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Forty Grams Wins Wednesday Feature

(November 12, 2008) – Alan Pesch, George Bolton and Fog City Stables’ Forty Grams spurted clear of the field at the head of the stretch and drew out to a 2 ¾-length victory in Wednesday’s featured $47,260 Ronald McDonald House Charities Purse at Churchill Downs.

Agent Bass the "Doughnut King" After Leparoux's Record Day; Wrona Has Memorable Debut In Announcer's Booth

LEPAROUX'S RECORD DAY GOOD FOR THE DOUGHNUT BUSINESS - Agent Steve Bass was a busy and popular man as Churchill Downs' "doughnut king" on Wednesday, the morning after his rider, Julien Leparoux, produced a record-tying seven-victory day at the Louisville track.

Callwood Dancer Heads Field of 10 for Saturday's Cardinal Handicap

(November 12, 2008) – Three Chimneys LLC’s Callwood Dancer (IRE) will carry high weight of 122 pounds and break from post position five under Eurico Da Silva in Saturday’s 36th running of the $100,000-added Cardinal Handicap (Grade III) at Churchill Downs.

Leparoux Equals Record Seven Wins On Single Day at Churchill Downs

(November 11, 2008) – Jockey Julien Leparoux rode seven winners on the Veterans Day card Tuesday at Churchill Downs to match the single-day record of Hall of Famer Pat Day who initially set the mark on June 20, 1984, when he rode all eight races on that day’s card.

Calder or Fair Grounds Next for Nistle's Crunch; Return of Jedi Code Thrills Wilkes

FAIR GROUNDS OR CALDER NEXT STOP FOR NISTLE'S CRUNCH - A half-length victory in Sunday's Commonwealth Turf (GIII) by Alien Farm's Nistle's Crunch had trainer Ken McPeek eagerly looking ahead to the next start for the New Jersey-bred son of Van Nistelrooy.

Churchill Downs Donates $5,000 to Harbor House of Louisville

As part of the ongoing charitable efforts of Churchill Downs racetrack to benefit the Louisville community, Churchill recently donated $5,000 to Harbor House of Louisville, an organization that provides high-quality training and care for adults with developmental disabilities.  The donation will be used by Harbor House to fund programs in conjunction with the Luci Center, a Shelbyville, Ky.-bas

Nistle's Crunch Tasty Commonwealth Turf Winner

(November 9, 2008) – Alien Farm’s Nistle’s Crunch emerged from behind two dueling leaders inside the sixteenth pole to rally to win Sunday’s fifth running of the $112,900 Commonwealth Turf (Grade III) for 3-year-olds at Churchill Downs by a half-length over 2-1 favorite Seaspeak.

Carroll Beaming After Acoma Wins Mrs. Revere; Leparoux On A Record Pace

CARROLL BEAMING AFTER ACOMA'S MRS. REVERE TRIUMPH - Trainer David Carroll said Sunday morning that Acoma came out of her triumph in Saturday's Mrs. Revere (GII) in good order.

Acoma Takes Grade II Mrs. Revere

(November 8, 2008) – Helen Alexander and Helen Groves’ Acoma overtook pace-setting My Baby Baby in the final 50 yards to win the 18th running of the $201,950 Mrs. Revere (GII) for 3-year-old fillies by 1 ¼ lengths on Saturday afternoon at Churchill Downs.

Callwood Dancer Assigned Top Weight for Cardinal 'Cap; Commentator Set To Arrive at Churchill on Wednesday

CALLWOOD DANCER ASSIGNED HIGH WEIGHT FOR CARDINAL - Three Chimneys Racing's Callwood Dancer (IRE) was assigned top weight of 122 pounds by racing secretary Ben Huffman for the 36th running of the $100,000-added Cardinal Handicap (Grade II) next Saturday at 1 1/8 miles on the Matt Winn Turf Course for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up.

Bashford Manor Winner Screen Your Friend Back for Flint

FLINT HAS SCREEN YOUR FRIEND BACK ON TRACK - Veteran trainer Bernie Flint did not get to fully enjoy a banner summer at Churchill Downs. He notched his 400th career victory beneath the Twin Spires in June and had to watch from home as Screen Your Friend won the Bashford Manor (GIII) on July 5.

Soft Business Levels, Unresolved ADW Issue Prompt Reduction in Churchill's Overnight, Stakes Purses

Soft business levels stemming from the nation’s economic slowdown and the unresolved negotiations with horsemen over distribution of the Churchill Downs simulcast signal to national advance deposit wagering (“ADW”) outlets have prompted Churchill Downs to announce a 10 percent reduction in overnight purses for the remainder of its Fall Meet and reductions in purses for two of the meet’s major s

El Caballo Scores in Friday's Fund for the Arts at Churchill Downs

(November 7, 2008) – James Spence’s El Caballo held off Jamaludin by a diminishing three-quarters of a length to score a front-running victory in Friday’s featured $50,000 Fund for the Arts Purse at Churchill Downs.

Canela Steps Up Big in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana

(November 6, 2008) – Scarlet Stable’s Canela remained perfect on the Matt Winn Turf Course by romping to a 5 1/4-length victory in Thursday’s featured $49,940 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana Purse at Churchill Downs.

Acoma Looks To Build Turf Resume in Mrs. Revere;Sousaphone Preps for Possible Cardinal 'Cap Bid

ACOMA SEEKS TO BUILD GRASS RESUME IN MRS. REVERE - Before trainer David Carroll ran Acoma in the Valley View (Grade III) at Keeneland, he termed the 3-year-old filly's grass debut as "a bit of an experiment."

Seaspeak Faces 10 Rivals in Sunday's Commonwealth Turf

(Nov. 6, 2008) – Dr. John Chandler’s Seaspeak, who was disqualified out of a victory in the Grade III Bryan Station at Keeneland on Oct. 12 in his most recent start, will try again for his first stakes score when he faces 10 rivals in Sunday’s $100,000-added Commonwealth Turf (GIII) at Churchill Downs.

Love Handles Takes Americana Community Center Turf Test

(November 5, 2008) – Nancy Vanier and Cartwright Thoroughbreds’ Love Handles rallied from off the pace to score a head victory over Royal Leah in Wednesday’s $43,880 Americana Community Center Purse at Churchill Downs.

Wilkes Celebrates First Official Stakes Win with 'Candyman'; Pocahontas Romp By Sara Louise No Surprise To Romans

WILKES NOTCHES ‘FIRST' CHURCHILL STAKES VICTORY WITH ‘CANDYMAN' IN IROQUOIS - Trainer Ian Wilkes has made many visits to the Churchill Downs winner's circle since he first arrived at Churchill Downs from Australia nearly 20 years ago - including a couple of stops in the exclusive Kentucky Derby winner's circle with mentor Carl Nafzger.  But Saturday's "Stars of Tomorr

Cardinal 'Cap Attracts 34 Nominations;Thorn Song Could Bid for Second River City

THIRTY-FOUR NOMINATED TO 36TH RUNNING OF CARDINAL - The $100,000-added Cardinal Handicap (GIII), to be run at 1 1/8 miles over the Matt Winn Turf Course on Nov. 15 for fillies and mares three-years-old and up,  drew 34 nominees. Weights for the race, won last year by Stuart Janney III and Phipps Stable's Criminologist, will be announced Saturday.

Tagg Shoots for Back-to-Back Mrs. Revere Score

(Nov. 5, 2008) – Trainer Barclay Tagg returns to the scene of his greatest triumph in racing on Saturday when he sends out Lael Stables’ My Princess Jess in the 18th running of the $175,000-added Mrs. Revere (GII) for 3-year-old fillies going 1 1/16 miles over the Matt Winn Turf Course.