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Following the overwhelming popularity of a three-date market test this spring, Churchill Downs, the legendary home of the Kentucky Derby, will stage six special “Downs After Dark” nighttime racing programs under the lights in 2010.
Sullimar Stables’ Get Stormy held off a furious late charge from Street Move to win the sixth running of the $112,100 Commonwealth Turf (Grade III) for 3-year-olds by a nose at Churchill Downs on Sunday.
Mrs. Revere Winner Mary's Follies Heads South ... No Rematch of '08 River City Finish ... Einstein, Macho Again Top Clark Noms
MARY’S FOLLIES HEADS TO FLORIDA AFTER MRS. REVERE VICTORY – Paul Pompa Jr.’s Mary’s Follies did not stick around Louisville long after her 1 ½-length score in Saturday’s Grade II Mrs. Revere in stakes-record time over the Matt Winn Turf Course under Kent Desormeaux.
Mary's Follies Wins Mrs. Revere in Stakes-Record Time; Victory Helps Trigger $164,755 Pick 6 Carryover for Sunday
Paul Pompa Jr.’s Mary’s Follies rolled to a 1 ½-length victory over Keertana in stakes-record time to win the 19th running of the $206,500 Mrs. Revere (Grade II) for 3-year-old fillies on Saturday afternoon at Churchill Downs.
Quality Road Finally Makes It To Downs ... Versatile Proceed Bee Can Do It All ... Acoma, Belle Allure Top Cardinal Weights
QUALITY ROAD FINALLY MAKES IT TO CHURCHILL DOWNS – Edward Evans’ Quality Road was scheduled to make his initial appearance at Churchill Downs in late April as the probable favorite for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I).
A problem with quarter cracks derailed those plans.
Richard Sturgill’s Coulee overhauled the pace-setting Dreaming of Liz at the eighth pole and drew off to win Friday’s $55,333 HD Supply Classic at Churchill Downs by three-quarters of a length.
Goncalves Off To Fast Start In Riders Race ... Kelly's Landing Starts New Career As Pony ... Eight Likely for Cardinal
GONCALVES OFF TO FAST START IN RIDERS RACE – Trainer Buff Bradley has found that other trainers are taking notice of the riding talents of Leandro Gonvalves.
Churchill Downs Unveils Artwork for Kentucky Derby 136 by Internationally Acclaimed French Artist Linda Le Kinff
A bold and colorful painting by internationally acclaimed French artist Linda Le Kinff was unveiled Friday, Nov. 13 at Churchill Downs as the official artwork of the 2010 Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks. The focal point of the vibrant work, which showcases exquisite line quality, is the world famous Kentucky Derby winner’s circle.
Sullimar Stables’ Get Stormy and William Stiritz’s Proceed Bee, Grade III turf winners in their most recent starts, headline a field of 10 3-year-olds entered for Sunday’s sixth running of the Grade III $100,000-added Commonwealth Turf.
Catalano Looks Ahead With Breeders' Cup Winner She Be Wild ... Emigh Could Return Sunday ... McPeek Eyes California Cash
CATALANO LOOKS TO 2010 WITH BREEDERS’ CUP WINNER SHE BE WILD – Trainer Wayne Catalano was back at Churchill Downs on Thursday morning, reunited with Nancy Mazzoni’s She Be Wild, winner of last Friday’s $2 million Grey Goose Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (Grade I) at Santa Anita.
Nelson McMakin’s Hot Cha Cha, winner of the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (Grade I) at Keeneland on Oct. 17, and Waratah Thoroughbreds’ Miss World, winner of the Garden City (GI) at Belmont Park on Sept. 12, top an overflow field of 17 3-year-old fillies entered Wednesday for Saturday’s 19th running of the $175,000-added Mrs. Revere (GII).
BREEDERS’ CUP PARTICIPANTS RETURN HOME – Lewis Lakin’s Pure Clan was back in her stall in Barn 32 on Sunday afternoon after her runner-up finish in Friday’s Emirates Airline Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (Grade I) at Santa Anita.
Churchill Downs will offer free general admission to all United States veterans and active military on Wednesday, Nov. 11 with proof of identification.
Admission gates open at 11:30 a.m. and the 10-race card, which begins at 12:40 p.m. ET, is highlighted by a six-day Pick 6 carryover of $21,099 on Races 5-10.
Churchill Downs will celebrate “Ladies’ Weekend” on Saturday, Nov. 14 and Sunday, Nov. 15 with a special ladies only handicapping seminar, unique boutique bazaar and warehouse sale and the second annual celebration of “Horses and Hope” to raise awareness for breast cancer.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.