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READY’S ROCKET READY TO MAKE HISTORY -- History is made on the first Saturday of every May at Churchill Downs. On this third Saturday in May, Ready’s Rocket will look to make his own history.
Coteau Grove Farms’ Bella Medaglia swept past the pace-setting Vivo Per Lei in upper stretch and went on for a 3 ½-length victory over Differentiate to win the $52,840 allowance for fillies and mares on Thursday afternoon at Churchill Downs.
BRASS HAT PREPARES FOR CAMPAIGN AT AGE 10 – With more than $2 million in his career bankroll and at the age of 10, one would think Brass Hat would be ready to kick back at the farm and enjoy the easy life.
One would think wrong.
Advanced wagering on Saturday’s 136th Preakness Stakes (Grade I) at Pimlico Race Course near Baltimore will be offered all day Friday at Churchill Downs.
ASTROLOGY/NEHRO – The two possible Preakness contenders in the Churchill Downs barn of trainer Steve Asmussen turned in easy half-mile works over a sloppy and sealed track on Monday morning.
Richard, Bertram and Elaine Klein’s Cash Refund turned back a stretch-long challenge from Riley Tucker and drew off to win Sunday’s $55,220 feature race for 3-year-olds and up by a length at Churchill Downs.
The victory gave trainer Steve Margolis his 100th career win at Churchill Downs.
The Estate of Edward P Evans’ Dance City, working in company with Gulfstream Park allowance winner Escort, breezed five furlongs Sunday over a track labeled as “good” in 1:00.20 with exercise rider Fernando Espinoza up.
Maggi Moss’ Little Polka Dot re-rallied in upper stretch to overtake Speedacious and win the $53,210 Unbridled Sidney overnight stake for fillies and mares by 1 ¾ lengths over Jocata on Saturday afternoon at Churchill Downs.
Batman Stable, Philip Lebherz, Cindy Olsen, Janet Sharp and Glen Wallace et al’s Sway Away completed his major training for a run in next Saturday’s Preakness with a six-furlong work in 1:13.60 over a fast track early Saturday morning at Churchill Downs.
SWAY AWAY SCHEDULED TO WORK FOR PREAKNESS ON SATURDAY --Batman Stable, Philip Lebherz, Cindy Olsen, Janet Sharp and Glen Wallace et al’s Sway Away jogged a mile before the renovation break Friday morning under exercise rider Keith Davis as he continued preparation for next Saturday’s $1 million Preakness (Grade I) at Pimlico.
Secret File, owned by the Robert and Beverly Lewis Trust, caught Henny’s Hurricane with fewer than 100 yards to go and drew away by a half-length to win Thursday’s $49,920 Beinkampen Cup for fillies and mares at Churchill Downs.
DOWNS-BASED PREAKNESS HOPEFULS HAVE ROUTINE MORNING –The five horses stabled at Churchill Downs that are deemed as probable starters for the May 21 Preakness (Grade I) at Baltimore’s Pimlico Race Course had routine gallops Thursday morning at Churchill Downs.
Churchill Downs to Offer Free General Admission Friday; Coincides with Start of New Paddock Concert Series
As a special “thank you” to the people of Louisville and the Kentuckiana region for another successful Kentucky Derby Week, Churchill Downs will offer free general admission on Friday, May 13.
Huge carryover pools in Churchill Downs’ Pick 6 and Super Hi-5 wagers from Kentucky Derby Day have become an almost annual tradition, and racing fans will be pursuing those big pools again when racing resumes at the historic track on Thursday, May 12.
THE FACTOR WORKS FIVE FURLONGS IN 1:00 UNDER BRIDGMOHAN – Fog City Stable and George Bolton’s The Factor, working for the second time since undergoing a throat procedure known as a myectomy following a seven-place finish in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (Grade 1), worked five furlongs before the renovation break in 1:00 over a fast track.
Sullimar Stables’ Get Stormy took the lead out of the gate under Ramon Dominguez and never trailed on his way to posting a three-quarters of a length victory over Smart Bid in the 25th running of the $576,000 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (GI) on Saturday, Kentucky Derby Day at Churchill Downs.
Dogwood Stable’s Aikenite, rallying in the middle of the track, caught Apriority in the final jump to win the 77th running of the $348,900 Churchill Downs Presented by Navistar (GII) by a nose on Saturday afternoon at Churchill Downs.
Juddmonte Farms’ Aviate (GB), making her second start in the United States, came from well of the pace to win the 26th running of the $227,800 Churchill Distaff Turf Mile Presented by American Commercial Lines (GII) by 1 1/2 lengths over Aruna on Saturday afternoon at Churchill Downs.
Jerry Romans’ Sassy Image rallied from off the pace to score an authoritative three-length victory over odds-on favorite Hilda’s Passion to win the 25th running of the $345,600 Humana Distaff (GI) for fillies and mares on Saturday afternoon at Churchill Downs.
Vinery Stables’ Regally Ready caught Bridgetown in deep stretch and then pulled away to a 1 ¼-length victory in the 17th running of the $111,200 Twin Spires Turf Sprint Presented by GE Appliances & Lighting (GIII) on Saturday afternoon at Churchill Downs.