Betweenhereandcool drew off in the stretch to win the $52,304 Sunday afternoon feature at Churchill Downs by 2 ¼ lengths and in the day’s finale Tator Downs gave the Spring Meet’s leading trainer Mike Maker his fourth win of the day.
Trained by Steve Asmussen and ridden by Ricardo Santana Jr., Betweenhereandcool completed the mile on the fast main track in 1:36.32. It was the 17th win of the meet for Asmussen, who is second in the trainer standings behind Maker, now with 20 victories.
Jerry Durant’s Betweenhereandcool improved his career record to 2-1-0 from five career starts and his earnings increased to $76,600 with Sunday’s check of $31,200.
A 3-year-old bay colt by Unbridled’s Song, Betweenhereandcool returned $13.20, $7 and $4.20. For Greater Glory, under Robby Albarado, finished second and returned $4.60 and $3.20 with favored Positively, under Rosie Napravnik, a head back in third and returning $3 to show.
Racing resumes Thursday with a nine-race program that kicks off at 12:45 p.m. EDT.
TRAINER – FOUR-WIN DAYS AT CHURCHILL DOWNS SINCE 1991
Mike Maker, June 2, 2013, 6 starters: Scealeile (6th at 7-2), Town Hall ($6.80), Femme Fatale ($5.40), Auston Got Even ($10.20), Wings of Fortune (8th at 4-1) & Tater Downs ($7.20).
Ken McPeek, Oct. 26, 2008, 5 starters: The Right Face ($7.60), Stratostar ($4.60), Bounissimo ($69.80), Tejanos Eliminator (4th at 6-1) & Lou Mousse-ARG ($6)
Steve Asmussen, July 7, 2007, 8 starters: Pyro ($7.20), Brutal Attack (4th at 7-2), Rated Feisty ($3), Wonderful Luck (6th at 5-1), Stockholder ($6.40), Kodiak Kowboy ($5.80 in Grade III Bashford Manor), Crackalackin (3rd at 14-1 in Grade III Bashford Manor) & Hargill (6th at 3-1 in Grade III Bashford Manor).
Steve Asmussen, June 16, 2007 (Stephen Foster Handicap Day), 7 starters: Humble Janet ($5), Sok Sok ($9.80), Simon Pure ($7.60), Mister Fusaichi (3rd at 5-1), Inca King ($18.60 in Grade II Jefferson Cup), Zanjero (2nd at 4-1 in Grade III Northern Dancer) & Rolling Sea (5th at 10-1 in Grade II Fleur de Lis Handicap)
Todd Pletcher, May 5, 2006 (Kentucky Oaks Day), 7 starters: Alotofappeal ($7.60), Venetian Sunset ($3.40), Magnificent Song ($14 in Edgewood), Oonagh Maccool-IRE ($5.20 in Grade II Louisville Handicap), La Reason (2nd at 7-1 in Grade II Louisville Handicap), Tahoe Warrior (5th at 7-2 in Grade III Crown Royal American Turf) & Wait a While (3rd at 8-1 in Grade I Kentucky Oaks)
Steve Asmussen, July 4, 2004, 7 starters: Bird Call ($3.20), Tina Bull ($6.80), Mighty David (5th at 11-1), Wildly ($4.60), Ana’s Lady Bird (3rd at 2-1), Western Roar ($14.40) & Limitless Lady (9th at 3-1)
Churchill Downs, the world’s most legendary racetrack, has conducted Thoroughbred racing and presented America’s greatest race, the Kentucky Derby, continuously since 1875. Located in Louisville, the flagship racetrack of Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) also operates Trackside at Churchill Downs, which offers year-round simulcast wagering at the historic track. Churchill Downs will conduct the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby on May 3, 2014 and its 2013 Spring Meet is scheduled continues through Sunday, June 30. The track has hosted the Breeders’ Cup World Championships a record eight times. Information about Churchill Downs can be found on the Internet at www.ChurchillDowns.com.
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