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Brass Hat Nears Return at 10

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.

Plenty of Preakness Stakes Activities at Churchill Downs

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.

Preakness Hopes Midnight Interlude, Astrology Work; Nehro Still On Fence

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.

Cash Refund One of Five Bridgmohan Winners; Asmussen, Margolis Reach Milestones

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.

Dance City Sharp in Preakness Work; Nehro, Astrology Could Work Monday

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.

Little Polka Dot Rallies To Take Off-The-Turf Unbridled Sidney

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.

Preakness Hope Sway Away Works Six Furlongs, Dance City Set for Sunday Move

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 To Prep for Preakness in Saturday Work

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 Wins Beinkampen Cup at Churchill Downs

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.

Routine Day for Preakness Hopefuls; On-Track Tribute to Michael Baze Set for Friday

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.

Big Post-Derby Carryover Pools in Pick 6, Super Hi-5 on Thursday, May 12

Huge carryover pools in Churchill DownsPick 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.

Barn Notes for May 10: The Factor Works Five Furlongs

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.

Get Stormy Blows Away Rivals in 25th Running of the Woodford Reserve Turf

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.

Aikenite Edges Apriority at the Wire to Win 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's Aviate Wins Churchill Distaff Turf Mile

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.

Sassy Image Rolls From Off The Pace To Win Humana Distaff

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.

Regally Ready Nips Bridgetown to Win Twin Spires Turf Sprint

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.

Banned Romps to American Turf Victory

Glen Hill Farm’s Banned exploded from far off the pace to win the 20th running of the $237,400 American Turf Presented by Ram (GII) for 3-year-olds by 4 1/2 lengths over Close Ally on Friday afternoon at Churchill Downs.

 

Plum Pretty Holds Off St. John's River to Win 137th and Richest Running of the $1 Million Kentucky Oaks

Peachtree Stable’s Plum Pretty, ridden by Martin Garcia, took command in the middle of the far turn and then held off a late charge along the rail from St. John’s River to win the 137th running of the $1 million Kentucky Oaks (Grade I) by a neck before the third-largest Oaks Day crowd of 110,122 on Friday afternoon at Churchill Downs.