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(June 7, 2008) – My Purple Haze Stables’ Fujita drew off in deep stretch to defeat Stryker and Parioli’s Trick, who dead-heated for second, by two lengths and win the $45,200 allowance feature for 3-year-olds and up Saturday afternoon at Churchill Downs.
CURLIN ASSIGNED 128 POUNDS FOR GRADE I STEPHEN FOSTER HANDICAP – Stonestreet Stable and Midnight Cry Stable’s reigning “Horse of the Year” Curlin was assigned 128 pounds for next Saturday’s mile and one-eighth Stephen Foster Handicap (Grade I) at Churchill Downs by Racing Secretary Ben Huffman.
(June 6, 2008) – Saud bin Khaled’s Le Dauphin outgamed Valtrus in stretch-long duel to prevail by a neck and win Friday afternoon’s $43,100 allowance feature race at Churchill Downs for 3-year-olds and up.
(June 6, 2008) – Popular Churchill Downs jockeys Miguel Mena and Brian Hernandez Jr. will be featured in the inaugural edition of “Jockey Talk” – a new program at the Louisville racetrack that will allow horse racing fans to mingle with their favorite race riders.
LEPAROUX’S AGENT IN SPOILER ROLE IN THIS TRIPLE CROWN PURSUIT – In 1987, Steve Bass was right in the middle of the Triple Crown storm as the exercise rider for Alysheba. On Saturday, he hopes to be part of a spoiler to history as the agent of jockey Julien Leparoux, who will ride Anak Nakal for trainer Nick Zito.
Churchill Downs and six other historic and cultural sites in Metro Louisville were honored by the Louisville Historical League at the historic home of the Kentucky Derby on Thursday for being selected by voters as being among the community’s “7 Wonders of Louisville.”
(June 5, 2008) – Richard, Bertram and Elaine Klein’s Be Golden led every step of the way to win Thursday’s $45,200 allowance feature for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up at Churchill Downs by 5 ¼ lengths over Lenawee.
If unbeaten Big Brown wins Saturday’s $1 million Belmont Stakes, all fans in attendance at Churchill Downs that day will receive a free, limited edition commemorative Triple Crown print to be given away at the Louisville racetrack on Sunday, June 22.
PURE CLAN WORKS FIVE FURLONGS FOR REGRET – With part owner Lewis Lakin looking on, Pure Clan put in her final work for next weekend’s $200,000-added Regret (Grade III) by working five furlongs in 1:02.20 over “firm” turf Thursday morning under Julien Leparoux.
Stonestreet Stable and Midnight Cry Stable’s reigning “Horse of the Year” Curlin heads a star-studded roster of veteran racing stars nominated to the 27th running of the Churchill Downs’ $750,000-added Stephen Foster Handicap (Grade I) on Saturday, June 14 at Churchill Downs.
Frank Fletcher Racing Operations, Inc’s Officer Rocket rallied from last place under a rail-skimming ride from Calvin Borel to overtake Bold Start by a head to win Wednesday’s $50,400 feature race, an allowance test for three-year-olds and up, at Churchill Downs.
DENIS OF CORK, MACHO AGAIN JOG BEFORE LEAVING FOR BELMONT STAKES – Mr. and Mrs. William K. Warren Jr.’s Denis of Cork, the third-place finisher in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I), jogged two miles with Kim Carroll, wife of trainer David Carroll, up Wednesday morning at Churchill Downs.
Churchill Downs will offer a supplement to the purse for the 27th running of its Grade I Stephen Foster Handicap on Saturday, June 14.
Eight Belles, the runner-up in Kentucky Derby 134 who was euthanized after suffering a catastrophic injury moments after the race, will be honored by Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) (“Churchill Downs”) through a series of charitable contributions and initiatives announced today, including the interment of her remains at the Kentucky Derby Museum. The announcement was made in conjun
(June 1, 2008) – Miss Isella, ridden by Calvin Borel, took advantage of a clear path on the inside rail and rallied to a 2 ½-length win over Flaming Slew in Sunday’s $43,100 featured allowance at Churchill Downs.
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.
(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.
(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.