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Theriot Ready For First Triple Crown Mount In Preakness;Mena Continues Sizzling Start

  • THERIOT READY FOR PREAKNESS MOUNT ON KENTUCKY BEAR
  •  MENA CONTINUES SIZZLING START ON SPRING MEET

Initforthekandy Wires Friday Feature

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 16, 2008) – Talley Racing’s 11-1 longshot Initforthekandy led every step of the way under jockey John McKee and held off a late charge by 8-5 favorite Aspiring and 5-2 second choice Day of Victory to win Friday’s $45,200 allowance feature at Churchill Downs by a half-length.

UPS Employees to Deliver Big Brown Support Saturday for Preakness Stakes Simulcast

(May 16, 2008) – Louisville-based UPS employees are expected to deliver strong support for their namesake Big Brown on Saturday at Churchill Downs as the historic racetrack hosts a “UPS Day at the Races” in conjunction with a simulcast of the Preakness Stakes from Pimlico Race Course.

Scarlet Love Wins Thursday Feature; Super Hi-5 Returns Record $33,237.60


Michael Jarvis and Ken Smole’s Scarlet Love, ridden by Jesus Castanon, rallied to a 3 ½-length victory over 8-5 favorite Pathologist in Thursday’s $36,400 allowance feature at Churchill Downs.

IEAH Stables' Inner Light Faces Eaton's Gift in $100,000 Matt Winn

An hour before Kentucky Derby champ Big Brown tries to keep his Triple Crown hopes alive in Saturday’s $1 million Preakness Stakes, another IEAH Stables’ 3-year-old will attempt to land the $100,000-added Matt Winn at Churchill Downs.

Stratostar Shines On Any Surface; St. Joe Back To One Turn In Matt Winn; Juveniles Fuel Asmussen's Rise

Hopes for the Allen Paulson Living Trust’s Stratostar were once fairly high, but the 8-year-old gelding has now settled into a groove that any owner and trainer would be thrilled with.

Go West Bertie Rolls In the Slop at Churchill Downs

Richard Bertram and Elaine Klein’s homebred Go West Bert slipped through a small opening along the inside rail at the top the stretch and powered home to a 14 ¼-length victory over Bobby Blue Eyes in Wednesday’s $43,100 allowance feature at Churchill Downs.

Big Brown Leaves Churchill Downs for Pimlico

Unbeaten Big Brown, winner of the $2 million guaranteed Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I), got in a final gallop at Churchill Downs on Wednesday before rain started to fall on the historic Twin Spires. After a daylong wait, Big Brown boarded a van around 4:45 p.m.

Kentucky Derby Winner Big Brown Finally Gallops;Tyler Baze Visits To Work Tres Borrachos

  • KENTUCKY DERBY WINNER BIG BROWN IN EAGER IN GALLOP
  • TYLER BAZE VISITS TO WORK TRES BORRACHOS

Kentucky Derby Winner Big Brown Jogs Again On Muddy Track; Stevil Work Delayed;No Blinkers For Tres Borrachos

  • DERBY WINNER BIG BROWN JOGS AGAIN ON MUDDY TRACK
  • ZITO DELAYS BREEZE BY PREAKNESS HOPE STEVIL

Indian Chant Romps In Soggy Churchill Downs Feature

Track record-holder Indian Chant cruised to a five-length victory over Success Success to win the $60,000 six-furlong feature for three-year-olds and up Sunday afternoon at Churchill Downs.

Big Brown Jogs With Pony Over Muddy Track

IEAH Stables and Paul Pompa Jr.’s Big Brown had his presence announced on the track shortly before 7 a.m. Sunday with a loud clap of thunder.

Unfazed, Big Brown went about his morning activity, jogging one mile with Michelle Nevin up accompanied by a pony.

Seaside Retreat Wins Saturday Feature


WS Farish Jr’s Seaside Retreat roared from off the pace to win the $60,000 feature race for three-year-olds and up by two lengths over even-money favorite Crested on Saturday afternoon at Churchill Downs.

Recapturetheglory Running High Temperature

Ronald Lamarque and Louie Roussel III’s fifth-place Kentucky Derby finisher, Recapturetheglory, has had his Preakness plans put on hold by a fever.

Marchfield Wins Friday Feature At Churchill Downs

Melynk Racing Stables’ Marchfield lived up to his 4-5 favoritism by running down pacesetter Brilliant Bid to win Friday’s $53,800 allowance feature for three-year-olds and up by 1 ¼ lengths at Churchill Downs.

'Sloppy' Track Keeps Kentucky Derby Winner Big Brown in Jogging Mode; Macho Again to Ohio Derby

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  • ‘SLOPPY’ GOING KEEPS BIG BROWN IN JOGGING MODE
  • DERBY TRIAL WINNER MACHO AGAIN BOUND FOR OHIO DERBY

Kentucky Horsemen’s Refusal to Send Churchill Signal to ADW Sites Forces 20-Percent Purse Cut

Churchill Downs Racetrack has been forced to cut purses by 20 percent, effective Wednesday, May 14, because the Kentucky Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (“KHBPA”) and the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association (“KTA”) have blocked the distribution of Churchill Downs’ simulcast signal to national advance-deposit wagering (“ADW”) sites, including TwinSpires.com., the official ADW site

Kentucky Derby Winner Big Brown Jogs a Muddy Mile

“Everything’s good here,” trainer Rick Dutrow said Thursday morning after Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown, winner of the 134th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) was back in Stall 12 at Barn 22 on the Churchill Downs backstretch.

With Michelle Nevin up, Big Brown went to the track before 7 o’clock and jogged a mile.

Grand Obsession Wins Thursday Feature

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

Thursday Feature Recap

Zabeel Racing International’s Tiz Now Tiz Then rallied from just off the pace under Miguel Mena to win Thursday’s $51,300 allowance feature for three-year-olds at Churchill Downs by 2 1/2 lengths over Star Defender.

The victory was the fourth of five on the afternoon for Mena.