve worked five furlongs early Friday morning at Churchill Downs in :59.80 for trainer Dallas Stewart in preparation for a rematch with Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome in the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on June 7.

Swift Filly Anahauc Seeks Third Straight Win in Monday's Winning Colors

Fresh off impressive back-to-back victories in allowance/optional claiming races, Kazmi Cheema and Chowhan Racing LLC’s swift 4-year-old filly Anahauc will return to stakes company Monday for the 11th running of the $100,000-added Winning Colors (Grade III) at Churchill Downs.

Single-6 Jackpot Returns Thursday With Lower 20-Cent Minimum

Churchill Downs Racetrack’s “Single 6 Jackpot,” the multi-race wager that debuted during the 2013 Fall Meet with the potential of a big payday to a lucky bettor if there’s only one winning wager, will return to the Louisville racetrack’s betting menu Thursday (May 22) with a lower 20-cent minimum.

War Dancer Starting High Weight in Saturday's 77th Louisville Handicap

Magdalena Racing and Diamond M StablesWar Dancer, winner of the 2013 Virginia Derby (Grade II) and runner-up in last month’s Elkhorn (GII) at Keeneland, is the 118-pound starting high weight in a field of eight older horses that were entered for Saturday’s 77th running of the $100,000-added Louisville Handicap (GIII) at Churchill D

Praia Wins $64,549 Keertana

Praia grabbed the lead with an eighth of mile to run and turned back a late rally by Gulsary-IRE to prevail by a head and win Saturday’s second running of the $64,549 Keertana overnight stakes for fillies and mares at Churchill Downs.

Commanding Curve Works Toward Belmont; Churchill Trainers Offer Preakness Thoughts

COMMANDING CURVE WORKS A HALF-MILE; POINTING TO BELMONT STAKES  - West Point ThoroughbredsCommanding Curve, runner-up in the Grade I Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands, returned to the work tab early Friday morning at Churchill Downs, logging a half-mile on the main track in :48.80 outside of workmate Golden Soul.

Trainer of Derby Winner's Sire Talks of Similarities Between Lucky Pulpit & California Chrome

Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (GI) winner California Chrome has been made the 3-5 morning line favorite for Saturday’s 139th running of the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (Grade I).

California Chrome Gallops, Heads to Pimlico; Bayern Works and Ria Antonia Confirmed for Preakness

Kentucky Derby (Grade 1) winner California Chrome completed the Churchill Downs portion of his training for Saturday’s Preakness Stakes (GI) by galloping 1 ¼ miles early Monday morning with Willie Delgado aboard.

Ria Antonia, Dynamic Impact Work Toward Possible Preakness Starts

Christopher Dunn and Loooch Racing Stable’s Ria Antonia worked a half-mile on her own in :47.60 over a track labeled as “good” early Sunday morning at Churchill Downs.

Sweet Cassiopeia Pulls Away Late to Win Unbridled Sidney

Dan Considine and Steve Snowden’s 6-year-old homebred Sweet Cassiopeia pulled away from Point to the Wild inside the final eighth of a mile to prevail by 1 ¼ lengths and win Saturday’s fourth running of the $65,142 Unbridled Sidney for fillies and mares at Churchill Downs.

Dynamic Impact Work Postponed; Ria Anotnia Visits Gate

John Oxley’s Illinois Derby (GIII) winner Dynamic Impact was scheduled for a workout Saturday morning in preparation for next Saturday’s Preakness, but weather forced assistant trainer Norman Casse to call an audible and scrub the work.

Preakness Hopefuls Gallop; Dynamic Impact to Work Early Saturday

The five horses under consideration for next Saturday’s $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (GI) stabled at Churchill Downs galloped Friday morning.

California Chrome, winner of the 140th Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI), galloped an easy 1 ½ miles shortly before 7 o’clock with regular morning partner Willie Delgado aboard.

Kentucky Derby Winner California Chrome Gallops

Steve Coburn and Perry Martin’s Kentucky Derby (Grade I) hero California Chrome galloped 1 ½ miles with Willie Delgado aboard shortly before 7 o’clock Thursday morning at Churchill Downs.

Spring Meet Racing Resumes Thursday, May 8; Some Mother's Day Dining Still Available

With California Chrome’s victory in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!

Kentucky Derby Winner California Chrome Returns To The Track

Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) winner California Chrome made his first appearance on the track at Churchill Downs Wednesday morning since winning the 140th Run for the Roses last Saturday.

'Bullet' Work for Preakness Hope Bayern; Rosario Gets Preakness Mount on Ride On Curlin

BAYERN WORKS BULLET TOWARD PREAKNESS -- Kaleem Shah’s Bayern, working in company with the two-time graded stakes-winning  filly Awesome Baby, drilled five furlongs in :58.20 over a fast Churchill Downs racing surface after Monday morning’s renovation break for a possible start in the May 17 Preakness Stakes (GI).

Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands Update

CALIFORNIA CHROME (1st) – The chestnut colt California Chrome carved his name in the history books Saturday afternoon at Churchill Downs, earning himself the right to sleep in until 6 o'clock Sunday morning at his Barn 20 new Kentucky home.

Derby Week Concludes with Memorable Kentucky Derby 140 as California Chrome Wins America’s Greatest Race

Second-Highest Attendance in Track History as 164,906 fans pack historic Churchill Downs

It was perfect weather for the 140th running of the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands as 164,906 fans, the second-highest attendance in Derby history, packed historic Churchill Downs Racetrack to watch California Chrome win America's Greatest Race.