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(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.
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.Read more ›
(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.
STEWART GLANCES AT FORECAST, WORKS BELMONT STAKES HOPE MACHO AGAIN – West Point Thoroughbreds’ Macho Again, runner-up to Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!
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.
(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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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.
(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.
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.
(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 SET FOR MEMORIAL DAY WORK FOR BELMONT
(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
(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 SAYS MILESTONE CHURCHILL WIN IS “SWEET”
- COUGAR CAT WORKS FAST, BUT LIKELY TO PASS ARISTIDES
(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.
Denis of Cork, Macho Again On Track For Belmont; McPeek's 3-Year-Old Fillies Take To The Turf; Jockeys' Race Tightens
(May 22, 2008) - Two Churchill Downs-based 3-year-olds that are being pointed toward a battle against unbeaten Kentucky Derby (Grade I) winner and Triple Crown winner Big Brown in the Belmont Stakes (GI) were reported to be doing well with just over two weeks remaining before the June 7 “Test of the Champion.”
(May 22, 2008) – Multiple graded stakes-winning geldings Brass Hat and Silverfoot headline a field of 11 older horses entered in Saturday’s 71st edition of the $150,000-added Louisville Handicap (Grade III) at Churchill Downs.
Churchill Downs today announced that Matt Koontz, a 24-year-old horseplayer from Las Vegas, has won the 2008 Kentucky Derby “Road to the Roses” Fantasy Challenge, a free online contest sponsored by Quint Events. In addition to the grand prize VIP trip for two to the 2009 Kentucky Derby, Koontz also collected a record $16,150.76 by