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Mr All American Takes Sunday Feature

Twin Creeks Racing Stable’s Mr All American fended off a late charge from Ready’s Clyde  to win Sunday’s $47,960 allowance feature race at Churchill Downs by a nose.

    Ridden by Julien Leparoux for trainer Mike Maker, Mr All American won for the third time in six starts. The victory was the third of the afternoon for Leparoux.

Malibu Prayer Salvages Owner's Day ... She's Our Annie Back Strong ... Cardinal Attracts 27 Noms

MALIBU PRAYER HELPS SALVAGE THE DAY FOR EVANS – Saturday was not a total loss for Edward Evans, who saw his Quality Road scratched from the Breeders’ Cup Classic (Grade I) when he refused to load in the starting gate.

Nearly two hours earlier, his Malibu Prayer posted her first graded-stakes victory by taking the Chilukki (GII) at Churchill Downs by a length over Copper State.

Malibu Prayer Rallies to Upset One Caroline in Chilukki, Jones Fifth in Final Start

Edward Evans’ Malibu Prayer collared favored One Caroline on the far turn and then held off a late charge by Copper State by a length to win the 24th running of the $167,550 Chilukki (Grade II) for fillies and mares at Churchill Downs.

Jones Takes Last Gallop As A Trainer ... Demarcation Could Run Closing Weekend ... Grand Slam for Romans

JONES GOES AROUND THE TRACK ON LAST TIME – It was business as usual Saturday morning at Barn 43 at Churchill Downs with trainer Larry Jones in the saddle and galloping his horses during training hours.

But the game, and Jones’ life, will change on Sunday.

Demarcation Rallies to Win Ack Ack Handicap

The Amerman Racing Stables’ Demarcation rallied from far off the pace to score a 1 ½-length victory over Glamour Guy to win the 17th running of the $111,000 Ack Ack Handicap (Grade III) at Churchill Downs.
    

CD Trainers Weigh In On Zenyatta's Breeders' Cup Classic Chances

The main story line surrounding Saturday’s running of the Breeders’ Cup Classic (Grade I) at Santa Anita is whether the undefeated Zenyatta can beat the boys.
    It was odds-on that in a sampling of Churchill Downs trainers Friday morning that opinions ran in many directions.

Au Moon Wins Friday's Upside Therapeutic Riding Center Purse

Tim Brown and Phil Gahm’s Au Moon collared Whitley in deep stretch to win Thursday’s $48,191 Upside Therapeutic Riding Center Purse at Churchill Downs by a head.

    Trained by David Carroll and ridden by Robby Albarado, Au Moon covered the 1 1/16 miles on a “firm” Matt Winn Turf Course in 1:43.39.

Albarado Hopes Quick Start Carries Over To Breeders' Cup ... One Caroline Ready for Churchill Return ... Lenclud looks to Apple

ALBARADO HOPES FAST START CARRIES OVER TO BREEDERS’ CUP  WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS – Jockey Robby Albarado closed out the month of October on a high note by winning the riding title at the 17-day Keeneland meet with 25 victories.

Friday Happy Hours Get New Look in Refurbished Paddock Pavilion

When Churchill Downs’ popular “Dress to Impress” Friday Happy Hours, sponsored by Budweiser Select, return for a three-week run on Nov. 6, the event will have a new look and feel, thanks to the same designer who helped transform the historic racetrack into Louisville’s ultimate nighttime hot spot for three nights of racing this spring.

Longshot Golden Country Wins Wednesday's Churchill Downs Governor's Scholars Day Purse

Theodore Bates Jr.’s Golden Country reaffirmed his affinity for the main track at Churchill Downs by scoring an upset victory in Wednesday’s featured $50,597 Churchill Downs Governor’s Scholars Day Purse.

Swift Temper, One Caroline Top Chilukki Field; Payton d'Oro to be Final Starter for Trainer Larry Jones

The presence of Mark Stanley’s Grade I winner Swift Temper and the return to the races of G. Watts Humphrey Jr. and the Louise Ireland Humphrey Revocable Trust-2008’s One Caroline serve as the main attention grabbers for Saturday’s 24th running of the $150,000-added Chilukki (Grade II).
    

Breeders' Cup Fields Have Strong Churchill Downs Presence; Borel Likes the Bird's Draw

BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS FEATURE STRONG CHURCHILL DOWNS INFLUENCE – When the 26th renewal of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships begin its two-day run at Oak Tree at Santa Anita on Friday, the presence of Churchill Downs-based trainers and runners that have performed beneath the Twin Spires in 2009 will be significant.

Breeders' Cup World Championships Simulcast at Churchill Downs Nov. 6-7

For the first time since 1999, the Breeders’ Cup World Championships will be simulcast during Churchill Downs’ Fall Meet. Racing’s year-end global championship event, which consists of 14 races and $25.5 million in prize money, will be run at Southern California’s Santa Anita on Friday, Nov. 6 and Saturday, Nov. 7.
 

Churchill Downs to Give Away $10,000 in College Scholarships, Free Admission to Full-Time Students on Friday, Nov. 6

Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association will host their annual “College Scholarship Day” at the historic home of the Kentucky Derby on Friday, Nov. 6. A total of $10,000 in college scholarships will be given away that day to randomly drawn students between live races.

"Who's the Champ?" Handicapping Tournament on Wednesdays & Sundays

Churchill Downs’ popular “Who’s the Champ” Handicapping Tournament will take place every Wednesday and Sunday during the 2009 Fall Meet through Nov. 22.

Millionaire Jonesboro, Riley Tucker Top Friday's Ack Ack Handicap

Michael Langford’s Jonesboro, a two-time graded-stakes winner in 2009 and earner of $1,465,575 in his 42-race career, and Riley Tucker, a close fifth to Breeders’ Cup Sprint (GI) contender Gayego in the Ancient Title (GI) at Oak Tree at Santa Anita, headline a field of eight older horses entered for Friday’s 17th running of the $100,000-added Ack Ack Handicap (Grade III) at a mile on the main t

Churchill Downs Governor's Scholars to be Saluted with Reception at Track on Wednesday, Nov. 4

Churchill Downs will welcome outstanding Metro Louisville area high school students who are members of the 2009 Churchill Downs Governor’s Scholars initiative to the historic home of the Kentucky Derby on Wednesday, Nov. 4 with a reception at the track.
    

Sunday Juvenile Stakes Winners Target 'Stars of Tomorrow II' ... Whiting, Borel Runners Impress in Opening Day Wins

SUNDAY’S STAKES WINNERS TARGET CLOSING-DAY STARS OF TOMORROW II CARD – Jerry Romans’ Sassy Image and Cathy and Bob Zollars and Mark Wagner’s Thiskyhasnolimit, winners of the Pocahontas (GIII) and Iroquois (GIII) respectively on Sunday, figure to make return trips in stakes company on Churchill Downs’ closing-day “Stars of Tomorrow II” card.

Thisskyhasnolimit, Bridgmohan Rally to score upset in $100,000-added Iroquois

Cathy and Bob Zollars and Mark Wagner’s Thiskyhasnolimit rallied from far off the pace to win the 28th running of the $120,800 Iroquois for 2-year-olds by a length over Uh Oh Bango on opening day of the 21-day Fall Meet at Churchill Downs.

Favored Sassy Image Rallies in Stretch to Take Pocahontas

Jerry Romans’ Sassy Image weaved her way between horses in the stretch and then drew away to win the 41st running of the $115,900 Pocahontas (GIII) for 2-year-old fillies by two lengths over Decelerator on the opening day of Churchill Downs’ 21-day Fall Meet.