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Leparoux, Maker, Ramseys Rework Record Book As Churchill Downs Concludes Fall Meet

Jockey Julien Leparoux, trainer Mike Maker and owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey concluded their assault on the Churchill Downs record book in scoring dazzling victories their respective categories as the 26-day Fall Meet at the historic home of the Kentucky Derby concluded on Saturday, Nov. 29.

Beethoven Prevails in Three-Horse Duel to Win 82nd Running of Kentucky Jockey Club

John Oxley’s Beethoven outdueled Giant Oak and favored Capt Candyman Can in a stretch-long duel to win Saturday’s 82nd running of the $168,000 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (Grade II) for 2-year-olds at Churchill Downs.

War Tigress Hangs On to Win Caressing

(November 29, 2008) – Ann Lorenson Lynch’s War Tigress, ridden by Julio Garcia, held off a late charge by favored Striking Dancer by three-quarters of a length to win the $57,200 Caressing Handicap for 2-year-old fillies at Churchill Downs.

Rachel Alexandra Romps in 65th Running of the Golden Rod Stakes

(November 29, 2008) – Rachel Alexandra, owned by L and M Partners, LLC (Dolphus Morrison and Michael Lauffer), romped to a front-running, 4 ¾-length victory over Sara Louise to win Saturday’s 65th running of the $162,900 Golden Rod Stakes (Grade II) for 2-year-old fillies at Churchill Downs.

Proceed Bee Scores Upset in Grand Canyon

(November 29, 2008) – William Stiritz’s Proceed Bee collared favored Jack Spratt at the sixteenth pole and then held off Smart Shot in the final yards to win the $57,200 Grand Canyon for 2-year-olds by three-quarters of a length on Saturday afternoon at Churchill Downs.

Pitts Beams Over Victory by Einstien in Clark Handicap; Delightful Kiss Delights Veteran Trainer Anderson

 

Pitts Ecstatic Over Einstein's Clark Performance - More than 12 hours after Einstein's tour de force victory in the $400,000 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade II), the smile had not left the face of trainer Helen Pitts.[asset|]

Einstein Smart Winner of 134th Running of Clark Handicap

(November 28, 2008) – Einstein, a 6-year-old son of 1985 Kentucky Derby winner Spend a Buck, collared 2-5 favorite Commentator at the head of the stretch and then held off a late surge from Delightful Kiss to win Friday’s 134th running of the $440,400 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (GII) at Churchill Downs by 1 ½

Falls City Win Starts Possible Big Weekend For Wilkes; Romans Looking For Closing Day Stakes Sweep

MISS ISELLA COULD START BIG WEEKEND FOR WILKES BARN - Miss Isella was bright and alert in Stall 1 of the Ian Wilkes barn Friday morning, a day after scoring her first stakes victory in the Falls City Handicap (Grade II).[asset|height=12|width=100]

Leparoux Breaks Fall Meet Win Record: 56 and Counting

(November 28, 2008) – Jockey Julien Leparoux broke a 23-year-old Churchill Downs record for wins at a Fall Meet on Friday when he rode Just Like William to a head victory in the third race for his 56th triumph of the meet. It was his second win on the day. He also won the second race aboard Calabria.

Miss Isella Rides the Rail to Falls City Handicap Victory

(November 27, 2008) – Domino Stud of Lexington, Inc.’s Miss Isella, getting a patented rail-skimming ride from Calvin Borel, won Thursday’s 93rd running of the $169,800 Falls City Handicap (GII) by a length over Skylighter on Thanksgiving Day at Churchill Downs.

Clark Hope Einstein Giving Pitts All the Right Signals; Brownie Points Could Be A Millionaire After Career Finale in Falls City

EINSTEIN GIVES ALL THE RIGHT CLARK ANSWERS TO PITT- The question trainer Helen Pitts was asking her stable star Einstein this month was whether the 6-year-old would be up for a run in Friday's $400,000-added Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade II).[asset|height=12|width=1]

Jamaludin Wins Thanksgiving Eve Feature

Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s favored Jamaludin took control on the final turn and cruised to a 5 ½-length victory in Wednesday’s $44,620 Thanksgiving Eve allowance feature at Churchill Downs.

'Candyman' Headlines Kentucky Jockey Club; Golden Rod Attracts Seven on Stars of Tomorrow II Card

Joseph Rauch and David Zell’s Capt Candyman Can, a smashing three-length winner of the Iroquois (Grade III) at Churchill Downs on Nov. 1, is the marquee name in a field of 10 entered Wednesday for the 83rd running of the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (GII) to be run at 1 1/16 miles on Saturday.

Delightful Kiss, Anderson Look For Better Luck At Churchill; Clark Hopeful Wayzata Bay Improves With Age

DELIGHTFUL KISS, ANDERSON SEEK BETTER LUCK AT CHURCHILL IN 134TH CLARK HANDICAP - The big gray was back at his old Kentucky home: Tom Proctor's side of Barn 22 on the Churchill Downs backstretch. But this was his first late fall appearance and for horse and trainer, and a new experience for both.[asset|height=12|width=100]

Churchill Downs to Debut 'Infield Club' for 2009 Kentucky Derby, Oaks

Churchill Downs is introducing an exclusive new infield experience called the “Infield Club” for the 135th runnings of the Kentucky Derby and Oaks, allowing fans the opportunity to enjoy the exuberant party atmosphere of the infield with an upgraded twist.  Kentucky Derby 135 takes place on May 2, 2009, while Kentucky Oaks 135 will be run on Friday, May 1, 2009.

Churchill Downs Derby Trial, Distaff Turf Mile Granted '09 Upgrades By Grade Stakes Committee

Churchill Downs Derby Trial, Distaff Turf Mile Granted '09 Upgrades By Grade Stakes Committee