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Battle of Hastings Takes on Defending Champ Rahystrada in River City

Michael House's Battle of Hastings (GB), a three-time graded stakes winner on the turf in his career, tops a field of nine older turf stars entered to compete in the 33rd running of the $100,000-added River City Handicap (Grade III) Thursday at Churchill Downs.

Classic Hope Quality Road, Likely Juvenile Favorite Uncle Mo Lead Pletcher Workers

QUALITY ROAD, UNCLE MO HEAD SUNDAY WORKERS FROM PLETCHER CAMP – Edward P.

European Heroes Goldikova, Workforce, Midday Arrive for Breeders' Cup

Two of the brightest names on the Breeders' Cup marquee for the 210 World Championships are now on the scene as European stars Goldikova, Workforce and Midday arrived Saturday evening at Churchill Downs.

Breeders' Cup Stars Work in Bunches for Pletcher, Romans and Sadler

ROMANS, PLETCHER, SADLER HORSES TOP BUSY MORNING OF BREEDERS’ CUP WORKS SATURDAY AT CHURCHILL DOWNS – A beautiful, crisp autumn morning – complete with thick early frost on the turf course – greeted a crowd of Breeders’ Cup contenders from the prominent barns of Todd Pletcher, Dale Romans and John Sadler on a busy Saturday packed with works by Cup hopefuls.

Eclipse Award Winners Leparoux, Asmussen Head Fall Meet Stars

A jockey colony headed by 2009 Eclipse Award winner Julien Leparoux and three-time Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) winner Calvin Borel and a roster of trainers led by Steve Asmussen, America’s Eclipse Award top trainer of 2008 and 2009, should ensure that the human star power is equal to the equine variety when Churchill Downs opens its 121st Fall Meet on Sunday, Oct. 31.

Kleins' Cash Refund Preps For Breeders' Cup Sprint; Busy Work Day Set for Saturday

CASH REFUND SHARP IN DRILL FOR BREEDERS’ CUP SPRINT – Richard,  Bertram and Elaine Klein’s Cash Refund had his final prep for next Saturday’s Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Sprint (GI) by working five furlongs in company in 1:00.20 over a fast track on a cool, crisp Friday morning at Churchill Downs.

Pocahontas, Iroquois Top Sunday's 'Stars of Tomorrow I' As 21-Day Fall Meet Begins

Two-year-olds will be in the spotlight on Halloween as Churchill Downs kicks of its Fall Meet and Breeders’ Cup Week on Sunday with an 11-race “Stars of Tomorrow I” card devoted exclusively to juvenile runners.

Blame Gallops;Lukas' Sprint Hope Hamazing Destiny Works Toward Breeders' Cup Sprint; Leparoux Has Dozen BC Mounts

HAMAZING DESTINY TUNES UP FOR BREEDERS’ CUP SPRINT FOR LUKAS – Westrock Stables’ Hamazing Destiny worked a half-mile in :49.60 after the morning renovation break over a fast track in preparation for the Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Sprint (GI) to be run Nov. 6.

Pletcher's Strong Cup Contingent Hits the Track; Classic Contender Blame Arrives

PLETCHER’S STRONG BREEDERS’ CUP CONTINGENT HITS TRACK – Trainer Todd Pletcher has 11 horses pre-entered for the 27th Breeders’ Cup World Championships that will be held Nov. 5 and 6 at Churchill Downs and he likes the hand he is holding.

Unbeaten Zenyatta, European Stars Goldikova, Workforce Head Record 184 Pre-Entries for Breeders' Cup World Championships

Continuing her quest for perfection in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic  and reign among the greatest names in sports history, the undefeated Zenyatta leads the list of a record 184 horses pre-entered, 26  from overseas, for the 2010 Breeders’ Cup World Championships.

Churchill Downs Box Office Open For Tickets To Breeders' Cup, 'Downs After Dark', Fall Meet Events

Fans hoping to purchase tickets to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, “Downs After Dark” night racing and other Fall Meet events at Churchill Downs can do so in person as well as online.

Koriner's Breeders' Cup Contenders California Flag, Sweet August Moon Work at Churchill Downs; Uncle Mo Now On the Scene

CALIFORNIA FLAG, SWEET AUGUST MOON WORK FOR KORINER – Defending Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint champion California Flag worked five furlongs over a firm Matt Winn Turf Course in 1:00.80 on a warm and windy Tuesday morning at Churchill Downs.

Delightful Mary, Blue Laser Work for Casse

Two 2-year-olds who have done their running at Woodbine in Canada, got a sampling of Churchill Downs dirt on Monday morning for trainer Mark Casse.

Japan's Breeders' Cup Classic Hope Espoir City Has First Work Over Main Track at Churchill Downs

ESPOIR CITY HAS FIRST CHURCHILL DOWNS WORK FOR BC CLASSIC Espoir City (JPN), Japan’s hope for the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI) to be run at Churchill Downs on Nov. 6, had the first of his planned two works beneath the Twin Spires on Sunday morning, covering six furlongs over a fast track in 1:18.20 under jockey Tetsuzo Sato.

Romans-trained Duo of Paddy O'Prado, First Dude Work Toward Classic Runs

CLASSIC HOPES PADDY O’PRADO, FIRST DUDE WORK OVER HOME  TRACK FOR ROMANS – Louisville-born trainer Dale Romans’ pair of 3-year-old contenders for the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (Grade I) – Paddy O’Prado and First Dude – topped the roster of works by Breeders’ Cup hopefuls Saturday over their home track at Churchill Downs.

Breeders' Cup Fields Taking Shape

The prospective fields for the 14 lucrative races that comprise the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs on Friday, Nov. 5 and Saturday, Nov. 6 are beginning to take shape.

Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint Hope Atta Boy Roy Works Half-Mile Under Calvin Borel

ATTA BOY ROY WORKS HALF IN :48 UNDER BOREL – R.E.V. Racing’s Atta Boy Roy, winner of the Churchill Downs (GII) here on Kentucky Derby Day, worked a half-mile in :48 over a fast track after the renovation break under jockey Calvin Borel. The move was third fastest of 33 at the distance on a cool, clear Friday morning.

Japan's Breeders' Cup Classic Hope Espoir City Gets First Feel of Main Track at Churchill Downs

ESPOIR CITY GETS FIRST FEEL OF TRACK AT CHURCHILL DOWNS – Two days after arriving at Churchill Downs from Japan, Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI) hopeful Espoir City (JPN), got the opportunity to set foot on the track beneath the Twin Spires.

Breeders' Cup Sprint Candidate Warrior's Reward Works Half-Mile

WARRIOR’S REWARD WORKS HALF-MILE IN :48.80 – A.

Japanese Breeders' Cup Classic Hope Espoir City Settles In at Churchill Downs

ESPOIR CITY SETTLES IN AT CHURCHILL DOWNS – The Yushun Horse Club’s Japan-based star Espoir City (JPN) arrived at Churchill Downs early Tuesday morning for a run in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI), settling in his stall in the quarantine barn at 4:30 a.m. (EDT).