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Iroquois Runner-Up Scabbard Targeting Breeders’ Cup Juvenile

Joseph Sutton’s homebred Scabbard will target the $2-million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (GI) on Nov. 1 at Santa Anita following his runner-up effort behind Dennis’ Moment in last Saturday’s $200,000 Iroquois (GIII) at Churchill Downs, according to trainer Eddie Kenneally. “We’re definitely going to target the Breeders’ Cup after that,” Kenneally said. “We’re very proud of […]

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‘Training Horses Is Everything To Me’: Retired Pro Wrestler ‘Frank’ Miller Returns To Racing

When fans walk through the doors at the renowned Danny Davis Arena – home of Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) – there are photos that line the walls of some of professional wrestling’s all-time greats who graced the ring in Louisville, such as Dave Bautista, John Cena, Brock Lesnar and Randy Orton. On that wall amongst […]

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Romans ‘Trying Not To Look Too Far Ahead’ With Iroquois Winner Dennis’ Moment

Churchill Downs’ all-time leading trainer Dale Romans reported Sunday morning that Albaugh Family Stable’s Dennis’ Moment will target the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (Grade I) following his 1 ¾-length score in Saturday’s $200,000 Iroquois (GIII) – the kickoff of the “Road to the Kentucky Derby.” “He’s just such a smart horse at this stage […]

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Covfefe Will Use Dogwood Stakes As Stepping Stone To Breeders’ Cup

LNJ Foxwoods’ Grade I-winner Covfefe is set for next Saturday’s $125,000 Dogwood Stakes (Listed) at Churchill Downs – likely her final start in advance of the Nov. 2 Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Trained by Brad Cox, the strikingly fast 3-year-old sprinter has recorded back-to-back five-furlong bullet workouts as she blazes her path into the Dogwood. […]

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Pennsylvania Derby: Red-Hot Mr. Money ‘Certainly Ready To Run’

Allied Racing Stable’s multiple graded stakes winner Mr. Money continued his march toward next Saturday’s $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (GI) at Parx with a spirited two-minute lick early Friday morning at Churchill Downs. Trained by Bret Calhoun, Mr. Money will ride a four-race win streak into the Pennsylvania Derby – the marquee race at Parx […]

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Albaugh Hopes Juvenile Dennis’ Moment ‘Can Now Live Up To The Hype’

The most publicized horse on the backstretch of Churchill Downs over the last two months was striking maiden winner Dennis’ Moment. On Saturday, the 2-year-old colt will see if he can live up to the hype as the 9-5 morning line favorite in the $200,000 Iroquois (Grade III). “It’s exciting to be right in this […]

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Churchill Downs’ September Meet Kicks Off Friday With Record $8.3 Million In Purses

Horse racing on the thriving Kentucky circuit shifts to Churchill Downs on Friday (Sept. 13) with a 10-race program at 12:45 p.m. (all times Eastern) as the famed Louisville racetrack opens its seventh September Meet for an action-packed 11-date run through Sunday, Sept. 29. What a difference a year makes. Heck, what a difference six […]

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‘Intelligent’ Phantom Boss Ships East To Win Bashford Manor

Southern California invader Phantom Boss inched clear in the final eighth of a mile to win Saturday’s 118th running of the $125,000 Bashford Manor (Grade III) on closing day at Churchill Downs’ 38-day Spring Meet to beat Rowdy Yates by three-quarters of a length. Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, Phantom Boss ran six furlongs over a […]

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Steve Asmussen Extends Churchill Record To 21st Training Title

Hall of Fame conditioner Steve Asmussen dominated the trainer standings at Churchill Downs’ 2019 Spring Meet with 27 victories to win his record-extending 21st leading trainer title at the Louisville track. Asmussen, 53, enters Saturday’s card ready to eclipse 180 starts for the 38-day meet, smashing his previous record of 130 starters at the 2011 […]

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Lanerie ‘Back On Track’ With 17th Leading Rider Title At Churchill

Veteran jockey Corey Lanerie entered Saturday’s closing day program at Churchill Downs with a commanding 41-29 win lead over Miguel Mena in the jockey standings and clinched his 17th leading rider title at the 38-day Spring Meet. Lanerie, 44, has won six of the last eight Spring Meet riding championships. Lanerie was poised to win […]

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