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Denis of Cork Set For Final Pre-Belmont Work On Monday; Sizzling Amoss Climbs to Top of Trainers Race

Mr and Mrs William Warren’s Denis of Cork, a late-running third behind unbeaten Big Brown in the 134th running of the $2 million guaranteed Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I), is scheduled to complete his serious preparation for Saturday’s rematch with the Derby winner in the $1 million Belmont Stakes (GI) with a work at Churchill Downs on Monday.

Indian Chant Beats Noonmark by Bob of the Head in Grade III Aristides Stakes

(May 31, 2008) – Indian Chant collected his first graded stakes win by the bob of a head with a narrow victory over Noonmark in Saturday’s 20th running of the Grade III, $117,779 Aristides Stakes at Churchill Downs.

Inca King Remains Unbeaten in Churchill Turf Stakes With Wire-to-Wire Triumph in $119,700 Opening Verse

(May 31, 2008)Bill and Corinne Heiligbrodt’s Inca King remained unbeaten in three stakes engagements over Churchill Downs’ Matt Winn Turf Course with a front-running 2 ¼-length victory over Seaside Retreat in Saturday’s $119,700 Opening Verse Handicap.

Acoma Registers Grade III Dogwood Upset

(May 31, 2008) – Helen Alexander and Helen Groves’ homebred Acoma rallied to beat 2-1 favorite Keep the Peace by a half-length to register her first stakes win in Saturday’s 34th running of the Grade III, $109,000 Dogwood Stakes at Churchill Downs.

Stephen Foster Super Saturday Nominations Close; Stall Works Louisiana Derby Stars Together

NOMINATIONS CLOSE FOR $750,000-ADDED STEPHEN FOSTER, FIVE ‘SUPER SATURDAY’ RACES – Nominations close at midnight (all times EDT) Saturday for the 27th running of Churchill Downs’ $750,000-added Stephen Foster Handicap (Grade I) and the five stakes races on the undercard for “Stephen Foster Super Saturday” on Saturday, June 14.

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Water Gap Wins Friday Feature; Stakes Tripleheader On Tap Saturday

(May 30, 2008) – Water Gap, ridden by Fernando De La Cruz, led throughout in Friday’s $49,800 allowance feature at Churchill Downs and beat Swingit by 1 ¼ lengths. Ballado’s Thunder, the 4-5 favorite in the field of six fillies and mares, finished another 1 ¼ lengths behind in third.

Belmont Contender Macho Again Works; Kenneally Says Kelly's Landing Could Be 'Better' Than Ever

STEWART GLANCES AT FORECAST, WORKS BELMONT STAKES HOPE MACHO AGAIN – West Point Thoroughbreds’ Macho Again, runner-up to Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!

Harty Gives Rosberg A Try On Turf In Opening Verse; Foster

Back in the late summer of 2004, trainer Eoin Harty unveiled a promising son of AP Indy in Southern California, and he thought the colt owned by Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum had the potential to be any kind of horse.

Grand Obsession Wins Thursday Feature

(May 29, 2008) – Grand Obsession, the 2-1 favorite in a field of eight fillies and mares, rallied past 24-1 longshot Simply Seattle for a 2 ¾-length victory in Thursday’s $36,405 allowance feature at Churchill Downs.

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Message From CEO Bob Evans on Horsemen Dispute

Good afternoon,

As you may already be aware, Churchill Downs Incorporated is currently involved in a dispute with horsemen that is affecting Churchill Downs racetrack and Calder Race Course in particular. I want to take a few moments to explain what’s going on and what CDI is doing to resolve this matter.

Graeme Six Wins Grade III Winning Colors

(May 26, 2008) – Graeme Six collected the first graded stakes win of her career in the $107,600 Winning Colors Stakes (Grade III) with a 1 ½-length triumph over defending champ Miss Macy Sue and Change Up on Memorial Day at Churchill Downs.

Denis of Cork Sharp Under Albarado; Curlin Sparkles at Six Furlongs; Lattice to Stars & Stripes

Mr and Mrs William Warren’s Denis of Cork tuned up for a run at unbeaten Triple Crown contender Big Brown in the June 7 Belmont Stakes (Grade I) with a strong five-furlong workout on Monday at Churchill Downs.

Indian Ashton Wins Sunday Feature; Miss Macy Sue Tops Winning Colors on Memorial Day

(May 25, 2008)Indian Ashton, the 8-5 favorite in a field of 10 three-year-olds and up, broke fast from the gate and never looked back en route to a one-length victory over Probation Ready in Sunday’s $50,400 turf sprint feature at Churchill Downs.

Denis of Cork Has Belmont Work On Monday; Manhattan-Bound Einstein Breezes

  • DENIS OF CORK SET FOR MEMORIAL DAY WORK FOR BELMONT

Albarado Caps Four-Win Day With Lattice in Saturday's Louisville Handicap

(May 24, 2008) – Jockey Robby Albarado capped a four-win day with a hedge-skimming victory aboard Lattice in Saturday’s $170,100 Louisville Handicap (Grade III) at Churchill Downs. Conditioned by Al Stall Jr., the 4-year-old colt beat 34-1 outsider Transduction Gold by three-quarters of length en route to his second career graded stakes win.

Albarado Climbs Into Tie With Leparoux; Gomez Gets Belmont Ride On Macho Again; Elite Squadron Sharp In Aristides Breeze

  • LEPAROUX STILL TOPS, BUT ALBARADO CLIMBS INTO A TIE

Mambo in Seattle Wins Friday Feature

(May 23, 2008) – The Neil Howard-trained Mambo in Seattle kicked home gamely to defeat Solemn Promise by one length in Friday’s $41,040 allowance feature at Churchill Downs to win the 1 1/8-mile race in 1:51.38.

Albarado Celebrates "Sweet" Milestone Win; Cougar Cat Works Fast, Likely To Pass Aristides

  • ALBARADO SAYS MILESTONE CHURCHILL WIN IS “SWEET”
  •  COUGAR CAT WORKS FAST, BUT LIKELY TO PASS ARISTIDES

Albarado Joins 700 Club, Ms. Margaret H. Takes Thursday Feature

(May 22, 2008) – Jockey Robby Albarado became only the seventh jockey in Churchill Downs history to win 700 races under the Twin Spires when Shive’s Success rallied to three-length victory in Thursday’s seventh race at the historic Louisville track. It was Albarado’s second win of the day.